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Hi I'm Debbie

I have a wonderful family, a successful career in education and business management and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 57 years old and live in Utah. I am originally from Missouri. I love to garden. I am frequently found out in the back yard tending to plants, and digging in the dirt. I love forests and wooded areas. I like to hike and be outdoors as much as I can. Reading is another favorite and am often in my favorite chair curled up with a book--especially in the winter. I am married and have raised two terrific sons. My kids are the joy of my life eventhough they are now grown. I'm looking forward to grandchildren. After a successful career in Education and Business Management, I am now retired. 

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised in a Christian home and a member of another church in my youth. At the age of 29 I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. The truths it holds touched my spirit and I knew I had found the church for me. Before becoming a Mormon I had a firm belief in God but the fullness of the gospel that is offered to me as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints allows a depth of understanding I did not know existed. In making the change from my former church to being a Mormon I did not have to give up anything--I just gained so much more.  

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the example set for us by Jesus Christ. The attributes and characteristics of Christ are perfect and I strive to be more like the Savior each day even though I frequently need to try all over again the next day. I mostly live my faith being an active member of the Relief Society. The Relief Society is a wonderful organization of Mormon women. In fact, the Relief Society of the Mormon church is the largest women's organization in the world. Being part of this organization gives me so many opportunities to learn, grow, and fully participate. As women in the gospel, we have much to offer as we serve the Lord through this organization. Many people think Mormon women have a lesser role in our church. That couldn't be farther from the truth. The opportunities for women in this wonderful organization are numerous and world wide.

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

I am a very strong and independant woman. I have had a satisfying career in education and business management. I also run a successful household. I am active in the community. Mormon women are pretty much like women are everywhere. We fulfill may roles and do anything we choose to do. Mormons do believe in equality of men and women. Our church leaders teach and encourage equal opportunities for both men and woman. Of course there are inequalities between men and women within our faith, just as there are inequalities outside of our religion. Those situations are not unique to Mormons any more than they are to anyone else according to individual circumstances. Personally I would never put up with anything other than equality from my husband or any other man and I am certain my church leaders would approve. Show more Show less