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Hi I'm Jenni Johansen

I'm a teacher. I'm a Mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend and I'm lucky enough to stay home and raise our children. I have my bachelor's degree in Audiology & Speech-Language Pathology from Brigham Young University. I have a special interest in teaching and being around kids in general. I taught school for a few years before starting my family. I feel that my life began to take it's shape at a very young age. My father died tragically when I was 3 years old and I was raised by my Mother and a Step-Father. Though my father was not a physical part of my rearing, I've always felt something bigger has been guiding my life, and helping me along my way. As a Mother now myself, I can feel that raising children is a duty we share with our loving God/Father in Heaven who wants only for our happiness. Though I'm no longer a young girl, I still feel the Lord's guidance in my life and realize I will always be learning and growing each day. I often look around me and wonder how I got so lucky to be where I am right now- raising a family with my husband by my side. I'm humbled by the blessings I've received in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Trials and suffering afflict everyone's life and give us the opportunity to rely on the Savior and his Atonement. As a mother now myself, I routinely find myself struggling to balance the demands of children and family life. I regularly fall to my knees and pray for strength and understanding. My prayers are not generally not answered immediately, but they are always answered. I know the Lord is mindful of me and my seemingly insignificant concerns each day. He cares for our happiness and is waiting to bless us, we just need to ask. The Gospel of Jesus Christ was taught in my home throughout my upbringing. My testimony of the truth of the gospel came line upon line as I listened to lesson after lesson each Sunday attending church. I was allowed to make my own choices to attend meetings when I was older. I went because of the feelings I had there week after week. I felt the spirit when I listened in church and I still do. Thoughtful prayer and daily scripture study have added my personal conviction to what I felt was true for so long. Reading my scriptures, and attending church each week reminds me of my purpose and inspires me to be a better wife, mother and friend. I have a solid faith in the Lord's plan of happiness which unites families together forever. The gospel just makes perfect sense to me.

How I live my faith

Being a Mother, I participate in a divine relationship of rearing my own children in a loving Christ-centered home. At church, my husband serves as a counselor to our Bishop. His position is volunteer and requires him to give many hours for the benefit of our congregation. I also assist in organizing events for the women in our congregation and community. These events are centered around principles that can strengthen home and family and be of practical use to women of all ages.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Jenni Johansen
Family is essential to our life here on earth. It is the ideal place to grow and develop into our full potential. Although our family life may bring us much difficulty, it is also the place of our greatest joy and happiness. Despite the nature of your family, the ability to become who you were meant to be starts there. The roles of Father and Mother are equally important in the raising of children. I believe it is by divine design that children are brought into this world by the coming together of male and female. Each role lends support and guidance to the family as the children grow. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Jenni Johansen
As a child, all of my friends came from various religious and ethnic backgrounds. At times I felt alone as a Mormon in my community. As I grew older, I began to realize we are more similar than we are different. Though the details of our beliefs might vary, we all share the same love and respect for one another. As a Mormon, we believe our bodies are temples. Since no unclean thing can dwell in a temple of God, we strive to keep our bodies healthy and clean through our diet and lifestyle. Show more Show less