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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a wife, a mother, a musician, and a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days chasing after my two crazy-busy boys and laughing with my husband. I love my family more than anything, and I'm lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time with them. I also have a passion for music and writing freelance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a Mormon, and my parents set a wonderful example for me. However, just like everyone else, I had to learn the truth for myself. My personal conversion came as a teenager when I read the Book of Mormon and came to know of its truthfulness. I continue in the gospel because of my great love for the Savior and the happiness following His teachings brings.

How I live my faith

I read, I pray, I make mistakes, and I rely on my Savior to lead my life. I serve in the women's auxiliary in our church, called Relief Society, and often play organ for our church services. I stay busy serving, but I wouldn't trade a minute of it for anything else. My absolute favorite way to live my faith is to attend the temple with my wonderful husband. Being in the temple together reminds me of how important forever families are and helps me appreciate that my husband is a cherished son of our Heavenly Father.

What is the difference between attending church and the temple?

Heather
I attend church each Sunday with my family. Everyone is always welcome at church- famlies and single individuals, members and those who want to know more about our church. There are programs and classes for all ages and stages of life. The temple is the House of God here on earth. Because the temple is a sacred place, members must show their worthiness and desire to enter by keeping the commandments. Mormons go to the temple to learn important truths about the eternal plan our Heavenly Father has for us. We also make convenants with Heavenly Father, both for ourselves and for those who have already passed on, so that we all can return to live with our Heavenly Father again. Show more Show less

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

Heather
I feel that Mormon women are some of the strongest women in the world, mostly because of their knowledge that they are beloved daughters of our Heavenly Father. I have never felt unequal to my husband or any male member of the church in any way or at any time. I know that our Heavenly Father blesses women with special talents and abilities that are essential to all mankind. A woman's ability to nurture, care for, and love others should never be undermined or undervalued. Women are an essential part of Heavenly Father's plan, and he wants us to be happy. In my marriage, I feel that my husband and I have different, but equally important, roles in our household. All decisions are made together, with the goal of helping our family grow and progress. I'm so fortunate to have a husband that values my opinions and my unique abilities. When we are both involved in raising our child, I feel that our household runs its very best. Unity in marriage is one of the best predictors of marital success, and both my husband and I feel it takes both male and female abilities, thoughts, and inspiration to achieve unity. Show more Show less