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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a singer, a dancer, an in-line skater, a father, a doctor - and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I make no apologies for my religion. I was born to Mormon parents, they took me to church every week, taught me what was right and wrong, and told me I could do and become any thing. Sure I had rough times. I grew up as a total nerd. I was short with freckles, and yes, I was stuffed in my locker in junior high and thrown in trash cans in high school. Such is life when you're a very talkative and slightly annoying teenager. I stayed in school, went to college, and now I'm a married doctor with three kids who goes rollerblading on lunch breaks. I love my life, love my wife, and I adore playing with my kids in the evening and then reading books till I fall asleep. - I'm even trying to write my own book now. Life isn't easy. If I'm not being woken up by the phone while on-call, I'm up anyway feeding my newborn baby. It;s the life I've chosen, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon because my parents were - I stayed Mormon because the more I lived my life according to my religion, the happier I was - and that's all the proof I really needed. Yes I've prayed, and received my answer - but my life is too good for all this not to be true.

How I live my faith

I'm not perfect, but I try to live by my principles and standards. All my co-workers drink alcohol, and they know I don't. It's no big deal; we get along fine and often have BBQ's together. They know I'm not going out to the club with them later; I'm going home to put my kids in bed. They know my religion, and how I've chosen to live. They know I'm there to help them anytime they might need. When they ask me what I did over the week-end I'm honest. I tell them I spent Saturday watching college football with my family and on Sunday we went to church. I'll often mention what songs I'm singing with the choir, and invite them to come hear us. Every once in a while I get asked to show up at a youth activity and teach all the kids how to Swing Dance. Once the kids learn how to do the pretzel, floor spins, and flips - suddenly they think I'm pretty cool. It's nice to be known as the dad who can dance, not just the dad who's always chasing his four kids up and down the church hallways.