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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a husband, a writer, a singer, a DJ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I share a passion for music, and love the opportunities we have had to sing and DJ at weddings and other events. We are hoping to start a family soon, and there is 1 on the way. I also love to write fiction, and aspire to write professionally.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member, but I have long since learned that every member has to become a convert. I believe I knew the Gospel was true around the age of 15, having read the Book of Mormon all the way through for the first time. It has taken a long time, however, for me to learn to trust in the Lord. I finally learned the truth of "ye receive no witness until after the trial of your faith," through patience and a desire to truly live the things I know to be true. I know the Lord hears and answers sincere prayers. I know those answers are not always the ones we hope for, but they are always the ones that will lead us to Him.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a member of a branch presidency of a small singles' branch. My wife and I enjoy planning events that mostly involve food, a brief gospel message and some music. Being a fairly young couple, we are able to identify with many of the challenges of this great group, and help them through their own challenges. We love them very much. I am also a home teacher to families from my family ward. I and my companion strive to get to know our families and learn how best to serve their needs best. Many needs are practical and easier to identify. They involve providing a service. Some, however, are spiritual, and we have to rely on Heavenly Father to help us fulfill those. These take prayer and faith that the Lord knows how to succor His people. The most important way I show my faith is as a husband. We believe the man is the Priesthood head in our homes, however, the Lord give us strict guidelines on how that authority is used, "No power or influence can or ought to be maintained by virtue of the priesthood, only by persuasion, by long-suffering, by gentleness and meekness, and by love unfeigned by kindness, and pure knowledge, which shall greatly enlarge the soul without hypocrisy, and without guile." -Doctrine and Covenants 121 41-42. The more I live up to this scripture in our home, the greater the love my wife and I feel for one another. If ever I think of an unkind word or begin to speak in a harsh tone, I remember this scripture, and do my best to be an example of it.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Scott
In a world where standards and practices are constantly redefined, and little is held sacred, it is peculiar to hold to the same standards as our ancestors who lived in the 1800's, or standards that even Adam and Eve were held to. It is peculiar to the world, that some things are so sacred that they should be spoken of only in sacred places. We live lives that are diverse and varied, but are similar in many ways. We do so as a manifestation of our faith, but some will and do view this as some kind of forced obedience. Jesus said, "If ye love me, keep my commandments." John 14 15. Simply put, we strive to keep His commandments to show our love for the Savior. Show more Show less