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Hi I'm Marla

I'm a wife and a mother of 3. I'm a high school music teacher. I'm learning to be a ballroom dancer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a fantastic husband of 24 years and 3 wonderful kids. I grew up in a musical household, and when my children were small I taught piano lessons in my home. After my children got in school, I went back to college myself and got a degree in music education. I now spend each day teaching music to high school students. I love being able to interact and create music with teenagers. In my spare time, I'm learning ballroom dancing. This new hobby is helping me show my love of music through another avenue.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of faithful Mormon families. However, as a teenager, I questioned the truth of the gospel. I came to know for myself, through prayer and the witness of the Holy Ghost that my Heavenly Father knows me, and loves me. I came to know that Jesus Christ did indeed love me so much he was willing to go through the agony of Gethsemane and the cross so that I could live with him and my Father again. I also am a Mormon, because I know that we can learn more about our Father and the Savior Jesus Christ through the scriptures, both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. As I have read and studied both books, I know that they are both the word of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing my talents with those around me, in both church and non-church settings. I live my faith by teaching 10 and 11 year old boys each Sunday more about the scriptures and about Jesus Christ. I live my faith every day by trying to show the love that I know God has for me to the people I interact with daily.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is a code of health. Following it's principles helps us to be healthy and remain free from addictions. The gift of agency--or the ability to choose--is a gift our Heavenly Father values highly. If we become addicted to a substance, we lose that ability to choose. As we work to keep our body clean and pure, it also keeps our spirits free from things that would prevent us from making good choices. Show more Show less