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Hi I'm Steven M Short

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, A.K.A. a Mormon. I'm also a Freelance Business Consultant in DFW.

About Me

In the past six years, my wife and I have moved over 12 times. We feel a bit like Gypsies, making life changing choices in a split second, wandering from California to Utah to Georgia and now to Texas. Before getting married, I traveled from my home in the US to New Zeland, Mexico, Paris, Australia, Canada, and to just about every state in the US. most of this was for work, some was for pleasure, but I've never been the type to sit idle. I'm always on the move. My wife and I had met briefly, exchanging quick "Hello's" in passing, before we ever had an official date. However, from that first date to today we have rarely been away from each others side. Just three weeks after that first date my wonderful wife and I were married. After six years together we both feel it was the best thing we had ever done. From that first year of marriage to this day we've wanted children. Not from lack of trying, but we haven't yet been able to accomplish this task. So we are now living in the DFW area of Texas with our 211 lb. English Mastiff, Tinkerbell, and our 35 lb. "Powser" Pug / Schnauzer Mr. Smee. Each morning my wife and I kneel together and Thank God, our Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ, for all that we have, and for all He has provided for us in this life. We are truly blessed and can see and feel God's hand in our life every day. Steven M Short

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up the youngest of three boys in a LDS Mormon household didn't seem any different than my non LDS frends. As I grew older, I no longer felt like I fit in with my LDS peers and began to branch out visiting other religions for that right feeling.  In High school I took four years of Seminary where I had the opportunity to learn from Rabbis, Fathers, Preachers, etc. with much delight. As I investigated most of the worlds popular, and some unpopular, faiths I found a common thread. A belief in doing good because you want to do good, a respect and love for a higher power, as well as passionate members who wanted to become better people through the lessons their faith provided.   I'm in no way a religious scholar, but in my meek experience with so many of these different faiths it seemed each one had a key theme or belief that separated them from the other faiths. Filing each of these Key items in my mind I began to notice that each of these were items I learned when I was a child.  Each Item was given the same respect and educational diligence. I cannot recall any of my Bishops or sunday school leaders saying that any other church was wrong or bad. It was simply lessons of Jesus Christ and His gospel. The puzzle was coming together in my head, and with the help of a non LDS friend who wanted to learn more about the Mormon faith, I sat through the discussions with the Missionaries and felt that feeling of belonging I went searching for.  This awakening motivated me to dig deeper into the faith I was raised in. I visited Anti-Mormon websites, pulled back the layers and got to the foundations of the LDS church. Through all my digging and all the "Facts" that "Prove" Joseph Smith could not have translated the Book Of Mormon. I found that the Lord answered each and every question I raised. I prayed with sincerity and faith that the answer would come, and they did. Pray often, talk to God, and God will Talk to you.  Steven M Short

How I live my faith

Each Morning my wife and I kneel together in prayer and scripture study. Each Wednesday night we volunteer with our local CubScout Pack, Pack562.com, and each Sunday we attend church and learn more about our Father in heaven and His Son Jesus Christ. We know that God has a plan and purpose for each of His sons and daughters. I work and live just like everyone else in the US. I don't drink, smoke, do drugs, or watch porography which often starts up some interesting conversations. These are choices I make on how I want to live my life. My motto is "My Life is My Fault" I'm the only one responsible for my actions and my choices. Prophets and religious leaders may advise LDS members to avoid the aforementioned items, however it's ultimately my choice to avoid the addiction and habits formed by the use of such substances. I've learned my limits and I've found my life is the better for choosing to live healthy and try to help those around me. life is not about what you can get, but what you can give. Steven M Short

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Steven M Short
God Loves all of His children. The Lord told us that the greatest commandment was to love God, and that the second was like unto it, To Love thy neighbor. I have several close friends who chose to live a homosexual lifestyle. These are wonderful and awesome people whom I deeply love and care for as very close friends. The choice they make on how to live their life is not for me to judge. I know my place is to love and befriend all of Gods children no matter what their life choice may be. As much as I believe that God has commanded us to love our neighbors, I also believe that God has commanded us to go forth and multiply. It's my belief that the recommended way of following this commandment is for a married Man and a Woman to choose to conceive and bare children. A the end of the day, when all is said and done, we will stand before our creator and be judged on how well we followed Gods commandments. I believe if a person with homosexual tendencies truly wants to find an eternal companion, have children and follow the teachings God has given us. That person can pray and seek Gods assistance. I know God will answer that prayer and do everything possible to help His child overcome the challenges in their life. God Loves all of His children. As a child of God we should love one another, and ask God for guidance, understand, and support. I Know God answers prayers, He will answer your Prayers if you are ready to hear and act on the answer. Steven M Short Show more Show less