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Hi I'm Seth

I grew up in Michigan, Utah and Oregon. My wife is from Canada and we now live in Hawaii with our 3 amazing children.

About Me

I grew up 14 brothers and sisters. Never a dull moment growing up :) I graduated from BYU and then from Palmer College of Chiropractic. My wife and I have been married for almost 14 years now and we have 3 kids that mean the world to us. I love French crepes covered in Nutella, a good book on my nightstand and movie night with my wife. I love to write, to make people laugh and think, and to motivate people to live their lives to the fullest. I share these stories on my personal blog.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Mormon Church shortly after they got married back in 1964. I'll always be grateful they made this decision because of the many blessings it's brought to our family. My parents worked hard to teach these eternal principles to myself and my brothers and sisters. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me a foundation to live my life. It's given my wife and I a foundation to teach our children these principles just like our parents taught us. It's given us an anchor to hold fast to in these crazy, uncertain times. It's so comforting to have this eternal perspective to help us teach our children to make good choices in spite of all the distractions and temptations that face them. My favorite principle of the Gospel is knowing that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, knowing that He has called a Prophet to lead us, and knowing that I'm a son of God with a divine potential. Every night, we remind our children, "Remember who you are..." We love hearing them tell us... "I'm a son of God...." "I'm a daughter of God..." I'll always be grateful for this eternal foundation which makes it possible for my family to be together forever, thanks to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I served a full-time mission for our Church in Belgium and France. I worked up in Alaska on the Valdez Oil Spill back in 1989 to help pay for my mission. My mission was one of the best experiences of my life and I feel so fortunate to have been able to do it. The families I met changed my life, and I still keep in contact with many of them from my mission. Right now I serve in the Bishopric (Clergy) for our Church in Kailua-Kona. It's a true blessing as it allows me to serve all the members of our community on a weekly basis.

What is being a Mormon like?

We live pretty normal lives :) Our focus is on the family because our goal is to be able to live with our families forever. We believe the family is the basic unit of society and can bring so much happiness to our lives. Some people think our guidelines are "restrictive". But having grown up with them all my life, I've found that choosing to follow them has actually given me more freedom and helped me to avoid many of the pitfalls and the head-aches that afflict many others. Our Father in Heaven has created a "Plan of Happiness" for us, His children. I'll always be grateful for the foundation the Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me to help my wife and I raise family in these uncertain times and to find tremendous happiness doing so! Show more Show less