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Hi I'm Chad

I'm a law student, husband, father, cheese blogger, and budding woodworker. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I aspire to be able to say, "I may not know a lot about anything, but I know a little bit about everything." I'm a law student who likes changing my own oil, building my own furniture, playing basketball, disc golf, tennis, or any sport, and being outside hiking and fishing. I love to eat cheese and I have my own cheese blog. Whenever I'm not busy I'd prefer to be with my family over anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I still attend this Church because I have found out for myself that it is truly the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth today. There comes a point when one can no longer live off of the convictions of his/her parents or friends. Each person, I believe, reaches a moment when he/she has to decide what is best for them and what he/she truly believes in. For me this realization happened in my youth and I've known since that time that I have always wanted to be a member of this Church.

How I live my faith

I believe that living my faith is more than just going to Church on the Sabbath. I try and find opportunities to serve others every day. I study the scriptures daily and I find that coupling my study with prayer helps me to get through the day better as well as giving me a reminder to focus on the Savior. I try to always set a good example and refrain from doing things that would make others think I'm not a follower of Christ's teachings. It's a process, but I know that trying to do my best is the perfect way to show my love for my God.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Mormon customs are not all that differently from other Christian faiths. We go to Church in our "Sunday best" (normally a collared shirt and tie for men with slacks and a dress or skirt and blouse for women with nice shoes). During the week our dress is modest, but still casual. We celebrate birthdays, Christmas, and other major holidays. We go to festivals, fairs, and other wholesome activities in our communities. We believe that following Christ at all times is important and that what we do, where we go, and how we act should reflect Christ's teachings. Show more Show less

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

No. The Church doesn't ever endorse political parties or individual candidates. The Church encourages its membership to participate in political activities (voting, being politically involved, knowing what's going on, etc...), but the Church never instructs members on what they should do. In the United States, for example, many members of the Church have embarked on political careers in both of the major parties. It is our responsibility to elect honest and just people to political offices and the Church encourages our involvement in the process. Show more Show less

How can I find someone to talk with, in person, about the Mormon religion?

To find someone to talk to about the Mormon Church there are lots of options. Here on this website you can chat with someone or request a visit from missionaries (representative of the Church). If you have a friend or family member that is a Mormon don't hesitate to ask them if they can answer some questions for you. Most Mormons are willing to talk about their religion, they may just be shy in bringing it up. Show more Show less