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Hi I'm Gwyn

I love travel and Shakespeare, writing and learning. I'm a single mom working on my second Master's degree. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Never bored, always learning, asking questions, trying to improve a process. I'm working full-time as a tech writer and continuous improvement coordinator. My first Master's was in English; my second will be Global Management. My goal is to consult, improving corporate life for millions of people.

Why I am a Mormon

What beautiful doctrines! I love knowing we have loving Heavenly Parents, our redeeming Savior, latter-day revelation, and eternal families. The Holy Spirit confirms truth wherever I find it and guides me in decisions that make my life meaningful. New friends tend to tease me, thinking my lifestyle is so strict and restricting, and then they get to know me and envy what I have. Maybe they drink to escape for a while from the pain of life because they don't know that connecting with God works much better. When one friend learned that in addition to not smoking, drinking, or sleeping with anyone I'm not married to, I also fast one day a month, she was stunned. She said, "Wow! You must always be feeling your emotions! You would really have to grow!" That is one way to look at it. I see it as tuning in to Spirit's comfort and guidance. And there cannot be a better high than that!

How I live my faith

By remembering that we are all the children of God, including those who don't believe it and don't behave like it. I feel sorry for people living without God in the world. They tend to think this is a game to compete for the most money, power, and prestige. My faith gives me an eternal perspective of the purpose of life, the worth of each soul, and my own mission to serve God by serving my brothers and sisters wherever they are.

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

We Mormon women are all unique--we have our own personalities, backgrounds, talents, interests, and circumstances--but we're powerfully united in serving each other and the world. Got a disaster? We've already sent something to help. Are we equal with men? Actually, Mormon women are a bit more special. I loved it when our late President Hinckley remarked, "As a father, do I love my daughters less than I love my sons? No. If I am guilty of any imbalance, it is in favor of my girls." I feel appreciated as a woman, and I've developed many professional skills through leading and teaching in the Church. Our faith sees mother Eve as a heroine, as one who had the courage to fall and face the challenges of mortality, so all of us could have that experience and growth. I'm proud to be her daughter. Show more Show less