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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a first grade teacher, who loves to ride motorcycles! And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community. My family has been Mormons for generations. I am single, but hope to be a wife and mother someday.

Why I am a Mormon

People sometimes wonder, How can you belong as a single person in such a family-oriented church? This is an interesting question to me, because I AM a part of a family - a daughter, sister, and especially AUNT! The Gospel of Jesus Christ brings happiness to each person who embraces it. We belong in it. That quiet happiness that permeates every day of life is WHY I am, and continue to be, a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the happiest ways was serving as a missionary, which means I left college/work for a year and a half to spend all my time sharing this message of Jesus Christ, to others. I realized more fully that it is a universal message that brings the same result to every person - no matter the culture, background or circumstance. That result? Happiness. I have been 'home' from that mission for several years now, but I hope my everyday life expresses that same happiness that I spent as a missionary explicitly sharing.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Heidi
Recently I was listening on NPR, to a group of researchers, physicians, and psychologists discussing the history of crime. One pointed out the related topic of alcoholism, and that numerous research has been done that proves that some people are biologically prone to become alcoholics. This, the interviewee explained, does not take away their personal agency nor the natural consequences of behavior related to drinking. He continued that we, as a society, provide a support system, such as AA, etc, in order to help them choose a lifestyle above that of their perhaps natural tendencies to drink - so they can live in such a way that benefits families and societies. This interview was, to me, a logical explanation of the same struggles homosexuals may experience. It may be true that some people feel attracted to the same sex. This does not excuse immoral behavior - nor does it remove natural consequences of acting on those CHOICES. I feel sincerely for those who struggle with homosexual temptations. However, I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ our "natural man" tendencies - those weaknesses that impede progression - can be overcome. Societies subsist because men and women have children. Families - that of a man, a woman, and children - are the center of God's plan. I know this is true. I know that as we follow this plan, we will be happy. And, that happiness is the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less