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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I am married to my best friend, am a middle school Spanish teacher, love singing and the french horn, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love words. Unfortunately, I was blessed more with the gift for gab than of pen. I love to listen to other's life philosophies, and love how a well stated truth can help make this crazy life a little more clear. I studied secondary education at Brigham Young University-Idaho, and hope to one day soon (after student teaching) be a theatre, speech, history, or Spanish teacher. Theatre and Spanish are my biggest passions for teaching. I love the way good drama can teach me, and I spent a year and a half recently living in Spain as a missionary. I think my heart is definitely part latino. My first job was working at Toys R Us, though I also dabbled in a rock quarry, bounced for and managed a comedy group, and discovered I am addicted to good smells at Bath and Body Works. I play French Horn and piano, and think music is a higher form of communication. I like a good book on a rainy day, a nice walk near any green landscape on a sunny one, and a board games in all weather. I am a little geeky, or if you get me talking about a good superhero movie, extremely so. I am a middle child, with an older sister and younger brother.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? This is where words get hard. If I could sum up all my reasons in one word, it would be hope. I have always been an optimistic person, but I feel like the gospel, all I learn about Christ and God's plan for His children, give me a reason for that optimism. Happiness doesn't come because of a lack of trials. Everyone in this world knows what it is like to be hurt, or not feel good enough. They know what it is like to have a loved one dissappoint you, and to worry yourself sick over them. They know what it is like to make mistakes and not know how to fix them. We have all seen injustices and wonder how we can possibly fight them. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me hope that there is a way. Hope that I am loved. Hope that I can help others and they can feel that same love. It gives me hopes that all the pains and injustices that aren't abolished in this lifetime will not be permament. That Christ has the power to heal every hurt, every mistake, every wound. There is nothing else I have found in all my studying that makes that promise. That hope is priceless to me. And the healing Christ offers comes now, or I mean to say, it isn't something I hope for but have never felt. I have seen how everytime I exercise faith, how when I am humble enough to pray and seek answers, they are there. God answers prayers, and in a very confusing world full of so many conflicting opinions and theories that all sound reasonable, I am grateful for guidance I can trust. I see how when I follow the commandments and all God's counsel, even when I don't understand, I come to an understanding and receive more happiness and clarity than I had before. This sense of hope has carried me through the darkest days of my life so far, and I know it will be a light to me in the darker days that are probably ahead. I hope to be able to share that light with all those I meet.

How I live my faith

How do I live my faith? One day at a time. I am not a perfect person, but I recognize that knowing what God expects of me inspires me to want to be one. At church and all throughout the week there are moments to reach out and serve those around me, and service is really what makes me feel fulfilled. I love people and want them to feel God's love for them, especially during the hard times we all inevitibly encounter. As a recently married wife, I am learning to look for ways in which I can serve my husband, and help establish a home built on trust in God. I am learning so much each and every day. I was blessed with a wonderful man who serves me as well and I am coming to understand how much love can be spoken in just the little day to day events. I am learning give of myself more, and am finding the scripture to be true that says in Luke chapter 9 "Whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find."

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

I think it is important to understand that according to our doctrine, the family is one of the greatest blessings God has given us. The greatest happiness we hope to one day achieve can only be had through the family. As far as homosexuality is concerned, we do believe it is a sinful behavior. It is only through the union of a man and a woman that a family can literally be created. It isn't that God doesn't love all His children, He does, but He wants them all to be able to experience the greatest happiness possible, the happiness He himself has, which comes through His children. He condemns all behavior that would stop any of His children from being able to receive all His blessings. Show more Show less