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Hi I'm Justin

I grew up in Northern Virginia. I'm a programmer with a passion for genealogy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of two. I love spending time with my wife and children. I'm also a programmer and web developer with a mission to make genealogy easier.

Why I am a Mormon

Inside of all of us is a desire for something higher and better than ourselves. I have felt that strongly since I was a child. In the beginning of my teenage years I was going the way of many rebellious youth, but it never once brought me happiness. One day, riding home on my bicycle, I began to cry because I was not happy and felt like I had nothing to look forward to. Though I was attending church every week with my family, my ears, heart, and mind were closed to the Spirit of God. That is until I began a serious search for peace, happiness, and meaning in my life. My Sunday School teachers led to sincere prayer and a study of the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon. My eyes were opened and I began to hear the Spirit of God whispering to me in many ways. The three hours of Church transformed from three hours of suffering into three hours of divine learning. The Lord began to guide me and shape me. He helped me conquer pride and selfishness and discover hidden talents. I am happy. I am at peace. My life has meaning. I have hope of returning to live with God and my family after this life.

How I live my faith

I live the commandments and strive to love all around my as Christ would. I try to have compassion on the weary and suffering and do what I can to lift them up. We are taught that unto whom much is given, much is required. Well, I have been given much, and so I try to give much in return. I know that all I can give to God is my time and talents in helping bring happiness and salvation to his children.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Husbands and wives can be together forever, if they are wed by one who is given authority from God. Christ gave Peter power and authority to bind in heaven what was bound on earth. That same authority exists today. I have been wed and sealed to my wife for all time and eternity. Death will not do us part. I also know that I will be reunited with other family members who have already passed away, such as my two grandfathers. Show more Show less

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

Faith in Christ helps us understand that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father. As we draw closer to him we are filled with love which positively affects all of our relationships. We also begin to understand his plan, including the possibility of living with our family for all eternity. That fills us with a desire to cling to our family strongly and help them make it there with us. Show more Show less