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Hi I'm Clair

I grew up on a ranch in Idaho, graduated in Electrical Engineering, and retired after 23 years in the Air Force.

About Me

After my first wife died, I remarried a wonderful lady a few years ago, and we have discovered the happiness and fulfillment that come from volunteering in great causes. We are currently on an 18 month assignment from our church serving as military relations specialists at an Air Force base in Mississippi. We provide on-base religious services and general support for wonderful young airmen who are here in training. We miss our combined 14 children and 55 grandchildren back home, but feel that the example we are setting for them of service to others is the best thing we can do for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but I have stayed active and committed to my faith for several reasons. First, we have a saying in the church that "If there is anything virtuous, lovely, of good report or praisworthy, we seek after these things." The church is genuinly good and promotes all that is good and true. It doesn't compromise principles to be popular. Second, the church has a lay ministry, which means that I have always had many opportunities to serve others and develop talents. As a result, I have many dear friends who have enriched my life. Third, I genuinly believe in the church. There is no doubt in my mind that the Book of Mormon is an authentic religious record of the ancient people on the American Continent.

How I live my faith

One of our church leaders recently stated, "There is no retirement program in the church." As a retired couple, my wife and I appreciate the fact that as long as our health is good, there are many useful, rewarding things for us to do. We plan to spend our retirement years enjoying our large family and staying busy in good causes.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Clair
My wife and I led a Pornography Addiction Support Group, a group modeled after Alcoholics Anonymous, to help those addicted to pornography overcome their addiction. We witnessed the damage caused to individuals and families by this modern plague. The best place to stop the influence of pornography is in the home. There is no substitute for concerned, proactive parents who teach their children healthy sexuality from an early age, and who set a good example in the entertainment and activities they allow in the home. The church has some excellent resources to help parents. One is "A Parent's Guide", a manual with suggestions on how to teach healthy sexuality to children at different ages. The manual can be ordered from the Church Distribution Center, or you can contact a Mormon Missionary for help getting the manual. Another wonderful resource is "combatingpornography.org", a church website that contains accurate information on avoiding and overcoming pornography additiion. Show more Show less