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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My home sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. My beautiful Wife and I have three daughters and we are very busy with life. I work leading technology and business teams; but in my spare time I enjoy writing, designing, playing Banjo and tinkering with motorcycles. Also my family and I make great sushi.

Why I am a Mormon

My Father and Mother grew up in a very rural part of West Virginia. My Father was stationed in Japan during the Korean War. He met another G.I. at a Bible Study group who impressed him greatly. The man was an Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My father felt strongly that he wanted to make the commitment to our Heavenly Father and be baptized. But there was no place to be baptized as there were almost no Mormon Churches in post World War II Japan. So they asked a local businessman if they could perform the baptism in the public bath he owned, before the patrons came in for their evening baths. And so my Father was baptized - and upon returning to West Virginia he courted my Mother to be and introduced her to the Church. My Grandfather did not like the Mormons and it was a great struggle as my Mother took lessons from the Missionaries. She was all of 20 when against strong opposition from her and my father's family she decided to be baptized in the cold waters of the Potomac. My Grandfather disowned her for her decision. My parents were then married and had six children. And at the age of eight, I was baptized in a small Latter-Day Saint Church building sitting out in the corn fields of Pennsylvania where my family had moved. So, why am I am Mormon? Well, from the beginning, my parents sacrificed so much to accept and live the gospel of Jesus Christ. And I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ has within it, all the things I need to help my family to be happy and safe in today's crazy world.

How I live my faith

I am a regular guy. I have ups and downs. As a family we try to spend time together studying the scriptures and serving others; whether helping people move or clean their houses or just stopping by to say hi when they need a friend.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Brett
I would never ever claim to be an expert on women. But I am married to a wonderful woman, have three daughters and two sisters; and I have one mother, one step mother and one mother in law. Knowing and living with all of these fine women, I can say that Mormon women are just like non-Mormon women with one important exception. They all have good times and bad times. They all work hard to be great role models for their work partners, friends and families. They are examples to me and the men in their lives. But (and here's the exception), they all know that they are daughters of our Father in Heaven. And that single profound difference helps them in their daily lives. It helps them to stay centered out in the world; to have great self-esteem in a world where they are constantly barraged by unreal images of what women should or should not look like and be. In addition, this mutual knowledge that we are children of our Heavenly Father helps my wife and I approach everything in our lives as equals and as a team. And our girls are empowered to be independent and strong young women; able to make good decisions in the choices they are constantly faced with among their teenage friends. Show more Show less