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Hi I'm Lisa

I live in Colorado. I love food. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm originally from southern California and moved to Colorado a couple of years ago. I have always loved food, I love to eat and cook. Additionally, I am a science nerd, so it made sense that I became a dietitian. I currently work with children and adolescent boys and girls with eating disorders. It is challenging and rewarding work. Outside of my excessive love for food and science I have pretty normal interests. I love the outdoors...camping, biking, hiking, and swimming, so Colorado has been the perfect place. I also play volleyball regularly, love to watch and quote movies, and like nothing better than spending time with my family (generally doing one of the above mentioned activities).

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon, and have never doubted it's principles. But at some point in life you have to find out for yourself whether or not it is true. I have studied and prayed regularly and I know that this is Christ's church; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides the fullness of the Gospel. I know I have a loving Heavenly Father and Savior. The knowledge I have gained as a member of this faith gives great purpose and direction. I have experienced great joy, happiness, and peace through my faith and obedience to the teachings of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I currently work with the young women (ages 12-18) at church. Working with the youth is such an awesome experience. They are fun and outgoing, and have great strength. I love that I am a part of their journey through life. At work I am not able to talk about religion, but I do have the opportunity to teach young people about individual worth and the value we each possess, something people with eating disorders lose sight of. These principles are such important parts of the Gospel and I love sharing them with others.

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

Mormon women and strong, compassionate, charitable and kind. I know many people believe that Mormon women are viewed as "second class citizens" and inferior because we do not hold the priesthood. That could not be further from the truth. The women in the church are able to lead and direct without having the priesthood. We are given ample leadership opportunities, and I bet if you ask any Mormon women she will tell you she has plenty of responsibility and does not see the need for the additional responsibility that comes with holding the priesthood. I am a strong and independent women and I have never felt anything but love and respect from the men in the church. Show more Show less