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Hi I'm Jenna

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a third year undergraduate architecture student. I love living in a great American city, but I still consider myself from "the country". I grew up in a small Upstate New York town with my mom and dad, three older sisters and brother, and maternal grandparents who are not members. I live for sunny days, I love my friends, and I will be a life-long learner.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the LDS church. My family was the only Mormon family in my town. My parents taught us children the importance of family, of modesty and to obey the Word of Wisdom, the law of chastity and the law of tithing. Our parents expected us to get good grades, to work hard and to be well-rounded. I had great friends from school, but my Mormon faith made me different. I was a representative of the church to my friends, though of course I made many mistakes. Both my family and my friends prepared me well to live on my own. I did not have to think twice on whether I would go to church when on my own. I am blessed to have had a testimony for as long as I can remember. Although I question many things in life and faith, I know that I will never be able to deny these facts: the LDS Church is the only true church, God lives and Jesus is his anointed son, and Joseph Smith was a prophet and translated the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am called as a secretary for the woman's society of the church. I try to befriend my sister's even though that usually means stepping out of my comfort zone. I try to be a good friend and serve others whenever possible. I still see myself as a representative the church, like I did in my youth, and usually act as a missionaries to those around me.

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

Mormon women are just like other women. We struggle with the same problems and find joy in the same things. The most outward difference is that Mormon women dress and treat their bodies with respect and modesty. We believe that women are have divine nature and responsibilities that are different from men's, but that everyone is entitled to the same blessings. Mormon women try to put aside the frivolity of the world and serve our fellow men, ourselves, our families, and ultimately our Heavenly Father. Show more Show less