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Hi I'm Mindi

I'm a part-time working mom of two boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married to my husband for almost four years. We have two boys. The oldest is two and the youngest is 18 months old. (yes, they are only 11 months apart) I love to read and I have recently started to love cooking, I'm no Martha Stewart, but I'm working on it. I work part time at a gym and full time as a mom and wife.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon gives me hope. It gives me the knowledge that even though this life is not perfect, if I strive to be the best I can be, the next life will be worth it. I feel parents today have a hard time knowing what to teach their children. Sin is too common that it almost feels pointless to teach otherwise. However, this gospel gives children (and adults) standards. It teaches them that it is imperative to live up to these standards, that these standards will bring them happiness...not temporary happiness, but ETERNAL happiness. That being said, it does not force these standards upon anyone, we can use our agency to obey or disobey. I can testify that living by these standards blesses my life beyond measure.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by working with the youth of our church; more specifically the 12-13 year old girls. We have weekly activities that we call "mutual" and meet together for an hour of our church on Sunday. I also visit other women of our church monthly to make sure that they are doing well and share a gospel message with them. Our church has countless service projects, from making blankets to collecting food for needy children, to creating hygiene kits for victims of natural disasters. One of the many things that I love about being a Mormon is the emphasis they have on serving others.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Mindi
Mormons are a lot more normal than people think, we just have a more traditional mentality. We are encouraged to get married and have families. Wives are encouraged to stay home and raise their children. This is not a commandment, the church understands that this is not always possible, they simply encourage it. Our kids can play sports, or take musical lessons, be in plays, and anything non-Mormons do. We are encouraged to set aside Monday nights to have "Family Home Evening" meaning that you spend the evening together as a family and typically have a gospel-centered lesson and then play games and have dessert together. We are encouraged to pray and read scriptures with our families daily. While we live a fairly normal lifestyle, we try hard to keep our lives Christ centered through prayer, scripture study, and service to others. Show more Show less