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Hi I'm Mariah

I'm a logophile and a bibliophile. I want to be a librarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite word is jocundity because I love to laugh. I find humor in everything--the books I read, the movies I watch, the music I listen too, and the people I surround myself with. Between those hobbies and studying for two master's degrees (Library Science and Children's Literature) I am a very busy girl. After graduating, I hope to work as a librarian in Children's Services because I am passionate about community building and literacy. Eventually, I want to be a stay-at-home mom and author middle grade novels.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ, my Savior. I have felt the power of His Atonement as well as his comforting presence in times of loneliness and heartache. Although I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have gained a personal testimony of the Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith and the Restoration, and modern prophets by personally asking my Heavenly Father through prayer. I know this Church is true and I know that Christ lives. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, families can be together forever and we can all return to our Heavenly Father in heaven.

How I live my faith

One of the best ways for me to live my faith is to seek out opportunities to serve others as Christ would. I strive to befriend and uplift other women in my church group as well as in my community. I love serving others and I live my faith through my attitudes towards them. How I treat my family, my friends, and strangers is largely affected by my faith. I work hard to be a peacemaker and to always be the first one to say, "I'm sorry." I try to be polite to everyone. I try to love everyone, even myself. I live my faith by loving myself. Although in absolutely every way I am far from perfect, I am confident in the talents I have now and know that I can become better and more like my Heavenly Father as I base every decision I make in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

Mormon women are like ordinary women. They have families, have careers, have challenges, and have triumphs. They are, however, extraordinary in their desire to serve God and to serve their families. We do believe in the equality of men and women. Yet, while men and women are equal they do have different, divinely appointed roles to fulfill. But neither one is more important than the other. In relationships, men and women should be partners together with one, unified objective to serve God and to serve their families. If men and women are consistently putting God first in their relationship then neither one will be more than the other. Show more Show less