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Hi I'm Shaunie

I'm a Mom with many loves. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of a graduate student and a stay at home mom living in suburbia. I grew up on a farm, pretty much the opposite of where I live now. I learned how to work hard on my parent's farm, be patient, and see things through the long haul. These experiences have largely shaped me into the person I am now. I graduated from college with a degree in health, which I use everyday in taking care of my family and even those around me. I love to share my knowledge and experiences for the benefit of others. I love creating beautiful things and environments, whether it's through cooking, sewing, re-decorating, or even cleaning. I have three little ones who "help" me in these endeavors, and most of what I accomplish each day is for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon in part because I have come from a long line of family who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I grew up watching them, and learning about why they were Mormons. I could feel and see the quiet strength the restored gospel brought, and continues to bring to their lives. I have learned over time for myself that being a member of Jesus Christ's restored church is the biggest reason for the happiness and peace I feel in my life, despite the world being in turmoil. This feeling of peace and assurance is the reason I will continue to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I help a woman with Multiple Sclerosis clean her house and get other necessary tasks done. I teach for 30 minutes to our women's class on Sundays every other month. I attend church each Sunday. I spend time listening to those with troubles over the phone. Living my faith is about living the teachings of Jesus Christ each day.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Our bodies were created and given to us by God. They are a precious gift, one that needs to be well-cared for. We believe there are two parts: the body and the spirit, or soul. Our bodies are the house for our spirit while we are on the earth. When I am healthy in all aspects of my life (physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually), I can be of much better use to God. I can help my family better, and those around me better.   Show more Show less

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

Mormon women are as diverse as the world itself. They are single, married, widowed, divorced, have one child, or have many. Some are successful career professionals; some community activists; others stay at home with their children. All Mormon women have the opportunity to contribute their time, talents and knowledge in the Church. It has been said many times in the Mormon church that it could not run efficiently or do as much good in the world without the women. Men and women serve side-by-side in marriage, the family, the community, and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Show more Show less