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Hi I'm Richard Lloyd Brown

I'm a new father. I'm an inspirational singer/ songwriter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Richard. I am a father and enjoy every moment I spend with my wife and sons. I love travel and meeting people of different cultures. I love the outdoor sports (camping, hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing). I believe that liberty is a gift from God. Music is my passion and I love creating music that uplifts, entertains and helps people make positive changes in their lives. I served a 2-year mission, sharing the Gospel in three languages Russian, Georgian and Armenian. Currently my family and I reside in Utah.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, and have attended since I was a baby. I always felt good going to church but when I was approaching my 8th birthday (that's qualifying minimum age for baptism) I wondered if I really knew it was all true. I mean, I had been taught it all my life and it just made sense to me. However, as I pondered and prayed about baptism as a young boy, I felt peace and love from Heavenly Father that I'll never forget. I knew then, as I do now, that He wanted me to be baptized a member of this church. Since my baptism I have received, on more occasions than I can recall, that same witness from God confirming that this is the right path. My experiences with repentance have brought me closest to Jesus Christ and have filled my heart with more empathy and understanding, and with great appreciation for what Jesus did and does for me. Seeing others convert to Mormonism during my missionary service also strengthened my testimony of what I felt as an 8-year-old boy.

How I live my faith

My faith influences everything I do, and I mean everything! It teaches me to try to understand people around me, rather than judging ignorantly. I try to use my musical talents to help make positive changes around me. Serving in my family and trying to strengthen family relationships is part of living my faith. I have experience the power of healing and forgiveness through the Atonement of Jesus Christ and I strive to share this with others. Specifically, I help those trapped in harmful addictions to find hope and healing. I also believe in being active in my community and governments to ensure that good decisions are being made to protect families and the rights and freedoms of all people. I am happy and I believe that comes from living the teachings and commandments of my faith and repenting of my mistakes.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Richard Lloyd Brown
We need to realize that addiction to pornography affects even the best of people. It is an extremely devastating plague that affects our society today. We can start by educating our own families about the dangers of it. We need to discuss sexuality with our children so that they feel comfortable approaching parents and leaders with question regarding sexuality rather than to their friends or the internet. They need to know that there is a proper place for sexual activity within the bonds of marriage. As far as helping those who are caught in the trap of pornography, I think the best thing we can do is learn about the nature of this addiction, and view it as just that, an addiction. We need to understand and believe that there is hope, healing and recovery available to the individual. They need to know that we believe in them. I believe most people are so ashamed of their problem and that is what keeps them addicted, the isolation. The root of pornography and any addiction often isn't the temptation itself, it is the pain, discomfort, disappointment or grief that one is attempting to numb that leads one to act out in addiction. This church provides many resources to help available online at www.providentliving.org and www.combatingpornography.org. I witness that through applying the Atonement of Christ, even the strongest chains of addiction can be broken. A person can receive, as scripture describes - a new heart...no more desire to do evil, but to do good continually. Show more Show less

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

Richard Lloyd Brown
I'll never forget the day my wife and I were sealed in the Temple for time and all eternity. I remember having family and friends gathered with us in the temple. The spirit of family unity and love was abundantly present there; it felt like Heaven must feel. I know our sealing was performed by a man who held the power to bind husband and wife together forever. That same power the Peter of the New Testament had, to bind on earth and in heaven. Everything is new and exciting for my wife and I, watching our children learn and grow. I feel a special bond to them, and am so grateful they are mine forever. My wife and I lost one of our three sons at birth. We find such joy and comfort in knowing that through God's plan our family will be together after this life, and will continue our friendships. Show more Show less