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Hi I'm Matthew

I am a Family Physician. I have faith in God and Jesus Christ. I am so happy to say that I am Mormon.

About Me

I have been a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am happily married to my wife and best friend, Jill. We are parents of five incredible kids. I love to run, listen to music, garden, read, and camp with my family. I love spending as much time as possible with my family. I work as a Family Physician. I enjoy interacting with my patients and learning so much from them. I make pancakes or waffles for my kids every Saturday morning. I read scriptures with my kids and wife. I love to see my kids succeed in school and life. When my wife is happy I am also happy.

Why I am a Mormon

I have faith in Jesus Christ and God. I know they are real and intimately involved in my life. I feel peace when I pray to God. I am a better husband and father because of my faith. I feel great comfort when I attend weekly church services and learn how to be a better person. In a world of great uncertainty, being a Mormon brings great stability and happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

I spend every day letting my family know that they are loved. I pray daily and study the scriptures so I can be better than the day before. I work with my ward's (congregation's) Bishop to meet the needs of others. I have the opportunity to spend time with the youth and primary aged kids of my ward and see that they are taught true principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

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

When one dresses appropriately it is easier to act appropriately. Modesty helps us live chaste lives. Parents teach their children through example. Because of this, parents need to model good behavior for their kids. If parents find that their children are not dressing or behaving in appropriate ways they need to pray to God for divine help. After asking for His help, they need to live completely honest and faithful lives of modesty and chastity. They need to live how they expect their kids to live. They need to have open communication and love for their kids. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

When we are trying to be more like Jesus Christ we follow his example of love, hope, and charity. We pray to be patient and kind. When a couple continues to try to have Christlike attributes their marriage is blessed with the help of God's influence. Families and friendships are blessed in much the same way. Show more Show less