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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a therapist, a family man, a self-proclaimed nerd, and yes, I am a Mormon.

About Me

During the day, I am a community based child and family therapist working to promote improved familial relationships and self-sufficaiancy. In the evening, I am a dinner cooking, house cleaning, child playmate, father, and husband. At night, I am a movie watching, book reading, puzzle completing, music listening home body. On the weekends, I am a yard working, house fixing, family spending community events goer.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS faith. However, it was not until I turned eighteen when I really started wondering if I believed the doctrines of the Gospel. My teenage years (the years I refer to as the armpit years of life) were a difficult time for me. WIthout going into much detail, I was not happy with the direction my life was headed. I was challenged by a good friend to begin reading The Book of Mormon every day. I agreed to the challenge. However, being the stubborn teen I was, I decided that I would only read one verse from The Book of Mormon a day. After I got through the first book in The Book of Mormon, I decided I would begin reading for about ten minutes a day. As time progressed, I found myself spending hours day secluded reading the scriptures. Eventually, I reached the end of the Book of Mormon. At the conclusion of the Book of Mormon, there is a challenge and promise from the prophet Moroni. The promise basically states that if you read the words in the book, ponder them, ask God of their truthfulness, then God will tell you in your heart and mind that they are true. I decided I would adhere to Moroni's challenge and ask God. I will never forget that night I asked God about the truthfulness. Earnestly, I asked God to provide me with an answer. God immediately answered my prayer as a rush of peace and hope flowed through my heart and mind. I remained awake the majority of the night crying tears of happiness. The Lord changed my heart that day by giving me peace and hope that I longed for. I reflect on that experience often since that day. When I am having a difficult time at work or at home, I remember how God took the time to answer me, His son, in a time of desperation. The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides the hope and peace that so many people are striving to find. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows imperfect individuals come together to rejoice in the peace and hope the teachings of Jesus Christ brings.

How I live my faith

Within the LDS Church, I have been able to perform several different roles and duties. Each month, I have the privilege to visit three families of the congregation monthly to support them with spiritual and temporal needs. I perform other duties within a men's organization of the church. Some of these duties include teaching a lesson on a spiritual topic, organizing social gatherings, performing various service projects within the community. When I am not performing my church duties, I strive to live the church teachings to the best of my ability. I'm not perfect (my wife will attest to that), but I try. I strive to keep my language clean, be honest in my dealing with others, read the scriptures daily , and pray daily. I also have put my family as my first priority in my life. As a family, we read the scriptures and pray nightly. We attend community gatherings, cook together, read books together, and paint together. Perhaps, more importantly, we make decisions together. Our goal is to have a very strong family unit because we want our family to be together throughout the eternities.