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Hi I'm Doug Partridge.

I grew up in an Army family. I played high school football. I'm a husband, a father, and a law school student. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born at Ft. Leavenworth, KS while my dad was stationed there during his service in the U.S. Army. I am the youngest of 4 kids. When I was five, we moved to Papillion, NE where I grew up and lived until I turned 18. I attended Brigham Young University and graduated in April 2011 with degrees in Business and Spanish. I am now attending law school at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. My wife Courtenay and I got married in the LDS temple in Salt Lake City in August 2007 and we welcomed our first child, Abigail, to the world in November 2010. From January 2005 to January 2007 I served a mission for the LDS church in Santiago, Chile. That was a wonderful experience where I got serve and help some many people in some many ways. I love sports, especially baseball and college football. My favorite teams include the New York Yankees, the BYU Cougars, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers. A random thing I can do is name who won every single World Series. I also enjoy music, particularly classic rock and jazz. I play the trumpet and guitar (just not at the same time). I am an avid reader. My favorite book is Cervantes' "Don Quixote de la Mancha" and I enjoy reading books on philosophy, economics, law, and history. Above all, I love my family and try to spend as much time as I can with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a family that has been a part of the Church since its inception. My four-greats grandfather Edward Partridge was the Church's first bishop. Many people have thought that I am a member simply because of tradition or something like that. But that is not the case. I remember when I was young, shortly before I was going to be baptized, my dad read with me some passages from the Book of Mormon and told me that if I prayed and asked God I could know that the truth of the Restored Gospel. I did that and I remember having a peaceful, wonderful feeling in my soul that told me that Heavenly Father loved me and that it was all true (that Jesus is my Savior, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, that the Book of Mormon and the Church are true, etc.). While I think I already knew that to some degree, but I can still remember that moment very clear. I have had that testimony from the Holy Ghost come back to me several times over the course of my life and each time it reinforces what I already know to be true and what anyone else can know too if they ask God with a sincere heart and desire to know for themselves.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by daily studying the scriptures and praying. Each day I try to live as the Savior, treating others with kindness and charity, giving of myself, and striving to keep God's commandments. I try to follow His example to be a better husband and dad. I am also not ashamed of my faith or try to hide it. If anyone asks me about it, I don't mind or hesitate to answer their questions. In all things, I try to do what I know to be true and right.