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Hi I'm Craig

I grew up in Ohio, got a degree in Mathematics and became an Actuary. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am 30 years old, have a wife and two young children, and I work for a health insurance company out of Louisville, KY as an Actuary. I enjoy Mathematics and books on Leadership, Personal Finance, and War. I have owned 5 different motorcycles at different times in my life, though now that I have kids I no longer ride. Because of my job I have gotten geeky and have fallen in love with Excel and am decent in handful of programing languages. I am extremely blessed with a happy home and look forward to the challenges and joys that will come our way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon. However around the age of 19, I left. Slowly, I ended up heavily involved in alcohol and other things, convincing myself there was no God. Then, when I was 23, I attended a collegiate Baptist Bible study group. This brought me back to the realization there was indeed a God, and he loved us. I attended the Baptist church for about a year when I felt that there was something missing - something more. I came upon an old Book of Mormon I had buried in my apartment, and as I read, I felt that this was what was missing. There was more light and knowledge available that I hadn't been acknowledging. With this new realization, I went to a Mormon Church service. Part of my reason for leaving was I felt judged. I told myself "let's see if they welcome me or judge me," only this time I had more to judge with tattoos on my arms and alcohol on my breath. To my chagrin I was enthusiastically welcomed. I left that day with a desire to return, as well as to read in the Book of Mormon. I prayed to know if this was indeed what was missing, was this the truth I had been passively seeking? I felt an answer immediately in my heart that this was the full truth. With that answer in hand, I committed myself to the gospel. I threw away all alcohol in the house and went to church clean and excited to learn. I've been active for over 5 years, even married in the temple and have served in a Bishopric. The church is true, and the atonement is real. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the commandments and counsel of a modern day Prophet. I read scriptures daily and have daily family scripture and family prayer. I attend the temple regularly and we have one night a week dedicated to spending time as a family - either singing songs around the piano or playing games and learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I serve in the church and seek ways to serve those around me. I seek service opportunities for my children so that they may learn to develop love for others through service. I work very hard at keeping a happy and healthy marriage. We cultivate an environment of gratitude in our home so no one feels unappreciated.