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Hi I'm Alissa

I'm a World History teacher, a USC Alumni, a harpist, a coach, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a high school history teacher and a softball coach. I have a bachelors degree in History and Russian and recently received a masters degree in Teaching. I love my life and the opportunity I have to be involved in my community. When I am not teaching I spend time with friends, reading, going to movies and concerts, and watching baseball and football.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because my faith gives me direction and purpose. I was raised in the LDS Church by good parents, but when I was 17 I realized that I could not live my life based on what my parents believed, so I started studying for myself. I still remember the moment when I realized that I wanted to believe. How could I live in a world where I was left alone to make my own way toward a dark end? The Gospel of Jesus Christ not only gives me hope for my future, but it also shows me that I have purpose. I am unique and special and my future is bright. Most important: I am loved. That knowledge gives me power.

How I live my faith

Living my faith often demands more of my soul than I think I have. Right now I teach a weekly Institute class for prospective missionaries. I love teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ because, to me, it makes everything about my life better. If it makes my life better, then the best thing to do is help others see how it can make their lives better. I do my best to live what I believe every single day. That is difficult, sometimes... because I'm human. I believe, though, that I can be better and start fresh with each new moment.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Alissa
To me, the Law of Chastity is the ultimate respect to myself as a woman. My body is special, and sacred, therefore I do not want to share it with just anyone. Intimacy is something I want to share with a man that I know respects me, loves me, and cares more about me than he does himself. My husband will know that I trust him with everything I am and everything I have, including this body that God gave me. As an abuse victim, I know what it feels like to be demeaned by a man and treated as nothing more than an object. I am not a thing. My body is not a possession nor a tool. It is mine to give, and will only be given to a man that understand that. I don't need physical attention from a man to feel beautiful, loved, or worth while. Physical intimacy (and the trust/vulnerability that goes with it) will only be shared with the man who has promised to love, care for, and respect me... and calls himself my husband. Show more Show less