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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of two little girls and the husband of a wonderful wife. One of the best times of the day is when I read stories and sing to my girls right before they go to bed. It's time I get to spend with just them, and it also give my wife time to herself. Being a systems engineer, I have no formal training or experience in acting or singing, but I don't think my little girls care if I get a few notes wrong.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me the value of living the gospel of Jesus Christ from the time that I was very small. I cannot point to a specific time or instance when I stopped relying on the faith of my parents. Maybe it was the time I really prayed sincerely as a teenager asking for help. Maybe it was the time I decided to serve a mission. Maybe it was the time when I got married, and we moved far from home; we needed to rely on each other and on the Lord. Certainly, it was all of these things and mroe that have built my faith.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ, for me, is a way of life. My faith influences how I act and what I do every day. Because I live by a set of gospel standards, important decisions are much easier than they might otherwise be. My faith helps me see outside myself. In the church, I have the opportunity to visit families in the church. Often during our visits we ask if there is anything that we can do for the family. Most of the time, the answer is no, but sometimes it's yes. For example, one of the families I was visiting had trouble with their computer. Because I work wtih computers, I was able to fix the problem.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Brian
Many years ago, in a moment of teenage frustration, I asked my dad why he didn't make more money and why he didn't have an advanced degree. His answer went something like this, "When your mom and I got married, we decided that we would be in the business of raising kids." Show more Show less