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Hi I'm Trevor

I'm an aspiring Marriage and Family Therapist. I love family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Trevor. I'm a college student trying to figure out what kind of career is best for me. Marriage and family means a great deal to me. Not just my own, but marriage and families in general. Thus, I have committed my education and career to strengthening families. I love connecting with people and having good talks about what really matters to them, so Marriage and family therapy seems to be the best path so far. I got married to the girl of my dreams in April of 2012 and am so glad she chose me. We love to go hiking, running, swimming and are up for just about anything outdoors. Good wholesome fun is what we go for. I played soccer and sang in a show choir in high school, along with country swing dancing. I love dancing with my wife. She did ballet for much of her life so I'm picking up some of that and we have performed together in university productions. I've been teaching her some country swing moves as well. I play piano here and there and even got into Brazilian jujitsu a while ago which I really enjoy.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I asked God if this is what He wants me to do and He has answered with a resounding "yes" in many ways throughout my life. I was raised LDS, and from an early age we are encouraged to develop a personal relationship with God through prayer and scripture study. We are also counseled to obtain our own testimony, or personal conviction, of everything we are taught from our leaders and what we read from the scriptures, so I did just that. The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ is called the keystone of our religion. Along with the Bible, the Book of Mormon teaches us the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helps us learn of Him. It is called a "keystone" because if the Book of Mormon is truly what it says it is, then essentially everything else that resulted from it is true as well. When I was about ten years old, I remember pondering this, and kneeling down to pray I asked God if the Book of Mormon was a true book. What came to my heart and mind was essentially this, "Trevor, you have seen the good things that are in your life because of the Book of Mormon, so you already know the answer to this question." That answer from God will never leave me. I have since become very familiar with the scriptures Matthew 7:15-20; "By their fruits ye shall know them" and I see the "fruits" of being a Mormon every day as I try to follow Jesus Christ. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to treat everyone around me the way Christ would. He is always influencing others for good and brings joy to all, so I try to be a good example of the believers by lifting others as much as I can. This affects everything I do. My faith is my lifestyle. I have served in various capacities in the LDS church throughout my life. Currently I help lead a men's organization that is primarily responsible for a program called Home Teaching. Members of this men's organization are assigned to befriend and look after fellow members of the congregation, ensuring they are doing well temporally and spiritually. We spend time at least once per month with those we are assigned to visit and through this I have formed strong, lasting friendships. I love the Home Teaching program as it is a special way for God to work through us to bless His children. Our group is also often called upon for various community service opportunities. Helping families move, cleaning public spaces, and doing various landscape related projects are a few common examples. I find great fulfillment in doing anything that can help improve my surroundings and making any environment better for the next person to come along.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Trevor
No, mormons do not hate people who feel attractions to the same gender. Similarly, we wouldn't hate someone who feels tempted by anything else that goes against the laws of God. It is what we do with those temptations that really matters. With His infinite wisdom and foresight, Heavenly Father has given us commandments as guides that will help us have the best lives we can. So while I am still learning about the "why" of some of God's commandments, my transcending conviction of how much He loves all his children confirms to me that the commandments He gave us in the scriptures are for our best good. Show more Show less