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Hi I'm Jesse D. Jensen, DO

I'm a dermatologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community in Utah. I have an older brother, and two younger sisters. I met my wife while I was at a junior college in Utah, but we didn't date until I had graduated from Brigham Young University in 2005. We got married two weeks before I started medical school. Since we've been married, we've had three children: two children born in Arizona and one in Michigan while I've been busy with the demands of medical training. My wife takes care of our three beautiful children amidst our busy schedules. Fortunately, for the kids, she stays home and is a full-time homemaker. In our faith, there are many women who work, or balance time between being a mother and stay-at-home mom. I'm grateful to have a career that provides enough for the family that my wife can dedicate her attention to our kids. She loves that. I love mountain biking, flyfishing, snowboarding, watching movies, and spending time with my friends and family just hanging out. In the near future, I plan on making winter sports and hunting a bigger part of our lives when we hopefully settle our lives in an area closer to large mountainous terrain.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the doctrine of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as I grew up in a Mormon household. My parents wanted a home different from the ones they grew up in, where alcohol took away many precious moments of their childhood. I felt the peace in my life from learning about Christ, but wanted to know what he wanted for me in my life. This desire became more eminent when I was in my early teens. I hiked, on several occasions, to a remote area near a farm down the road from my house. I prayed on numerous occasions to ask Heavenly Father to know if the church that I was raised in was His true church on earth. I received peaceful confirmation in my teens that the "Mormon" church was His true church on earth. This changed, for me, my desires, which have influenced my actions, and those actions have determined my becoming more Christlike and full of peace. I served a mission in Spain and witnessed so many personal and precious miracles, and saw many lives change as a response to prayer and following Jesus' example by being baptized into His church. My faith has been strengthened and confirmed by the many challenges and blessings of life.

How I live my faith

I live the principles of the gospel by attending my church meetings and fulfilling my responsibilities there. I listen to the counsel of our beloved prophet and his apostles. I teach my children the gospel in our home. I try to be a good example of what a disciple of Jesus Christ is by not using foul language, drinking alcohol, or participating in immoral activities. I try to live the life that I know Christ wants me to live by demonstrating Christian principles without necessarily vocalizing them to my friends and colleagues at work. Part of the purpose of my profile is this: to allow those that want to know more about me and my beliefs read about them in a setting that doesn't hamper work productivity for you or me, and where you may reflect on the things that you read here without distractions.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Jesse D. Jensen, DO
Mormons don't practice polygamy. Any person that calls themselves a member of the Mormon church and practices polygamy, is not a member of our church. However, you may wonder where polygamy came from and if it ever had any history with the church. At various times, the Lord has commanded His people to practice plural marriage. For example, He gave this command to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, and Solomon (Doctrine and Covenants 132:1). At other times the Lord has given other instructions. In the Book of Mormon, the Lord told the prophet Jacob “for there shall not any man among you have save it be one wife: and concubines he shall have none... for if I will, saith the Lord of Hosts, raise up seed unto me, I will command my people; otherwise they shall hearken unto these things (Jacob 2:27-30). It just so happens that in the 1800's, Mormons practiced polygamy in response to a revelation from God to His people. Don't think that prominent people in the church didn't struggle with this revelation. However, God communicates today to prophets just as he did when Jesus was on the earth. Why would God change just because the world thinks that "revelation is a thing of the past"? That's exactly what Satan would have us believe to lead us away from true happiness found only in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less