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Hi I'm Eric

I was born and raised in New Hampshire and am now raising my family still in New Hampshire. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married for the second time. I have a 23 year old daughter from my first marriage now living in Canada, a 17 year old step-daughter and an 8 year old son. About 4 years ago I lost about 70 pounds and now participate in triathlons and I love to hike. I have just 3 of the 48 highest mountain peaks left to visit. I also like to play basketball. My wife and I are professional health coaches helping others to lose weight and learn to live a healthy life.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I had always kept an open mind about religion. I was baptized Methodist as a teenager and went to church with my mother occasionally. In college I connected with a Campus Crusade for Christ group and after college I did a bible study with the Jehovah's Witnesses for a short while. Then my then-fiance introduced me to the Church and the Missionaries. In taking the lessons with the Missionaries I knew that I had found the whole truth that my other adventures didn't have. I became a Missionary's dream agreeing to join the Church during my third meeting with them and I joined the Church in 2000. I have never second guessed that decision and raising my son in the Church as compared to raising my daughter without the Church has created uncountable blessings for him and for my wife and me.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Church as a Branch Clerk. This means I am responsible for handling all of the tithing and other donations from Church members and I am responsible for keeping accurate records of who the members in our Branch are. My family frequently invites the Missionaries to our home for dinner and I play basketball with them on many Mondays. I also have three families I am responsible for visiting and being ready to help or get help for them whenever they need it. Two of these families have members with physical disabilities and my third family is a gentleman in his 80's. I am always blessed when I take the time to visit them.

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

Eric
This is, of course, a very controversial topic. Some of the most wonderful people I know profess to be gay or bi-sexual. Some of them are my friends and I love them dearly. I treat them no differently than my friends who profess to be heterosexual. I do believe acting on same gender attractions in a sexual way is wrong in the eyes of the Lord, which agrees with the Church's position on the subject. There are many things I do not know, such as why Heavenly Father would allow individuals to have these, sometimes strong, attractions. However, the things I do not know do not affect the things that I do know. I know that Heavenly Father loves all of us and wants us to all have abundant joy in our lives. Show more Show less