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Hi I'm Tasha

I write folk music. I grew up in Minnesota. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently an undergrad at Brigham Young University. I'm studying English, but I also love taking classes in Arabic, music, and sports. I just got married, and I have a folk band with my husband and a few of our friends. As you can already probably tell, I love to do way too many things, but I'm finally learning how to do the things I like while still making time to be sane and healthy.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home, but it has been much more recently that my true soul-searching on this topic began. Being a Mormon is sometimes very hard, but I always come back to the fact that this Gospel makes me extremely happy. The Church emphasizes families, love, service--all things that I know bring me joy. And on top of all that, I feel very blessed to know that I have a Heavenly Father who passionately cares about and loves me. He sent his son Jesus Christ so that every time I make a mistake, and every time that I feel alone or abandoned, I will have the comfort and redemptive power of the Atonement. That knowledge is absolutely amazing and has affected my life more than anything else.

How I live my faith

I'm a firm believer in the power of the internet as a force for good. There's a lot of wonderful stuff out there, but sometimes we get bogged down by all the negativity that we find. I try to live my faith by sharing my thoughts online--whether it be through blogging, Facebook, Twitter, or whatever. I also feel like there are a lot of great people out there doing the same thing, especially certain so-called "mommy bloggers." I am always trying to find ways to be more genuine in my faith. I don't want to share the Gospel just to check people off my list. I want to do it because I genuinely love the Gospel and because I genuinely love the people I am sharing with. So to whoever's reading this--I love you! And I want you to know what it is that makes me so happy.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Tasha
Pornography is such a hard issue. So many good, honest people are caught up in it and yet it's so easy to act like all people who suffer from an addiction are "evil." They are NOT. Pornography is evil. I feel that if the dialogue between parents and children--as well as church leaders and church members--were more open and understanding, we would be able to combat pornography much more effectively. We should not shame addicts into silence. That only makes the problem worse. I know from personal experience how lonely you can feel when you think you are the only person with your specific problems. Show more Show less