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Hi I'm Jen!

I'm a book blogger, a runner, and mom to two sets of twins. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a married girl in my 30s with a penchant for all things domestic. I have a BA in English, and I'm a writer & editor by trade, but I quit work to stay home with my first set of twins just after they were born. Now I'm chasing two sets of twins, and reviewing books on the side. I love it! When I'm not reading and writing, I love to knit, cook, and I started running a little over a year ago. I try hard not to proselyte about exercise. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the LDS church, but during college, I found myself needing to decide for myself whether I was truly committed or not. I tried living without the gospel, and found out just how unhappy I was without it. I'm so grateful for the truths I have and the blessings that come from following Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith is ingrained in so much of my everyday life. I find that my approach to things and my attitudes are filled with the hope and joy of knowing how much my Heavenly Father loves me, and all of us. I'm overwhelmed, sometimes, with the beauty of the truths contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ: eternal families, a Savior who atoned for us and made repentance possible, and a Father in Heaven who knows us personally and hears and answers our prayers. Those truths are carried with me each day, as I go about the crazy daily tasks on my list--the dishes, the insane lists of errands, the mountains of laundry--and they make all the difference.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Jen!
We're all different. But my experience is that most Mormon women are strong women with strong opinions, many interests, and a good deal of education. We do, absolutely, believe in the equality of men and women. The scriptures speak to this at length, and we are taught so specifically by our leaders. Show more Show less

What does Mormonism teach regarding baptism?

Jen!
That it's an ordinance, and a necessary step for eternal salvation and exaltation. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Jen!
The best way is to get your hands on a Book of Mormon. The majority of our beliefs are contained in this book of scripture, which we read in addition to the Bible. Then, a little experiment's involved: if you're willing, pray, exercising some faith that you'll receive an answer, and ask whether the book, and the church, are true. If they are and I believe they are, you'll get that answer. Show more Show less