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Hi I'm Christina

About Me

Hello! I am a mother to four children, two boys and two girls. I also own a photography studio and I teach music on a substitute basis. I love to read when I have time, hate cleaning and enjoy almost everything to do with music, including practicing my flute on occasion.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS Church and raised in an active and spiritual home with two loving parents. I realize how lucky I am to come from this stable, nurturing background and I now appreciate the great amount of work and sacrifice on the part of my parents. As I have grown older and experienced raising my own family, I have continued to study and grow in the gospel of Jesus Christ. This study and participation in Church activities and service, has allowed me to more fully understand the perfection of our Heavenly Father's Plan. He truly knows and loves me as an individual and I am so thankful for that every day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith imperfectly. I struggle with assignments and service sometimes, but I always learn and grow and progress in my own testimony and my own knowledge of the gospel through each assignment. Right now I work with the Women's organization of the Church, as the Relief Society President. This assignment brings many opportunities for service as well as allowing me to grow closer to the other women in my ward. I learn a great deal from their examples as strong women who are working to strengthen and protect their families in this chaotic world.

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

Mormon women are very like many other modern day women. The Church is now a world-wide Church, so women of the Church represent many cultures and traditions. Mormon women may work outside the home, work from home, or be in the season of their lives where they are focused on raising their children, and consequently don't work outside the home. Mormon women understand their role in our Heavenly Father's plan, in which the central and most basic unit is the family. They understand that the endless and seemingly thankless work of raising children and keeping a home and family in order is the greatest work that can be done in this life. Heavenly Father wanted to create an ideal situation for children to come to families on earth and be taught the truth of the gospel, so that they can return to Him. Why would he choose to create two beings with the same set of skills and strengths? He didn't. He created Men and Women, separate, equal and each finely tuned to accomplish a mission unique to those skills and aptitudes they are given. Whether they are raising children, grandchildren, serving in the Church, or serving in their communities, Mormon Women are focused on strengthening homes and families, and ensuring that those around them are nurtured and comforted. Show more Show less