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Hi I'm Suzie

I'm a Mormon. I am a single women, mother of three sons, eight grandchildren, two boys and six girls.

About Me

I am the grandmother of 8 and the mother of 3. I live in Western Massachusetts. My hobbies include genealogy, cross-stitch and many other crafts. I love to take walks enjoying nature. I work doing medical billing. I live with my ex-daughter-in-law and 3 of my grandchildren. I truly love this young lady. I wish she and my son could have worked out their problems. But the five of us get along well even though they are divorced. I want all of you to know that I do not live the teaching of the Church perfectly, but I do try to live them to the best of my ability hoping to improve on it each day.

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints guide me in my life and give me great strength in times of stress. These teachings give me hope when life gets tough. The joy the teachings give me is nearly impossible to express. I have never found anything else that fills me with so much joy, hope and strength.

How I live my faith

I strive to set the right example each and every day of my life by trying to follow the example of the Lord. I try to serve others in my neighborhood through acts of sisterly kindness and love. Sharing my knowledge, strength and love for others.

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?

Suzie
I would like to compare the priesthood in the family to a business partnership. Most people who form a business partnership do it with a person who has the same goal or dream but brings different strengths to the partnership. The man is given the priesthood to help him govern the home, but only with love! While the woman is given the blessing of having and raising the children. She is not below the man she stands right beside him and they are expected to council each other in most family matters. If the husband truly honors his priesthood he will listen to his wife closely this does not mean they will always agree, just that he will take what she has to say very seriously and she will do the same with what he has to say. The goal is for the two to find a compromise that provides the best they can for their family. Having been an active member of the Church for over 45 years I can say that I don't want the priesthood! Most of the women that I know in the Church feel the same way. By the way the men can only use the Priesthood to help others. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

Suzie
There is nothing secret going on in our Temples, it is very sacred to us thou. I think the best way to explain why only some members are allowed into our Temples is to compare it to a general education. Most of the people I know would not expect a 1st grader to take college classes and pass them. I think you would agree that they would not be able to read the text books. Generally an adult convert must wait a full year before being able to attend all the meetings in the temple. This is because during the first year of membership it is like being in High School. It would be unfair to ask a new member to take on sacred covenants promises of the Temple while they are still learning the basics of our faith. Our youth 12 and up are only allowed in one small section of the Temple, it is where Baptism for the Dead is performed. Seeing as these young people have been baptized they understand what baptism is all about. Once an adult convert has been in the Church for an entire year and has learned the basic doctrines of the Church the members of the congregation help them to prepare for Temple attendance. The purpose of our Temples is to enable us to live together as families in heaven. The chance to live with parents, siblings, children and even grandchildren gives us great purpose in our lives here on earth. Show more Show less