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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a student, a husband, a father of three children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very active person. My interests lie in the outdoors either running, mountain biking or hiking. The other free time I have is spent with my wife and three small children. Having graduated with a bachelors degree in Recreation Management motivated me to continue my education. Now I am studying for a MFA in Photography. I am grateful to have the chance at pursuing my passions at this time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my parents and other family members were already Mormons. They taught me right from wrong and encouraged me to make good choices. My neighbors were Mormons. Most of the owners of businesses that I have worked for during my life have been Mormons. They treat each other fairly and work hard to do what is right. All of the people who have influenced me in my life that are Mormon have told me the same thing, to ask God if the Church is true and if the Book of Mormon is really true. I have followed there examples and have asked, in prayer, if those things are from God. Since doing that I have felt the spirit of God tell me that the Book of Mormon is true and that this is Gods Church on the earth.

How I live my faith

I treat others the way I would want to be treated, like a friend. Each week I attend worship services with my family at a church building in my area. My children come with me and wife to church. There we feel the spirit as we worship Christ and learn more about him, his gospel, and Gods plan for everybody that lives on earth. Being a person that is so physically active, I also choose not to drink alcohol, smoke, or use illegal and harmful drugs. Some people think that I am denying myself fun or pleasure by doing this. I find that my life is more full by not partaking in these substances that Science continues to prove will hurt our bodies, even in small amounts. I feel healthy and fell good because of it.

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Dave
I don't believe that anybody who is looking at pornographic images or reading pornographic text feels happy inside. In general society knows that this type of material is harmful. It is also addictive and leads to more serious sins such as infidelity between spouses, teenage pregnancy, or even violence. These things lead to mistrust, divorce, and broken homes. Stopping the pain that comes from serious sexually oriented sin, begins in the home. Parents, Fathers and Mothers, need to make the right choice. The choice to not allow pornography, in any form, to enter their homes. Doing so provides an example of good behavior for their children. Those children then will have more strength to avoid pornography when they are faced with the challenge of it in their personal lives. If someone has problems with it, get down on your knees and pray to God for the help to overcome it. If you need help other than that, don't be afraid to speak to a counselor and get the help needed to overcome it. The Lord loves all of his children and wants to help but can't until we come to him. Show more Show less