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Hi I'm Jesika

I have so much freedom and happiness in my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a family, I have a career, and I'm a Mormon. I couldn't be happier! I am a hairdresser and I work for a worldwide company as a National Educator for cutting, coloring and styling hair. I live with my sweet husband and my 2 adorable little girls. It can be hard sometimes, balancing being a mommy, working, having a husband, and being dedicated to church. But I find it is possible, and it is worth every second of effort. The Lord helps guide me for balance. I find it so ironic that people look at LDS people and say we have no freedom, because I think we have the most freedom of all! Ha Ha Ha! The irony continues to strike me. :) I am free from questions. I know who I am, I know where I came from, I know why I am here, and I know where I am going. Meaning of life? Check. Thank you Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! I have no addictions, nothing that chains me to anything. I don't smoke, or drink, or do drugs. The sad truth is I tried some of those things, and it brought nothing genuinely good into my life. But stopping them, did allow room for the genuinely good things. I will never be tempted again. The church has taught me to work hard, be honest, and genuinely care about those around me. This has cultivated a fantastic reputation for myself that I am proud of. People know they can trust me, and know I will be kind and do my best. I have no "skeletens in my closet" because I have always done my best to do what is right.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. Looking back so many things run through my mind. The thing I remember so clearly was all the people who tried to tear me down for what I believed in. I remember many times thinking how much easier it would be to just give in to temptation. All my friends did. I felt so alone sometimes... but two things kept me going. My mother had a picture she kept in the house of the Savior. He was in the clouds with his arms open and beneath that it said "I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it." I cry just remembering it. Never did the Lord ever abandon me. In those times I felt completely alone I came to realize it was me shutting HIM out, not the other way around. People, jobs, events, fame, money, etc, etc... all of these things come and go. But the Lord is always there, and if I was shutting him out he waited patiently with open arms for me to be ready to find him again. The second thing that kept me going (which is really inter-connected with the first) was my testimony. I remember so many people telling me I was a "lemming" because I grew up in the church, and then stayed with it, as if I didn't have a mind of my own. But the truth is I am not a member because I grew up in it, I am not a member because my family expects it, I am a member because I KNOW that is where Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want me to be, and it is also where I WANT to be. When I was 12 I had the opportunity to sing in the Chior for the Womens General Conference. The prophet at the time President Gorden B Hinckley was there. I stared and stared at him, and I cried. I cried because I was completely overcome by the spirit of the Lord. At that time I was trying to decide for myself if I thought the church was true, and as I sat there the answer came and it hit me so strongly I couldn't contain my tears. These things never left me. No matter what I do, where I go, I can never deny the truth of my knowledge that the church is true.

How I live my faith

People are often surprised to find out I am Mormon. There are so many misconceptions about us. We are normal people who try to lead clean lives, serve others, and love Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. It is really so simple. My self esteem is based on the things it should be based on. My happiness with who I am, and what I do, and where I am going and who I surround myself with. My self esteem is not based on sexuality. My body is a temple. It is a gift the Lord has made just for me. That is pretty incredible to comprehend. So I feel no need to degrade or flaunt myself for attention with certain clothes or attitudes. I can look cute and feel sexy without revealing anything inappropriate. I do my best to take care of the gift the lord has given me. I feel like that is kind of a "thank you" to the Lord. Of course it benefits me in lots of other ways too. My husband refrains from viewing pornography. This greatly enhances our marriage. He finds me sexy, and he does not view things that might make him dissatisfied (I have had two kids, after all. ha ha ha) This is one of the things I feel most passionately about. We live in a hyper-sexualized world, but it is also a world with a large amount of discontent in marriage and a high divorce rate. These things are linked! Rather than looking to others for happiness in pornography or otherwise, it is imperitive that couples dedicate time to growing their love in all it's different facets. We try hard to do that, to fulfill each others righteous needs and wants. We support each other, and we make communication of all things integral. We celebrate the good, and work out the bad. So many people skip out on the marriage step, as if it is a bad thing. But I will tell you it is such a great thing! It is a symbol of love, yes, but there is a committment (or should be) involved that you don't truly get without this step. My family and my religeon mean everything to me. Everything else goes away when I die.