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Hi I'm Sharon

I'm a birth instructor, friend, wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Mom of two very energetic boys (age 2 and 4), a wife, sister, daughter, and friend. Some things that are important to me include art, political activism, international development, good food, family, and of course fun. I recently started teaching Natural Childbirth Classes with my husband and love helping expectant couples. If I can find time, I also love traveling, cake decorating, making music, painting, and transforming the home we bought recently, into something more pleasant to live in. Most of all, I love spending time with my family and good friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is so much more than a church. For me, it's joy. Being a part of the church community is wonderful, but more importantly the teachings are eternal truths that keep me anchored. I am a Mormon because it is through keeping the commandments and learning of Christ that I feel closest to God, and happiest in life.

How I live my faith

I currently teach an adult's Sunday School class, and help organize playdates for young families.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Sharon
When there's something that brings so much joy into your life, there's nothing you want more than to share the source of that joy. Christ has always sent his followers out to share their beliefs with those willing to listen. I personally have very fond memories and valuable spiritual experiences from my mission, I think because there has been no other time in my life when I could focus so extensively on the word of God and serving others. Show more Show less

What is the priesthood?

Sharon
 The priesthood his one of the things that sets the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints apart from other churches. It is the power to act in God's name. Those who have the priesthood are authorized by Heavenly Father to do certain things like baptisms. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Sharon
No, thank goodness. Show more Show less

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

Sharon
There is hardly a mold that Mormon women fit. My fellow sisters in the church all vary in their family situations, their professional lives, their interests and hobbies. If I had to generalize, I'd say Mormon Women are modest, happy, service oriented people. Of course we believe in equality of men and women. I consider myself a feminist, and my ideals of gender rights coincide perfectly with the gospel. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Sharon
We believe that God his our loving Heavenly Father and that he created us in his image. This means that he has a body, but it's different because it's immortal and perfect. He is physically separate from the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost, but perfectly united in purpose. Show more Show less