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Hi I'm Brian White

I am a husband, father and grandfather. I work as a physical therapist. I live in Meridian, Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second son in a family of four children. I loved football and wrestling in high school and have enjoyed supporting my four sons in these and other sports. In addition to my sons, I have two wonderful daughters, the oldest has two children of her own...which makes me a grandpa!!! I became a physical therapist in 1988 and was the therapist for the US Freestyle Ski Team in Park City, Utah for two years. I moved to a small acreage in Idaho where my wife and I have raised our six children and scores of animals - horses, sheep, cattle, goats, turkeys, chickens, ducks, pigs, etc. If old McDonald had it on his farm, we've probably had one, too! Physical therapy has been a rewarding profession to occupy my days. I love working with older patients, athletes, victims of accidents - whoever has suffered a physical setback and needs help regaining their life. I especially enjoy treating people who have lived long lives and can share thier experiences with me. I have great respect for those who have weathered the storms of life and feel I can learn so much from their examples of resilience and survival. Fitness is important to me and my wife. We especially like to run in the mornings where we get to be out while the sun rises, just makes you feel glad to be alive! Our family loves to travel. We've been to Mexico, Turkey, Denmark, Sweden, and many states, including Hawaii. It is fascinating to experience different cultures. There are so many differences yet we are so much alike.

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, the LDS church has been a part of my life since before I was even born. My ancestors were introduced to the gospel in places like Wales, Ireland and Denmark. Some of them were pioneers who settled in Utah. I suppose that is how I was introduced to the church but my commitment to live by its teachings and standards is much more personal. I feel I was born with a faith that there is a God and a love of the savior, Jesus Christ. I have always had a desire to please them. As I came to understand the teachings of eternal life and eternal marriage, I knew that I would want my eventual family to live life with those goals in mind. This was magnified a thousand times when I fell in love with my sweetheart and wanted more than anything else to be with her forever. As we have raised our family striving to live gospel standards I feel we have been blessed for our efforts. I love everything about being Mormon. I love going to church and the people we worship with. I love the activities, service and fellowship opportunities I have through the church. Most of all, I love the feeling of peace and comfort that the Holy Ghost gives me despite the trials and troubles of daily living.

How I live my faith

On a personal basis, I live my faith by studying the scriptures and being prayerful every day. Asking Heavenly Father to help me be humble and to open my eyes to see who I can help and serve. I have several families assigned to me to visit every month and be available to them for whatever they may need. I always have a companion in this assignment and for many years it has been one of my sons. Serving these families as father and son has given us many bonding experiences. My wife and I were asked to be "Trek Masters" last year. A trek is a simulation of the Mormon handcart pioneers who traversed the plains with all of their belongings in a handcart. We had 66 youth between the ages of 12 - 18 who were put into "families" of 7-8 with a "Ma and Pa". Everyone wears time period clothing and we went about 23 miles in 2 1/2 days. It was a huge undertaking with around 100 people involved. To see the awesome attitudes of the youth and to see everyone come together to make it all happen was inspiring. I was a wonderful way for all of us to gain an understanding of the sacrafices that many have made for their faith. The experience was both humbling a spiritual. Marcie and I were married in the temple. We believe that the covenant of marriage that we entered into in the temple is sealed by the priesthood for all eternity, if we live righteously. We want the same blessing for each of our children. We try to live our lives in harmony with the teachings of Jesus and hope that our children will do the same because we know that is the true source of happiness. One of my favorite quotes from the Prophet Joseph Smith is, "Happiness is the object and design of our existance, and will be the end thereof, if we pursue the path that leads to it which is virtue, uprightness, holiness and keeping all of the commandments of God." Pretty simple. Seems to work.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Brian White
  We believe that physical intimacy is a special component of the relationship between a husband and wife and that the power of creating life is a sacred partnership with Heavenly Father. Sexual relationships outside the bonds of marriage between a man and woman is contrary to God's plan for our happiness and inevitably leads to heartache and social ills. The Law of Chastity is both physical and mental. It involves being completely true to your spouse not only in your actions but also your thoughts. Show more Show less