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Hi I'm Lindsey

I'm an author, entrepreneur, wife, and full time mom. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married 10 years come December 2010. My husband is from Germany and is a convert. He used to be Lutheran. He is the only convert in his entire family and the only family member living here in the U.S. He came here on an athletic scholarship and was a goalie for the WSU men's soccer team. We met at Weber State. We have two small children and one on the way - due this November. We were married in the Salt Lake City, Utah temple in December 2000. I graduated from Weber State University with a B.I.S Degree in Social Work, Communication and Family Studies. I used my background and experience to write a relationship book for marriages. I had an exciting national PR campaign and book tour in 2009. I also do public speaking on the side. 2010 opened up a new door of opportunity and I created a fabulous skin care product that heals dry feet. I partnered with one of the biggest infomercial companies in the world and the product will be in retail chains stores this Fall. Despite all of the busyness I devote all my time to my family and church. It's what I enjoy most at the end of the day. I also love to cook, bake and write. I have several blogs. Staying busy keeps me happy :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of eight years old. Though I was born into a Mormon family, I always felt the gospel to be true. I have always had a strong testimony of the teachings of Mormon doctrine and gospel principals ever since I was a small girl. I have found my testimony to be an anchor to me throughout my youth and early adulthood. When my young friends were trying to "find themselves" I already knew who I was. This strong testimony helped me avoid many common pitfalls and heart ache that young people experience and prepared me to be the strong and loving person I am today. I find peace and comfort in being a Mormon and being led by a loving prophet. I have felt the hand of God in my life, blessing me many times. The knowledge and faith I have about where we come from, why we are here and where we are going has helped me learn my purpose here on this Earth and has prepared me to live my life in a way that is meaningful and beneficial to me and my family. I love Jesus Christ and I know that we are perfected in him. I know that God has a plan for each and every one of us and that we are all special to him. I know that power of the priesthood is real and that our lovingly Heavenly Father speaks to us and blesses us through this divine power. I have witnessed many wonderful blessings and small miracles in my life through the power of the Holy Priesthood and can personally testify that God and His son Jesus Christ lives and knows who we are personally. We can live with them again and our families throughout all eternity if we strive to keep the commandments and live our best here on Earth. I say this in the name of Jesus Christ - amen.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the primary (young children) in my ward. Before that I served in the Relief Society (Our Women's Organization) for quite a while as a Compassionate Service Leader and Enrichment Specialist. I organized meals for families in need and I helped plan enriching activities for the women in our ward. I am a visiting teacher as well. I try to be very faithful in all my callings because I know how the Lord is relying on me to be his hands. I do my best to be an example of Christ like love and charity in all I do. I also try to serve in the temple often and enjoy my experiences there each time I do.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Lindsey
Yes, Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God. He came to this Earth to be the way that we could return to live with God again. He suffered for our sins and paid the ultimate sacrifice through death so that we may be saved. He was resurrected and we now will be resurrected to a perfected body and state like him. He has a physical body of flesh and bone and will return to the Earth again to reign. Show more Show less

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Lindsey
Men are given the responsibility of patriarchs over their families, wards and stakes. This is an awesome responsibility and the Lord has entrusted them to act in his name as a means to bless others. The priesthood power is not a gift or a right but an oath and covenant that a worthy man makes with the Lord. It is not a power for man's own gain and a man is not better off than a woman because he holds this power. Women and men are entitled to the same blessings and promises when they live righteously. Righteous women are a strong influence on the church and society. Women benefit greatly from the priesthood and can call upon leaders anytime for blessings for themselves, their families and others. Women are blessed with the divine responsibility of bearing children and raising them. They play a big role in the plan of salvation. God created man and women for specific divine purposes. Though their responsibilities may be a bit different the plan of salvation could not exist without them. They both play an equal and important role in the plan. In return they are both entitled to equal blessings. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Lindsey
We believe that those who have died in this life without a chance to hear the gospel will have that opportunity in the spirit world through continued missionary work. Because we are not sure who has accepted the gospel and who has not, we perform these sacred ordinances on behalf of all who have died (with proper permission) and give them that opportunity to accept it or not accept it on the other side. The temple is a sacred and holy place where we can perform these sacred ordinances. The veil between this world and the other side is very thin there and sometimes members serving in the temple will have very special experiences in relation to their loved ones who have passed on. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Lindsey
The Word of Wisdom really is for our benefit. Counsel given from our prophets on avoiding coffee, tea and alcohol helps us have a clear mind and healthy body. Our bodies are likened unto a temple - holy and sacred. If we take care of our bodies and avoid harmful substances we will be worthy to have have the Holy Spirit dwell within us and guide us. If our minds are altered by harmful substances the spirit cannot dwell with us. By following this counsel we are blessed with health and strength to fulfill our purposes in life. Eating healthy foods and eating in moderation can give us the strength and energy we need to live our lives. We don't need altering substances to give us energy, confidence, etc. our bodies are better off without them. The Lord gave us our bodies and expects us to take care of them so that they function properly and can be of enjoyment and benefit to us in this life. It truly is wise counsel. Show more Show less