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Hi I'm Tiffany

I am a wife, a counselor for children and families, and a doctoral student. We own two unique and hyper dogs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is very important to me. I grew up in a wonderful home. My mother raised us in the church and my father joined the church when I was 20. A year later we were sealed in the temple. Less than a week after being sealed to my family I entered the MTC to serve a mission for the LDS church. After returning home I finished my bachelors degree with the hope of knowing what to do with my life. When I was unsure it led me to pray which guided me to pursue a master's degree in counseling. I kept hoping for the opportunity to meet someone that I could marry, but that took longer than I had anticipated. In what now seems like a short time being single, I solidified my faith, testimony, and identity. I decided to continue going to school to get my doctoral degree, to achieve an unachievable goal of being a college professor. A week after being accepted in the doctoral program, and the last semester of my master's program, I was blessed to start dating my future husband. We were married just a few weeks before I began my doctorate. I am soon to be entering my last year of school and have been blessed with a supportive family and husband along the way. We look forward to future adventures of having children, when we are blessed with that opportunity. With my husband and family we love traveling wherever we can afford. As "poor college student's" my husband and I enjoy simple pleasures of camping, hiking, and gardening/landscaping.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I always yearned for a connection and relationship with my Father in Heaven. I feel like I was blessed with a constant faith in my youth. I always knew He was there and that I could communicate with Him. I have many memories of reading the Book of Mormon and praying, because I knew that's what I needed. With my father not being a member of the church, this left me to know that I was not sealed to anyone. I often wondered about heaven and eternal families. I felt terrified at the thought of not being with my family eternally. It was isolating and lonely. My parents first child, my oldest brother, died a few days after birth. I knew that my brother still lived. I knew he was safe and that I would see him again after I died. When my family was sealed together I was overcome with the love of God. I knew He wanted me to have my family forever. I knew that I wasn't alone anymore and that I would be with those I love forever. I know that through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ that the authority to seal families on earth and in heaven is available to all on the earth. I know that I will be with my family forever as I remain faithful. I know that my husband and I were sealed with that same power. I can't help but feel grateful to be a member of the LDS church, to receive this tremendous gift. The greatest gift of all was the sacrifice of my Savior, Jesus Christ. There have been many times in my life that I have felt lonely, isolated, and disappointed with life. As I have turned to my Father in Heaven I have felt the love and healing power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I know that through the power of Christ's atonement I can be made whole. I strive to be better every day. Yet no matter how hard I try, I need Christ's help. Being a Mormon means a life filled with hope and love. It means a hope for happiness in this life and hope for eternal joy after I die. It means living a life of love and service. It means feeling the love of the Lord.

How I live my faith

I am so grateful for the faith that I have been blessed with. Opportunities to serve in the church strengthen and support my love for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am eternally indebted to Them, and meagerly attempt to repay a debt that I can never fully repay. I owe all that I am and all that I have to Them. I had the blessing of serving a mission for the LDS church. It was incredibly challenging and rewarding. I learned to love people as I hadn't known I could. I experienced a glimpse of Heavenly Father's love for His children. I saw how much He wanted His children to come to Him to be happy. Since being home from my mission for a few years now I have had numerous opportunities to serve the sisters in the church. I know that the Lord loves His daughters. I have experiences deep friendships and feelings of love towards the sisters of the church. It has also been neat to help out with families in need through food assistance or support in addition to assisting families with funeral services. Emotional, spiritual, and physical help is available through the women's organization of the church as well as the doctrine of the restored gospel. My husband and I have been grateful for the experience of teaching the young children in the church. Their sincerity and enthusiasm is contagious. It is amazing to see the faith grow in the young children. Simple gospel doctrines were taught to the children such as the creation of this earth, the blessings of families, and how to pray to our Heavenly Father. I loved teaching these simple things, as they are important for all of us to know and understand.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

I was blessed to be raised in a home where I knew that my mother and father were equal partners at all times. They shared responsibilities and worked together. Their was a harmony and peace that came from respecting and valuing the gifts and talents that my mother and father offered. Their example has led me to strive to continue that example in my relationship with my husband. While my husband and I have not yet been blessed with children, we are creating a relationship and home of love. We balance each other out. It is important to me to support my husband in his priesthood responsibilities and he likewise supports me in my leadership roles in the church. We make large decisions together, pray together, and help each other grow. As a counselor I work with many children and families from various backgrounds. I have seen the positive influence of loving parents. I have also seen that damages that can come from a home filled with contention, inconsistency, and lack of love. While no family is perfect, we can each pray to our Heavenly Father to know how to create a Christ centered home. Show more Show less