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Hi I'm Shannon.

After 12 years of practicing Ob/Gyn, I decided to take the best job and stay home with my 3 children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very active wife and mother of 3 great kids who has a lot of interests and seeks to learn new things and develop new skills all of the time. I am a student of life! I decided to give up my career practicing medicine to stay home with my kids and it is anything but easy! It is the most challenging thing I have ever done. It did however allow me to spend more time developing my culinary skills! I love to cook and would one day like to go to culinary school. We have a big garden and love to preserve summer time treats for the winter. I grind wheat andbake all of our bread, make jams and involve my children in as much as possible. I love my husband and appreciate his support of me and my decision to care for my family full time. We love spending time as a family. The most important people all fit in our 4 walls. I am so grateful for the opportunity to stay home. I do some work as a medical expert for a local television station. That keeps me on my medical toes and it is a lot of fun. My husband and I are inventors as well and work together to balance the demands of our projects. We have 2 patents pending.

Why I am a Mormon

All of my life I knew that our Heavenly Father loved me. Even as a very young girl. I was not raised in any denomination, but spent time with friends going to summer church camps and attending their meetings. I never attended church regularly growing up, but we celebrated the traditional Christian holidays and would have considered myself a Christian. It was not a way of life for me, just a silent knowledge of Jesus Christ as my savior. When the missionaries taught me about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ it was as if I was the only one in the room and the message pierced my heart. I felt like I had heard the story before and it brought me such comfort to know that I was a spirit child of our Heavenly Father and he loves me. His son Jesus Christ was sent to earth to experience all of what we experience here on earth. He suffered every temptation, trial and misery we as human beings do here on earth. By coming unto Christ we can lay all of our burdens at his feet and our burdens will be light. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ and the changes it has brought to my life. I am Mormon because I know this gospel is true. I know that Heavenly Father restored His church here on earth and this is the same gospel that Christ taught while he was upon the earth. Being Mormon gives me a blue print for my life. It brings me peace to know that I can return to live with our Heavenly Father some day and I can overcome death just as Jesus did because of the sacrifice he made for every one of us.

How I live my faith

I try my best everyday to represent our Savior. He is my example. I draw closer to Him by reading my scriptures and praying everyday. We pray as a family. We hold family meetings every week to teach the gospel to our children. My husband and I work together and place our focus on what God's plan is for our lives. It takes discipline and some days we fall short, but I always know that I can seek our Heavenly Father's counsel through prayer and scripture study. We attend our church meetings every week and soak up the lessons. They fortify us in this ever changing world. I love to nurture and serve the people in my family, my church family and community all because of the changes the Savior has made in my heart.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Shannon.
There is absolutely nothing we can do as an individual to earn our way in to heaven and gain eternal life. None of us is without sin. It is by the loving sacrifice of our Savior Jesus Christ that it is possible for us to have eternal life and live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. We should have tremendous hope that we can over come sin and physical death by coming unto Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

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

Shannon.
I stand here today as a Mormon woman. I have my M.D. and am able to do whatever I choose. When I first joined the church I was so amazed by how bright and beautiful and educated all of the women are. These are highly talented women with amazing potential and they are such great examples to me! I am so proud of the sisterhood I feel. Men and women have different roles in our church like they do families. Men hold the priesthood and righteously and lovingly serve their families. Women function in leadership roles in the church that primarily focus on building and supporting families and creating unity both at home, in our communities, and in our church families. Men and woman are equally yoked in purpose. Men change diapers, make dinner and lovingly support their wives. Women work if need be, but her primary focus is in raising her family. Each role is needed and respected and celebrated. Show more Show less