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Hi I'm Taylor

I grew up in Georgia. I'm a Physical Therapy grad student, a husband, and soon-to-be-father. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up with 4 brothers and have always loved watching & doing sports--and still love to do just about anything athletic with my friends and family. Because of my love of sports and interest in the human body, I'm finishing a doctorate in Physical Therapy. I've been married to my wife for 4 years. We're both in grad school at different Universities, so we commute in opposite directions. It can be hard to not see each other so much, but we try to have fun together with the time we do have.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith, but as a teenager I realized that I needed to know for myself. I was reading in the Book of Mormon in Moroni 10:3-5 where it challenges us to pray to God in the name of Christ to ask if the book is true. I did and also asked God if Joseph Smith really was a prophet. As an answer I was filled such peace, joy and happiness that I could not doubt the answer was from God. My answer to this prayer has been challenged many times throughout my life as I face the choices that everyone must make, but I still firmly believe that this is Christ's Church and His gospel. This knowledge gives me great hope because I know the purpose of my life and the correct choices to make to enable my family to be happy.

How I live my faith

I'm far from perfect, but I try my best to do what Christ would do. I always find that I'm happiest when I put my wife, friends, family or even strangers before myself. I find I'm happiest when I do what God would have me do rather than what I want to do. Many times I choose watching TV, surfing on the internet or wasting time in other ways instead of helping my wife or studying for school. I ask God a lot to forgive me and help me over come my selfish habits. I know He is there and loves me because He gives me hope and faith to be a better person bit by bit.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Taylor
It is a personal assurance that one can receive from God through His Spirit. It can come as feelings of peace, joy, or comfort as one reads the scriptures, prays, serves others or keeps a commandment. This assurance can also come to a person's mind as thoughts or impressions as one thinks about a question they have. Show more Show less