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Hi I'm Krystal

I live in Ohio with my sweet husband and our English Bulldog. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college with a degree in Art History. I spent a summer studying art (and food) in Italy. I am married to my best friend who I met 4 years ago. He is currently going to graduate school here in Ohio and I'm working. He is also a true blue cowboy and my biggest support. We have the cutest English Bulldog in the world who is our baby until the real things come. I am an avid animal lover, I love to travel and go on adventures, I love reading and I love my family. I love cooking, shopping, decorating and working with horses.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that my Heavenly Father wants me to be happy. I know that my Savior atoned and was resurrected so that I may live again with Him and my family. Almost 3 years ago my mom passed away from a vicious battle with pancreatic cancer. That was probably the single most earth shattering event that I have ever had to deal with. My mom was my best friend and biggest fan. She helped me through hard times and was there to celebrate my successes. After she passed away I really had to ask myself if I believed in the Savior's Atonement and that I would be able to hug my mom again. I can say with the deepest sincerity that I know that I will be with my mom and the rest of my family again. This life is not the end of families, families are eternal and our Heavenly Father and our Savior made that possible. I love this gospel for giving me that knowledge and that strength to live the best life I can and to help others live their best lives so that we can stand before our Heavenly Father and our Savior with gratefulness in our hearts and be happy. I know that this gospel is the way back to our Savior. I know that trails are hard and at times just plain miserable but we can do anything with our Savior.

How I live my faith

I currently teach a class about the Old Testament for the youth in my church. I has been a very fulfilling opportunity and I have loved getting to know the youth and helping them understand the scriptures. I also teach a Marriage and Family class on Sunday's during church with my husband. We have learned so much from teaching the class and from the participants in the class. It's great to hear the stories of other couple's experiences and how they stay happily married. I also have 2 women in the ward that I am assigned to visit every month. This is probably my favorite assignment because I get to have heart to heart talks with these women every month. I love the women of the Church. They are so strong and wonderful. Being able to sit and just talk about anything that we need to creates such a strong bond with the women of this Church. I feel like my spirituality is in need of constant refreshment so I strive to be like my Savior every day by reading of his teaching from the scriptures, articles from our Church leaders and by praying to my Heavenly Father.

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

Mormon women are strong. I have met so many different Mormon women and one thing always sticks out to me, Mormon women can do anything. We rely on the Lord to help us through all of our trials and that is why we can do anything. Mormon men are equally as strong and wonderful. The Chruch has emphasized the equality between men and women and I grew up knowing that I was equal to my brothers and they are equal to me. We grew up knowing that we are equally special and equally loved. We are all given different traits that make us unique but just because the world says that one trait is more important than the other doesn't make it true. Each of our gifts is meant for something great and we have to recognize those gifts and use them to create a better world. All of us, man or woman, is meant for great things. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Show more Show less