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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm an avid concert-goer. I'm a friend. I'm from Florida. I'm a redhead. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently, I am a student. I graduated with my bachelor's of science degree in psychology from BYU in August of 2010. Currently, I am working on my master's of science degree in school counseling. Most people think I'm crazy for my selected career path, so call me crazy, but I actually like working with high school kids! I like doing a lot of things. The summer is my favorite season because I love being outside, and I hate being cold. I swim, bike, climb mountains, run rivers, jump out of planes, and strap myself to boards for a ride. I LOVE going to concerts--I can't play any instruments or write my own songs, so I consider it my very special talent to be such an excellent audience member. I am a terrible person to watch movies with, my friends will attest to that. I get very nervous, and I hate not knowing what is going to happen--even if the plot seems fairly predictable, I just want to KNOW! My friends and my family are everything to me. Having the gospel in my life is what gives everything that I do purpose. It colors my life with joy, and I am grateful to be healthy, happy, and to have people to share these moments with.

Why I am a Mormon

Having the gospel gives me perspective and purpose on all things. Faith is important to me. It's everything. It helps me keep things simple when I make things too complicated. It helps me remember that God loves us as we are, but He loves us too much to keep us that way. Struggle is inspiring. Life is inspiring. I'm going to stop trying to make sense of everything--and keep it simple. Keep it happy. And the gospel of Jesus Christ, helps me to be happy. Not only now, but forever. This gospel elevates my perspective and anchors my soul in hope. Although my soul is anchored in hope, it helps me feel like I can soar.

How I live my faith

I just try to be the best I can be, because that's all that is asked of anyone. Do the best you can, but be sure it is your very best. I try to do better every day. I try to love more and help more and do more.

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

Stephanie
I think this is the question that I am most frequently asked. And as a woman and a member of this church, I consider myself an expert on the subject. Mormon women are like any body of women--we're all different. We have different goals, we have different backgrounds, and we all have our own and very different struggles. But, there is one thing that unites us: and that is the love we have for the gospel, and the love that our Father in Heaven has for us. We are His daughters. We are oh so special to Him. We have been sent to this earth with talents and abilities that He knows only we can fulfill. These are things that build His kingdom--that lift, inspire, and strengthen those around us. We believe that we are created equally. Women are not more special or more important than men. Men are not more special or more important than women. We are equal--but just because we are equal doesn't mean the things that we do are going to be the same, or even have to be the same. We work together in equality and together we accomplish what needs to be accomplished--and that can only be done as we work together. Show more Show less