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Hi I'm Jordan

I'm the father of two, including an autistic son, husband of a scrapbooker, and a Cheesehead. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 Family. Calm. Nonjudgmental. Service. Costco. Frugal. Autism. Friends. Travel. Information Security. Steak. Snuggling. Christmas Candies. Juice. Sledding. Football. Racquetball. Wisconsin Dells. YMCA. Popcorn. Vita-Mix Smoothies. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I feel happiness in my life through living the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I look in the mirror and feel comfort that I am becoming a great husband and father. My dear wife appreciates the initiative I take to raise our family in love and selflessness. I know that God is happy with the direction my family is headed. I am a Mormon because my character has been developed through adherence to the teachings of the church. As much as the church has helped me develop my character, I would not be a Mormon if I did not believe that Jesus Christ is at the head of this church.  

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving those I love. I try to notice things around the house that my wife would want done, and do them. I admit I have to actively look for ways to help. It does not come natural to me. I have a much lower standard of cleanliness and therefore, a much greater tolerance for disorganization than my wife. However, I know she is happy when our home is clean and organized, and so I force myself to be more observant. I reach out in service to individuals and families that are struggling with their spirituality. Ironically, I have found that helping others brings a greater appreciation for the Savior in my own life. I try to keep a constant relationship with my Heavenly Father through personal, couple, and family prayer. I study God's teaching in the scriptures daily.  

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

Generally speaking, we're not going to stop the spread of pornography or its influence. However, in our personal lives and the lives of those we teach, we can treat women as the final, greatest creation that they are. The women in my life are blessed with a nurturing, loving, caring, and tenderness that of which I have found no man equal. I want to ensure my thoughts, words, and actions show the love and respect I have for women. Ultimately, it takes character, gratitude, and selflessness to overcome pornograhy in our lives.  Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Experiences of feeling the Holy Ghost beyond any self-generating feeling or emotion. Humans' ability to reason and choose to act contrary to impulse. A purifying feeling when I pray. An ability through the grace of God to lighten my infirmaties, weaknesses, and anguish. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

I believe that we can receive grace in our every-day lives by praying for strength and help in all aspects of our lives. This aspect of the grace of God is an enabling and strengthening power, providing us the means to not only overcome sin, disappointment, and grief, but to help us serve God more faithfully and find joy and happiness in our lives. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life no man cometh unto the Father but by me." John Chapter 14 Verse 6. When I meet my maker at the pearly gates and see and touch His wounds, I will more fully understand that I am totally dependant on the grace of God. My efforts to focus on "works" are inevitably nothing compared to He who is full of grace and truth and overcame all things. I will be totally in His hands. Whether I am "saved" or not will be up to the mercy of Christ alone. I imagine an embrace and the Savior pleading to the Father on His behalf for me. What a humbling and emotional moment this may be. Thinking about this makes me want to live up to His expectations for me. I believe that living the teachings of Christ as taught in the LDS church best shows our love for Him. I also believe that if we do not live our lives according to God's will, we will not be comfortable in His presence and He loves us enough to allow us to choose not to return to live with Him again. Show more Show less