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Hi I'm Justin

I'm a husband. I'm a dad. I'm a dentist. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, I spent two years as a missionary, I got married in a temple. My wife on the other hand, was baptized one year before our wedding and her family is not part of the Mormon faith. This was never an issue and I love and respect my in-laws. I greatly enjoy my time with them as well as the time my children get to spend and learn from them and their point of view. Until recently our entire married life we have lived as students. During this time we have had three wonderful daughters and have also moved three times. Having three young children and being a full time student was a huge challenge on us as it was always a balancing act with time and budgeting. I can look back and say that I am grateful and recognize the several blessing that we received during that time. Now as I am fresh out of my schooling and beginning to have a career I recognize that those stresses do not go away but are only added upon. for this I am grateful for the gospel as it does give me focus on the big picture of what is most important and for me that is family and the cherished eternal relationship I have with them.

Why I am a Mormon

If you are born in the Mormon faith or join later we all have a reason of why we still follow in the faith. As I have generally always remained in my faith I have had times of doubt and challenges. In life I think every human can agree of having the goal to be happy. We perform our own experiments trying to find happiness. As I have performed my own experiments or in other words have taken different paths, I have always come back to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I live the gospel I feel peace and happiness in my life. For me it is a true happiness that is not followed by any consequences but a hope and positive outlook on the future. The issue now is that it is not just about me anymore but I carry some responsibility to my spouse and my three daughters. What I want for them more than wealth, popularity, or any other worldly view of happiness is that they know their Savior Jesus Christ because I know that this is the only way to find true happiness in this life or our life beyond.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day through personal and family prayers and scripture study. I try to lean on my values and lessons of our Savior in my dealings with others. In my congregation I do carry some responsibilities in helping with the spiritual and temporal well being of those within the boundaries of our congregation. Great blessings have come as I have carried out these responsibilities as I have been directed