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Hi I'm T.K.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Everyone calls me T.K. Spending time with my family and laughing is what I enjoy most. My husband and I have been married 34 years. We have 4 children and 8 grandchildren. Both my husband and I were born and raised in the Chicago area. We dated while attending Brigham Young University. I was a technology manager for a large financial company in Boston. Now my husband and I work together in real estate. We want to continue working together when we retire, by serving missions and using our experience to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has filled my life with joy. I love my Savior and His Plan of Salvation for all of us. Like most of us, my husband and I have had our share of struggles. However, because our families go beyond this life, we have worked hard to make it through the difficult times. As a result, my husband and I cherish each other and our relationship has grown deeper and more meaningful. Our children and grandchildren have brought a sweetness and joy to our lives that can not be described in words. I love my Savior and I'm grateful to have His gospel in my life. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Life is busy! Like other working moms, I've become a master at juggling the proverbial balls, but this is a result of years of experience at dropping them! I try to be an example of Christ in my life, by serving my family and others. I believe in giving of my time, talents and means to help those who are in need. I seek the Lord daily in my prayers and scripture study. Usually between balls dropping. Both my husband and I have served in the church as teachers for children and youth. We have also served in positions that require a lot of time my husband as a Bishop, the ecclesiastical leader for a congregation and I as a Relief Society President. These positions in the church are not paid. I have learned over the years that I don't need to try and do everything. I've learned to delegate and choose my priorities with greater care. I certainly have a lot to learn, but understanding and feeling the love Christ has for me, gives me hope. I feel the best when I serve him and that keeps me going.

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

Mormon women are all over the world and come from different cultures and experiences. However, one thing we have in common is the sisterhood that comes from being a member in the church. The women’s organization in the church is Relief Society. It is both the largest and oldest women’s organization in the world. Its purpose is to bring relief, education and charity to women and their families through out the world. There are many opportunities for women to serve in leadership positions in the church. These experiences help us to grow and become better leaders and organizers. The men are ordained to the priesthood. However this is very much a service position. The men are taught both responsibility and accountability from a young age. In the church a man is taught with the priesthood he is accountable to the Lord for the well being of his wife and children. We believe strongly 1 Cor 11:11, “… neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.” My husband and I truly have a partnership in every sense of the word. We love each other and have a desire to be there for each other and serve our family. As we have grown older, it gives me joy and comfort to know we will not be separated in death, but have eternity together. Show more Show less