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Hi I'm Scott

I was born in D.C., grew up in Utah, did some school in North Carolina, and now I'm living back in Utah. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to an amazing woman, and we have three young children. We've been married for close to eight years now. Life gets fairly crazy and busy, but it's good. I work as an attorney, which requires a lot of time. So family time is at a premium, and I try to make the most of the time I have. I'm really enjoying reading with my kids and playing sports with them as they get a little bit older. Over the last few years, I've taken to jogging fairly regularly. I like the feeling of being in shape and having energy. I like pretty much all sports in general, and I still play basketball when I get the chance. I don't get to watch as much sports as I would like anymore (which my wife would say is a good thing), but I enjoy watching a good game.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm LDS because I've lived the teachings, prayed about them, and found them to be true. My mother converted to the LDS Church as a teenager, and I was born and raised in this religion. I probably took it for granted growing up. But eventually there came a point where I needed to know for myself. And I did what I think makes sense. I studied the teachings, I lived them to see how they impacted my life, and I prayed to God for guidance and answers. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior, and that there is modern revelation and additional truth that can lead us to peace in Christ. I've felt the warm, peaceful influence of the Holy Spirit testify to me that the path I'm trying to follow is right and true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. It's much more than a Sunday commitment. Right now, I work with the youth at our local church. We have activities each week, and then we have Sunday meetings where we learn the gospel with them. A lot of the time, I just try to keep up with the 14 and 15 year olds I'm working with! A lot of living my religion overlaps with trying to be a good husband and father. We have a family night every Monday where we try to have a short gospel lesson (short is key, with three young kids). We try to read the scriptures every night and have family prayer. My wife and I try to go on a date together every week if we can. And I spend a decent amount of time taking care of the kids while my wife serves in our church's local women's group. I think all of that is some of the most important ways in which I live my faith.