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Hi I'm Steve Harper

I’m a triathlete. I’m an marketing exec. I’m a devoted husband and father. And I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a marathon runner in Arizona. That means 4:30am wake up calls to meet my running buddies before the sun can get us. I’ve always loved writing, design, and a great read or movie, so I thankfully landed advertising and marketing. I can remember what my wife looked like, where she was standing, and what she was wearing the moment I knew I was going to marry her. I have 3 fun, happy, patient kids. And I’m a mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon simply because I wholeheartedly believe that all of the authority and the faith related teachings that are essential for my family and I are only available in the LDS church. It’s really just that simple. I believe that it literally is the organization that Jesus Christ instituted on the Earth. That over time that authority and those life saving principles had been misconstrued or even completely lost. That it was restored back to the Earth through a Prophet that was given the same authority as Prophets and Apostles before and during the time of the Savior, and that it provides the very same life saving authority and gospel principles that are essential for my family still today. For me, I’m a Mormon because those gospel principles represent the very best of what I can become. I love the people in the Mormon church, what they stand for, what they stand up for, and who they strive to be. I’m proud to stand shoulder to shoulder along side them.

How I live my faith

Because I work in advertising and marketing, who I am because of my faith seems to be on display all of the time. I get the “He doesn’t drink” and “Sorry for that word” or “We can’t show that” comments often enough to remind me that everyone knows enough about my beliefs to know that I wear them on my sleeve. Inside, my faith gives me the courage to be the kind of person I know I can be and the perspective to hope for the best in people around me. I still get upset at the impatient driver who cuts me off or the dog for leaving her entire coat on the bathroom floor. But I also find myself singing hymms that I know inspire me on long runs, or wanting to take a family walk rather than channel surfing. I’ve got a long way to go to fit into the shoes of the men I admire, but along the way I know that my faith provides the direction and blessings that stir my soul to want to be who I can become.