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Hi I'm Tressa

I grew up in Utah. I have three beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three adorable kids. I went to college and majored in early childhood education. I graduated but never worked at a preschool or elementary school. When asked if I am going to use my degree, I reply that I use it every day in raising my little ones! I am very blessed in being able to stay home with my children while my husband works. I love to read, go for walks, and chat with other moms.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a strong Mormon family. When I was a teenager I had a crisis of faith when I questioned the church and my beliefs and feelings. I kept going to church and studying the scriptures and in time regained my testimony. I discovered that I could have a testimony based on feelings as well as on intellectual proof. I found that the church held up when examined by my mind academically as well as when I prayed for confirmation of its truth and waited for the peace and other feelings that come with an answer to prayer. Since that time I have had many experiences of my prayers being answered. The church means so much to me. My life is defined in a large part by my participation in my church.

How I live my faith

I participate in my church by teaching and leading the children in my ward. I love to teach little children and I get that opportunity on a monthly basis. I teach short lessons to large groups of children and I occasionally teach small groups as well. Another way that I live my faith is by visiting with other women of my ward on a monthly basis. I go with a companion and we visit with and teach a short lesson when we are there. I love visiting teaching because it gives me an opportunity to make new friends and serve others. I've been able to help a friend I visit teach with her little girl when she's been at the hospital with her sick baby. I'm a little shy in making friends, so visiting teaching is a wonderful way for me to get out and get to know people, especially when I have just moved. I live my faith by taking care of my children with love and patience and by teaching them how to behave in a Christ-like manner. I have found that my testimony of the gospel increases as I teach my daughters and son.

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

I am a Mormon woman. I went to college, I wear modest clothes (like shorts that go to my knees, shirts that have cap sleeves, etc.), and I love to read. I chose to stay at home with my children while my husband works and have been blessed enough to do so. My husband treats me like his equal. We work together to raise our children. I consider us a team. We made a commitment to be married for all our lives and even when our marriage has its difficulties we hold true to our promises to each other and God to make it work. I am happy with my life and I am excited to see my family and marriage continue to strengthen and grow! Show more Show less