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Hi I'm Mark

I'm married to a wonderful woman, a father of 4 great children, I'm a physician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Colorado with my wonderful wife and four children. Family is very important to me, though I have a job as a physician that keeps me away 60 hours a week, so time management and prioritizing are key! I love to swim/bike/run in my free time usually early mornings and enjoy participating in triathlons a few times each year.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS in a family with ties in the LDS church for several generations. However, I had to make the decision to believe, which came after much study and prayer. I have come to know of the goodness that comes through accepting the Gospel of Jesus Christ completely, and that is why I continue to be involved in the LDS church.

How I live my faith

I made a covenant to follow Christ and try to live his commandments when I was baptized. Every week I renew that covenant by taking the sacrament at Church. During the week, at work and at home, I try to live up to my commitment, but sometimes I make mistakes. Because of Jesus Christ's life and death, I can humbly try to resolve those mistakes and change. Change comes slowly, but is possible and this gradual process of refinement defines how I live my faith.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

 As a scientist and a physician, I have been asked this and similar questions. My answer is in part philosophical, and in part very simple. Philosophically, as I truly and completely accept the reality of my own existence, and ponder the enormity of the universe, I am led to believe in God. To me, all things indicate there is a God the order and laws of physics, the amazing complexity of the human body, our incredibly complex minds and capacity to think and choose freely. Of course these are no proofs, but when I seriously ponder these things, the idea that physical forces randomly started everything in our universe and explain everything--this idea just holds no water. The simple answer is that I have felt God's love in my life. He is my Heavenly Father. It is an incredible warm feeling to know this. This knowledge came only after repeated experiences that quietly confirm His love for me. For example, after living a commandment, I have seen His blessings in my life. When difficult life situations come up and I feel alone or betrayed, I can pray to my Heavenly Father asking for guidance or comfort, and He will visit me with a powerful confirmation of His love. And I promise that anyone may feel this confirmation with sincere prayer.   Show more Show less