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Hi I'm Joyce

I'm a Mormon. I am a university professor.

About Me

  I am a professor in the social sciences and I oversee a writing lab at the school. I love teaching and I enjoy reading young adult fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

 The Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me in all areas of my life. I am a single Mom and I returned later in life to complete my degrees. I found that the Gospel gave me answers to a lot of my challenges and it gave me strength when things became difficult. I also cared for my severely physically disabled child for many years. Knowing that this life is not the end helped me remain positive as my child faced difficult trials and health problems.

How I live my faith

 I have the opportunity to teach high school juniors and seniors about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They respond to discussions with insight and faith. I also visit three women each month with a friend to make certain that each woman is physically well and happy. In turn, two women visit me each month to lift me and to brighten my life.

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

 As a Mormon woman, I have always been encouraged to be the best person that I can be. This includes furthering my education and being a compassionate friend and neighbor. I have served in many administrative positions in the church. Mormon women are highly valued by both men and women in the church. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe in the importance of families -- that they will be eternal if we make the right choices and live good lives. All of the programs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are in place to support and strengthen families. The Church does not replace the family unit. Although I am currently single, I believe that if I live a good life, I will be blessed with an eternal companion that I can complement and love. Since mortal life is only one short part of eternal life, I do not worry that my family situation is not everything that I would like it to be. My Heavenly Father knows me even better than I know myself and He will continue to take care of me and my loved ones.  Show more Show less