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Hi I'm Pete Maughan

I'm a member of the LDS Church so yeah I'm a Mormon--I'm happily married to the most amazing girl & looking forward to good things

About Me

Hi my name is Pete Maughan and I've been a member of the Church for my whole life. I come from a family of 8 children and I am 7th. I have 6 sisters and 1 brother and now I've got a lot of nieces and nephews. I was born in Helena Montana, and then spent most of my growing up years after 3rd grade in the State of Washington. First, in Woodinville in the Seattle area and then in Richland, Washington in the Tri-cities area for high school. After high school I worked for 6 months to save up money to serve my 2 year LDS mission in Germany where I lived in Meissen by Dresden, Nordhausen, Cottbus, Hof, and Annaberg-Buchholz. Most of my mission was in the former "East Germany." It was hard work, very fulfilling, and also very fun. After my mission I went to Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in Accounting. Although BYU's accounting program is ranked #1-3 in the nation, it didn't interest me to practice accounting as a career so I continued on into a career in entrepreneurship. After working for several years starting small companies of varied success, I settled into health and wellness as a business type and now run a company called Weightlosswars.com. I am now going on to add a medical degree which will help me to provide more value to customers, patients, and others through the added expertise of medicine. I'm married to Jillian Weaver Maughan & love her a million! She's my inspiration and takes my breath away over and over. We're excited to start a family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have read the Book of Mormon and prayed to know of its truth. Part of the confirmation that I received from Heavenly Father about the Book of Mormon came at times when I didn't necessarily know that it was an answer. For example, there were times as a kid just going into high school when I would be reading and just feel compelled to keep reading late into the hours of the night and felt strong feelings about what I was reading and that it was good and that it made me feel happy and fulfilled. I especially loved the parts in the Book of Mormon and Bible both about Jesus Christ and how He loves and lives for us and to help us. I also feel very strongly about how good the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are. I mean, they're human, but they're really amazing. I have attended so many sessions of listening to them speak publicly in general conference, and have listened to so many of these talks on CD that I have developed years worth of experience with their teachings. They teach such uplifting things. They teach us to be good. They aren't paid. They encourage us to be better and to be good for the sake of being good. They lead by example and point us over and over to the Savior Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for their words and for the true revelation that they give us from God. Because I believe truly that they are called of God by prophecy and the laying on of hands, it makes it easier to apply their teachings and live by their words. Just like anything else, we're invited to live by the principles that the Lord gives us through them, and we have been promised that God will confirm to us the truth of the principles as we apply them in our lives. I have done this many times and received confirmation from God that He is happy with this path and happy that I am living and applying His teachings in my life.

How I live my faith

I guess I live my faith in a number of ways. I think that how I treat other people contributes to a large degree to how I live my faith. Even though I'm not perfect, I am continually trying to serve and treat the people around me better--especially my family, my wife, my friends and those whom I come in contact with regularly. It seems like there are a lot of times when you feel like you can treat the people around you worse because they are more forgiving or know you at your worse. But that just means that I need to try harder and be better for them it seems. They're the ones who are most important to me, and hence I want to treat them well as best I can and make them feel better and build and lift them up. I also like to live the principles of honesty and integrity in my business dealings. I have encountered bumps and make mistakes of being greedy in my business dealings that have led to heartache but as I do my best to always do good by the people I deal with and to make good when needed, I feel better and more fulfilled as I live my faith in my business sphere. I am also heading to medical school shortly and will be the future Peter Maughan MD which will give me the chance to live out my faith in a way similar to the Savior on a number of fronts. This makes me happy to know that I can help to heal and improve the physical lives of the people around me. A couple of scriptures that impact me in this regard are Luke 16:19-25 and also the Living Christ, a testimony of the Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Pete Maughan
I'm so glad that I get to be together with my beautiful, wonderful wife Jill forever. She is so amazing to me and makes me better in every way. She builds me up, she makes me better, helps me improve, and encourages me always. She's sweet, sassy, and fun, and I look forward to being with her and growing with her and coming closer and closer to her in every way. We haven't had children yet, so I don't even think I can comprehend the feelings that come with being a father and I'm looking forward to being the best Dad I can be and want to continue to try to be the best husband I can be. I love my wife and also my parents and brothers and sisters. One of the most comforting doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the doctrine of eternal families and I'm so glad to have this knowledge. I believe it with all my heart. Show more Show less