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Hi I'm Jennifer

I recently got married. I live in New England. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just got married this year and I am still trying to figure out married life. Sometimes it's a hard balance to figure out who you are as an individual and as a newly married couple. Having the right people and the right values can help get you where you need to go and help you along the way. I grew up and still live in New England. It's always been interesting being one of very few Mormons in my schools/towns. Sometimes it's even been difficult not being around others who share the same values or beliefs. But in the end that's also what helps me keep believing in my faith. I'm not Mormon because everyone else around me is too, because that is clearly not my case. I'm Mormon because personally discovered for myself a firm belief in the teachings of the gospel. It also gives me more opportunities to share what I believe with others.

Why I am a Mormon

What I love about the Mormon church is that it is not your standard "Sunday-only" kind of religion. From what I've heard from friends in the past is that they go to church for an hour or so on Sunday or even another day, come home, and then you're done for the week. To me, religion is more than just listening to a pastor preaching and confessing sins once a week. Religion to me is a way of life. It's a moral code for me to guide my life. I truly believe that the Mormon Church helps me to become the best person I can be as well as help me through life's trials. If you let Christ into your life and allow him to help you, I guarantee that your life will truly be blessed. Every day I see the blessings I recieve by being a part of His church and I wish that everyone can receive such wonderful blessings too.

How I live my faith

I used teach Sunday School every week to 16 and 17 year old young women, aka "Laurels". It is such a blessing to be working with them and to help them to grow and learn. This is an important time in their lives as they are preparing themselves for high school graduation and entering college. This is the time where they truly define themselves as individuals and begin taking those first steps toward starting their own life. I feel it is important for them to have wonderful role models and personal values as start off so they can make the best choices for them as they possibly can. I belive that the Mormon church truly does help guide these young individuals to fully reach their high potential.

What is faith?

Jennifer
Alma, an ancient prophet of God, clearly states that "...faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." Faith is truly believing in something regardless of any "proof" there may or may not be. Many people are skeptical of things that they cannot see or cannot prove for themselves. They think because something is not scientifically proven then it can't be true. These people lack faith. Faith is also about trust. I trust my Heavenly Father and my Savior and that they will guide me throughout my life. There will always be difficult times in my life but I have faith in them that I will be able to make it through with their help. I trust my Lord with His will and timing and I have a strong faith that the gospel is true. I don't need any scientific studies to tell me that. How about you? Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jennifer
As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we believe that our bodies are a temple from God. We should respect them as they are very sacred. "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? … The temple of God is holy, which temple ye are." (1 Corinthians 3:16–17) The Mormon Church has put out several publications regarding modesty, many of which are emphasized to young men and women starting in their early teens. For the Strength of Youth is a pamphlet that summarizes standards from scripture and from the writings and teachings of Church leaders. The pamphlet's target audience includes young men and young women of the LDS Church, although its principles are applicable to all age groups and non-church-members alike. "Your clothing expresses who you are. It sends messages about you, and it influences the way you and others act. When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you can invite the companionship of the Spirit and exercise a good influence on those around you." (For the Strength of Youth) Show more Show less