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Hi I'm Rachel

A full time Mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time Mom to two beatiful girls. My husband and I met in high school and got married shortly after he returned from his mission. After we got married I wanted to finish my degree, but also really wanted to become a mother. I struggled with the option of not finishing my degree before having our children, but felt like it was the right thing. Having our little girls has brought so much light into my husband and I's life. Children truly are a testament that God exists.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and just went with the flow of church activity with my parents. In my early teens, during some difficult struggles, I started to rely on my Savior to aleviate the pain that I felt. Through this, and other experiences, I have come to personally know my Heavenly Father and His Son and their love for me. With this knowledge, I have a peace in my life that makes everything that happens okay.

How I live my faith

I stay at home with my daughters so that I can teach them about our Savior. I do this by reading her scriptures and praying with her. By doing these things, I hope that they can come to know our Heavenly Father at a young age. Then, with my husband, we read scriptures together and pray together, because we know those are things that bring us closer to God and in turn strengthen our marriage. Every day is not perfect, but I believe that small things add up and persistance pays off.

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

Rachel
In the world today many view the role as home maker a degredation to women. When others fall victim to this thought it is disheartening. When I hear people calling the role of home maker degrading I wonder "how could taking care of the future be degrading?" Mormon women aren't forced to stay at home, but we are encouraged to stay at home for our children's sake. I don't feel inferior to my husband and I sustain him as the bread winner for our family and the priesthood holder in our home. Men and women are given different gifts to go along with their callings. I know from having children that men and women have these different gifts to enrich life for one another. By working together, men and women help to make easier for the family. Show more Show less