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Hi I'm Rita Bills

I'm the only girl in my family of origin. I'm a mother of eight, a grandmother of 14, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My youngest daughter and I graduated from college together in 2011--I completed many of my classes on-line. I am studying French. I read some of the books my grandchildren are reading, so we can talk about them. I usually exercise every day but Sunday, because fitness is important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Book of Mormon, and I read from it every day. My prayers about it brought the sweet assurance of the Spirit that the book is true. It teaches me about Christ and helps me to become more like Him. I love my family and hope to live with them and my Father in Heaven and my Savior forever. I have felt God's love for me and for His other children. Keeping the standards of the Church has helped me to act with integrity and to be trusted by other people. I share what I believe because I know that keeping God's commandments brings us peace and happiness.

How I live my faith

I'm friendly and I smile a lot, because I believe in people and I like to help them be happy. I teach an adult Sunday school class and sing in the church choir. I help my neighbors and share information on healthy living and building stronger family relationships. My husband and I shovel snow for neighbors who need that help.

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

Rita Bills
Mormon women have diverse skill sets, like women everywhere. They are individual, unique, intelligent, kind, humorous, and all kinds of beautiful! They love their families and, with their husbands, put their best efforts into raising their children. And they look after each other. Young and old, married and single, from a wide range of backgrounds and interests, they become great friends as they develop their talents and live up to their roles as daughters of God. We absolutely believe in equality with men in our marriages and families, our Church responsibilities, and everything else. Though we see our roles and responsibilities as different from men's, husband and wife love, respect, help and complement each other and share in the work and decision-making in our homes. Show more Show less