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Hi I'm Audrey Diket

I'm a science and arts loving person with a bachelor's degree in Sociology and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi have ! My name is Audrey Diket and am 100% a Mormon. I consider myself to be a more strict Mormon. NOT to be confused with a "fundamentalist". Why do I consider myself strict? Because I follow the teachings of the Bible, and the Book of Mormon, the teachings of the Prophets, and the invaluable life experience and example of my active Mormon parents. I make a constant effort to keep Christ and the Holy Ghost in my life by always evaluating my activities, music, movies, etc. to make sure they fit the standards that I live by. And believe it or not, this keeps me on a clear path of TRUE happiness and joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have a testimony that this church is true. I do happen to be born into this church. But I have had every opportunity to leave. I went to catholic school, where I was required to take their religion class. But this only strengthened my faith in the church I was born into. I also was married in the temple; a marriage where I was subjected to physical, emotional, and financial abuse. I am literally scared for life on my face, because I married a man in the temple, who I thought would continue to uphold the higher laws of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but who did not, and would not change even after meeting with the leaders of the church. But instead of being prejudiced and attributing my x-husband's failure to uphold Christlike behavior as "proof" that the church isn't true, I kept to my faith, because it is because of my faith that I was able to escape that awful hell. I literally felt Angels surrounding me as I cried to God for help, and was immediately filled with the peace of Jesus Christ's love and protection. There are many other times that I have felt Christ's love and Heavenly Father's divine help in my life. And there are many times that people have tested by faith by trying to convince me through anti Mormon doctrine or literature that the church isn't true. But none of it can stand against my testimony of the church, or the experiences that I have had, which prove over and over again to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the ONLY true church on earth today. I bare testimony that this church is true and invite all who read this, to read the book of Mormon AND the bible, and then to pray and ask God if the church is true, and according to your faith in God answering prayers, you will be answered.

How I live my faith

As an endowed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I wear the temple garments and uphold the higher laws of the church. This means that my daily life is lived in accordance with the teachings of Jesus Christ, the Prophets of this church, and the teachings of the bible and book of Mormon. I pray daily, read the scriptures daily, attend church services weekly. I could continue to list off various rules and standards of the church, but you can look those up elsewhere on this site or the lds.org site. My faith is lived constantly starting with my every thought, and into my every word and then with my every deed. Being Mormon is NOT about what you do an do not do, but who you are as a Human Being of planet Earth. Being Mormon is about how you think about the world, talk about the world and treat the world that WE live in. I am constantly thinking about how my daily life and its activities are aligned with my personal beliefs, not because I live in fear of punishment of failing to adhere to the principles of Christ, but because I want to make sure my life is in line with true happiness and joy. It's hard to put into simple words how I feel about the this concept without giving specific examples. But I constantly want to be happy, and who doesn't? I always evaluate my beliefs or opinions of others and their beliefs, to make sure I'm not being prejudiced, stubborn, proud, or any similar attitude against anyone, which would hinder me from experiencing true happiness. If there is anything I want those who read this to know, its that one cannot be truly happy, if one has any negative thoughts against any other person regardless of how good OR BAD the thoughts, words, or actions of those other human beings are. "Love thy neighbor as thyself."- btw, I'm straight, I just hate seeing people suffer due to a waste of energy exerted towards hating another person's beliefs.

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

Audrey Diket
As a Mormon woman, I can say that we do believe in the equality of men and women. Of course, the Holy Priesthood has been reserved by God for men, and women have been reserved the right to bearing children, and the strengthening of the family. Discipline and the general care of the children is BOTH parents responsibilities. These are all divine rolls, and neither one, nor the other, is better. They are of equal importance. When it comes to a more worldly look on the equality of Mormon men and women: -both men and women are Encouraged to get an education, and the Prophets have stressed that it is Very important for Women as well as men to get a good education. A woman should not assume that she does not need an education, because she believes she will be able to be a "house wife," not working in the home, no matter what you think, education is VERY important in today's society, and no one can rob themselves of it's benefits and security. -both the man and woman may go to school and get a job to support the home, in fact, we recognize that many families need both parents to work, and that's fine Both my parents and I work and have a college education. Show more Show less