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Hi I'm Emily

I am a wife, a stay-at-home mother of five, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up knowing that having a college education was very important. Everyday when I left for school my dad would say "work hard". I did work hard and eventually got a master's degree in physical therapy and became a licensed therapist. Soon my husband and I were expecting a baby. After my son was born I had to decide if I was going to go back to work or stay at home with him full time. I knew that being a mother was the best and most important job. I chose to stay home. Though it was a very difficult decision to make I knew it was the right one. Five children and seventeen years later I have not regretted it. I do what is required to keep my physical therapy license but for now the only therapy I do is on my own kids, friends and neighbors.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were contacted by the LDS missionaries before I was born. Though they were both strong Lutherans the received witness from the Holy Ghost that what the missionaries taught them was true. They were baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and were committed to living the the gospel. That act of faith has richly blessed my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been the center of my life since I was born. It is a factor in all my decisions and activities. It is the reason for my happiness and the hope I have. I know that Jesus lives and that he loves me as he loves everyone. He has taught us the way to live and be happy. It is because of him that there is hope for everyone. He has made it possible for all to repent and be forgiven and return to live with him again some day.

How I live my faith

I love the Lord and am willing to serve Him however I am needed. In the Church I serve the children ages 18 months - 12 years. I teach them and sing with them on Sundays. I also have three ladies that I go to visit each month to teach them a gospel message and to help them as they need it. I study the scriptures and pray each day privately and with my family. As a family we get together once a week and have a fun night learning the gospel. We attend church as a family each week. Together with my husband, I am trying to raise our children to be righteous, upstanding citizens who will hopefully help make the world a better place.

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

Emily
Mormon women are strong, capable, nurturing women who seek to be educated and informed. They love their husbands and work side by side with them to raise strong families who love the Lord. Mothers and fathers have different, but equally important roles. Men and women compliment each other, not compete with each other. Show more Show less