Hi I'm Ben
I love books. I'm a Mormon.
I’m a bookworm, designer, coder, artist, writer, husband, and father. I was homeschooled till I was thirteen, served a mission in Thailand, and have a bachelor's degree in English linguistics. I founded the magazine Mormon Artist and the Mormon Texts Project, and I'm senior web designer at the BYU library. And last but certainly not least, I'm happily married and have two lovely daughters.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because living the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes me feel good, happy, and full of light. The more I live the gospel, the more I love my family. Christ's teachings lead me to become a better man, husband, and father. The gospel gives my life my meaning. It gives me hope. It gives me strength to deal with the problems and challenges that life throws my way. It gives me understanding and peace and joy.
How I live my faith
I serve as president of one of the groups of men in my congregation. Most of what I do involves teaching and helping the men take care of the members of the ward. How do I live my faith? By trying hard to live the kind of life Jesus Christ lived. It means sacrifice and hard work and being different, but it's worth it. A lot of it also comes down to small and simple things like reading the scriptures and praying every day and going to church each week. And trying every day to stop being selfish and instead look outward in love to those around me, especially my wife and daughter.