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Hi I'm Lauren

I have a degree in Religious Studies. I'm a convert from California. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very outgoing and adventurous home. I was always encouraged to explore and give into my curiosities. As a family, we traveled often and I was able to see the world. My questions were never answered with "Because I said so" and I craved knowledge. After getting my degree in Religious Studies, my desire to learn continued. In that mindset I met the missionaries and converted to this gospel. I am wildly in love with my husband and our brand new baby girl. I love spending time with my friends but also enjoying alone time with a book. My family is the best a girl could ask for, I'm blessed to have them. I enjoy doing crafts, reading online blogs, baking delicious treats, and trying new fashions. I always enjoy a challenge and am up for an adventure - anyone want to go skydiving?? This gospel has changed my life and I have never been happier. I'm proud to say: I'm a Mormon!!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because this gospel provides me with extensive knowledge about who I am, where I come from, what this mortal experience is all about, how I can be most happy, what my purpose is, what happens after this life, and the list goes on. I feel like I am able to tap into a resource of unlimited knowledge about those things that are most important and vital. Being a Mormon has helped me become a better person. I think more about what I am doing, saying, wearing, thinking, etc. and how that effects me and those around me. I'm a Mormon because it makes me HAPPY and brings me JOY.

How I live my faith

I live my faith but loving everyone around me. Christ's example was one of how to treat each other and how to love one another and I try my absolute best to live my faith but exemplifying Christ like behavior. I live my faith by connecting with those who may feel lonely and befriending them. I used to think friendships were about quality vs. quantity. Now I live my faith by remembering having BOTH quality and quantity is the goal.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Lauren
Mormon church services are AMAZING. The primary focus is on the sacrament meeting. It is held on Sundays at various times and lasts a little over an hour. We sign songs together, we pray together, and after the congregations partakes of the sacrament we are able to hear talks from various church members. Each week the assigned speakers are different and they have different topics which they have been inspired to speak about. I love that we are able to teach each other and that the Lord trusts us to know one another well enough to speak to one another about what we need to hear at a particular point in time. Visitors are definitely welcome to come to one of these services - children can come too! Show more Show less

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

Lauren
Mormon women are fantastic people. I have been showered with ridiculous amounts of love by Mormon women. They have a special ability to sense when something is wrong and have a keen knack of knowing how to care for others or knowing what words to say to comfort you or what scripture to reference in hopes of lifting your spirit. It has been said that the work of angels is given to women. I can definitely testify to that. Mormon men and women are equally important and vital to Heavenly Father's mission and purpose. We are equal in worth and our value is the same in His eyes. By design, we have unique roles and abilities that allow us to take care of each other and our families. We are taught that men are to watch over and protect while women are to be nurturers. I see masculine and feminine qualities that align with this gospel teaching and think that Heavenly Father's divine design is absolute perfection. It is important for all to remember though that differences do not make one better than the other. Men and women must respect each other, love one another, and be unified together. Show more Show less