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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a husband, a father, and an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and father of two great kids (and another on the way). My family is a lot of fun and the kids keep me and my wife on our toes and pretty busy. I love my family and I try hard to be a good father and husband (often succeeding at one more than the other). I don't know what I would do without them. Professionaly, I am an attorney with a small litigation firm in Bellevue, Washington. I enjoy my work and the people I work with--especially when I'm able to help people get out of legal trouble or right wrongs that have been done to them. I used to have hobbies. I suppose I still do, but I don't always get to them these days. In place of of golf and skiing, my wife and I have taken up wrestling with the kids, playing make believe, and answering the same questions over and over again. It may seem boring to someone else, and I suppose it is boring sometimes, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that it is the true church of Christ, restored to the Earth by Jesus through modern day prophets starting with Joseph Smith. Through Christ's teachings, I think that I've come to understand the purpose of life and what God wants for me. He wants me to be happy, both in this life and in the next life--and the way to both is through following the teachings and commandments of Jesus. I've been a Mormon all my life. When I was a kid, it was easy because my parents took me and my sibilings to church and encouraged us to read the Book of Mormon. I just went with the crowd. But honestly, being a Mormon is not always an easy thing, and if I hadn't confirmed for myself it that the teachings of the Church, especially those in the Book of Mormon, were true--something I've confirmed and re-confirmed through prayer many times in my life--there's no way I would still be one. Chrit's atonement has given me the chance to overcome my own shortcomings as a person. I believe that by following the teachings of Christ and through the ordinances of his Gospel, we can create relationships with our families here on Earth that will last forever. I'm a Mormon because I belive that the knowledge, power and authority to create those eternal relationships, obtain forgiveness for our sins, and return to live with our Heavenly Father, are on the Earth in the form of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I'm a Sunday School teacher. I teach the 14 and 15 year-old kids in our congregation for an hour every Sunday. This year, we are studying the New Testament. Even though it can be tough to get kids excited about the New Testament week after week, trying to come up with ideas and studying the scriptures with that goal in mind helps me better understand what the apostles were trying to tell us when they wrote it. As jobs at church go, it is a pretty good gig.