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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am professor of Psychology. I am married to an amazing woman and have two incredible kids. I love to spend time with family and friends, watch movies, play video games, play sports, exercise, and study the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because many of the doctrines taught in the Gospel help to answer some of the biggest questions that I have had about life. I have always thought hard about these "big questions" such as where did I come from, what is the purpose of life, where am I going after this life? I have a PhD and am currently a professor which allows me to stay up to date with the scientific advances. While I enjoy staying up to date with this (along with being an active researcher myself), the answers that are provided by the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ are absolutely amazing and invaluable. I am also a Mormon because living the teachings of Jesus Christ has made my life so happy, and allows me to look to the future with great optimism.

How I live my faith

Giving service to others is one of the ways in which I live my faith. Helping others is a big focus of my faith since our ultimate example is Jesus Christ and he spent his life giving service to others.

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's prophet on the earth today. He leads and guides this church through inspiration and revelation from Jesus Christ. Just like prophets in old times like Abraham and Moses, God has given us a prophet today to help us know his will. I find this especially valuable given the plethora of (often confusing) information available in our modern time. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Family is so important because it continues after this life. The gospel of Jesus Christ allows individuals to be sealed to their family members for eternity. This is a wonderful blessing that brings great comfort. Show more Show less