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Hi I'm Nicole

I grew up in Calgary. I love the saxophone and Hanson. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

This past summer I finished my university studies in Marketing Management; however, like many people, I do not work in my field of study! I sincerely love my job at a non-profit organization working with children, and live in a small apartment that's all mine. My hobbies include playing the saxophone, reading, bellydancing and cooking. In my future I look forward to owning my own business in the music industry and having a family.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I had heard the word "Mormon" before, I had never really been interested to learn more about what the word stood for. My feelings toward the religion were neutral and I never really spent a significant amount of time pondering about God or anything Spiritual. My first job after university had two other young women working in the same office as I did. I really grew to respect, admire, and even love them. They always seemed so happy, and I felt myself wanting to be around them often. Days when I felt frazzled and overwhelmed, or grieving over the loss of my Grandmother - I looked to them for comfort and solace. When I eventually found out that they were Mormons, I was interested to know why they were so different, and what their secret to happiness was. I feel that I was truly fortunate in the way that I was introduced to the Church. I deeply loved the two women who were by my side every step of the process - from teaching me how to extract valuable lessons from the Book of Mormon and the Bible, attending all of my lessons with the missionaries, to answering all my crazy questions and helping me understand my own developing faith. When I decided to be baptised I began making sacrifices and changes in my lifestyle to accomodate the requests our Heavenly Father has given us. Everyday I felt stronger & more capable of living the commandments. I saw miracles in my life that I had never expected or dreamed of. I was just so much happier! It was so "simple". A character on my favorite TV show (Dr. House) said once: "(It) might not be that easy; but it is that simple."

How I live my faith

As a fairly new member, I have had the opportunity to learn so much more about the Church. I attend Church on Sundays, pray and read my scriptures (almost!) every day, and spend alot of time meeting other members and learning about why the Church has been a blessing in their lives.

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

Nicole
Mormons absolutely believe in equality of men and women. The roles of men and women are equal but different. I have heard some people say that in a family, the husband is the head and the wife is the heart. We believe that our Heavenly Father has assigned men to teach & look after their families while the women nuture the families. At the same time, as in any marriage, spouses support and love each other unconditionally. Family is very important to Mormons, and no one is left behind. Mormon women are awesome - although I am a little biased. There is so much diversity in every culture that we cannot simply stamp labels or general characteristics on an entire gender! Show more Show less