What Is a Church Community?
Loading.....

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Becky

I'm a university graduate. I work with adults who have learning difficulties. I'm married to my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm History and English Literature graduate who married a Swiss-American and lives near the Preston England Temple in Chorley. I run I.T. workshops for a charity which supports adults with learning difficulties and enjoy most things technology/gadget related. We don't have children but hope to one day and are currently kept on our toes by a very bouncey, mischievious puppy. I love reading, writing, walking my dog and spending time with my best friend/husband.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were already members of the Mormon faith before I was born. As a child I went to church with them. When my parents got divorced my dad left the church & my mum stayed. I continued going to church with my mum. As I got older I was able to decide for myself whether or not I wanted to carry on going to church with my mums side of the family, or do something else with my dads side. Most of the time I went. Occasionally, I didn't. Over time I realised that I believed in the teachings of the church, not because someone told me to, but because I took the time to study & learn them for myself. I've been going to church ever since & both sides of my family have always supported me in this. I've looked at lots of religions in the past to see what they believe and so far the teachings and principles I have learned through the LDS faith are the ones that make the most sense to me and match most closely what I have always felt to be true. Despite not knowing everything and still having lots of questions that I continuously work on getting answers to, I have never questioned or regretted that decision & still believe today, that this is the right place for me to be.

How I live my faith

I'm not a 'Sunday Mormon'. I do go to church on Sundays but also go to activities & meetings during the week too, as well as including scripture study & prayer in my daily life. I don't swear, I don't drink & I don't smoke. Not because someone told me I shouldn't, but because they are outward expressions of my faith.

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

Becky
Mormon women are generally like non-mormon women in as much as some work, some don't, some have degrees, some don't, some have children, some don't. None of those things makes them good or bad people, just different. Most mormon women that I have met are hard working, regardless of their qualifications or employment status and some of the best examples of motherhood I've seen came from women who don't have their own children. Mormon's do believe in the equality of men and women. Mormon's believe that men and women have different strengths and weaknesses and that by working together we can make a much better contribution to our families, church and the community than we possibly could on our own. The word 'equal' means to have the same value. It doesn't necessarily mean 'identical' though. Men and women look after their families equally, although not identically. They provide for the needs of each other and any children equally, although not identically. They make decisions and solve problems equally, although not identically. They hold callings and complete service projects at church equally, although not identically. We are able to achieve far more and go much further by working together equally than we would if we did everything identically. Both men and women are equally essential to the success of the family and the moving forward of the LDS faith. Show more Show less