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Hi I'm Marcus Price

I am an educator, a social worker, and a musician. I am a Mormon

About Me

I've been married for about 3 years now, and I am pretty happy about it. Getting sealed in the Temple was without a doubt the greatest thing that has ever happened to me. I graduated recently with a Bachelors of Music Education and a Bachelors of Spanish from a small midwestern liberal arts college. For years I spend my evenings and weekends working with youth in group homes and an emergency shelter. By working with these children I get to spread some happiness. So many of my youth are abused, addicted, running away and just scared of life. When I realized the hope I felt in the gospel I knew I couldn't NOT share it. I would love some day to teach music in an environment where spanish and my interest and skills with youth would come in handy.  I now teach band and alternative education courses in Franklin, Nebraska and have a 6-week-old daughter named Lydia Elaine.

Why I am a Mormon

Essentially I am a "Mormon" because God has proven to me that this is his way. Most of my life we lived 30 to 45 minutes away from the nearest LDS chapel and through my parent's example I realized how important faith could be. Many times people in our small town would be interested in attending church but were unable to attend because of the distance. My parents would often make several trips each sunday to make sure everyone who wanted to had the chance to attend the meetings. Later, after some teenage wandering, I began trying to find the happiness I had somehow lost. I remember very well kneeling in prayer to bless the sacrament as a 16-year-old boy and having to choke back tears. I was so happy, in a way that I had not found in all the other religious services I had been attending. I didn't understand at the time how significant that was. But slowly I discovered that serving in the church made me happy. I know that God wants me to be happy and I truly believe that happiness is one of the great purposes in life. That is why I am a Mormon. Because I am happy.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is more of an attitude than any certain series of actions. It really comes from knowing who you are and knowing what God wants of you. After that the actions just fall into place. That is why my religious participation is so essential, because it teaches me about myself and my Heavenly Father so that I can live accordingly. Being a musician I am constantly serving with those skills. I play organ and piano for meetings wherever I am, with the hope that the music and words of those sacred hymns can bring a greater peace and spirit into the hearts of all present.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Marcus Price
First of all, a family was meant to have both a husband and a wife. I know that sometimes it doesn't work out that way. But children, at least in my work with troubled children, simply do better if they have both parents. The role of the husband is to provide for and care for his family, both physically and spiritually. Does this mean that the husband is exempt from cooking, cleaning, and changing diapers. Not at all. Wives are primarily responsible for nurturing the children, but when necessity calls they often have to work outside the home. The thing is, and I truly believe this, if you get married as God says you should he will bless you. Every skill necessary to providing and maintaining a happy and successful home will be given to the couple, but it must be done together. Show more Show less

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Marcus Price
Missionaries will talk about whatever you want, as long as it is spiritually related. We (all members are technically missionaries) have some specific lessons we teach, and the information in those lessons is crucial. But there is absolutely no reason why anyone speaking with the missionaries shouldn't feel comfortable asking those existentialist questions about life in all stages, even after death. Show more Show less