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Hi I'm Matt

I am a happy husband, lucky father of 5, and a university counseling center psychologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost, I love my family. God has blessed me and my wife with four daughters and a son. I am a counseling center psychologist in Kentucky. I love to see people learn and grow. I love watching my children having fun while learning. I love watching my students learn to understand themselves and other people and relate to them better. I love watching old, quotable movies that make me laugh. I love to make ceramic pottery and the way working with clay connects me to this wonderful world. I bake yummy cookies, and I have a large collection of stuffed monkeys that helps me remember what it is like to be a kid.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes life simple and enjoyable. There are so many simple truths that are found in the scriptures and that have been made known through living prophets and apostles that help me to know how to find true happiness in this life. Through these simple truths, I know that there is a God who knows me personally and loves me unconditionally. I know that Jesus is the Savior of the world and my personal Redeemer. I know that family relationships can be eternal and they are the basis for happiness and joy in this life and after we die. Knowing this brings peace to my heart and gives me hope when times get tough. There are many challenges that come in my work, in my family life, and in things that happen every day around the world. As I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ I find my way through these challenges and find joy and purpose through my trials and the suffering of others that I witness. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides the fulness of these truths and simple ways to live that bring happiness and joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by seeking to know God's will and then doing it. I'm not perfect at it, but I am trying to get better at it. Recently I was asked to serve with the 12-13-year old young men in the Church and I have tried to exemplify to them what the gospel of Jesus Christ has done for me personally. I take turns with others teaching short lessons each week on Sunday and every Wednesday evening we help the young men with scouting and other activities. At least once a month I visit families in our congregation and share a spiritual message to help uplift them. I find that doing these acts of service uplift me as well. I have noticed that the more effort I invest in living my faith and serving others the more happiness and peace I see in my life. When living life becomes difficult it is often because I need to serve others more than I am. Living my faith is not about being perfect right now but seeking to follow the example of Jesus Christ better each day.