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Hi I'm Tanjagay Martin

I grew up in the church and as a navy brat. I'm married to my husband and have 2 children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the opportunity to be at home with my teenage daughter who is busy with her Jiu Jitsu training and YW and school. I am remarried going on 10 years and was sealed 8 years ago. I grew up in a multi-cultral home, and in the church, attending all four years of seminary, playing sports, piano lessons and then attending a year at Ricks College.My dad is a retired Naval Officer, which gave me the opportunity to live in different places and meeting different people. I have a sister who is ten years younger than me, so I pretty much grew up an only child. I was previously married and have a son and daughter and two step children. I have a great sense of humor and love to be around people who can make me laugh. I am very upfront and wont say anything behind your back that I wouldn't say to your face. I like to surround myself with honest and positive people. I like to talk , alot. I believe I was given the gift to gab from my dad. My mother is half Japanese , quarter Chinese and quarter Hawaiian. For a small women, she sure made a big impact in my life. My parents have been married over 40 years and I was lucky to have such a good influence to grow up around. I look back on my years of high school with seminary, school honor grad, sports practices and then games, each day after day ...I couldn't have done it if I didn't have parents who set expectations and church standards for me to be able to achieve successes and accept losses.

Why I am a Mormon

In 2 Nephi it talks about there being opposition in all things. For me, I relate that to my life being raised in the gospel and things seemed easy. I had my parents who made it look so easy to live worthily and work through difficult times. When I wasn't living a worthy life, I was so unhappy, things never seemed to pan out how I hoped.

How I live my faith

I think that I experienced both difficult challenges and overcame obstacles to make me appreciate other people and their trials. I know we live in a world that has so many temptations for the youth.. I taught 12-13year olds in Sunday School and enjoyed it. I admire their faithfullness in a world where temptations are infront of them constantly. I truley believe that they were meant to be here in these times. I see my own daughter and how she is so much more developed spiritually, academically than I was at her age

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

Tanjagay Martin
Women who are Mormon are like any other women that you might meet but with something extra. Like a pizza with all the toppings. Yes we wear makeup, yes we can style our hair, and yes we do believe in being presentable with modest clothing that can still be attractive, stylish and fun. I have a family with step children and children of my own. To raise children from another home takes consistency and backing up eachother. The gospel sets those guidelines. It's black and white, you do in your family as if the Lord lived next door to you as your neighbor. It doesn't mean trials wont occur, but stregnth is in numbers with the whole family as a support, not each one for them selves. Like military men and their motto,,,No one gets left behind. Why wouldn't a family do the same? To be lonely is sad and if there are grudges....let those go today ..right now. It's never too late. This is what this lifetime is for...to perfect our imperfections together as a whole family unit....No one gets left behind. Show more Show less