Hi I'm Jennifer
I grew up in Utah but have lived from coast to coast in the United States. I love to travel!! I like to make people laugh and help them see the good things in life.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up Mormon and have had many conversion experiences throughout my life. I hope to have many more! One of the more powerful experiences came after college when I was living on my own for the first time outside of Utah and away from my family. Being in Boston at the time, I stood out from the crowd because I was a Mormon. I was different from those I worked with, and they could tell I had something special. I finally realized the many incredible blessings in my life that I gained from being a Mormon. I remember staring at a picture of Jesus Christ and being filled with an overwhelming gratitude for all he has done for me. I commited right then to dedicate the next year and a half of my life to serving him and helping others come to know him better by serving a mission for the church. I thought that would be one way to pay him back for all he had given me. Turns out that while on my mission he continued to give me more and more. I am still striving to pay him back and honor what he has given to me.
How can we develop greater harmony in our homes?
The traditional answer would be: prayer, scripture study, church attendance, keep the commandments, temple work, etc. The simple answer would be to simply be kind to one another. Give your best effort to purposely do 5 acts of kindness each day. Two of those acts of kindness are to be directed specifically towards one of your family members. This will develop an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and service within the home. As each family member practices this, your home will soon be filled with harmony.
How I live my faith
As a marriage and family therapist working in Utah, many of my clients are also Mormons. As my Mormon clients feel comfortable, and when it is appropriate, we will turn to our belief in Christ and his teachings to help us better understand and move forward through therapy. Because we share the same beliefs, we get to use the gospel of Jesus Christ to fill in the gaps where the traditional therapeutic techniqes might fall short. It's so helpful to be able to incorporate your faith in Christ into making important life decisions, repairing family relationships, and healing emotional wounds.