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Hi I'm Valerie

I'm a Mormon, a mother, a sinner, a Saint.

About Me

I am a third generation member of the church . I am a mom to a beautiful daughter and am married to a church convert from Ukraine. I enjoy good food, good scenery and good fun! My hobbies are traveling, singing, cooking and politics.

Why I am a Mormon

It just makes sense. The creations of the world are too magnificent to be random. I believe there is a plan created by a perfected being, our Heavenly Father. I believe that He loves us and provided a way for us to be tested and perfected through the example of His son, Jesus Christ. I believe we can become like Him as we progress through eternity. There is absolutely nothing about the teachings of the Gospel that are inferior to my ability to feel peace. Because of the constant satisfaction I feel through living my life according to the Gospel, I know it to be true.

How I live my faith

One day at a time.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Valerie
I, for one, am glad men solely hold the priesthood in the church. I've never understood it to mean that women aren't capable of holding the priesthood, but simply that men have an additional responsibility. I would imagine if we both had the priesthood things would be more complicated i.e. the child having to choose between mother or father who would give a blessing. Women lead in numerous other ways. We nurture our children, look after other women in Relief Society, help our husbands stay worthy of the priesthood, and teach the children of the church. We also have an obligation to lead in our communities and be involved in things that are praiseworthy. Show more Show less