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Hi I'm Brenda Griffin

I'm a Mormon. I'm a Wife. I'm a Mom. I'm a Grandmother. I'm a woman who's happy to be all these things!

About Me

My current "profession" is caregiver to my 87 year old Mother. I have been a caregiver for over 10 years now. Prior to my mother, I helped out my divorced dauther to raise my sweet grandaughter. I have a love of all things sewing. I have a degree in Clothing and Textiles from BYU. I wrote a book entitled, "Creative Pillowmaking", I have owned a commercial embroidery business, I have trained on commercial digitizing software, I have owned a quilt shop, and I have sewn just about anything and everything you can name! I love to quilt, embroider, cross stitch, smock, crazy patch, needlepoint, and will try anything new. I hope there will be sewing machines in heaven and that I will be the one sewing robes for the heavenly angels!!

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, for it teaches me all things I need to make me a better person. I love the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have spent my life trying to learn to become without guile, and have no more disposition to do evil, as I am taught in the scriptures. My favorite story in the New Testament is the one where Christ tells those who are stoning the harlot that ...he who is without sin can cast the first stone. It is so hard to "own" ones faults and not find fault with others. Only in the gospel can we learn these things so that we can overcome all that we struggle with in life. I am so grateful to have my scriptures to turn to. I am surrounded within this church with those who love and care for others and who strive to live good lives. THAT is why I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I currently serve in my Ward (congregation) as the Relief Society President. That means I have the responsibility to care for approx. 120 other women in my church community. It is overwhelming at times, to have this responsibility and I feel the weight of the expectations that I know my Heavenly Father has for me to watch over and take care of my sisters. But, I can tell you that through this opportunity to serve, I have truly found myself and know that it is only in this capacity, of giving of myself, that I find peace, understanding, and the true love of God.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Brenda Griffin
Husbands and wives in a Mormon home are as equally yoked as they can be! Many think that women are considered less than men in our faith. Nothing could be further from the truth. Women and men are equal partners with God in an eternal marriage. There are so many responsibilities in a family for the Mother and the Father, that they need to share in all things. When men and women in our church truly live what we are taught, they view their roles as specific to their gender, but equal in importance. This is as God would have it. Men lead in their families and women nurture and guide. Children need both examples of men who honor their faith and their wives, and women who respect their faith and their husbands! If they see these specific roles in everyday life at home, they will become well rounded human beings. Show more Show less

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Brenda Griffin
Mormon women generally dress very modestly. We are taught to respect our bodies as temples for our spirits. We believe that respect for your own body shows Heavenly Father that we honor Him who created our bodies. We wear dresses to church to show respect and reverence for the Sabbath day, which is the Lord's day. We prefer modest clothing for all occasions, and try to avoid immodest clothing. Mormon's celebrate all holidays that the country they live in celebrate. We believe in showing honor and respect to others, even if they believe differently than we do. Therefore, we will be respectful of any holiday that others celebrate. The two holidays with the most significance to us would defintely be Christmas and Easter, as they celebrate the birth, life, and death of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less