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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm proud to be Slovenian, a writer and a disciple of Jesus Christ.

About Me

My husband and I try to play as much as we work, hiking and camping whenever we can, always planning our next great travel adventure. Being with my family is my greatest joy. Dancing makes me feel alive. I write as often as I can, for magazines, for my PR agency and in my journal. Still waiting for inspiration for my first novel.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2005 after I learned that I was a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven who wanted me to return to live with Him. I felt through very personal experiences in prayer that my Heavenly Father knew me and my whole family better than anyone else. I wanted to get closer to Him and I wanted to be a better person. My whole life, especially in college, I had loving friends that helped me see the joy you could feel in being a disciple of Christ. I wanted that for myself and for my whole family. I am a member of the Church today because of their great influence. I hadn't thought real truth existed until I learned about the eternal truths restored to the Earth by Joseph Smith. I am so grateful to understand God's great plan in creating this Earth for His Children. I know it is possible for us to have pure joy in this life as we strive to deserve the blessings of Heaven.

How I live my faith

When I became a member of the Church I learned better how forget my own troubles and serve others. I make helping my family and friends a priority and I pray for chances to help them. Even if it's just a phone call or a simple note, I enjoy doing things that will make their days brighter. In the Church I have had great experiences teaching classes, addressing the congregation, organizing activities and welcoming new members. There are so many ways to serve and uplift others and yourself in the process.

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

Mormon women are amazing. They come from a variety of countries, cultures, backgrounds, professions and family situations. Understanding God's plan of eternal progression for his children encourages them to always be developing their talents and getting as much education as they can. Mormon women are some of the most compassionate and nurturing people you will meet. In the Church we really value motherhood and fatherhood, and I think even women who aren't mothers try to develop the capacity to mother. Men and women receive equal encouragement to achieve all they can- in work, in the family, in school and in spiritual progress. They both are assigned service tasks for their congregations. They work towards the same goals of strengthening God's kingdom on Earth. Like the Bible says: "Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord." The progression of families, companies, congregations and the whole human race requires the sincere efforts and dedication of both men and women. Show more Show less