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Hi I'm Lindsay

I live in Minnesota. I have a BA in history. I am a geek. I am a closet feminist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in Minnesota since I was three, except for the five years I spent in Utah. I graduated with my bachelor's degree in history in 2007. I'm a card-carrying member of the Internation Buster Keaton Society. I love watching old movies. I'm a bibliophile. I sometimes dabble in counted cross-stitch. I also have four pet hermit crabs.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon, and it always just made sense to me that this is how God wants me to live my life. I've just always known that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ, so once I was an adult and my parents couldn't "make" me go to church anymore, I went on my own because I knew it was right.

How I live my faith

I try to see other people the way God sees them and treat them accordingly. It doesn't matter whether I'm at church, work, home, or just out doing everyday things. This is sometimes a struggle, even when trying to see myself that way. But because of the atonement of Jesus Christ, I have faith that somehow things in my life will work out.

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

Lindsay
Mormon women are young, old, middle aged single, married, widowed divorced white, black, Asian, polynesian, Indian, etc. Some have children, some don't. Some have working careers, and some devote their time strengthening their homes and families. My point is, there is no one way to describe what a Mormon woman is like. We are as different and individual as everyone else! One thing all Mormon women have in common, though, is a faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Mormons belive in equality of men and women, but it is important to understand that just because they are equal does not mean they have the same roles and responsibilities. Show more Show less

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Lindsay
Wards and branches are just congregations. Wards are bigger congregations, and branches are smaller congregations. They are formed mostly by geographical location, but sometimes when there are enough Mormons in one area different congregations can be made based on things such as language and marital status. A stake is just a group of wards and branches. Show more Show less

Why do you have 12 Apostles? They were just meant to be around for the time of Jesus Christ, not to be replaced with new apostles.

Lindsay
In the Bible after Judas Iscariot died there were only eleven apostles left. Those eleven got together and prayed because they knew that there was someone else who should fill that spot. They had it narrowed down to two men, and God revealed to them that the new apostle was Matthias. Since Matthias was chosen, it seems that Jesus intended there to be twelve apostles in His church even after His death/resurrection. Show more Show less