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Hi I'm Ashley

I'm a young mother. I'm from small-town Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a young mother and stay-at-home mom. We have two beautiful little girls and a little boy who fill our lives with joy. feel so blessed that my husband has a job that allows me to stay home with our family. I wouldn't have it any other way. I love history, loved studying it in college, and find it makes life richer if we know our past. I love to sing, read, sew, cook, and take photographs. I love bike rides, maps, and geography. I'm from a very small town in Idaho, and I love the outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this church and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Being a member of this church helps me to live my life as a follower of Him. It has brought me true joy in my marriage, knowing I can be with my husband forever even after this life. It has helped me find peace in a world that is troubled. It teaches me eternal truths that I can then teach my daughter, helping her find direction when our world is always changing.

How I live my faith

I go to church once a week, but our church is much more than what we do on Sunday! I am part of a Relief Society, an organization of sisters whose goal is to help lift and inspire others. As part of this organization, it is my job to look out for sisters who are feeling lonely or our stressed. I love helping out the Savior in this sacred responsibility, and trying to do what He would do.

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

This is a question I get asked a lot in my hometown in Idaho. Mormons have what is called the "Word of Wisdom." This is a doctrine that states that coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco, and other addictive substances are harmful for our bodies. We believe that our bodies are gifts from God, and they are sacred because we are created in the image of God. As such, we are counseled not to take anything into our bodies that might harm them or make them "slave" to a substance. Well what's so bad about a drink every now and then, you ask? Personally, I would rather not find out if I'm addicted to alcohol or not. One less thing to crave, and one less thing to harm my body! The Word of Wisdom is more than just avoiding harmful substances. We are also counseled to make exercise a regular part of our lives, eat whole grains and wholesome foods, and get enough sleep at night. God and Jesus Christ think our bodies are important and they want us to take care of them so we can better help them on this earth. That's why they have revealed this "law of health" to us. Show more Show less