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Hi I'm Christie

I am proud to be an American. I love being a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am blessed to be able to have my dream job of being a mother/ homemaker. I have two beautiful little girls and I get to spend my days teaching and playing with them. Taking care of my little family is the most important thing in my life and I am grateful for a husband that supports my choice to be a homemaker. Family is very important to me and I enjoy living close to my extended family. Game nights are one of my most favortie things to do to pass the time. I also love to read, especailly historical fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church and grew up in a home where family and faith were very much a part of my life. I understood that I was a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loved me and it made sense to me because I had an earthly father who did too. Middle school was when I realized that not everyone was like me. There were a lot of people who made weird comments to me about my church and who asked a lot of questions trying to change my mind. One of my first jobs was working in a Christian bookstore where I was not considered to be Christian like the people who shopped there. There were a few people who took it upon themselves to save me from my beliefs by showing me errors, criticizms and false doctrine. I was hurt and offended at first by these people that were so against something so important to me. I didn't know how to respond to these things or what was true or not. I decided to find out for myself. I looked at the sources of all my information. I read the scriptures and I asked questions to learn more. Most importantly I prayed and asked Heavenly Father to let me know what to do. My prayers were answered and I found out for myself that I belong to the Church of JESUS CHRIST and it is setup under His directions and authority. I couldn't find another church that had the priesthood or taught about personal revelation. I know that a loving Father in Heaven would want us to have the tools we needed to return to Him and to have a good life here on earth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only one that offers those. I am a Mormon because Mormons have all the tools.

How I live my faith

The Savior taught of serving others and loving each other. Most importantly He taught by example. Throughout my life I have had many opportunities to serve others. Most of those came from working in different positions in the church. I have spent time working in the women's organization, the Relief Society, and have loved helping each other grow closer to the Savior through service activities. I believe that fellowshiping each other is a great way to live what we learn. As a child I was taught that I am a child of God and so I wanted to be good. As a young woman I learned that I had a divine nature and that really hit me. I was the daughter of a Heavenly Father and He knew me personally and loved me. Not only me but each person I came in contact with. That knowledge helps me with all my interactions with others. The happiest times in my life have been when I was actively working to become like Christ. Those times include reading the Book of Mormon, listening to good uplifting music and sharing with others the things I know to be true. I try to live my daily life in a way that shows others that I am trying to be like Jesus. I am not always good at it but the more I ponder and pray and the closer I get to my Father in Heaven the happier I am.

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

As a Mormon woman I find that there isn't an equality between men and women. We are different by grand design. We each have a natural role to play, each is needed to have a successful partnership and family. Women in the church are encouraged and taught how valuable they are as a mother and nurturer. When you understand how important the family is to God's plan or just how important strong families are to our society you see that a woman's most important role is a mother. Nothing can be more rewarding than to be able to teach and care for your family. I am so grateful to be part of a church that encourages that. Show more Show less