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Hi I'm Mia

I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 4. I enjoy being a mommy. I love to teach my children and try to foster in them a love of learning. I met the love of my life, who happened to be Mormon, and married him 6 months later. I joined the church almost a year after we were married because I was one who was looking for the truth about life, but did not know where to find it. Thankfully, it found me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up knowing about God and the Bible. My father was once a pastor and remained a faithful minister until the day he died. I am grateful for the knowledge I gained in that prior religion and the good people/teachers I had while I was a member there; however, I had many questions that could not be answered. These questions stemmed from my delving into the Bible while attending CLC Bible College. Some of my questions were..."What happens to people who die and never had a chance to hear the gospel?" "Will I know who I am or my family is in heaven?" I also had questions related to the Godhead, but most of them were about why we are here on earth and what really happens to us at death. I eventually left my parents church and decided to study other faiths. After I while, I made the decision to be a person who believes in God, but one who didn't belong to any religion. It was after I made this choice that I met my husband. A year after we were married, my husband challenged me to read the Book of Mormon. I only read it to prove to him that it was not of God. I could not deny this book was truly from God. Once I received this testimony I asked to be baptized. I now have knowledge that if I have questions related to God's Plan for us; I can pray and get the answers on my own. I don't have to remain confused and left to wonder about why things are the way they are in this world. God's Plan makes sense and He truly is NOT the author of confusion.

How I live my faith

We strive to be more like Christ in what we do. It's not always easy and it is a process, but we try to do better each day. One thing we do as a family is 'read scriptures and pray to start and end our day'. On Monday nights, we have a family night or what we call Family Home Evening, FHE. FHE is like a church service at home, but with our family. We sing, pray, have a lesson and then we have an activity. We usually play games with our children after the lesson. They look forward to Monday nights and we do too. Sometimes Daddy works late and we have to do it another day of the week. It's nice to hear our children relate their love for the Savior and our Heavenly Father. We attend our church meetings on Sundays as a family. After church, our family tradition is eating breakfast for lunch and getting to hear what our children learned at church.

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

Mia
I would say we are just like regular women found anywhere else. You have some stay-at-home mothers, working mothers, single women, divorcees and those who are widows.. There are also different types of mothers: mom's with large families, mom's of an only child, mom's with disabled/special needs children and adoptive mothers. You have women who cook amazing meals fit for a king, women who always cook from a can or get take out meals, crafty women, handy women, etc... Equality does not necessarily mean the same. Men and women have different roles in life. As the quotes say, "Diversity is the spice of life." This is the Church of Jesus Christ and He is the one who is at the head of it. He has established the various roles men and women have within the home and at church. His way is the best way. He set the standards. I know I would never be comfortable performing the duties the Lord has established for men and they would feel the same in the roles of women. My husband and I are a team. I know he values and respects my input in what we do. It just doesn't get any better than this...God's way is always the best way. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Mia
The family is central to God's plan for us, His children. In families we learn, forgive, become a better person, love, have fun and become more like the Savior. One knowledge regarding families is can be and is Eternal. As members, we learn how to work towards having our 'Families Be Forever'. We also live to put our families first before other priorities. What is a Eternal Family? Your dad/mom/sister/brother/grandma/grandpa, etc... from earth can be your dad/mom/sister/brother/grandma/grandpa in heaven. This sealing, which is what is done to make your family forever, can be visualized by putting a photo of each family member inside an envelope then sealing it closed. Sealing ceremonies are only done inside the Temple. Show more Show less