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Hi I'm Jeff

Married to my best friend for 21 years with 4 children that impress me everyday. I work in HR, used to be a teacher, love cruises

About Me

I am the happy father of four and husband to my best friend. I spent 12 years as a school teacher and since then spent a brief time as an insurance agent, then moved into the HR world. I have worked for several Fortune 500 companies. I love to fish, go on cruises, take my wife on dates, and follow our busy children from one activity to the next. As we have time we try and ride roller coasters in theme parks where ever we travel. I now work for a Pet Retailer heading up leadership development.

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion to the gospel of Jesus Christ came when I was in my teenage years. I started reading the Bible, and Book of Mormon regularly and really took a look at how I was trying to live the teachings of Christ. As I worked to rid myself of those things that would distance me from God's mercy the gap between me and the heavens closed. During this time and many times since, I have received personal experiences with God that have taught me that He knows me personally and that I am His son. This knowledge has given breath to my life and that of my family as we strive to live in a way that allows the Mercy of Heaven to bless us.

How I live my faith

During my time in this church I have been called upon to serve in a variety of ways. The most challenging was leading a new congregation of about 400 people. I learned at a deeper level during that service how merciful the Lord is towards His children. The most interesting experience was about a year stretch when I was asked to go to the local jail each Sunday and offer classes to the inmates. The area where I have been making a difference lately is in a ministry working with the jobless. It has been so rewarding to see so many people gain or return to confidence as they become employable again. Today I work with the young men in the church preparing them to be honorable fathers. Outside of church I am an avid Scouter and spend many hours teaching boys. I like to say that I grow Eagles. The highest rank in Boy Scouting.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

We have spent considerable time teaching the link between modesty and chastity to our family. So many today see no link between the way they dress or act and their relationship with God. For some reason they disconnect their relationship with God from the way they dress and behave morally. There can be no separation between that relationship to God and the manner in which we live in modesty. Paul in Corinthians taught that our bodies are temples where the Holy Ghost can come and teach us. When we do things with or to our body that cheapens or lessens it's potential, we only limit the level at which the Holy Ghost can teach us. We teach this in our home by encouraging modest dress, entertainment, and speech. Show more Show less