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Hi I'm Taylor

I was raised in Las Vegas. I'm a history major who hopes she can make the world a better place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a history major with a minor in psychology. I love to read, play the piano, sing, and talk with my friends and family. I try to do the right thing, and hope that I am on the right path for my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I am happiest when I am following his gospel. I had a time in my life where I wasn't doing the things that I was supposed to be doing. When I realized that I just wasn't happy, I decided to try going back to church and reading the Book of Mormon. When I read it all the way through for the first time, I knew that I had been happier in that few months than I had previously been.

How I live my faith

I love going to church, because the community there is just so great. I go to a ward of young single adults. They are mostly young men and women from my university. As they are in the same parts of life that I am, they help me a lot with the things that I struggle with. I love having discussions with the people in my ward and in my school community about my faith.

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

Taylor
As a Mormon woman, I feel I have some authority to answer this question. :) Most of the women I've met in the church are very friendly, kind, loving people. They care deeply for their families and for everyone they meet. These women have immense self-respect. They do not bow down to pressures, either from peers or from the men they are in relationships with. Equality in a marriage is often talked about, but I believe that an even bigger issue is equality in the world. The Church believes that it is important that young women feel equal to young men. There is in no way a message sent that young women need to dedicate their lives to finding a husband. That's the man's job, too! :) The LDS church definitely believes in the equality of men and women. We know that both of these, the Lord's creations, are of immense value to Him and His eternal purpose. We believe that husband and wife should be unified in the upbringing of their children and in the running of the household. We do not believe that a woman's place is in the kitchen, nor in the bedroom. The woman's place is as co-director of her family and house, alongside her husband. Show more Show less