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Hi I'm Brittany

I'm a single mom from Utah. I love family, art, literature, history, music, and culture. I'm a Latter-Day Saint!

About Me

I'm a divorced single mother. My days are spent raising a toddler and working towards a degree... it can get pretty crazy! Although I've experienced many trials through the years, I see God's hand in my life and know that He is in control of all things.

Why I am a Mormon

As C.S. Lewis once said so eloquently, "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." The more I study the gospel of Christ, the more clear the world around me becomes. With Christ's love, confusion, I find that anxiety, depression, and fear dissolve. I am able to see things as they really are, and that gives me courage to face my challenges. As a university student, I fully recognize that the gospel is applicable and relevant to all things. When I learn something new in a class and connect it with a gospel principle, my understanding deepens in a way that academia alone could never provide. I love this church; I love the knowledge it offers and the peaceful inner clarity it provides.

How I live my faith

The primary objective of a Christian is to become like our Savior, and He spent his life loving and caring for those around Him. I try to love those around me and see them as He sees them, even when it's hard. I have ample opportunities to practice this love each day with my toddler. Although it could be very easy to be frustrated, exhausted, or upset by the craziness of raising a little boy, I find that I am strengthened when I view my son as a fellow child of God who deserves the fullest of Christ's love. With the perspective of eternal identities and eternal relationships, my understanding of this little person transcends the everyday mayhem and I am able to be a better mother.

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

Brittany
I believe this question stems from not understanding the difference between the idea of being equal and the idea of being exactly identical. Men and women are different, and that is something our religion celebrates. Because only men hold the Priesthood, some assume that women have been given a subservient, inferior place in our church. This is so very far from the truth! Although men are the ones holding the Priesthood, both men AND women benefit from its power. Women have different responsibilities, strengths, and assignments than men do, and that is beautiful. Men and women are meant to be different; we compliment each other naturally this way. The differences do not demand inequality, but rather create a balanced partnership where both individuals access the same blessings from a loving Father in Heaven. Show more Show less