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Hi I'm Amber

I'm married to an amazing man and a stay at home mom of 5 busy kiddos! Life is good, crazy at times, and fulfilling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 34 years old and the mother of five, wonderful, young, very active, and loud children! Most of my days are spent taking care of them (grocery shopping, laundry, changing diapers, dishes, running them to after school activities, helping with homework and piano, and refereeing the usual sibling rivalries). I have a Biology degree from ISU and enjoy being a full time mom, aerobics, and digital scrapbooking. I'm an avid scrap booker and going digital has made all the difference. I love to look back at all the great memories we've had as a family or with my spouse. The day to day grind can be tough so I try to enjoy the good moments as much as I can. The highlight of my week is without a doubt going on a date with my sweetheart.

Why I am a Mormon

The doctrine of Christ teaches us that we have to become like Him to be able to return and live with Him and our Heavenly Father. I was baptized and made a covenant to always remember him and keep his commandments thus trying to become like Him. I'm not perfect so even though I try follow his example and be a good person I still fall short. The atonement allows me to repent and be clean again. The scriptures say, "no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of God". When I die I want to enter the kingdom of God to the presence of my Heavenly Father and Saviour. Only through repentance and the Saviours grace is that possible. I also want to be with my family when I'm there. Sealing powers were restored to the Earth through the prophet Joseph Smith that keep a family together even after death. We have to live worthy (not perfect but worthy) to have access to those sealing powers provided in temples. The Lord has given us commandments to help us return to him, and by attending His church I can know and better keep those commandments. Some commandments were given in the past by prophets in the scriptures and others have been given more recently through his prophets today. I don't want to miss out on what I need to live with my wonderful husband, children, Saviour and Heavenly Father after I die, and that's why I'm a mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith through my actions everyday. There's a scripture in The Book of Mormon that says, "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings you are only in the service of your God." I give up most of my day and personal wants to take care of my kids. They're not just my kids, but my Heavenly Father's children. It takes time, energy, patience, forgiveness, love, work, and sacrifice to raise a family. By teaching my kids the gospel of Jesus Christ I'm hopefully contributing to a better society. Outside of my home I also try to treat others with respect whether I'm driving, talking to someone in customer service, or shopping at the store. I try to keep the Sabbath day holy, don't use cuss words, watch and listen to good media, live the law of chastity, and be honest with others. I'm not perfect, but I do try to make the world a better place to live in.

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

Amber
There are all different "kinds" of Mormon women. Some of us stay at home, some of us work, some us of have lots of kids and some of us just have a few. We have hobbies and enjoy some "me" time, but realize that our role as women and mothers effects so many others inside and outside of our homes that we don't let that "me" time take over and loose perspective of the big picture. The big picture being that life isn't about "me" it's about loving and serving others like the Savior did and what better way to be like him than to spend every day loving and serving those in your home and neighborhood. Everyone needs a mom, a wife, a sister, a best friend to be there for them and encourage them on. We believe that men and women each have a special and unique role in Heavenly Father's plan. We can't all do the same role or there would be things that wouldn't get done! Men hold the priesthood and serve through that role and it's responsibilities in church and in their own families. Women tend to serve in many of the same roles as men just in different areas of the church and their family. In my opinion it's the perfect balance when carried out like the Savior wants it to be. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule when roles cross over in the family due to an absence of the Father or Mother. Show more Show less