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Hi I'm Jodi

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I'm a wife and a teacher of English and dance in Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that was already members of the Church. My parents taught me about baptism and I chose to be baptized at 8 years old, which is the standard age of baptism in the Church because by that age kids are able to differentiate between right and wrong. Growing up, I continued to attend Church and grow in my testimony of the restored gospel. When I went off to college, my testimony exploded as I faced the trial of being on my own and turning to Christ. For the first time, in college, I really studied the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, lived it, experienced happiness like never before, and then knew without a doubt that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's church on the earth and that it provides the way to return back to God after death and be the happiest possible right now.

How I live my faith

My husband and I currently teach a Sunday School class Marriage and Family. We teach ways that husbands and wives can better their relationship with each other and their children, especially through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

Mormon women are normal people. However, we believe that women have a divine role to perform on earth and therefore must live differently than what the world teaches to fulfill that role. The young women values of the Church exemplify what Mormon women strive for: understanding divine nature and individual worth, gaining knowledge, making good choices and accepting accountability, performing good works, having integrity, and possessing virtue. Members of the Church definitely believe in equality of men and women. We understand that men and women are different. We have different roles to perform on the earth. But that does not mean that we, men and women, can't receive the same blessings both on earth and after. Some people are misled about equality in the Church because the priesthood of the Church is given to men only. This possession of the priesthood, however, does not diminish the equality of men and women. Women benefit from the priesthood just as much as men do. Only men possess it because, like I said before, we have different roles. But we all can receive the same blessings and promises from God. Show more Show less