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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a family researcher, a sports fan, a husband, and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife, Mandi, and I are parents of four wonderful children. Life is busy for me, as it is for pretty much everybody. I am a doctoral student with a young family. I am passionate about families. I feel that family is the best place to learn life's lessons. As such, I am devoting my career to studying and understanding families, pursuing a doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I enjoy spending time with my wife and children. We like to play games together, watch movies, read stories, and just have fun. I enjoy watching sports, especially college and pro basketball and college football. I also enjoy reading. My wife sometimes teases me because the books I usually read and enjoy are nonfiction books. I do, however, enjoy reading fiction books together with her from time to time. We look forward to a weekly date night and the opportunity to share time with each other.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon since I was born, but, as with any Mormon, I have had to learn the truth of the restored gospel for myself. As I have studied, prayed, and lived the principles of the gospel, I have come to know of the Lord's love and His plan for me. I am grateful for perspective the gospel gives me in prioritizing my life. When I put the Lord first, everything else seems to work out. I have been richly blessed to achieve more than I could have on my own. When life gets hectic, I am grateful for the inner peace the gospel of Jesus Christ brings to my life. By living true to the gospel, I have felt enduring and true happiness.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday my family attends church services. It is sometimes hard to get everyone ready and sometimes our little kids aren't always well-behaved, but we are grateful to go. At church, my wife and I teach the children. She children 11 and younger, and I teach the 10 to 12-year-olds. We enjoy teaching and seeing the children learn about Jesus Christ and develop faith in Him. Our faith, however, is not lived only on Sundays. It touches every part of our lives. Every Monday my family and I have 'Family Home Evening.' We have 4 kids ranging in ages from a year to age 6. We pray together, sing songs, talk about our faith and what we believe, play games, and enjoy treats. Every morning we read a few verses from the scriptures and say a prayer as a family. Right now we are reading the Book of Mormon a few verses at a time. As the kids get older, we will eventually finish it and read the Bible and other scriptures as a family. After family prayer, I often give the kids a horsey ride to their beds. I generally read a fun story to them and then read an illustrated scripture story. We've read the through the illustrated stories from the Old and New Testaments, and we are now reading the illustrated Book of Mormon stories. I help each of them say their personal prayers and tell them "Good night, sleep tight, all night, in your own bed, love you, see you in the morning." It's our traditional good night wish. I am grateful for the joy the gospel brings to my family.