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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom to three wacky, silly, messy, amazing children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but due to a multitude of circumstances, each member of my family took turns going in and out of activity throughout my childhood. My parents divorced when I was quite young, and I was then divided between two households and two church congregations. I had roots in the gospel, and I always knew that I should attend church, but by the time I was a pre-teen, I had stopped going entirely. Even though I didn't go to church for months at a time, I still woke up every Sunday morning and made a conscious decision: Will I go to church today? Week after week, I chose to not go, but I always knew I belonged in the Church, and each time I chose not to go, I knew I had made the wrong choice. I was always intent on going "next week" or "next month" or "next year." Finally, when I was almost 15 years old, I made a New Years' Resolution to start attending church regularly. I began waking up early on Sunday mornings, getting myself ready, and walking to church alone. Sometimes I was able to get my little brother to go with me. It took a while for me to find my place in the church, but once I did, I never turned away again. I am a Mormon because I have always known deep, down that the gospel is true.

How I live my faith

My faith has become my natural way of living. Each day I spend time studying the gospel and praying. I participate in church activities and attend Sunday meetings. I serve in the Relief Society, the womens' organization of the church. I plan Family Home Evenings for Monday nights and enjoy the opportunity to teach my children the gospel. I accept assignments from my church leaders. I help clean the church, and I visit members of my congregation. I pay tithing. I attend the temple. I grow a garden and keep my family out of debt. I do all of these things with a willing heart.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Having faith in Jesus Christ give us the opportunity to know Him. As we come to know Christ, we begin to desire to be like Him. Becoming Christlike allows us to take the attributes of the Savior upon ourselves. We become kinder, more patient, and more forgiving. We become less prone to selfishness and stubbornness. As we acquire Christlike traits, we strengthen our relationships with others by simple being better people. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

The Relief Society is the women's organization of the church. The purposes of the Relief Society are to help women grow closer to the Savior, strengthen their homes and families, and provide service to one another. The Relief Society has a Sunday class where the principles of the gospel are discussed along with teachings from our modern-day prophets. The Relief Society extends beyond Sundays and includes weekday meetings where sisters can learn new skills, study the gospel, and show love and encouragement toward one another. Show more Show less