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Hi I'm Sherry

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, mom of ten kids, blended family, a grandmother and a great-grandmother. I'm a cancer survivor.

About Me

I love to do gardening, cooking , reading historical novels and mysteries. As our family was growing up we would go camping, we had a boat and loved water skiing at Lake Powell as well as exploring. Winter was our skiing family activity. Our family enjoyed travel and learning about other cultures. I worked as an executive assistant in oil and gas exploration and as a legal assistant in a large insurance company for a combined period over 35 years. My husband worked overseas after our children were older, so I would travel to many different countries to meet him. We traveled all over Europe and I enjoyed their history and culture. We lived in the United Arab Emirates for a year and I loved that country and people. We also lived in Japan for a year and it was wonderful. Everywhere we have traveled the people are so kind and helpful.

Why I am a Mormon

Raising a family is work, but having the gospel of Jesus Christ and all the many friends working in the church in different organizations helped teach me and our children to be kinder, more loving toward each other and seek learning from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ. Our family was raised to love this country, to honor other religions, to be contributors of society to love each other. I first gained a love for the scriptures by reading, studying, pondering and praying about the things I had read. I grew to love Joseph Smith and his many sacrifices for this restored church. I taught my family as I was learning and working in different organizations. I prayed about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and I received an answer, so I know that it is a holy book that I cannot deny. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are serving in our Family History Center every week and some of the time we are serving twice a week. I have enjoyed getting to know my ancestors in a very personal way. I would invite everyone to know, to learn of the sacrifices that our parents, grandparents made so we could live in this blessed land. We served in Europe for 36+ months as missionaries and loved the work and people. In the past when my children were young I worked with the young children in the organization of the church called Primary. Later I taught the Young Women of our church and loved their energy and faith. Many of our children served as missionaries in foreign countries and worked hard to teach faith, repentance and baptism. Our families have been blessed because of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teachings and a prophet of God who leads and guides us. We receive guidance from him monthly if we read our church magazine called the Ensign.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We love our children and try hard to keep in touch by calling, e-mailing and visiting. We have a family reunion every other year. We sing "Families Will Be Together Forever" and understand about our commitment to strive to repent of small things in our life so we can return to our Father in Heaven. We love to go to the temple and perform sacred ordinances and have been sealed so that we can live together in eternity. The temple is a sacred place where you can go and forget day tp day problems. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

In our family we tried to teach modesty by example as well as dressing our girls in modest dresses and bathing suites. This did not seem to be as much of a problem for your boys. We would have family home evenings on language and what not to say if the improper language occurred. We taught that dressing modestly and using language if we were around our prophet we would not be embarrassed. We tried hard to stress that our bodies are a temple and we should keep them clean until marriage. Show more Show less