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Hi I'm Tikla

I'm a student of life, a music lover, and a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a university student about to graduate with my Bachelor's degree in Family Studies. I am passionate about the strengthening the family unit in American society. I find delight in music, dance, nature, creativity, and my studly husband. I've lived in Taiwan, Georgia, Utah, Idaho, South Korea, Saipan, Iowa, and Missouri. I'm resourceful. I get the biggest kick out of turning garbage into something beautiful. I love peanut butter, making creative messes, and red gingham curtains.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. In a very natural way, I felt the goodness of God from a young age. As I learned more about the scriptures and what they teach about Jesus Christ, I wanted to know for myself if the things I was learning--the atonement the Savior made for my sins and teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--were true. I prayed to my father in heaven many times and gained a witness for myself that God the Father has restored the complete truth back on the earth in this day. In later prayers I received, and continue to receive, additional witnesses or testimony we have a living prophet on the earth today, The Bible is a witness of Christ, the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ, I can be forgiven when I sin, even after I die my family can be together forever, and my Father in Heaven knows and loves me personally. I am a Latter-day Saint because the truths found here are what the world has been waiting for!

How I live my faith

I serve as the ward choir director

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

Tikla
I am a passionate, independent, strong woman. As a church we believe that men and woman are entirely equal! Probably the reason the question of equality is brought up often in connection with the LDS church is the assertion we make that the genders are indeed different from each other. Each has a divinely appointed role with different responsibilities and power. Women are given the ability to create life, that is powerful. Men are responsible for holding the priesthood. Elder Boyd K. Packer said “It was not meant that the woman alone accommodate herself to the priesthood duties of her husband or her sons. She is of course to sustain and support and encourage them. Holders of the priesthood, in turn, must accommodate themselves to the needs and responsibilities of the wife and mother. Her physical and emotional and intellectual and cultural well-being and her spiritual development must stand first among their priesthood duties. There is no task, however menial, connected with the care of babies, the nurturing of children, or with the maintenance of the home that is not a husband's equal obligation." Too often we assume that the home is oppressive. I am not a mother yet, but I hope to be someday. I can think of no more influential, world changing career than that of a mother who teaches her children the things of God. Show more Show less