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Hi I'm Erin.

I'm a Mormon. I homeschool my kids. I am a doula and childbirth educator in my free time too.

About Me

I stay home and work really hard being a mother. Our family has chosen to homeschool, and we work at that everyday. That takes up most of my time. When I get the chance, I read good literature, help other mothers work out the bumps in the child bearing year, and spend time with my friends.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church. Some may say that I am only a Mormon because I do not know any better. But, we are taught to find out answers for ourselves. When I was 14 years old, I read the Book of Mormon for the first time. That experience solidified my testimony of Christ. My relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important relationship I have in my life. This church has helped me learn of Him, and grow closer to Him. As I have gotten older, my testimony has grown as I work to be the best person I can. Yes, I am human, and make quite a few mistakes, but through Christ, I can be the person He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

It is important to me to do the simple things each day. Sometimes within a busy family, those simple things can be hard to do! I do my best to read scriptures with my family every day. I also study them on my own. I pray a lot. Music is also a tool I use to help bring God's Spirit into my home. I love to sing and play sacred music. Right now my focus is on my family. My goal is to create a home that is a safe place for us. We do not watch TV, and are careful about what we allow in our home. We do a lot of things together as a family. When I help my kids make right choices, I try to help them see the big picture. I let them know that learning to obey their mom, helps them learn to obey Heavenly Father. I feel like we are in this journey together, and my children help me grow so much!

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

Erin.
I am just as valuable to God as any of His sons are. Heavenly Father cherishes His daughters, and I know He wants the best for us. Men and women are equal, but different. We have different gifts and talents. We are at our best when we work together to build up the kingdom of God. I believe it is natural for a mother to spend more time at home with her children. The work I do in my home compliments the work my husband does outside of it. We support each other and counsel together to make our family the best that we can. My husband does not rule over me, nor am I the one that "wears the pants." We are co-partners with God. We are very different, not only in our male and femaleness, but in our personalities and interests. It takes work to come together and find solutions to our problems, but we are always better off when we take the time to connect and focus on what the Lord wants for our family. Equality does not mean the same. I think it is important to understand that. Show more Show less