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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I moved to Chicago for him to go to art school. In the meantime I teach a small group of middle schoolers with disabilities language arts and math. We're learning to adapt to the big city and how to live peacefully together in a 230 square foot apartment.

Why I am a Mormon

Sometimes being Mormon isn't easy, but it's always an adventure. I grew up in this church, but I had to find out for myself whether I really believed what I had been taught my entire life. My faith came in little doses. In Isaiah it says that we learn line upon line. That's how my faith came. I see how the Lord has blessed me in the little things. An unexpected letter from old friends, a smile from a stranger, or the beautiful color of the fall leaves in the park have been a blessing to me as I adapt to living in Chicago. The best part about being Mormon is that we focus on gratitude. I stay faithful because I believe that we feel closer to our Father in Heaven when we show gratitude to him by helping others. That's really what our faith is about, love for others because that is what the Savior taught to everyone.

How I live my faith

My job is to be compassionate and help the sisters in my ward feel loved. I work with a small group of sisters as we try to find new ways to bless the lives of those around us. When someone is in need we're often the first people that respond. It's kind of like we're spiritual emergency responders.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

There are people in the world who struggle because they have lost loved ones for any number of reasons. One of the things I love about this church is that it teaches the principle of eternal families. When loved ones die, we believe that we can be with them forever through the blessings of the temple. I find comfort in knowing that I will be reunited one day with those I love. Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Pornography has become a serious problem in the world. It can be heartbreaking when you find out that someone you love dearly has purposely viewed or has an addiction to pornography. I truly believe that the answer to the spread of pornography is the enabling power of the atonement. The Savior's message was that of love. When the Pharisees brought the adulterous woman before him he didn't condemn her, but sent them away telling her to go and not to sin anymore. We shouldn't judge others harshly because we don't truly understand what their circumstances are. The best way to overcome pornography is to love those who suffer from an addiction to it and to support them in healthy ways. The addiction recovery program offered by the church is a powerful program that helps those who struggle with an addiction and those who are affected by the addiction of another. Show more Show less