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Hi I'm Danica

I'm an athlete, I work in juvenile corrections, and I laugh at my own jokes because I think I'm funny. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I simply strive for happiness. Whether it's playing sports all day long, camping, reading, or sitting outside talking to family and friends, I love it. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Psychology, with and emphasis in Drugs and Alcohol Counseling, and have been certified in Criminology. Working in juvenile corrections has helped me realize how much I want others to enjoy that happiness too. I have a huge variety of interests ranging from doing anything active to things like making jewelry and oddly enough, cleaning. Oh yes, and I love some good country music!

Why I am a Mormon

 This question brings me back to the 'About Me' section. It all revolves around that happiness and joy. I've chosen to be a Mormon because of those simple but significant feelings of happiness I felt as I learned truths about the gospel. And I continue to be a Mormon because through all the stress, trials and heartache there is in life, I have continued to find peace as I study and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because the Book of Mormon has helped me develop a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and it has helped me be more sensitive to the Spirit so I can stay on that direct path back to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through doing simple yet significant things every day such as reading the scriptures, praying and attending church meetings. I live it because I love it. No matter what my surroundings are, whether I'm going to school, at home with family, in a counseling session with individuals who struggle with drug and alcohol addictions, or serving as a full-time missionary in the Mississippi Jackson Mission, I remember that I am a daughter of God and He loves me. That simple truth defines who I am, and determines how I live my faith.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Danica
This can be a frustrating topic to discuss, but it is so important. Modesty is simply being decent with dress, grooming, language and behavior. The way we dress and act sends messages about who we are. If we dress and act respectful, we will be seen as respectable people. On the other hand, if we are sloppy with our dress and actions, people will simply see us as sloppy. 1 Corinthians 316 says "Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?" Our bodies are sacred. It is up to us to choose whether or not we are going to respect them or defile them. We respect the sacredness of our bodies by dressing and acting modestly. Unmodesty simply encourages behavior that can lead to immorality and uncleanliness. I don't have children of my own, but I do know what my parents taught me helped me understand the importance of modesty. They helped me focus on understanding my divine nature as a daughter of God. As I continued to learn about the sacredness of my being, my understanding of the importance of modesty and chastity naturally grew. Show more Show less