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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Husband of a wonderful wife. Father of two energetic boys. I work at the Library of Congress. I love cycling and photography!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe the principles that are taught in the church are true and right. I believe in Jesus Christ and I believe that the Mormon Church is His Church on the Earth today.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being kind, generous, and by serving others. I try to set an example of clean living and high moral standards. Sometimes I fall short in these areas but I always keep trying. Being a good husband and father to my wife and children is most important to me. I believe that the most important work I could ever do is within the walls of my own home. I hope I can instill the kind of character in my boys that my parents instilled in me. My faith is the anchor to all the aspects of my life. I often wonder where my life would be if I didn't have my faith in God and his plan for us.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

I believe our body is a precious gift from God. To help keep my body and mind healthy and strong, I believe that God wants me to follow a law of health. This law is known as the Word of Wisdom, and it teaches which foods and substances you should and should not use to maintain the health of your body and to keep you free from evil influences. I believe that God promises blessings of health, strength, protection against evil, and greater receptiveness to spiritual truths as we treat our bodies with respect and reverence. In addition to emphasizing the benefits of proper eating, physical and spiritual health, I we Mormons refrain from the use of: * Tobacco. * Alcohol. * Coffee and tea. * Harmful, habit-forming drugs. Our bodies is instrumental in bringing us both pain and great joy. A healthy lifestyle promotes a sense of well-being. Exercise, eating and sleeping properly, and a cheerful attitude all contribute to happiness. This is why I ride my bicycle almost daily and try to maintain good eating habits. Caffeine is more "spirit of the law" Some members of the church drink coke/dew/etc.. but most active members consider caffeine to fall in the "habit forming" category. I will definitely eat a caffeine-laden GU before our race on Saturday :- But that is about it for me. Show more Show less