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Hi I'm Karen

I grew up in northern Canada. I'm the mother of four teenagers - and we still like each other. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to define myself as a shy person whose strengths were music & listening. Being a mother & being a Mormon has changed me & broadened my understanding of who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a convert to this church. When my step mom first brought me to church I could tell then, as an 8 yr old that it was different. I felt peaceful there. I learned things. Dad did not approve, however, so I had to wait 10 yrs before I could be baptized. Through those years, and ever since, I have always felt at home there. I think that is because I feel such peace there. I think that it is because I connect with the concept that I am from a Heavenly home - that I am a child of God.

How I live my faith

One of the cool things about being a Mormon is the opportunities to serve each other. I was terrified of speaking another language - until I completed a mission to Quebec conversant in French. All that shyness has been pushed aside over the years as I have tackled new skills at church - public speaking, teaching lessons, organizing dinners, leading the woman's auxiliary, organizing parties, and more. Just recently, in my middle age, I've started DJ'ing teen dances with my husband. I've discovered hidden talents and besides that it is just plain fun to put effort into something that brightens someone's else's life.

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

As a convert I can say Mormon women are incredible. They are the most capable women I have met. The many, many opportunities to serve & lead within the church organization create women of tremendous talent. In addition the gospel principles taught by our church give them confidence in who they are. Men & women make a wonderful team when they work together. This is a principle we see in the church organization and in our homes. Show more Show less