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Hi I'm Jen

I'm a mom. I'm a wife. I'm a little too dependent on chocolate cake. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in New England, and after graduating from college, it is where my husband and I have chosen to put down our roots. I like to cook with butter, listen to NPR, read non-fiction, and occasionally attempt craft projects for which I'm grossly under-qualified. I'm the wife of a brilliant engineer, mother of two little boys, daughter of dyed-in-the-wool New Englanders, and lover of homemade bread.

Why I am a Mormon

First and foremost, I am a Mormon because I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the way by which I can find the greatest happiness in my life. Isn't that what life is all about? Finding happiness and joy, all while gaining experience. I have had my faith tested and tried, and through it all, I have come through again and again with that sweet reassurance that the teachings of the Mormon church are the sure way to finding peace, joy, and happiness in this life and in the life to come.

How I live my faith

We know from the scriptures that Jesus Christ "went about doing good," and I try my hardest to follow that example. I fall short more often than not, but I find great comfort in knowing that--in all I do--I can look to the Savior for an example. The second great commandment is to love our neighbor. I've found that the single best way I can live my faith is to to just that--by seeking to make the lives of those around me better. I've made a choice to choose compassion--and that choice has brought me great joy. I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with my children, and raising them to be boys--and some day men!--of faith has proven to be one of the most challenging and rewarding undertakings of my life.

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

Mormon women come in as many shapes and sizes as non-Mormon women. We are as different and as varied in our likes, dislikes, passions, talents, and pursuits as you can imagine. We come from all walks of life and paths of experience. What we all have in common, however, is our faith--and when you bring together so many different and wonderful women of faith, I've found that there is a depth of value and strength that cannot be matched. On any given Sunday in Mormon congregations, you will meet women who are mothers, engineers, accountants, quilters, musicians, doctors and artists--and I have found great value in their association. The doctrine of the Mormon Church does not believe in the superiority of one gender over the other--but rather, emphasizes that we are all children of our Heavenly Father and are His divine sons and daughters. And while men and women are both of infinite eternal worth, we remember that our roles and our natures are uniquely ours. Show more Show less