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Hi I'm Tyler

I'm a soon-to-be father. I'm a young marketing professional. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm about to become a father for the first time and boy am I scared, anxious, nervous, excited and all those other emotions one feels just before they come into the rank of a parent. I just graduated from college and am working in the field I studied. I just bought a new home and am preparing the home for the new-born that will be occupying it and throwing those late night bottle/crying parties each and every night. I explore. I enjoy all of the wonderful and uplifting creations of both God and man. Exploring these creations physically and mentally brings them to life. I am awestruck and amazed at the ingenuity and brilliance of these creations. I hike and camp when I can and enjoy the magnificent mountains and refreshing water. I am a planner. I have already started planning road trips, family vacations, found camping sites, day activities and more for my future children. I started to plan for not just the first, but the second or third or how ever many children I may have and what to do when they come. I love maps. Don't ask me why - I haven't quite figured it out either. I love to know all my surrounding areas, finding those places that seem fun and appealing or new and unexplored. I'm still trying to decipher my love of the topographical arts. I compete. Playing and watching sports brings out my competitive side. I don't like to lose, but I have lost enough times that I know how to lose. This may be my one vice, watching college football all day long.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe in a better world. That better world comes through Jesus Christ. There is a passage of scripture that reads, "Whoso believeth in God might with surety hope for a better world, yea, even a place at the right hand of God, which hope cometh of faith, maketh an anchor to the souls of men, which would make them sure and steadfast, always abounding in good works, being led to glorify God." When I was 17 years old, I had no idea what I was doing. It was my senior year and my life was about to take a turn. I didn't know what was around the corner and I was scared. As I continued to go to an early morning religious class, we were learning about Jesus Christ. One day in class I felt comforted and secure that I could rely on Jesus for all of my worries, problems, sins and everything else. He is my anchor. He is my secure foundation. As I continued to learn, I wanted to know more. All the teachings I had learned since I was a young boy started to make sense. It was all very logical. Nothing seemed out of place and God's plan for this better world I had sought and seemed to open up in my mind. I read the Book of Mormon again and again and took steps of faith to 'test' the doctrine. Each step built my faith, not hinder it. I knew that the Book of Mormon was true and helped me become closer to my Savior Jesus Christ. As I continued to love the teachings of Jesus Christ, my world around me became better. The days seemed brighter and more enjoyable, people were friendlier and life didn't seem as daunting as I thought. I realized that the gospel of Jesus Christ had brought this change in my perspective and the way I lived my life. My hope for a better world came true, for this life and for the next. I knew that the teachings I had been living were true and that we can find happiness through the power of our Savior Jesus Christ. Through Jesus Christ, all can be secure and stable in our lives, as we put our faith and trust in Him.

How I live my faith

As best I can. I know I'm not perfect. I don't pretend to be. But I strive each day to become a better man and help create a better world for my family, friends and community. I know that each day there will be challenges that will come along each day. So I try to take overcome them the best that I can. I may fail, but I know that the next time I will be stronger. I will continue to improve and learn and become a better person.