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Hi I'm Lidia

I'm a political liberal, an aspiring writer of children's fantasy, a new wife and mother, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and new mother as well as an aspiring writer. I voted Democrat in the last election and proudly believe that we each have a duty to do good in the world and work towards a brighter future. I think outside of the box and love fantasy, fiction and photography. I'm married to a conservative man who loves football and other manly diversions I know nothing about. My father is catholic and I was raised on a farm where I learned how to milk a cow and work for what sustains me. I am a curious worry-wart and a terminal planner who listens to alternative rock and keeps up with current events. I had to wait18 years to be baptized , and in 2008, 24 days after I turned 18, I was finally confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am busy, I am blessed, and I am most definitely a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been Mormon. While my mother is a member of the church, my father is a staunch Catholic, and I wasn't allowed to be baptized until I turned 18. In the intervening years, I sometimes felt close to the church and sometimes wanted nothing to do with it. At one point I made a serious study of different religions and decided I wanted to be a Pagan. But I had loving friends and persistent missionaries who never judged me, choosing to follow the Savior's example and love me instead. I am grateful for my father's decision to make me wait for baptism, because while I waited I was able to gain not only respect for other religions and an appreciation for the people who belong to them, but a testimony I would not trade for anything. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is God's church on earth. I know that the Book of Mormon, alongside the Bible, is a testament of Jesus Christ and his amazing Atonement. I know that prophets have lived and live today and that we are guided by the Lord's prophet on earth at this time, Thomas S. Monson. Because of the Plan of Salvation, I know that if we strive to live the commandments and follow the teachings of the gospel, we can live with our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ one day. I am a Mormon because Christ lives and is both my savior and my redeemer. I feel him in my life every day because of the direction He has given me through His restored church, and I will be quite literally eternally grateful for that.

How I live my faith

Living my faith isn't always simple or easy, but I try to focus on the center of Christ's teachings: Love. I believe that if we take the time to truly love the people around us--if we lend a hand to a neighbor in need or an ear to a friend--then the rest will fall into place. That's how I live my faith, by trying to follow Christ's example and be a light. And the rest falls into place when I'm serving others. I feel more connected to the Lord because I'm more connected to his children. I pray more, study his word more, and smile more.

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

Mormon women are Princesses. Literally, we are daughter's of a King, our God, and within the church we are never treated as anything less. Personally, I am cherished and respected as a woman and know that my fiance sees me as his equal because he shows it through his words and his actions. What are we like? We're like you. I go to school and stay up late studying. I work in a law office and enjoy reading and photography. I go to the movies and out to dinner on date nights and spend about 20 hours a day on the internet. I swim in the summer and like dressing up in high-heels with red lipstick. I think about what kind of job I'd like to have and want nothing more than to be a part of a family that will last forever. Show more Show less