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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a teacher, a mom, a wife, a flag football champion, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for almost 4 years to a wonderful man and we have an adorable little girl and a son on the way. My husband just graduated with his MBA and is working as a marketer in a large technology company. I have a passion for sports. I love softball, golf, and frisbee, but my very favorite sport is football. Yes, I am female and yes, I admit I am addicted to football! In college, I played as quarterback for the intramural women's flag football championship team. I also LOVE college football. Go cougs! I graduated college with a bachelor's degree in elementary education. I taught for two years and LOVED it. I'm taking a few years off to stay home as a mom, but plan to join the teaching arena again someday. I love my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My grandparents grew up in England and were both converted to the Mormon church as children. They met during World War II and have been married for over 70 years. My parents both grew up in the church and continue to be faithful Mormons to this day. I'm not sure why I was so fortunate to have grown up in the LDS church, but I am grateful every day for it. I am grateful to know that Jesus Christ died for me and that we can return to live with Him again someday if we follow his example by doing what is right. I am grateful for the knowledge that I can live with my family eternally because they are priceless to me. I am grateful to have the Bible and the Book of Mormon to help guide the choices I make in my life. I'm Mormon because I sincerely believe it is the true gospel on the earth today.

How I live my faith

I attend church on Sundays, but being Mormon is a part of my daily life. It affects the way I pray, the way I interact with others, the way I serve, the way I live. I taught elementary school for a few years, but decided to take some time off to be a full-time mom. As much as I love being home with my children, I missed teaching very much. Fortunately, I was called as our ward's Primary President. The primary includes all children from 18 months - 11 years of age. I love teaching children and I especially love teaching them about Jesus Christ and helping them to realize that they are children of a Heavenly Father who loves them very much. I hope my own children will grow up knowing this too. I believe that being Mormon makes me a better and much happier person. I wouldn't give it up for anything.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Any marriage can be happy and eternal if both partners are committed to God. What does God ask of us? He asks us to be kind, charitable, faithful, honest, forgiving, and loving. None of us are perfect and we all make mistakes. Sometimes we say or do things that we later regret. But I truly believe that if we are committed to following the example of our Savior, we will be the kinds of spouses that each of God's children deserve. If both partners just try their hardest to love God and follow his commandments, their marriage may not always be perfect, but they will always be good. What causes people, who were once in love, to fall apart and get divorced? Is it pride? Is it dishonesty or disloyalty? Is it constant contention? All of the reasons I can think of that cause divorce could all be reversed if both partners simply lived the gospel. Avoiding pride, being honest and loyal, avoiding contention, all things our Savior wants from us and all things that will make our lives and marriages better. I truly believe that if we have faith in Jesus Christ and try to live like He did, we will have better marriages, family relationships, and friendships. Show more Show less