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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a Mormon in Eastern Washington.

About Me

I've been married for 30 years and have two beautiful daughters. I work in commercial real estate for the federal government. I enjoy working on my acreage, camping with my family, downhill skiiing, snowmobiling and occasionally drag racing.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a mormon because I was spiritually moved in this direction. I have drawn a great deal of comfort and peace from this faith. It has contributed so much to me becoming the person I am today. The Book of Mormon is the most spiritual book I've ever read. Along with Book of Mormon, I enjoy the bible and in particular the 4 gospels that talk about the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. I know that the atonement of Jesus Christ is real and has real power to change and strengthen your life. Christ indeed is the savior of the world.

How I live my faith

I've done all kinds of good things through the years. I live my faith by voting in elections. I don't use alcohol, tobacco or other harmful substances as I believe these substances are counterfeits to true spirituality and inner piece. I live my faith by obeying the laws of the land. I've taught religion classes for years in the Sunday school classes of my church. In all of these classes, the ultimate goal has been to help people better understand and apply the gospel of Jesus Christ to their lives.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

I believe that ultimately, it is by grace that we are saved after all we can do but you've heard the term "walk the talk". Well, that's kind of like the bible that says faith without works is dead. If you don't take action to apply Christ's teachings in your life then what good is the gospel to you? You have to live the truth as well as believe the truth. James in the new testament said: "Faith without works is dead". Show more Show less

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

My life is not that much different from any one else who is committed to their faith. I have fun, I laugh, I live life, I love my family, I celebrate holidays and I vote and participate in the political process. What are the distinct differences? I don't use alcohol, tobacco or abuse drugs. I'm faithful to my wife, I'm pretty careful about the entertainment I view or attend. I'm honest in my dealings with others. I try to ask myself before doing something: "will this lead me closer to Christ or away from him?" If it's away, then I try to steer clear of it. Politically my views are conservative but there is latitude in our faith for views ranging from conservative to liberal. Show more Show less

What is the Law of Chastity?

It means that you don't have sexual relations before you're married. Once you're married, you're faithful to your wife. Studies have shown that this is a better way to live. People who refrain from sexual relations until after their marrage have a greater chance of martial success than those who don't. Of course we've all seen examples of couples that weren't faithful to each other. Just think of the hate, anger and distrust that creates between two people. Why would you even want to go there? Show more Show less

How can we stop the spread and influence of pornography?

We can start with ourselves. We can curtail the spread and influence by not viewing it. We can dress modestly, we can choose to avoid movies with sexual content, we can choose to not listen to music that is sexually suggestive, we don't have to read magazines, books or publications that have it. We don't have to watch it on pay per view t.v. We don't have to look it up on the internet. We don't have to go to adult book stores. Porn is a business and if it's not patronized, then it will go away. Show more Show less