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Hi I'm Emily

I love sociology, vegetarian cooking, and giving birth at home... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college graduate. I'm married to my best friend. I have two crazy but cute kids. I love running, travelling and cooking. I enjoy reading non-fiction books, especially about nutrition, childbirth and social issues.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is through The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints that I have come to know and love my Savior Jesus Christ. I love the message found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon to seek after Charity, the pure love of Christ. It is my life goal to have Charity and Christ's image engraved on my countenance.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Christ's teachings of loving others, mourning with those who mourn and avoiding judgement of others. I strive to follow God's will for me and I find comfort daily in the amazing gift of the atonement.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Emily
If we have faith in Christ then we will apply his teachings to the relationships in our lives. By loving and serving those around us as Jesus taught we will strengthen our friendships and marriages. Show more Show less

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

Emily
There is large diversity within the women of Mormon faith.. these women vary in political affiliation, career choices, education, hobbies and talents, relationship status, amount of children, and appearance. The one thing that binds them all together is a love of Jesus Christ. Mormons believe that men and women are equal in God's eyes. All of us, regardless of gender, are entitled to the blessings of the atonement and to receive personal revelation through prayer. In the Book of Mormon it states that the Lord "inviteth them all to come unto him and partake of his goodness; and he denieth none that come unto him, black and white, bond and free, male and female; and he remembereth the heathen; and all are alike unto God, both Jew and Gentile." (2 Nephi 26: 33) Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Emily
We believe in it! Without the gift of Grace from our Savior we acknowledge that no one could dwell in the presence of God. Show more Show less

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

Emily
Modesty and Chastity are both principles relating to our divinity as sons and daughters of Heavenly Parents. We show respect to ourselves and to our Creator when we do not draw undue attention to ourselves and instead seek to glorify God in our body, and in our spirit. We show that same respect when we reserve physical intimacy for marriage. Parents could teach their children modesty through example. And as Joseph Smith taught, they can "teach correct principles and let them govern themselves." Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

Emily
Since there are so many known conservative mormons, I could see why someone might believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorses the Republican party, however this is not officially the case. The Church does not endorse political candidates or parties and we are counseled to be involved with whatever political party that most resonates with our individual beliefs. Both major political parties in the U.S. have principles compatible with the gospel, although I personally am more attracted to the ideals of the Democratic party. Mormons can be found all along the political spectrum. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Emily
I should hope not! As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we believe that we are all sons and daughters of Heavenly Parents and therefore we should do all we can to help our brothers and sisters. I know that the institutional church is involved in humanitarian aid throughout the world and individual members strive to serve and lift their neighbors, friends and communities, regardless of religious affiliation. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Emily
We don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol because it is part of the Word of Wisdom. The Word of Wisdom is a principle with a promise that was revealed to Joseph Smith. I personally love the Word of Wisdom because when I try to follow the recommendations in it (adding lots of whole grains to my diet, eating fruits and vegetables seasonally, and avoiding meat) I feel great and have the energy to enjoy life. Show more Show less