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Hi I'm Marissa

I am an artist, harpist, and a future art therapist. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am an extremely passionate person who loves classical music, art, social gatherings, and chocolate brownies. I am a freshman at Utah State University studying art, music, and social working. I'm the second of five daughters and I served a mission in Lansing, Michigan.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the LDS faith because I know it is true. Through learning and becoming like my Savior Jesus Christ, I feel His love and recognize God's hand more prominently in my life. Heavenly Father counts my tears, my Savior holds my hand when I'm afraid, and the Holy Ghost whispers "you're beautiful" when I feel otherwise. From having this knowledge and exercising my faith, I have learned how to endure trials and be truly happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to become like Christ more and more each day. I do this through service in church callings, personal study, and exercising charity towards all mankind. We are told that our testimony will come to us "line upon line, precept upon precept". By becoming a better person one day at a time, eventually the days string together and you have to truly become converted to Christ.

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

Since the Priesthood (the power of God given to man) is only given to worthy men, many women have become frustrated in the church, feeling as if they are being looked down upon. I have heard of women who protest against mormonism simply because they do not feel like they have equal opportunities because they do not receive the Priesthood. In all truth, the responsibilities and roles that men and women play are different. Fathers watch over the families, and mothers nurture their children. They are still equal partners. While women do not hold the priesthood, they are still given the same blessings from that power. I've noticed that it is not recognized enough that women have a God-given power as well. Women have the ability to create another human being and bare children. What an incredible power is that? Both the Priesthood and the power of creation are God-like powers. One does not reign over the other in ability or power, but simply just different. Show more Show less