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Hi I'm Angela

I love being married and mother of 5 children. I love being a nurse practitioner and serving in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to a wonderful man and I am mother of 5 children: 3 boys (including a set of twins) , two girls and a step mother to one daughter. Before I started my family, I worked for 10 years as a registered nurse and then 10 years a pediatric nurse practitioner. I suspended my career to be a full time mother for the past 14 years. I love keeping our children healthy and happy and involved in great activities that develop their talents! I am recently getting back into my profession as a pediatric nurse practitioner.I am looking forward to working part time again. I love working with children and mothers! I also recently became engaged in the fight against pornography in our communities by becoming president of a Utah-based organization "Women for Decency". I see the problems that pornography use causing in families and I want to be part of the solution to help individuals and families remain strong! I love researching about our family history and finding old photos and stories about our ancestors. I sing, play the penny whistle, guitar and piano and am trying to learn the folk lap harp. I also am interested in current events and like being politically active.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon by birth and by choice. On my mother's side I come from 6 generations of faithful Mormon women and men. I am in awe of their determination, faith and dedication to Jesus Christ. My father was Methodist before he met my mom. When he investigated the Mormon Faith, he realized he already believed much about what the Mormon's believe. My father learned about what the Mormons believe through my mother and decided to become a Mormon himself right before he and my mom were married. He has been a member of the LDS faith ever since. I grew up in a home where we prayed together, went to church together and learned to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. We were taught to be honest, love, forgive, be virtuous and kind and give service to others. When I was about 14 years old, I began to question my beliefs. I really was struggling between if I would follow the world or Jesus Christ and His gospel. I thought, "Either this Church is true, or it is not. I had better find out for myself. If it is true, then this is the path to happiness and I had better follow it if I want to be happy." I asked God on many occasions if Joseph Smith was really a prophet and if the Book of Mormon was true. I had many times that I felt a sweet peace and joy come into my heart. I felt a powerful light and love inside of me and I knew that Jesus Christ is real and the Bible and Book of Mormon are filled with truth about how to find happiness . I believe there is no way that Joseph Smith wrote the Book of Mormon himself. This book was written by faithful people who also knew and loved Jesus Christ and wants everyone to know of His love and power and goodness. Every page of the Book of Mormon helps to strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ. In following the teachings of the world, I felt empty, without purpose, meaningless and dark. I choose to follow Jesus Christ and the truth about him taught through his prophets old and new. I have never looked back.

How I live my faith

My faith means everything to me! 1. I pray morning and night and talk to Heavenly Father all day. I know He is there to listen and guide and strengthen me. We pray together as a family and as a couple morning and evening. 2. I read the scriptures most every day with my family and by myself, even if it is a verse or two. I find great strength in learning about Jesus Christ and how to live the way He lived. 3. My family and I go to church every Sunday and worship and learn about how to better follow Jesus Christ. 4. We are actively involved in volunteering in our children's schools and helping our neighbors in need. We are active in the Boy Scouts of America, with all three boys participating in scouting. 5. Our family meets together for dinner as much as we can and especially on Sunday nights and Monday nights to plan our week, talk about important local and national issues,political issues, problem solve and learn more about how to live good Christian lives. 6. Our Church has this pamphlet called "For the Strength of Youth". It is filled with guidelines on how to deal with media, music, friends, repentance, staying away from drugs, tobacco and alcohol, getting along with family,building faith and staying morally pure and clean. We talk a lot about these standards. The purpose of the standards being to help us feel the influence of the Holy Ghost in our lives and keep close to our Savior and to help others.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Angela
Teach children about the sacred physical sexual relationship between a husband and wife as being good, right and wholesome. Teach children that sexual relations are to be reserved for marriage and not to be used outside of marriage. Use filters in your home that filter out accidental exposure and exposure based on curiosity. I encourage my children to not use computers outside our home that are not filtered.Have an open relationship with your children where they can talk to you about anything. Ask then directly about their exposure to pornography and help them if they are starting to view it. I have participated in community programs to cover magazines in stores that show women and men dressing immodestly. I have also told stores, tv program sponsors and business establishments if I am offended by the portrayal of women. I have also commended stores and businesses that portray women in a decent fashion. Show more Show less

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

Angela
Mormon women are hard working, talented, focused on family and making a difference in the places they live and work. They are concerned about relieving suffering, teaching truth, finding and building good the communities. Yes! Mormons believe in equality between men and women! I feel equal with my husband and feel valued, needed, loved within my Church, community and home. Show more Show less