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Hi I'm Jess

I survived Depression. I've made some mistakes...big mistakes. I searched for God and found him. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had a tough childhood. An alcoholic Father, divorced parents, and I struggled with severe depression through my teens. I had a hole within myself that I tried to fill with all of the wrong things. One day I prayed to God, I prayed that I could become better, that I could find a place to belong. The Holy Spirit guided me to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My desire to follow Jesus has made me whole again. I am stronger and happier than I ever thought I could be. My future is eternally bright and I strive to make choices everyday to guide my children on a path that leads to the same future.

Why I am a Mormon

At the ripe age of 16 I set out on a spiritual quest. I felt I needed to be part of something much bigger than myself...I needed a light in my life. I researched on the internet and accompanied friends to their churches. There was something holding me back from joining any of them though, something not quite right. After having a chance to speak with the LDS Missionaries over a few weeks and inquiring from new friends I could not deny this gospels truth. I often say, "It just makes sense to me." I am so grateful for my baptism and also for the Atonement that allows me to be continuously cleansed through repentance. My Father in Heaven is a fair, merciful and just God, who loves you and I dearly.

How I live my faith

I fulfill my callings as best I know how, and I renew my covenants with God and my Savior through taking the sacrament regularly. I teach my children by example and follow God's commandments. I attend the temple when I can and try to help and pray earnestly for my family, friends and those who are in need. This gospel has blessed me with new experiences and skills, irreplaceable friends, creative outlets, and most importantly an unshakable testimony of my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ.

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

Mormon Women are just like anybody else. We laugh, cry, bleed and laugh some more! Though Men and Women have different "roles" they are equal in the eyes of the Lord. The Apostle Paul taught that “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11). We are to work together, as a team to walk through this life and the next. We need the balance of both our unique qualities and skills to rear our children and create a peaceful and happy home life. Show more Show less