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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a mother of three - two on Earth, one in Heaven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the coast of northern California and then got my BA in linguistics. I met my husband in a general education class, and we've been married over 5 years. I'm now in my mid twenties and after a tumultuous time trying to have children, I am now a full time mom. It's the best job I've ever had. My husband and I have a boy and a girl! I love reading and writing, and occasionally do some web design and development. I really enjoy gadgets, and I frequently play games and media on my xBox and computer, so I suppose I'm a bit of a nerd. I live with my husband and babies in Colorado, and we love it here!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the way the Church and God have gotten me through every struggle in my life. The teachings of the church and the laws and guidelines given in the scriptures and by church leaders have proven essential in everything I do. When I struggled to know where to go and what to do after high school, my prayers were answered as I served younger girls at a summer camp put on by the church. The opportunities the church provides to serve others have made it possible for me to forget myself and my problems, and it always seems like in serving others, I am blessed with solutions. It was the standards of the gospel that helped me stay pure in my dating years and choose a kind, worthy husband that I trust with my life and my heart. So often my prayers about what God wants me to do lead me back to the scriptures, where I can find comfort and guidance to do what is right. God also gives personal revelation. It's helped me in every tough decision I've had to make. And the teachings of the church got me through infertility and the loss of my son's twin brother. Because I know that families are forever, I am comforted knowing that I will meet my son again. Even when everything goes wrong, all is not lost. We suffer terrible things on Earth, but I know that with God's help, we can survive the impossible.

How I live my faith

I love my ward! People from church have helped so much as we've welcomed our new baby home. We love family scripture study and Family Home Evening, where we study the gospel and spend fun time together as a family. It's even more exciting to look forward to teaching our children the gospel. Before I was on bed rest for my first pregnancy, I worked with the children at church and helped organize activities for the women's group. Now I work in the library each Sunday helping teachers and members of the ward get the materials they need to make Church lessons shine!

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Modesty and chastity are all about respect for how sacred the body is. God gave us our bodies as a blessing, and they allow us to do all kinds of amazing things, but he's asked us to honor them by covering them appropriately. Modest dress also helps protect our chastity. When we respect our bodies through modesty, it's easier to respect our ability to procreate by being chaste. My mother taught me how to be modest by example. She always dressed modestly, spoke appropriately, and behaved in the way she would want me to. She gently corrected me when I was young, so that when I was older I knew where my boundaries should be. She started teaching me the standards of modesty as early as I can remember by teaching me what was appropriate when we went shopping for clothing. She taught me modesty of language and behavior by explaining how the talk and actions on television or in public weren't always appropriate. Living a modest life helped me stay far away from the boundaries of chastity. Show more Show less