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Hi I'm Heather

I am a college graduate. I love American Sign Language and working with those with special needs. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated from college and am striving to find the place where I can serve others with my unique abilities. Currently, I work with autistic children in a special education class and am in love with their sweet spirits! I know Heavenly Father has a plan for each of us, and that we can all have great happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have seen the happiness this gospel of Jesus Christ gives to those who live it. I have been blessed to see the transformation that comes from living the principles Christ taught in many different people's lives...and also my own. I know that I am happier as I pray to my Heavenly Father, read the scriptures, repent, and serve others. I love being a Mormon...and I love teaching others that they too can have a relationship with their Father in Heaven through study and prayer.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to emulate the example of my Savior, Jesus Christ throughout my daily life. As each day has unique challenges and opportunities, I try to make the choice that will bring the most happiness and bring me closer to my Father in Heaven...even when the decision may be hard. Because I have learned that the choices that are the hardest, tend to be the most important....and have the most impact on our future. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and will always listen to our searching hearts. And the best part is, I know He will give His valued input and guide us in the direction that will help us to grow the most. Living my faith, means to live each day trusting that there is a Father in Heaven who loves me and wants me to succeed...and trying my best to live in a manner that reflects that I know He is there watching over me.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Heather
Being modest to me means to love and appreciate the body I have by keeping myself clean inside and out. I can keep myself clean (or in conjunction with Heavenly Father's teachings) by eating healthily, exercising, refraining from substances that would damage my mind or body, by showing self-respect by wearing clothes that show that I know I am beautiful (and knowing that I don't have to show off my body to feel that), by using appropriate/kind language, and by keeping my thoughts positive and focused on good things. As I am striving to be modest in thought and action, I am more easily able to live a chaste life...a life where I know my value as a person and as a daughter of God. Being modest helps me to understand that healthy/functioning relationships are not focused on the physical, but are focused on showing Christ-like love and helping each other to reach his/her full potential. Parents can teach their children the principles of modesty in dress, language, and behavior by leading by example. Just as "a picture is a thousand words," actions will always be stronger than words alone. The perfect teaching, I believe, would be to show by example and then talk with the children about why you make the choices that you do...help them understand/feel their value as a son or daughter of God. Show more Show less