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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband. I am a father of three. I am an attorney. I enjoy playing golf and running marathons. I am a news junkie and a rabid Sun Devils fan. I love to watch baseball and read. I am extremely curious and love to spend time studying random subjects. Anything from Cuba to Geronimo to Thomas Jefferson. I love to eat and cook. I try not to take myself too seriously.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm am a Mormon because the teachings of Gospel of Jesus Christ answers my questions about this life and puts my life, and me as an individual, in context. Through the Gospel I understand that I am a son of my Father in Heaven and that he knows me as an individual on loves me unconditionally. This understanding gives me an eternal perspective that helps me meet life's challenges and better prioritize my life. The knowledge that I can someday return to my Father in heaven and live with my family for eternity is priceless to me. I am so grateful of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and Christ' role in my salvation.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly striving to be the person my Heavenly Father would like me to be. I am grateful for commandments and guidance from past and present prophets that help me to know what my Father in Heaven expects of me, and the blessing that are available to me if I am obedient. Weekly church attendance helps to remind me of that guidance and receive additional help and instruction. I strive to keep understand what the Lord expects of me and live up to that expectation. I strive to serve others as Christ commanded. My membership in the Church affords me ample opportunity to serve others. I also try to teach my children these same principles so that their lives can be blessed as mine has been.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The truthfulness of spiritual things must be ascertained in spiritual ways. It is important that we understand that God's manner of doing things, and man's was of doing things are entirely different. We will never prove or disprove matters of the spirit with worldly philosophies, earthly science, or rationales of the human mind. If we ask sincerely, the Lord, through the spirit will speak to our hearts (not our minds) and let us know that what we are hearing is true. Show more Show less