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Hi I'm Stephanie

I love extreme sports and try as many as I can. I seek adventure but also peace. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm probably that person you see running in the morning because she's late for the bus, or the one looking really embarrassed when you catch her singing along to her car stereo or, just as likely, the one in the electronics store trying to figure out the latest technology who then shrugs her shoulders and walks out because there'll be new stuff next week anyway. I grew up in a big family here in Queensland and am really just an everyday young woman. I have tonnes of interests and want to learn about everything. I returned to Australia about a year ago from serving a mission for our church in Italy. Since then I've been working full-time in admin and planning on at university next year. I particularly love and play soccer. I love to travel but I still call Australia home. I live with my little brother and I'm trying not to be the nag when it's his turn to clean. I love to meet new people - to learn about them and from them and what made them who they are or who they want to be. I've been very fortunate to have had a good life so far. I love to share with people what I can to make their lives great too :)

Why I am a Mormon

Sure, being a Mormon is how I grew up but it's what I've chosen to continue to be. The rest of the world taught me what life is like without religion but my family helped me to have a truly informed decision and taught me what life is like with it. My parents taught me that God is real, that He is our heavenly father and He loves us. That our lives have a purpose and that we are not here by happen-stance. That each of us has a great potential and that we can return to live with God. They also taught me how to find out for myself whether what they were teaching me was true - they taught me how to pray to God and ask Him if it was true. I know that God answers the questions of every sincere prayer. He has answered mine more times than I can count. It's hard to adequately describe all that I feel about being a "Mormon", so if you have any questions about me or my beliefs please don't hesitate to ask :)

How I live my faith

I believe that it's the little things that make the biggest difference in our lives. I try to live what I believe every day. Things like praying and reading the scriptures every day and going to church on Sunday are the main ways in which we come closer to God. When we think that there is no God or that He is far away from us it is because we don't do these small things that bring us closer to Him. He wants to be a part of our lives - He is our Heavenly Father. I'm not perfect, and it's not looking like it'll be in the near future, but I know that through the help of God and Jesus Christ that I can change - that we all can - that everyone can find that perfect happiness and satisfaction in life that I know we're all searching for. This is the basics of how I try to live what I know and believe. Other than that, at church I'm responsible in for assisting the head of the women's organisation in my area and I teach a class of people looking at becoming missionaries for our church.

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

Stephanie
The first line of a passage that we recite frequently during our teenage years is that "we are daughters of our Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love Him". We strongly believe this to be true. If one knows this to be true then thoughts and actions consistent with this knowledge follow. Any woman, not just Mormon women, who remembers this understands that when things happen in life that there IS a way to overcome and to find happiness even during the hard times. Men and women are EQUAL in the sight of God - but that doesn't mean we are the SAME. God gave women gifts and responsibilities that men do not have and we should celebrate this. Show more Show less