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Hi I'm Brittney

I dream big, create things, run often and tease a lot. I'm just a regular person and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being outside, feeling the wind on my skin and reading good book. I married a brilliantly wise man who keeps me grounded and happy. My 3 young and adorable children help me grow, cry and smile. I recently cut the long hair I've had my whole life and donated it to cancer patients. I did this as a token of my support to my husband, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphona.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by loving parents who showed me by their example how to strive to live as Christ would. I relied on my trust in them and their testimonies for much of my young life and strove to build my own foundation of faith bit by bit, trial by trial, through my teenage and young adult years. I continue to practice my faith and build up my testimony of Jesus the Christ because I can see that His church has a good effect on my life. I like the potential I see in myself and I hope to continue and make progress as I grow older.

How I live my faith

I try and live my faith every day through small decisions to act like Christ. I don't always choose well, but I can feel an overall sense of progress. I currently teach the adult women of the Church for 45 minutes one Sunday a month. I LOVE doing this. I spend a little bit of time every day reading and preparing and thinking of the individual people in my class. I also try to be a good neighbor.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Brittney
Women don't hold the Priesthood because that is the way God has it organized. We each have different roles to fulfill much like players on a team. Each position is valued and important and contributes to the success of the team. Success in this case being every individual's progression to become Christ-like. Serving as a Priesthood holder gives men a chance to develop certain characteristics that help them become more like Christ - like humility, and paying attention to then caring for the needs of others (Charity). One does not need to hold the Priesthood to develop these and other essential characteristics or to participate fully in all the blessings having God's Priesthood on Earth provides. Men may act as a "light switch operator" but everyone in the room can equally enjoy the light's warmth and sweetness. Women have many opportunities to lead in the church across the whole range of positions, equally challenging as the men's opportunities with similar titles, through the Relief Society, Primary, and Young Women organizations. Also, when coupled as a husband and wife, each spouse has the opportunity to help the other fulfill their individual position. Show more Show less