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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Ohio. I am a husband, father, MBA student, and college football fanatic. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am married to the love of my life, and we have a 10-month old daughter. Some of my hobbies include: sports (watching, playing, critiquing :) ) - particularly college football and basketball, reading classical literature, I also like to read modern books -- just finished The Hunger Games, love Harry Potter and yes, I'll admit to it, I've read the entire Twilight series. I am studying marketing and strategy in school.

Why I am a Mormon

I found out about the Book of Mormon when I was 17. I am Mormon because I took a chance and "experimented" upon the book by reading it and praying about it (even though prayer was a little foreign to me). I also tried going to church, and there was something about it that just felt right to me. I constantly asked my Mormon friends about their religion and, with time, decided to try adopting some of their beliefs and practices into my own life. I quickly found myself happier (even though I was not unhappy before that), more confident, and, somehow, more whole than I was before.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I have learned, though I am still very far from perfect, that when we put others before ourselves, we find true happiness. I try to help others, especially those who are a little downtrodden, to realize their potential as a child of God.

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

YES! That, to me, is one of the most wonderful ideas believed by Mormons. This is a truth that seems to be very natural to most people. In spite of the fact that many people are married "'til death" and then parted, almost everyone I have spoken with about eternal marriage and family believes, at least to some degree, that they will be with their loved ones beyond the grave. It makes so much sense -- if God is a God of love and desires us to be happy, it would be paradoxical to part us with our family once we are dead. Show more Show less