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Hi I'm Elisabeth

I have a blue bike. I love french. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate. I am a mother. I love music, running, biking, laughing, family, days off of school, and especially my husband!

Why I am a Mormon

I have had the great privilege of being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints my entire life. My parents taught me well what the Lord expects from His devoted children and I have tried my best to keep those standards throughout my life. I remember when I started wondering if I had a testimony. I was a freshman in college, living away from home for the first time. If I was going to continue doing all these things, I needed to know for myself. I didn't have a single moment when it all of a sudden hit me "THIS IS TRUE!" But I did have a moment where I realized that, I had known the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true for a long time. People talk about the spirit as "a voice of peace." I thought a lot about that "peaceful" voice I was supposed to feel. It dawned on me one evening while I was just doing my regular daily scripture study, that the peace I was looking for wasn't going to "wash over me" like a wave of spiritual revelation. That peace that I had been looking for was just a part of my life. When I read the Book the Mormon, I don't wonder if what I'm reading is true. I have always just assumed (for lack of a better word) that it is true and that I need to learn everything I can from its words. That is why I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon because I know that happiness and fulfillment come to ME when I am studying and living by the teachings of Jesus Christ and His servants, modern and ancient.

How I live my faith

I feel like the biggest way I try to live my faith is by small things every single day. I read my scriptures and pray daily. I attend church and try to fulfill my calling regularly. But I also try to love people a little bit better every day. I try to see the good in the world a little bit more every day--because doing those things help me to feel and share the love of my Savior Jesus Christ. And that brings me happiness.

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

Elisabeth
The doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints proclaims that men and women are completely equal, and that husbands and wives should work together as completely equal partners. Our doctrine also declares that there are divine roles that men and women have been given. In a family, fathers are to preside and mothers are to nurture. There are many Mormon women who choose to be mothers. This is not because Mormon women are discouraged from pursuing education or careers, or because they have nothing else to offer. This is because Mormon women understand that in life and throughout Eternity, family is the most important thing, and the thing that brings the most fulfillment. Our world tells us that we cannot possibly be equal unless we are the same. Our Heavenly Father tells us that each gender has been given unique, equally crucial responsibilities. The differences between men and women are designed so that we can work together to create a complete whole. Each gender has always needed and always will need the other. Show more Show less