Hi I'm Adam
I'm from Lilburn, married to my best friend and loving life. I'm a Mormon.
I am a successful businessman, but far more importantly I am a husband and father of five wonderful kids. I like to visit other countries and love to go scuba diving with my wife and oldest son. I enjoy reading, studying history and making new friends.
Why I am a Mormon
Growing up in the southern US, I was often confronted by my well meaning, but often misinformed, friends regarding my beliefs. From the time I was young I had people telling me that I believed many strange things that simply weren’t true. However, it caused me to spend a lot of time studying the bible and learning about Christ’s teachings. I also had to decide for myself if the things I learned in church and in my home were really from God, or from a charismatic charlatan. It was hard being one of only a few Mormons in a school of 2,000+ predominantly evangelical Protestants, and it would have been convenient to leave my little congregation and join them. But I had read the Book of Mormon many times, I had studied the history of the church and its leaders and most importantly I had prayed and ask God what I should do. From a young age I learned that while my friends were wonderful people doing wonderful things, there was more. I learned how to feel and recognize God’s influence in my life, and thereby learned to choose right from wrong. In spite of the peer pressure, I couldn’t deny what I knew to be true, both from intense intellectual study, and from answers to my prayers. That little bit of faith I had as a child and teenager has now grown and strengthen me through many trials. It makes life easier. It helps me be a more patient person, a kinder person, a more understanding father and husband. Even more, I now know who I am and what God wants me to be doing. I can make a strong case for the church from a purely intellectual point of view, but that’s not the whole story. I am a Mormon because of a thousand little events where God answered my prayers and showed me the way to true happiness, and that’s pretty cool.
How I live my faith
That’s pretty easy to answer but harder to put into practice. I try to treat everyone the way I would treat the Savior. I’m not perfect, but I try to think not of what Jesus would do, but what I would do if Jesus was the one to whom I was reacting. It’s not easy, and I still have a temper, but I’m getting better each day.