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Hi I'm Annie Houskeeper

I love to dance party and sometimes I sing my sentences. I can teach you how to "Annie" and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My relationships are the most important things in my life. That includes my relationship with my God, with my family and friends and with myself. I am blessed to have wonderful parents and 5 siblings. They aren't perfect, but they are perfect for me.I have my Bachelors in psychology and have worked with troubled teenagers for about 4 years. I'm very passionate about teaching people how to communicate more effectively so they can improve their relationships. Learning these skills has liberated me and created more harmony with the people I love. I believe that strong women create strong families and strong families create a strong community. So I am dedicated to empowering women to live their full potential. On a less serious note...I love, love, love to dance party! I have no shame and will dance just about anywhere. Most recently I have danced in the aisles of grocery stores, at a bowling alley, in multiple parking lots, on a couch or two, and always in my car. And because I wish life was more like a musical...sometimes I sing my sentences. Life is hard enough, so I make everything as fun as I can. When in doubt, dance it out.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Utah I was indoctrinated with the LDS teachings from birth. I'm consistently accused of being brainwashed. I'm 29 years old and not one person is forcing me to be a mormon. Bottom line, I'm a mormon because there is no other place where I have felt more peace. I cannot deny the ultimate power of the Atonement of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I've received comfort in my darkest hours and have felt complete joy in the simple, beautiful things life has to offer. I know God hears every single one of my prayers whether they are offered while I'm out for a run, kneeling on my bed, driving to work, sweating through yoga, pondering while at church or dancing in the rain. He has laid out a plan of happiness for all of His children and when I follow that plan, my joy knows no bounds. He has given me a myriad of tools to get through this life and to pass with flying colors. And He has been there every step of the way. I know He always will be. Being a mormon is teaching me to see myself as a gorgeous daughter of my Father in Heaven. It doesn't matter what my G.P.A. is, how many friends I have on Facebook, what honors I receive or how many things I can accomplish in a day, I am a beautiful person who is valuable and good, just because I am. I don't have to earn that worth, it already exists. Knowing this, I hold my head high through every challenge life throws at me.

How I live my faith

I attend the greatest singles ward in Arizona and I have the honor and privilege to teach Relief Society and to teach a marriage and communication sunday school class to the single adults in my ward. Both of these callings allow me to utilize my education and work experience and combine it with my first passion, the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am dedicated to empowering the girls in my ward to see themselves as beautiful daughters of God who deserve respect. I am also dedicated to teaching young single adults how to communicate more effectively in order to promote more successful marriages. I live my faith by looking for beauty in everything around me and by embracing everything life has to offer, good and bad. I look for opportunities to grow and nothing can get me down. I was married to a man for 3 years. He is a valuable person who makes choices I cannot live with because of their detrimental consequences I survived those dark years because I drew upon the strength of my Savior. Leaving my husband was the hardest thing I had ever done. Many people expected me to leave the church after my divorce, but it has only reinforced my witness that God lives and loves every single one of His kids. He heals us through His mercy and grace, if only we will let him. I still believe in marriage and believe that through God, all things are possible. I am living witness of that power and because of that knowledge, I reach out to my human family and am constantly on the lookout for chances to comfort and bless the lives of those around me. No one deserves to struggle alone and I live my faith by committing to not letting anyone leave my presence without smiling a little, laughing off their heavy load or at least knowing they have a hand to hold when life gets hard.