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Hi I'm Jessie

I'm a wife. I'm an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a transplant to the Midwest. I moved from Utah to the Midwest when I chose to attend law school. I had planned on staying for three years and then moving closer to my family, but as I always joke, "I found a paycheck and then a cute boy" so I'm now a permanent resident of the Midwest. My husband and I have been married for two years and have loved every minute of being married. We live in a small home with our four year old pug. Let me tell you, he keeps us on our feet! We hope to add children to our family in the future, but know we have to wait on your Heavenly Father's time line for some things. Professionally, I work as an attorney. Being an attorney has helped me feel a part of my community.Most people are very burdened by their legal problems and I love having the assets and knowledge to help guide them through their arduous times.

Why I am a Mormon

Like Nephi, a Book of Mormon prophet, I too was "born of goodly parents." My parents raised me in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and were perfect examples when living the gospel. They taught me from a young age the simplicity and joy that is found in the gospel. Service was always a priority in my family. As I've grown and moved far away from my family, I've had to learn to stand on my own faith. I've gone through tough times when I was not as focused on living the teachings of the church as I should be, but I've learned the only way to true happiness is in following our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. The church brings a peace to my heart that cannot be found anywhere else.

How I live my faith

Until recently, my husband and I taught the 5 and 6 year olds each week in church. We loved the opportunity to teach the eager and curious children about our Savior and His church on earth. I loved taking that weekly lesson and trying as hard as the children to live the principles that our Savior taught. I now teach the women once a month from a talk given by the prophet or apostles. I love studying their words and discussing these inspired talks with my friends and neighbors.

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

Jessie
Mormon women are a lot like every other woman you know. We are encouraged to be active in our communities and at church, we are held in high esteem. Many people believe that woman are discriminated against in the church or that women or that women take a back seat in church. Those beliefs couldn't be farther from the truth. Women have many opportunities for service within the church and we are encouraged to be active in the decision making in our homes. Mormon women are also encouraged to get an education. I love that the church not only encourages us to get as much education as we see needful, but I've always felt supported and encouraged by my church as I've pursued my legal career. Show more Show less