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Hi I'm Charlotte

I am the mother of two amazing kids, and the wife of an incredible man. I love the stage. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Utah along with my two brothers and three sisters. Both of my parents were elementary school teachers, so I learned the value of education. I enjoy acting. I have just started acting on stage again for the first time in nearly ten years. I feel better about myself as I use the talents God has blessed me with, and I am always searching out new skills to develop. My family likes to spend time outdoors camping, fishing, and walking on the many recreation trails in Denver where we live. I love watching movies. In fact film was my focus of study in college. I love my kids. I love my husband, and I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has blessed me in ways I never could have envisioned for myself.

Why I am a Mormon

Like other Mormons I have not chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ on blind faith. I have spent much of my life in study, prayer and even fasting to come to the conclusion that this is God's true church. There have been times when my faith has been shaken. I have gone through my own set of trials, just as everyone has. When others have challenged my beliefs, I have questioned my testimony, but after more prayer and meditation, God has confirmed to me more than once that the Book of Mormon is His word, and that there is indeed a living prophet on the earth today who directs this church. As the world continues to change its views on morality, and grasps at principles that are all but abandoned, I feel gratitude for a church that focuses on the preservation of the family, on service and selfless sacrifice to benefit those around us, and on building our relationships with the Savior.

How I live my faith

I hope I live my religion in accordance with my faith. None of us is perfect, and that is why I rely on the Savior to mend the mistakes I make. My life has been blessed as I have been obedient to the commandments God has set for His children. Both my husband and myself practiced abstinence before we were married, and I believe this principle has blessed our marriage. I have always avoided alcohol, tobacco and drugs, and have discovered I can still have a great time with friends. I have recently developed new faith in what we Mormons call "The Word of Wisdom," as I have learned to eat better foods and exercise regularly. I have learned when my mind is clear and my body is healthier, I am better able to feel the spirit, and act accordingly. I try to show respect and love to everyone I meet because I believe we are all sons and daughters of God. In our home we kneel together every night in family prayer. In my personal prayers I ask Heavenly Father to teach me how to be a better mother, and I plead for forgiveness for the many errors I have made through the day. I am so grateful for my Savior and his sacrifice for me.

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

Charlotte
Mormon women are as complex as any women on earth. We are a diverse group. We speak hundreds of different languages, dress in many different fashions, laugh at different jokes, and play many roles in our homes and our communities. There is a misconception that Mormon women are subservient to their husbands. I am not sure where this idea comes from. My pioneer ancestors were strong, powerful women. Some of them buried children and husbands along the difficult trail, and still managed to grasp tightly to their faith in God. My grandmother, my mother, and my mother-in-law are well-educated women, who have spent time working both in the home and in their careers. My grandmother served faithfully in the church, converted her husband to the church, taught her children how to be amazing adults, and still managed to advocate equal rights and equal pay for women in the community sector. As Mormons we believe men and women are equally important in God's plan, but that we are given different roles based on our natural instincts and abilities. Women are encouraged to nurture and teach their children. Men are encouraged to preside over their families with love and meekness. Mormons also understand that each family must adapt these family ideals to their individual circumstances. Show more Show less