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Hi I'm Hollie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mother of 3 with a 4th on the way. I have been married for 8 years and a member for 3.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a family that didnt go to church. I went to several activities as a child at many different churches but never joined one. I was married at a young age. By the time I was 23, I had just moved to a new town with my husband and our 2 children. Shortly after moving we found out we were having a 3rd boy. We knew no one and thought this would be very stressful in this new place. Within the first month of moving in we had the missionaries knocking at our door. Turns out the people that lived in our apartment before us placed a "jesus fish" around the peep hole and the elders wanted to let me know how much they liked it. Being the "southern charm" kind of lady that I am I invited them in. They talked, I listened and agree to have them back. I didnt really plan to have them back, I actually made plans to avoid them. This one time is the only time that they showed up early! They caught me before I could leave, so I was stuck listening to their message. It made no sense to me what they were saying but i agreed to have them back again and again. I questioned alot of the things they said simply because I had not heard it before. I will admit I wasnt really wanting to know if what they were saying was true either. But one night I had a break through. One of the things I had concern about was the premortal life an actually having a choice of what we did while we were there. I knew some of the Bible and the thought of satan getting cast out of heaven was on my mind. Suddenly the 2 things clicked. How could he refuse something if he had no choice!?! That was the night i truely began to pray and listen. It still took a month or two but I was baptized and knew this church was for me :)

How I live my faith

A large part of how I live my faith is simply talking about it. It would take you less then 5 minutes in a conversation to realize I have a strong faith. Because I am the only member of the church in my family I use every chance I get to bring up the gosple. I also live my faith by obeying Heavenly Father, no matter the situation. For example I have family that doesnt understand some of the choices I make for me or/and my children but by me sticking to my guns they realize there is something pretty serious about my religion and makes them question it. That opens my door to talk about the gosple which is really my kind of thing :)

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

Hollie
Mormon women are like ..... Women. We change our minds. We go shop. We dont like ALL the sports are husband like to watch. We get upset. We cry. We smile and laugh.We try to see the hand of God in everything we do. We get annoyed. Every emotion a "normal" woman feels, we feel. We have the wonderful gift on knowing all we be okay. When we have major issues in life we have the Heavenly Father protecting us. Their are a few things that are "different" then most americans but nothing to extreme. (and nothing that all people SHOULD be doing) We put family first, we dont do anything that we dont have to on sundays. We montior what we watch, listen to, and read (as well as what our children are listening to , watching or reading) We keep a strong relationship with Heavenly Father and try to read his word everyday, as much as we can. We skip out on the mid morning coffee breaks, we politely smile when people dont understand our preference of water over tea. And for question #2 There are many different cultures in our religion, so many different veiws of how women should act or their "place" in a home. So its not fair to peg one veiw on us all. We are equal in God's eyes and thats what matters most. Show more Show less