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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a mother, a wife, a bookworm and musician. I love the marketing/communications field. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Minnesota, and am happy to live in this great state. A couple years after graduating from college with my bachelors degree in Communications, I met my wonderful husband. We have two beautiful little boys and are enjoying being parents. I work full time in the Marketing Communications field. I play the piano and when I open a good book its often hard to drag me away from it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon, or LDS, faith, but because it is a religion that requires a dedicated lifestyle, I did have to decide for myself at some point that this was the true church. I don't remember the exact moment it happened, I think just over time my testimony was tried and tested and built. I can't imagine living without the blessings the restored gospel offers, such as knowing who I am, where I came from, and what will happen after this life. Knowing that I can receive revelation for myself, participating in the blessings offered through the temple, and so many other reasons are why I am a Mormon. I haven't followed the faith blindly, I do know for myself that this is right.

How I live my faith

Its more than going to church on Sunday. It's choosing each day to make the right decisions that will bring me the most happiness. Such as, spending time with my family. Avoiding harmful substances. Obtaining an education. Following promptings that come to me. Attending the temple. Paying 10% of my income to the church to help build up the Lord's church. Each of these decisions, while at times they may seem like a sacrifice or a burden, always return to me in blessings tenfold. Living my faith brings happiness and joy.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Nicole
Men and women are unique in their personalities, desires, talents, and attributes. Naturally then the Lord offers them different responsibilities in leading his church. The family is the MOST important unit in the church, and women hold the most important role in that unit, that of a mother. Having recently becoming a mother myself, I have felt and witnessed the divine and natural qualities I've been blessed with to help me fulfill that role. My husband holds the priesthood, and that has provided him the opportunity to learn service and leadership, which are qualities that many women are naturally inclined to and learn more easily. Even though men hold the priesthood, that doesn't mean they are solely responsible for church leadership. Women hold a vital role in building up the kingdom, and I have served in various leadership positions. Show more Show less