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Hi I'm Spencer

I'm a Dad, a husband, a bankrutpcy attorney, I love music, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Arizona. When I was 19 years old I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina for two-years to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. When I got back from my mission I got married and went to law school at the University of Oklahoma. The seven loves of my life are: 1) My wife 2) My daughters 3) The gospel 4) My Profession 5) Music 6) Phoenix Suns 7) Sooner Football and Basketball I am married to my best friend and the love of my life. We were friends long before we even started dating and I think that has helped us to have a strong relationship amidst the many misunderstandings and conflicts that come with any marriage. Together we have three beautiful dauthers who although they look very similar, are all very different and wonderful in their own way. I am an attorney by trade. I practice in the areas of bankruptcy and family law. I love what I do and appreciate the opportunity to be able to help others and offer them advice as part of my occupation.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because I believe it to be true. When I was a young boy, I started to wonder whether the things my parents and Sunday School teachers taught me were correct. I wondered if perhaps they had been deceived. I truely wanted to follow God and be a member of his church, so I prayed and asked my Heavenly Father if the things I had learned from my parents and church leaders were true. As I prayed and asked, I felt an exhilerating peace overcome me, and I recognized that to be an affirmative answer to my prayers. Every time I reflect on that experience, the same comforting peace returns assuring me of the answer I received long ago as an answer to my prayers.

How I live my faith

If you know anything about the "Mormon faith" you probably know Mormons don't drink coffee, tea, alcohol, or smoke. I don't do these, but these habits don't do a good job at defining how I live my faith. I live my faith every day by trying to put what matters most first. As a husband, father, attorney, and an individual I have many responsibilities and hobbies that demand a lot of time. I try to make sure I prioritize my life so that I spend the most time where it matters most. I spend time with my family. I try to cultivate a strong friendship and romance with my wife by going on regular dates with my wife. I also spend time individually and collectively with my girls. Every month I take turns taking one of my girls on a daddy-daughter date so they know that I love them and so they know they can trust me if they ever need to talk. As an attorney I try to be honest with my clients. I try to show compassion and show them that I genually care about their concerns and needs. I make sure to keep myself available to them because I know that I would hope to be treated the same if I was in the same situation. I am not perfect. I make mistakes. There are even times when I act, thinking I am in the right, only to realize after the fact that I hurt someone unintentionally. On these occassions, which are many, I try to apologize and make up for my shortcomings.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Spencer
What I have learned from going to Church and from my personal study of the scriptures is that my faith in Jesus Christ increases as I learn about Him and His teachings and when I strive to follow His teachings. The more I study and learn, the greater understanding I have of who Jesus Christ is and what he did for me. I gain a greater appreciation of the love he has for me and my family and neighbors. I learn of his gospel and the manner of person he wants me to be. My faith in Jesus Christ increases even more, however, when I try to implement his teachings in my own life. As I follow my Savior, I exprience first hand the blessings of peace, comfort and happiness that come from following Christ. These personal experiences, that happen daily if I let them, help to increase my faith in Christ. Show more Show less