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Hi I'm Taylor.

I'm a husband, father, professional, and genuinely imperfect fellow. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed to grow up in the Rocky Mountains and to have unfettered and nearly unsupervised access to God's great earth. I've since been blessed to live in several remarkable cities and to get to know so many of God's children. The world is exciting and beautiful, and it's people are never dull! I'm a father of three little kids - one boy and two girls. Through the experience of raising them, I've learned more about love, patience, compassion, trains, fire engines, and how to do hair than I ever could have imagined. We challenge each other I challenge them to explore and to achieve new things, from learning to dress themselves to climbing trees, and they challenge me to be better, from giving more hugs and kisses to not cursing in traffic. I'm a husband to the most remarkable person I've ever known. I'm extraordinarily lucky that she married me, and that she still seems to want to be married to me. We would be happiest if we could simply hang out with each other all the time. The knowledge that we can someday do that is what keeps us going through all the busyness and stress.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I derive great benefits from my faith, and because I am confident that the Church's message is true. I have had many experiences that help me know that our Heavenly Father communicates with us. He lets us know that He loves us, that there is purpose to this life, and that it is all worth it. His Spirit comforts us and protects us from the many things that would lead us to harm. Through this Spirit, we can know that Jesus sacrificed Himself for our sins, and that by following His word, we can feel peace - despite our many mistakes and weaknesses. I am grateful that I can teach my children these things, to offer them the same blessings that I have received because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Our church is a central part of my life, and my family's life. We live in a big city, far from our larger extended families, but have a support network through our local congregation that extends love and service to us in abundance. We try to do the same for others. People in the church come from all sorts of backgrounds and situations, but we truly strive to be "one body," as Paul commanded us to be in the New Testament. We therefore might serve or spend time with those with whom we may not seem to have a lot in common at first glance, but we are unified by our faith, and always find that we have a lot to learn from each other. In addition, I really do live according to all of "the rules" you know, no drinking, no drugs, no sex outside of marriage that seem to define the Mormons more than just about anything else. It hasn't always been easy or straightforward to do so, but I'd never have it any other way. There are also a lot of positive "rules" that don't get as much air time we're supposed to eat healthily, work hard in our jobs, make service to others a way of life, participate in the community, and so on. I don't anticipate getting bored or complacent any time soon.