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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a happily married mother of one, and I love this gospel

About Me

I'm a mother of one with a beautiful son, and married to my wonderful husband. I'm a 'stay at home mum' and enjoy the challenge of raising my son. I have a few piano students who I teach from my home once a week. I enjoy the simple things in life, and spending time with family and friends is one of life's simple pleasures! As well as walking and playing out doors as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of this church continually makes me a better person. It helps me WANT to become better and then helps me to BE better.

How I live my faith

I try to live each day remembering that I am example to others, and make sure that I reflect my standards at all times, not just when it's convenient. With a husband who is a leader in the church I try to support him in those things he needs to do although it may require him being out at meetings regularly. I live my faith by teaching my son about the gospel and striving to be an example to him.

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

Kathryn
Latter-day saint women are among some of the most faithful, capable and strong women in the world. It's true that women in our church are encouraged to, where possible, remain in the home as full-time mothers and home makers. I think what is most commonly misunderstood is WHY this is so. Some people may think it's because our church believes that women are 'beneath' men or some how less important, when nothing could be farther from the truth. Women in the church are greatly respected and appreciated, they are encouraged to be at home because there is no one better than a mother to be at home and raise their children. Latter-day saints believe that in the home, women are equal partners with their husbands. It is that simple. What is important to remember is that 'equal' does not mean 'the same.' We simply believe that men and women have different, but equally important roles. A father's role is to protect his family, and provide their physical needs. A mothers role is to help her children grow by nurturing them, and trying hard to make the home a place of refuge for her family. The work of raising a family should be done in unity with both parents being involved with the rearing of their children. Within the church, women are respected and valued. Their council and advice is sought and valued by their male leaders. They are a large part of the service given with-in the church. They are encouraged to be seen by those around them and to make a difference where they can. Show more Show less