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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a transplanted southerner. I'm a dental hygienist on extended hiatus. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and a mom of 5 kids. I love reading, catching up on my tv shows, visiting my family, and traveling anywhere and everywhere. I have a degree in dental hygiene and worked as a dental hygienist for 5 years before taking a hiatus to raise our children.

Why I am a Mormon

Around age 15 I realized that if I were to continued living the standards that I had been taught as a mormon, it would be a very different life then the sex, drugs, and alcohol that the other kids at school were getting involved in. I decided to talk to the missionaries and take the lessons that they offer in order to figure out if this church was really God's true church. I had decided that if the church was true, then I would live the standards of the gospel. Being different would be worth it to be with God. As I listened to the missionaries, read my scriptures, and prayed, I felt the warm feelings inside that are the whisperings of the Holy Spirit telling me that these things were true. One day in my prayer I asked if this church was really true, and was completely filled with that warming peace. It felt like I swallowed sunshine. I know that God wants all of his children to know this peace. I have felt it in my life and I know that if you read the scriptures and ask Him, He will tell you it is true.

How I live my faith

I'm a teacher for the childrens class at church. I love seeing the childrens eyes light up as they learn about our Savior. I also visit with others who are struggling, are sick, or just want to talk. I attend a christian moms group in the community. We visit and share experiences and advice on being a woman, wife, and mother.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Women don't hold the priesthood because we don't need it. The purpose of the priesthood is to serve others as Christ served us. Women, regardless of marriage or children, already spend much of their life serving and helping others. Most men don't provide the selfless, christlike service that women naturally perform. The priesthood is a way for men to perform that service and become closer to God through acting in His name through service. Women lead in the church as strong, confident wives, mothers, teachers, and leaders of children, youth, and in leading the Relief Society, the oldest and largest womens organization in the world. Show more Show less