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Hi I'm Elana

I'm a stay at home mom and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 beautiful children. I love to read and to be in the kitchen. I went to some college and ended up becoming a Medical Assistant. Although, I have not worked in 13+years. Once my first child came it was so hard to leave him with anyone else. I love being a stay at home mom! I think I have the best job on earth. I enjoy scrap booking and making and decorating cakes.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and at the age of 14 decided i wanted to go to another church. I was searching for something. I was just not sure what it was. When I met my husband he offered me a Book of Mormon and challenged me to read it and pray about it. I was very unhappy at this time in my life. The gospel gives me joy. I can honestly say that it makes my heart swell. My husband saved me that day when he offered me a book i already had at home. I know this church is on the earth for a reason. It saved my life. I am a Mormon because that is who i really am inside.

How I live my faith

I am currently teaching Sunday school for the youth. As a family we say our prayers. I find it helps to keep harmony in the house. We also like to do lots of activities together as a family. For me personally it helps me to feel more connected to God if i am saying my prayers and talking to him regularly. I enjoy studying and reading my scriptures. We make sure to go to every potluck and extra activity that may be going on. The people in my ward are my family!

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

As a mother of a teenage boy and girl. I feel very strongly about this. Modesty is important for each young person and older person. If you are dressing in a way that is provocative or even just wearing clothes to tight; this can send the wrong message. That is how i think modesty and chastity are related. In order to teach our children these concepts i believe we need to be an example to them. What we wear sends a message to them. They look to us parents for guidance. We as parents need to watch what we say, and how we behave in our everyday lives. Our kids are watching even when we may not realize it. Show more Show less