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Hi I'm Crystal

I am a pharmacy student and full-time aunt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading - favorite author is probably C. S. Lewis. I play the viola, I love to sing, and I love the peace and power that good music brings into my life. My favorite times are always when I am surrounded by family.

Why I am a Mormon

I have discovered that there is more happiness to be found in living the gospel of Jesus Christ than in any other place. Following the principles of faith and repentance and priesthood covenants/ordinances, I know that I am blessed as a daughter of God. I know Christ lives, and the hope He gives of resurrection and forgiveness are all the peace I need to get me through what life can throw at me.

How I live my faith

It isn't just about the meeings although I love them, too. I speak for members everywhere when I say we live our faith by trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I served a mission for 18 months in a foreign country, and currently I serve in my congregation helping to organize social activities and missionary efforts. As members, we all serve when we try to keep an eye on each other to watch for needs we can help meet or to lend a listening ear. Most importantly, I try to live such that anyone I am in contact with understands that there is a set of standards I live by that help me to find more joy and fulfillment in life. Of course, these standards include doing my best to develop Christlike love for all God's children.

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

The respected and honored place of women in this gospel far surpasses any we could aspire to in other circles of sociology. I refer you to the document "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" for the official statement of the church regarding gender and gender roles. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, women are revered as the nurturers of society, with power in their graciousness and goodness if developed to truely be man's partner in his priesthood responsibilities. Eve was not taken from the head or foot of Adam, but from his side to stand with him and work with him and be a help "meet" to compliment his own divine role. I am following a career path with the same aspirations as any woman trying to bust through the "glass ceiling," but I am comforted to know that my true value and worth are much more than the doctrines of "modern feminism" ever dreamed of. I do not have to gain the honors of the men around me to know that I am their equal or to know that I have just as unique and important a role in this world and God's plan. Show more Show less