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Hi I'm Bryan

I am an Arizona native, a husband, a father, a brother and son. I build swimming pools and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love working with my hands, wearing many hats and being able to see an enjoyable finish product. So I build swimming pools, I enjoy being creative and working with others. I graduated from ASU in Construction Management and love building. I am also a weekend warrior on an indoor soccer league also many weekends are spent camping or on outings with the boy scouts or family. I work hard, but also know how to have a good time. I am a husband to another Arizona native with two energetic boys, one who is 7 years old and the other about a year old. We had a stillborn girl who had anencephaly before our boys came, it broke our hearts. We believe our first son being so determined to live is what got him here, he is like his father(determined). After that we waited and prayed and hoped for another, and good things come to those who wait! So we will wait to see what comes next. My wife and I compliment each other well, in other words we are completely opposite. I am analytical, she is more in touch with her feelings. She will feel guided to do something where I only recognize the greater "plan" in hindsight. We have our differences, but are learning to truly love in our own unique ways.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by a good LDS church going family. They taught me the beliefs of the church, it has always seemed the right thing, but along the way belief has grown in me. Sometimes it was through good experiences, like helping someone in need, serving as a missionary in Guatemala, the blessings have always been greater than what I gave! I always felt like I knew what was right, but sometimes the application got lost in translation. As part of being determined I am also quite stubborn. My weakness is not being able to see when I am wrong which makes me believe I am always right. As a result I have also learned through hard experiences that I need Jesus Christ, I have found that I can not become who I should with out Him. I have learned that being in control means that I better be the co-pilot and let Christ pilot me. I had to get to the breaking point before I was willing to see this, that I could not do it alone. Now its a continual process of trying to do His will instead of my own. One of the biggest strengths for me has been the Book of Mormon, it truly has taught me of Christ, when I have studied it with true intent. I am even studying the Bible right now, each has been a help to give me the guideance and strength to do things His way instead of my own. It doesn't come naturally to me, but in hindsight I am amazed at this greater "plan" that I see so clearly.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is not something I have mastered quite yet. However, some of the ways I live my faith have to do with what I invest time in. I am also what you would call a work-a-holic and busy body. In the past couple of years I have tried to spend more time with my family, being a support to others, and even as a boy scout leader. We have family night on Monday, soccer practice & support group on Tuesday, scout leader on Wednesday, daddy night on Thursday, date night on Friday or Saturday and church on Sunday. I know its busy, but it is also a blessing. The blessing is that I am focused on people, and things out side of my self and in causes much greater than just me. As I work as a scout master I see boys who are just as stubborn as I am, who think they know it all. This reminds me of me and how little I truly know. I spend time with my own boys and it fills the same void in me that they have. Another simple thing that I try to do is study scriptures and pray each day, I am not perfect here, but do tell a difference when I do. I used to study scriptures as a checklist item and with an attitude of wanting to know most, but now I know I need the spiritual stength it gives. I know that with out this strength, how can I be the husband, father, brother, or son that I should be?

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Bryan
The attitude of the church, and I hope all of its members, towards those with homosexual tendencies is that of love. It is our belief that acting on such tendencies is morally wrong, and unhealthy in many ways. Our attitude is one of encouragement to those who face such struggles, because it is our belief that people can change through Christ. Just as each member of the church realizes that Christ can and will help them through their specific difficulties. We hope to convey to those who face such tendencies that Christ can help them too, He came to fix the broken. We believe that all men/women are in need of his healing grace and strength and hope that every one will rely on Him. Show more Show less