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Hi I'm Allysa

I'm a wife, mother, certified massage therapist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a husband Marshall and 2 boys Luke and Logan. I have a wonderful life and I love being a wife and mother. In addition to that I am a Certified Massage Therapist. This is something I enjoy and it's relaxing.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church my entire life. It's a part of me and it's the reason why I am the person that I am today. I love the blessings that come from being a faithful member of the church. The thing I am most grateful for is that my family is eternal. After I die I know I will be with them forever and we will will never again be separated! We gain this blessing as we enter the temple. I love the temple and the sweet spirit I feel when I go. I'm grateful for sacred covenants that I have made with the Lord and for how they bless and improve my life. As a teenager I was so grateful for the standards of e church. There are a lot of temptations as a teenager the drinking, drugs, premarital sex, etc. I saw many of my friends and classmates falling into these traps. I saw the sadness,heartache, and remorse. I choose to follow the standards of the church and choose to do none of those things. I am grateful I had the support system of my family and the church to choose to follow what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. I believe with all of my heart that we have modern day revelation from our Father in heaven. I believe that he appeared to Joseph Smith and gave him the plates to translate which we have now The Book of Mormon. We have a prophet on the earth today President Thomas S Monson who receives modern day revelation from our Heavenly Father. I believe that, "this life is the time for man to prepare to meet God." I believe that modern day revelation helps us to prepare for that wonderful day, I feel the spirit when I hear the words of church leaders. I believe that this church has the fulness of the gospel! I live it and love it with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

We have "callings" in the church. This means places we serve each other. Right now I am in the Relief Society this organization is for the women in the church ages 18 and older. The purpose of Relief Society is to administer to the women in our church. Our motto is: "charity never faileth." I love serving with the women and love how it is a sisterhood! We truly do care and love for one another. I have in the past worked with the Young Womens organization. This is for girls ages 12-18. I love this program it molded me as a teenager, and helped me to grow as an adult working with these wonderful girls. The youth in this world today face a lot of adversity and it's amazing how they take a stand for right. I have also worked in the primary which is for the children in the church. The children are amazing as well...what sweet spirits. Luke my oldest loves primary and his wonderful leaders/teachers. He knows he is loved in there! We all work together we are a family unit. We all rely upon each other, it really is wonderful.

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

Allysa
Mormon women are just like any other women. We are happy, we have families, careers, worries, hardships, love, and so many things to offer the world. I'm a wife, I have the two most wonderful little boys, I'm stay at home mom & I love it, & I'm a massage therapist. I chose to stay home with my boys because I wanted to be the major influence in their lives. I love the decision I made with my husband to do this. It's a busy busy sometimes exhausting job but I love it! My husband & I have been married for 6 years we look forward to the day when we can finally go on our honeymoon! We really make a great team Marshall is really good at finding ways to make me laugh even when I'm in a bad mood. I'm a massage therapist & I still do it but on the side, right now my main focus is to be home with my boys & any other children that come our way. When I am done raising them I want to start my own business. Mormon women are just like other women we have love, hopes, dreams, disappointments, etc. But we have each other to rely on also. We have the Relief Society an organization of women in our church. When I don't know what do do in a situation I know there is someone in the Relief Society who can help give me advice because they have been through it. It's nice to have women old and young to talk to, to get though some of the curve balls and funny moments in life. It's nice to have an entire network of women to talk to with your same core beliefs and values. Show more Show less

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

Allysa
Modesty is something that I have grown up believing in with all of my heart. I was always taught to dress in ways that were appropriate and not revealing. When you choose to dress modestly and keep yourself properly covered you will attract those who share the same values as you do. I believe that when you dress a certain way you will bring in a certain spirit. I also believe that the way you dress will also affect you in the language you use and the conversations you have during your day. It all starts with how you prepare and present yourself. I believe if you are choosing to dress in a manner which is approiate, speak in ways that invite or keep the spirit with you it will have an effect on not only your life but on the lives of those around you. My body is a sacred temple given to me by Heavenly Father. We were all created in His image it is our responisbility to treat our bodies with the reverence they deserve. My parents always taught me by example how to dress and speak modestly. I am so grateful for that! Show more Show less