What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

Hi I'm BriAnne

I'm a college student studying English. I'm madly in love with my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the daughter and daughter-in-law of two couples who are very much in love which makes me want to recreate the happiness I have seen in their marriages in my own. I'm married to the greatest guy you will ever meet, seriously. I'm a sister of five, a sister-in-law of three, and an aunt to the cutest nephew in the world. I'm a cousin to about a million people last time I counted and some of them have spouses and children. I am the descendant of some pretty amazing grandparents and great grandparents. My husband and my family are my number one priorities. As I see it, life is fragile. It can end any moment and you only get to take two things with you into the next world. Your knowledge is one of them. Family is the other. Since the more I learn, the less I realize I know, I'm counting on the latter. Those relationships are the most important things in my life. If you know my family, you know me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because no matter what trial I go through, no matter what test I am up against, I know that the doctrines I learned in my youth can sustain me. I am a Mormon because every time I doubt my worth in this vast world of so many incredible people, my Heavenly Father is there reminding me that I am the daughter of a Heavenly King and my worth doesn't waver with outer circumstances. I am a Mormon because the principles I have learned help me sustain beautiful and happy relationships that add meaning to my life. I am a Mormon because the gospel is true and I know it deeper than anything else.

How I live my faith

Every week I get to go teach a class of little three year-olds about the gospel. It's "simple" stuff like, I know Heavenly Father and Jesus love me because they created the earth for me. They created the boundless sky above me that goes from bright blue to stormy gray to vivid red and royal purple to glittering velvet all in the course of a day. They created the ethereal greens of Washington State, the endless white of Colorado in the winter, and the fathomless red rocks of Southern Utah. They created a woman so full of love that she carried me into this world and held my hand as we discovered all the things that God made for us. He made them for us because He loves us. I live my faith by remembering how much God loves each of us, even me.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

In my family, the husband does the vacumning and I, the wife, fold the laundry. : Husbands and wives make a commitment to support, encourage, and love one other which often takes selflessness and sometimes personal sacrifice. Love is like a flower which requires constant nourishment if it is to stay as beautiful as the day it bloomed. Husbands and wives have a duty to nourish their marriage and cherish their partner forever. A person is never more beautiful than when they know they are truly loved. Husbands and wives should also work together as "equal partners" in the rearing of their children. How the work of raising a family is divided differs from family to family. In all cases, husbands preside over the family. What this means is that they stand in for the Jesus Christ: their weighty responsibility is to direct the family as they feel He would if He were there. They are responsible for protecting and providing for their families. Wives are "primarily responsible for the nurture of their children." Individual circumstances sometimes require us to support and balance out our spouse in different ways. Husbands and wives work as a team. Sometimes my husband does the vacumning AND the laundry. A husband's role as father goes beyond just providing, protecting, and presiding. They also play, discipline, change diapers, and do housework. A wife's main role is to nurture. She cannot nurture other's without personal nourishment. Her role may also extend to helping her husband provide for the family. Show more Show less