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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a wife and mother of 2 children. I'm a Creative Director. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother of 2 children. I live in Chicago. I am a Creative Director for a publishing company and I feel very blessed to be able to work from home so that I can also be with my children in this important time in their lives. I love advertising, business, and good design. I love making and eating good food. I love learning and reading. I love finding beauty in everything around me, and especially finding something special in what others have thought was no good. Most of all, I love my family, my friends, my Savior, and being a Mormon. 

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up LDS and have loved it my whole life. Throughout all the changes and trials in my life, I have always felt a special connection to my Heavenly Father. This connection has come because my parents taught me how to pray, how to read the scriptures, and how to listen and have faith that He loves me, and truly wants what is best for me and what will ultimately bring me the most peace and happiness in my life. As I look back over my life and my choices, I can see so clearly the Lord's hand, guiding me in paths that I often would not have chosen on my own, but that have brought me so much joy. I can see evidence all around me, past and present, of that love and that guidance. The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - the Gospel of Jesus Christ - has brought me every good thing in my life and I cannot imagine a life without it. It has truly made me who I am and given me a fullness and strength that carries me throughout every day, every decision, and every discouragement, and motivates me to constantly strive to become better.

How I live my faith

 I live my faith by teaching my own children the Gospel. We read from the scriptures for a few minutes every morning after breakfast. My 6 year old daughter learned to read by following along and sounding out the words. My 2 year old son loves to repeat the words after me, and it is helping him learn how to talk. It constantly amazes me how much they comprehend, and if I ever forget or put off reading, they are right there reminding me that it needs to be done! I lead all of the children in Primary ages 3-12 in singing time each week. We learn new songs that teach about our Heavenly Father's plan for us and remind us that we are all His children. The kids love singing, and have endless energy for it. More energy than I have, for sure! I've never been one to sing on my own, but their enthusiasm and lack of judgement has helped me to stretch my own boundaries and become braver than I thought I could be. I've found throughout my life that it is easy for me to feel the love of my Heavenly Father and the comfort of the Holy Ghost through music. I'm grateful for the opportunity to have so much music in my life through this special calling.

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

Amy
Mormon women are strong. We are strong community and business leaders. We are strong advocates for peace, for education, for health, for children, and for families. We are strong defenders of a way of life that is increasingly at odds with the world. A way of life that shows that moral living and a focus on family brings fulfillment. That the most important things in life are not money, fame, and power, but living a life that is consistent with our Heavenly Father's plan. A life that ultimately results in true and lasting peace and happiness. Mormon women are taught and know that men and women are equal partners. We need each other to become better. We need each other to fulfill Heavenly Father's plan to build families and raise children in a safe and secure home where they can be taught how to succeed and find their own peace and happiness. Mormon women are strong on their own, and in partnership with a husband who loves and supports them, can also become strong wives and mothers. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Amy
We believe that families are essential in our Heavenly Father's plan. Our Father in Heaven gave us families to teach us, to comfort us, and to help provide a path for us to become the best that we can so that we can return to live with Him again as part of His eternal family. We believe that families can be sealed together in bonds that transcend this life -- not just "till death do we part", but that the relationships and love we share are eternal and Godly, extending beyond this short mortal existence. We believe that we are all children of God, that we lived with Him before we came to this earth, and that our families here on earth are part of His plan for us to have happiness now and forever. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Amy
 Having a relationship with Jesus Christ has been the single most important influence in both my marriage and my family life. It has been the foundation for a marriage built on mutual trust and respect. Because I know that my Husband values that relationship with our Savior more than anything else, I also know that I can trust him unequivocally to keep our marriage safe and strong. Because of our understanding that we are all children of our Father in Heaven and that he loves us all equally, we have complete respect and an equal partnership in our marriage. That knowledge also affects how we treat our children. Because we love our Savior and we want to return to him and be together as a family forever, we teach our children about the Gospel and God's plan for us. This brings a spirit of love and peace into our home that cannot be found in any other way. When we have faith in Jesus Christ, and develop a relationship with him, we are better able to see others in the way that he views them, allowing us to love without judgement and restriction. This affects every relationship we have, how we interact with our families, with our friends, and even with people that we don't know. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Amy
 We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer, and the only way through which we can return to live with our Father in Heaven again. We believe that Christ lived on this earth. That he lived a perfect life and experienced what we all experience, not only by his time on this earth, but through his atonement. He suffered for our sins in the Garden of Gethsemane, feeling the weight of all of our actions, our sorrows, and our pain. Through this, and as an all-knowing Deity, he truly understands everything we go through on this earth, and therefore, can succor us in times of need. We believe that Christ suffered for and loves all people on this earth, regardless of whether or not they choose to accept it. We believe that because he died for us, all will live again. We believe that because he atoned for our sins, that if we repent, we can become perfect through his sacrifice and live with our Father in Heaven again. Show more Show less