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Hi I'm Eric Denna

I love life and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Northern California in Mendocino County. I am married and my wife and I have seven children and a growing number of grandchildren. We have buried two children. Professionally, I have been a university professor, university officer, chief information officer four times, chief operating officer, consultant, author, speaker, researcher, and entrepreneur. I enjoy time with my wife, working around the yard and house, skiing, hiking, singing, reading good books about everything from physics to politics to biographies.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because God has answered my prayers about Him, Jesus Christ, the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the reality of living prophets, and how I can be a better disciple. While some choose to have faith in themselves, science, money, political figures, or anything but God, I choose to exercise faith in the existence of a living, real God who loves me, has a plan for mankind's happiness, and is eager to help us learn of Him and His plan so we can enjoy His life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by loving God and what is good, and loving my fellow man - starting with my wife and family and neighbors. I love the opportunity to be of service to others and have been very fortunate to have numerous such opportunities. All of this results in a profound feeling of peace and hope.

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Eric Denna
For me, the greatest blessing I receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost is the feeling of peace and hope. I have had some pretty good challenges in my life, including burying two children. As I held each in my arms while they passed from this life to the next I felt a profound peace and hope that I simply cannot describe adequately with words. This feeling of peace and hope comes to me in every trying situation as long as I am being faithful to the promises I have made with God. When I choose otherwise I feeling anxious and hopeless. As a result, I try to choose that which leads to peace at all times. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Eric Denna
We believe that this life is about choosing to have faith in God and striving to become more like He and His Son, Jesus Christ. By following the example of Jesus Christ without hypocrisy we can qualify to be joint heirs with Christ in the next life because of His atoning sacrifice. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Eric Denna
It always puzzles me when people ask this question or claim I am not a Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ, that he is the literal Son of God. I believe he willingly came to the earth to offer himself a sacrifice for the sins and sufferings of all mankind on condition that we choose to be his disciple following His example. The foundation of my faith is that God the Father is real, that He sent His Son to die for us, that He was resurrected, and that he invites all of God's children to come unto Him by choosing to repent, shake off whatever keeps us from God, and striving to become like He is. Show more Show less

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Eric Denna
Our physical body is a gift from God and we are invited to choose to use them for worthy purposes so that the Spirit of God can dwell with us. Because we can literally receive the Spirit of God to dwell in and with us our bodies are called temples in the scriptures. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

Eric Denna
The Law of Chastity focuses attention of mankind's use of life creating powers. The law states that we are to abstain from sexual relations in thought and deed prior to marriage and to be completely faithful to our spouse in thought and deed following marriage. Show more Show less