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Hi I'm David

I grew up in Oregon. I work as a marriage and family therapist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of four beautiful children. We currently live in South Carolina and I work as a marriage and family therapist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Since getting married almost 9 years ago my wife and I have lived in many states while I completed my education. We moved from Oregon, where we both were raised, to Utah, Connecticut, and Texas before settling in South Carolina. I am a huge college football fan and have recently started barefoot (minimalist) running which has resulted in a lot of soreness! Despite not having extended family close by, my wife and children and I like living in the South in part because of the great new friends we've made so quickly in our new ward (church congregation).

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because after reading the book of Mormon, meeting with the missionaries, and asking God in sincere prayer to know if this gospel was true, I received my answer that it was. Growing up a practicing Catholic gave me a great foundation of Christian beliefs. I was always interested in spiritual learning and that continued into college. I was taking undergraduate course in Catholicism while in college but was not satisfied with the answers to my questions. I began looking into the Mormon faith because I knew members of that faith who I respected and seemed to be happy with their life and spirituality. I now can say honestly, as they shared with me many years ago, that I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's church on earth today. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ I have found a way to better myself, and I know it is because I have chosen to make and keep sacred covenants with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in part by attending church every Sunday with my family. I currently teach the 12 and 13 year olds in our congregation every Sunday. I enjoy the discussions we have about gospel principles and how to apply them to our day-to-day lives. Often this means I use the teachings of the gospel to evaluate my actions, desires, and feelings on a regular basis. To me this means being a loving and supportive husband and father. I don't always succeed but I try my best and believe that is all my Heavenly Father requires.