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Hi I'm Amy

I was raised in the church. Tried to find my own way but wasn't happy. I've humbly regained my faith and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm 21 and helping others makes me most happy. I like hiking, biking, climbing, jazz, art, crafts, and learning. I have my Associates of Arts and possibly hope to be a psychologist some day.

Why I am a Mormon

I love feeling happy about my faith. I've always been an observer; one who analyzes, compares, and likes to be realistic. The world outside of church was so very different than what I only experienced for 3 hours on Sundays and I couldn't turn off the comparisons I formed in my head: "All the other kids in church seem so much happier than me and people I know in school...too happy" "Why do I have to give up my Sunday? That's half of MY weekend." "Why is the church so restrictive? Everyone else drinks coffee." I ultimately sought going back to church when I realized how selfish I was being and that my happiness was paying the price. Not once did my family or ward stop sending me invitations and welcomed me back with open arms- they showed me kindness I never intend to forget. I learned that it's not correct to assume that you don't have anything to identify with in LDS ward members just because they show a bit more kindness than you may be used to. I love understanding now that happiness doesn't come from selfish but from selfless humble faith that God doesn't restrict me but guides me from things that could be addictive even if society regards them as desirable. I struggle with not knowing what purpose I am meant for but I find comfort in knowing that if I- pray, continue to soften my heart, read the scriptures, uphold my repentances, serve others, and be the best example I can be- that God will continue to grant me the happiness and peace I feel being Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to strengthen my own testimony daily and keep The Spirit so that I can contribute to the testimonies of other ward members or set a good example to non member friends.

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

Amy
It's true Mormon women don't hold priesthood powers but the priesthood holders(men) often acknowledge the unique gifts that only women have and appreciate the moral guidance they provide. Mormon women are super strong, super awesome, and the heart of the community. We are always treated with respect and relief society (the hour of church where only women meet) is always fun and insightful because we strengthen each others testimonies through sharing and support. Show more Show less