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Hi I'm Lauren.

I'm a librarian, graduate student, writer, a wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest child out of four children. I am graduated from college with a degree in English and Spanish and married to the love of my life. I love hiking, singing, dancing, and making people laugh. I've been a member all my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As long as I can remember, I was raised to be a Mormon by my parents. I truly came to learn that this church was true through Prayer. This Church has been the one stable thing in my life, and has helped me to have the courage to press forward in the midst of change and tribulation. As I entered High School and College, I have experienced many many changes in my life. Where to go to school, who to room with, always moving to a new home every so often, classes changing every semester. With so much change, it's sometimes hard to keep going. But I have come to realize, that even though my life changes dramatically in many ways, I will always have one thing that's stable: The gospel. It has always been there, and will always be there and will never change, and that is something I am very grateful for.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending worship services every single Sunday and classes at the local Institute during the week. I make it a point in my life to pray constantly to my Father in Heaven through the day. I also serve my Savior by serving others in various ways, whether it be at a local elementary school, visiting the elderly at a local rest home, or just by making my friends laugh every single day.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Women cannot hold the Priesthood because it is not apart of God's Plan. In the great plan of salvation, there are two vital roles which everyone must go through in order to make it back to Our Heavenly Father coming down to earth and then getting into Heaven. In order to enter the gates of Heaven, one needs the priesthood. That is where the men come in. A woman's role is to bring his heavenly children into this world. Our Father in Heaven made it so that women and men need each other to get down to this earth and to get back into Heaven. They compliment one another because each different gender can accomplish different things. Heavenly Father made it so that we have to lean to rely on one another like we have to learn to rely on him. Show more Show less