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Hi I'm Mally

I am a student, a daughter, a sister and a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am both recently married and graduated from college. I am a fun loving, happy and inquisitive person. There is nothing more enjoyable to me than spending time with my friends and family. I love being creative. Cooking, drawing, jewelry making, reading, crafting, writing...well you get the picture. I am a Mormon. It is what makes me who I am. My relationships, activities and growth are in large part due to my church and the precepts it teaches me. No one in this church is perfect, but the doctrine itself is truth in its purest and brightest form, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

Religion is something that everyone sort of knows about. Spirituality is universal. Not everyone subscribes to finding their own, but many do. When I was in my early teens, I began to wonder about religion and spirituality. I went to several churches and read about several belief systems (eastern and western). When I moved across the country to where my grandparents live, I was given the chance to learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My grandma took me to church one Sunday, and then she introduced me to the missionaries. After the second time meeting with the missionaries and hearing about the restoration of the truth to to the earth through the boy prophet, Joseph Smith, I knew unequivocally that this was the truth. I didn't know how I knew, but I just did. It burned in my heart like I have never felt before. From that point on, I knew that this Church was centered on truth. It is the church of Jesus Christ. He is perfect and the one who sacrificed himself, in all manners and meanings of the word sacrifice, for me and for all people. He is at the helm of this church with the earthly assistance of the Priesthood. Not only do I know that the scriptures are the word of God, but we have modern revelation and guidance from a prophet today. The Lord loves us more than I can express. This I know is true. This church is truth to me, but please, don't take my word for it. Pick up a Book of Mormon. Read it. If you read it with true intentions to find if it contains truth, you will come to know if you pray. Don't be afraid, your Heavenly Father loves you and wants to help you. It isn't something to casually do. This is amazing material, it is up to you what you do with it.

How I live my faith

The church is a lay church, which means each member gets to have a role in the structure of the church. I go to a family ward blocks from my apartment. I meet in a congregation of other people of all ages. I love learning about family, life and spirituality from new moms, veteran moms, new dads, veteran dads and a whole host in between I am also a "visiting teacher." Every woman in the church has an opportunity to be one. This is where we take the opportunity to reach out and network with other ladies in the ward. Each month we meet with assigned ladies to check in with them, give them a spiritual message, and make sure that all of their needs are being met that we can help with. I love being a part of one of the world's largest women's organization. I feel empowered and excited to be a woman in the church.

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

Mally
Many Mormon women are like other good women you already know. Chances are you have associated with several Mormon women and probably didn't even know it. You might spot one if you look for someone who loves her family, smiles a lot, believes in Christ, and loves to help others. Mormons do believe in equality. When it comes down to it, we believe that all humankind, both men and women, were created after the image of Heavenly Father. We are his children, whom he truly loves. We believe that men and women have distinct roles that are essential to eternal progression. Men and women should work together in harmony to build their family. Men hold the Priesthood and are the patriarch of the home. Women are given the sacred gift of bearing children and are responsible for the nurture of children. Both of these roles are essential for families. Men should always respect women and visa versa. In some cases, men may abuse women or practice dominion over them, when in fact this is very wrong. Men and women were meant to be partners, which implies working side-by-side. Show more Show less