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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a professor and a marriage and family therapist by trade, but my favorite titles are daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I bake to relieve my stress, and I run sometimes to make up for all the baking. I am passionate about reading, and I would some day like to write a book, if I can ever figure out what to write. I also love college football and karaoke, and, oddly, Broadway musicals.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't have a great story of how I found the church. I was born to parents who were already Mormon. But I am now 30 years old, and I have been choosing to be a Mormon now for many years. I chose to be a Mormon when I was eight years old and made the decision to be baptized. I remember feeling, even as an eight year old kid, that what I was doing was acceptable to God. I didn't understand why at that time, but the older I get, the more evidence I have for why it is right. I read the Book of Mormon, and I feel the truthfulness of its words, and I see the evidence for following the words in the comfort and peace I feel in my life. My life has not gone perfectly by my own or anyone else's standards, but I know that God loves me, and that He has a plan for me. I feel these truths most when I am attending church and reading the scriptures. As a therapist, I am fascinated by how people change. While I believe change can happen in numerous ways, the most lasting changes I have seen people make in their lives have been a result of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have seen that happen as I have watched people I love recognize truth and become Mormons.

How I live my faith

In my church, more often than not, I have been a teacher, whether that has been a teacher of a class, or as someone who visits others to share a message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love opportunities to share with others what I know to be true, and love to be in places where I can hear other people share what they know. I have lived in places away from my family, and I have enjoyed the opportunities I have had to create family among my community. I have come to depend on the love and support of other Mormons, and I have been part of many events in which people stepped up to help others in the community, whether they were Mormon or not.