What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Amanda Marie

I am a free thinker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a born writer. Ever since I was a child, I've loved the art of telling stories through multiple mediums such as prose, performance, or art. Just not poetry; I just never could get the hang of it. I love mountains, fresh air, forests and lakes. The beauty of this world never ceases to amaze me.

Why I am a Mormon

The Spirit of the Holy Ghost has born witness to me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints has the truth. As a writer, I love observing and studying different lifestyles, religions, characters. I've always been a child of questions and curiosity, wanting to touch everything and know how it works. I always burn with the curiosity to know the truth of anything not matter how trivial or important. I've asked God some pretty blunt questions about His existence and His Nature, and about my existence and my nature, and He has answered me. He still answers me, as sometimes I need to be reminded of what He's told me a thousand times. This is where truth is. This is where I can learn of things as they really are.

How I live my faith

I go to classes to learn more about the Word of God. I work with a group of women to plan activities for the women in our area. I pray multiple times a day in my personal life, and try really hard to listen to the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. I ask questions. I try to be honest in everything I do. I try to love people as they are.

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

Amanda Marie
The Mormon Women I know are the most amazing people in my life. I guarantee there is nothing subordinate about them. We are educated. We are encouraged to be educated! Yes our roles differ from a man's role in the church, but the chemicals in our brains are different than the chemicals in a man's brain. It would be foolish and counterproductive to the survival of our species if we all were the same. Even the economists key to success is "diversify". I once had a professor tell me that treating every person fairly isn't treating every person the same. It would be like asking a fish to fly, or a bird to swim. We all have our talents and roles, and I fear in this world women are becoming birds trying to swim. Our sensitive or nurturing natures and attention to detail are devalued and mocked as weaknesses. We are encouraged to be detached, 'to the point' 'business' men. Instead of boosting women up to a level playing field with men, society simply demands a woman to do more: raise a family, be a corporate shark, stay as attractive as possible for as long as possible. In the church, I see men taking advice from the brilliant ideas of women. I see them treating women as true equals, whether they be moms or business tycoons. I see men and women working together with their own innate qualities to accomplish amazing activities, relief projects, social events, spiritual conferences, foreign aide projects, missions, education etc. The list goes on and most of us know that without the unique and different qualities of men and women, nothing would work out as well as it does.   Show more Show less