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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm from California. Served a mission in Ireland. Have a college degree. Now married with 5 children in Utah. Mormon!

About Me

I'm a married thirty-five year-old mother of 5. I stay at home with my children. This period of my life is consumed with my family: reading books to my children, preparing meals, keeping an orderly home, running kids here and there... This time of my life will pass all too quickly. I have to remind myself to slow down and enjoy the small moments.

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was raised in the church but went through a time in my teenage years where I was really trying to figure out if this faith I'd grown up with was really mine. I came to realize that living gospel principles is what brings real peace in a world of conflicting moral ideas.

How I live my faith

For me, this begins in my own family. I certainly am not where I want to be, but I try every day to treat my family members with kindness and respect. When I slip (which I do more often than I should), I depend on the Savior to make up the difference for my faults. I've learned to be more accepting of others. I do not know others' circumstances or struggles. I need to give people the benefit of the doubt. If I want forgiveness (which I do!), I must freely extend it to others.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Nicole
Well, it's hard to give a blanket statement on that because we're all individuals. But, generally, whether or not married or with children, we place families in high esteem. We dedicate Sundays to worship and spending time with family. We set aside one night a week (usually Mondays) to Family Home Evening, where we have a short lesson and then spend time doing something fun together. My family sits around the breakfast table and has scripture study (out of the Bible, Book of Mormon, etc.) every morning. We teach our children to serve one another and include them in other service opportunities. We encourage them to prepare to enter the temple and serve missions one day. There is a definite "Mormon culture". I think sometimes we use jargon that might not be familiar to others. There might be occasions where our beliefs may cause us to stand out (not drinking tea/coffee/alcohol/avoiding certain forms of entertainment), but I know there are many people, besides LDS who have similar standards. Show more Show less