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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a musician, a dancer, a writer, a dreamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah, living within the same general tri-city area and I absolutely love it here. I quote movies and books (I wait for the opportune moment), I can come up with metaphors and similes for daily life experiences and I dance in the pouring rain every chance I get. Music is my life, and I spend the majority of my time doing something that involves it. I also spend a fair amount of time reading. I tend to draw pleasure out of the simpler things in life and I try to share the joy I feel. I have a few awards that the world would recognize, but I feel that my biggest and best achievements are putting smiles on faces and making others laugh, especially when it comes to children. I have two dreams that are the center of my life: The first is to have a career in counseling, especially in children's counseling. Second, the most important overall, is to marry a worthy priesthood holder in the temple for time and all eternity and to have a family with him, and raise my children to know the wonderful truth of this gospel.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have been inactive since before I was born, and while they tried, we lacked a strong foundation in our home. It was thanks to my grandparents on my mother's side that I started going to church at all. I regularly went with them when I was younger, got baptized and learned the doctrine and principles. When I was about fourteen, my parents stopped me from going to church with my grandparents as frequently and said that I could go alone to the ward nearby. It was then that tendencies as an introvert and an inability to socialize caught up with me and I quit going. After I stopped, I lost sight of myself, and my life became so much more difficult. My mother suffered major health issues and nearly died. I started going through my own health problems, and it felt like I had no one to turn to. When I reached the lowest I have ever been, it was then that I went back, because I knew deep down that was the only way I could find peace. When I started going again, I managed to make more friends, which made it easier to keep going, but most of all, I developed my own testimony of the power of the gospel. Since then, I have lived true to the teachings of the church, and while my struggles have lasted through the years, I can stand strong knowing that I am doing what's right and that the Lord and Christ are on my side. I am a Mormon because the gospel of Christ brings me everlasting comfort and joy that I want to share with the world.

How I live my faith

I have served in multiple callings in the youth program, as first counselor and president in class presidencies among the young women, and as a member of three youth dance planning committees. I served my mission in Denver, Colorado. Currently, I am serving as a gospel teacher to little children. Overall, I focus on helping my fellow children of God in anyway I can, and being the best example that I can be as I strive to be more like my Savior, Redeemer and brother, Jesus Christ.

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

Christine
LDS (the official term for Mormon) women aren't drastically different than non-LDS women. The biggest difference is usually that we're more conservative in regards to clothing and language. Men and women are very much equal in the church, with different responsibilities. Men hold the priesthood and have the authority to act in the Lord's name, but they should be willing to administer blessings on the request of the women and listen to their counsel as much as women should listen to men. This applies especially to parents. The Family: A Proclamation to the World states that fathers are to watch over and teach their families with love and righteousness and provide the necessities of life and protection. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurturing of children. Parents should help one another and work as equal partners in the care and discipline of children, agreeing on family goals and willing to work toward them. Both parents should be in harmony and intimately involved in the upbringing of their children. Show more Show less