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Hi I'm David

I grew up in New Jersey. I love to find out how things work. I'm a physicist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wife and family. We have eight children: adults to teens, with fourteen grandchildren--and counting. I love to find out how things work, no matter what it is based in. I studied physics through college, and continue to read technical books and articles in math and the sciences. I like to solve puzzles.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Heavenly Father, and His son Jesus Christ, and have a lively hope for living with them with my family and friends in the future. I read in the New Testament the words that Christ taught, along with those of his chosen leaders. Christ's words are preeminent over all others, and I have found that through doing the things the Christ directed that my faith increases, and my capacity to love and serve others grows. I am happy when I do what is the right thing to do. I have been a member of the restored church of Jesus Christ my entire life, and consider it a rich blessing. I have learned for myself that the doctrines are true by acting on the principles that I learned and paying attention to how the actions made me feel. My feelings of love, peace, and joy always improved and increased as I have done, and continue to do the things that Christ taught. Christ's doctrine is about doing and becoming. I love His words. The Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants speak to my heart and are rich in the doctrine of heaven. I know they are true books given to us by Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I currently serve on the Stake Council which administers the several local congregations in my community. I participate on the family history and temple committee. We have three family history libraries in our area, which are open to all to provide help with their family history research. The libraries are portals to the vast LDS genealogical records archive. We believe that families, once joined by God are meant to stay joined. The purpose of the temple is to provide these ordinances to all, both living and deceased. I also serve on the family preparedness committee. We work with the local congregations as well as our community to assure that we have plans in place for natural disasters, and to provide guidance to individuals and families on personal preparedness. This includes all aspects: physical, financial, emotional, and spiritual. It is a great opportunity to serve with some many dedicated and wonderful men and women throughout the community.

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

David
Jesus spoke about the sanctity of marriage, and God's intent that it last forever in Matthew 19:3-12. In particular he said "For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder." The disciples seemed to be somewhat taken aback by this response. Jesus went on to say (vs 11) "All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given." From this passage we learn that marriage is to be joined by God--and to become one--not twain. Unfortunately this doctrine has been hard for people to receive. But it has been reaffirmed in restored doctrine. When the Sadduces pressed Jesus (Matt. 22) about a technical point in the Law of Moses (the widow of a deceased brother was to be married to the living brother to have children in the deceased brother's name), Jesus declared "For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven." (Matt. 22:30). This verse is often pointed to as 'proof' that marriages do not exist in heaven. However the verse reads that marriage is not performed in heaven. This clarification in the argument makes this verse consistent with the doctrine that Jesus taught to his disciples in Matt 19. Marriage is joined on earth and when bound by God makes a husband and wife one out of two. Not to be put asunder. Show more Show less