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Hi I'm David Morgan.

I'm a Mormon. I live in Vancouver, WA and am a psychologist. I have a lovely wife and six children, and love my life!!

About Me

I am very glad to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My wife and I have been married for over 20 years, and I have enjoyed every minute! We have six children, and appreciate the opportunity to raise them. They are very good children, and they are a good influence to those around them. I have a PhD in Counseling Psychology that I earned from Brigham Young University. I have a small, private psychology practice where I work with many different types of clients. My specialty is in forensic psychology but I do work with multiple government agencies as well. I have published my first book with Covenant Communications, entitled My God Hath Been My Support. I believe the answers to all of our problems can be found in the scriptures and the gospel of Jesus Christ. I hope to continue to publish books that help people discover the truths in the gospel that will help them to lead happier and more productive lives. I count myself a very fortunate man. I am married to the finest woman I have ever known, and she has been so good to me over the years. Marriage has not always been easy, but she has always been willing to work through the tough times. We have grown closer as a result. I appreciate that we have been able to have a good relationship, and provide a positive example of marriage to our children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church), and have never known a time when I have not been actively engaged in religious worship and service. Although I certainly grew up in the religious traditions of my parents, I had to obtain my own witness of whether what they taught me was true. I do believe the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Jesus Christ, established again on the earth. My testimony hinges on a witness of the prophet Joseph Smith, who restored the LDS church. I remember sitting in church many years ago, and listening to someone talk about the life and history of Joseph Smith. As I reflected on their words, I felt a powerful spiritual witness come upon me, and testify to me that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Since then, I have received further witnesses that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that there are living prophets on the earth today. I know that I cannot "prove" my witness to anyone else, and have no desire to do so. I realize that it is a bold assertion to state that there is only one true church. I also realize that there is no way to prove this in an empirical sense. However, I believe that anyone can receive the same spiritual witness that I did. I invite all who are curious, to investigate the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As they will carefully and prayerfully consider these teachings, I testify that the Holy Ghost will bear witness of the truthfulness of these things. Such was my experience, and my life has been forever blessed as a result.

How I live my faith

In the LDS church, we have opportunities to serve each other through formal assignments. Currently, my assignment is to teach early morning seminary to high school students. During the school year, we meet Monday through Friday from 6:45 to 7:35 a.m. and study from the scriptures. Last year we studied the Old Testament, and next year we are studying the New Testament. This has been the greatest church assignment I have had yet; I love working with my students! I am impressed at their level of spiritual development, and their commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I like to be involved in community events, and provide service to other groups. I believe that if each of us will get involved in a productive way in our community, we can avoid so many of the problems that currently plague our society. I try to be an example of my beliefs in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God, and I appreciate the example he set for all of us when he was living on earth. I try to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ in my daily life. I am not perfect at this, and regularly fall short of the mark. However, I do strive to be the best I can. I am so grateful for forgiveness and grace, and know that we can be made perfect through the merits of Jesus Christ and our obedience to his commandments.