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Hi I'm Becky

I grew up in Colorado. I'm raising a family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am the mother of 4 children, the oldest in middle school, the youngest about ready to go to preK. My days are full of volunteering at the kids' schools, running kids to baseball, soccer, gymnastics, violin, flute lessons, and doing the other hundred things required to keep a family functioning! I love to sing and play the piano and I sing with a choir at the local college. I've been a soccer mom and soccer coach multiple times. I like to run.....I take my daughter and dog along on my jogs! I like to go backpacking in the summer with my husband and daughter. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into a family with parents who were both Mormons and so I was brought up in this religion. But with anything in life, you can only depend on your parents' faith for so long, and you eventually have to gain a testimony of the gospel for yourself. My testimony of the gospel came through music. I loved to sing and play the piano and I would sit for hours singing songs about the Savior and about trying to be like him. There are so many times while singing that I would be overcome with a feeling of such emotion that I would not be able to keep singing. I know that those feelings were the Holy Ghost telling me that what I was singing about was absolutely true. The combination of the Holy Ghost and the music together produced such personal experiences for me, that my belief in the gospel has been firmly ingrained into my soul. At times when I feel a little unsure of my testimony, a song will be the vehicle through which the Holy Ghost reassures me that it is all true. I know my Savior lives, I know that he has an incredible love for me, and I know that he wants nothing more than for me to realize that I truly am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and that happiness in this life and in the life to come is the result of working with the Savior to help me become the person that He and my Heavenly Father know I am. It's nice to have Deity on my side.

How I live my faith

 I am currently working with the Young Women, age 12-18, in my ward. I have the pleasure of teaching them on Sundays, and creating weeknight activities centered on values of faith, divine nature, individiual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity, and virtue. I also am the choir director for our ward. We have a volunteer choir that sings in Sunday church meetings once a month. I also have 4 ladies in the ward that I get to visit every month and help them with any temporal or spiritual needs they may have.

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

Becky
 This is something we are teaching the Young Women in church right now. How you dress definitely sends out a message to others about who you are, and you will attract a certain kind of person to you. If you show off as much of your body as possible, you will attract the attention of those who are interested in getting their hands all over that body! By dressing immodestly, you will also turn away the type of person that believes we are all children of God and should be treated as such, someone who is trying to be honorable and respectful. So the choice is do you want to be looked at as a mere source of gratification for someone else or do you want to be looked at as a source of inspiration for them? If you hang out with "fast hands" then being chaste is going to be a challenge. If you hang out with "respectful hands" then being chaste is going to be a lot easier. Parents can teach their children to be modest by dressing modestly themselves! Mothers need to show their daughters that they can be very attractive in modest clothing, and fathers need to compliment their daughters when they are dressing modestly. The media and "the world" try to tell us all that immodesty will bring cute boys and endless happiness. I think an honest look at the lives of those dressing immodestly will give you the real truth.  Show more Show less