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Hi I'm Heather

I live in Arizona, I am the parent of an AVM survivor, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am not good at the about me sections. I collect postcards, watch scifi and trashy reality shows. I love to read. I crochet a little....while watching my trashy tv shows. I am a feminist. am the proud parent of two spunky kids, and have been married for nearly 13 years to a wonderful man.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in an LDS family. We weren't the most active family when I was a small child, but as I grew we became more so. It took until recently to stop going with the flow and asking myself why I am a Mormon. because at the core it resonates with me. I have been experiencing a crossroads, and felt shut down when I expressed my questions. Instead of walking out the door I got to basics and slowly sift and sort what is the true religion and what is simply culture and folk lore. I struggle, I get angry, and I beg God for understanding. Sometimes, "I don't know" is the answer. If it is sincere I can accept that.

How I live my faith

I don't have any callings in my ward. I do try to be a positive example. I try to live be example and welcoming to anyone that may have questions to ask me.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Heather
I don't know. It is an issue that many members, male and female, struggle with, including myself. I don't subscribe to the idea that pregnancy or motherhood equals the priesthood, nor do I agree with the idea that men need it to be better men. There is no offical reason given other than that is how the Lord has set it up. However, the Lord is not done speak Article of Fatih 9 tells us that God has yet to reveal many things. Who knows, perhaps one day the Priesthood will be open to all worthy members. In the same interview the above quote was pulled from, President Hinckley states as much. Women do hold leadership positions at all levels of the church governing children and teenage girls, and adult women, but do not operate autonomously and work under the direction of the priesthood. Show more Show less