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Hi I'm Brady DeHart

I am a husband. I am an experimental psychologist. I am a comic-book reader. I am a Mormon

About Me

I currently live in a bilingual home (English and Spanish). I am very fortunate to be married to a beautiful and loving wife. She is truly the joy and center of my life. Together, we love to cook, watch movies and sleep in! We hope to grow our family soon by becoming parents. I am in the process of earning my doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology. I conduct research in Behavioral Economics and hope one day to find a job where I can continue to do research. I love science and want to use it to better understand this world that Heavenly Father has given us. Like Albert Einstein once said "I want to know God's thoughts, the rest are just details." I am an avid comic book reader. I love how I can immerse myself into the world that these writers and artists have created. I play guitar and in high-school I played in a rock band (marriage has since calmed me and I now mostly play acoustic). I was blessed to serve a full-time mission in California where I learned Spanish and continue to love the Spanish speaking people. While I hope to have a successful career, I am most concerned about raising a successful family that is united in love and faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it has given me a true perspective of life. I am certainly not exempt from sadness and suffering. I have definitely experienced my fair share but having the gospel in my life has helped me to understand those trials, learn from them and learn to depend on God. As a youth, I struggled to understand why bad things happen to good people. I often thought "If God is so powerful, why does he allow the innocent to suffer?" By reading the Book of Mormon and kneeling in prayer, I learned that I have a loving Savior who has suffered everything I could possible experience. I learned that I can not just turn to him for a forgiveness of my sins but that he will take my sorrows and sadness as well. I still don't fully understand why bad things happen but I know why I am here and where I am going. I know that my Father in Heaven has a plan for me even if I don't readily recognize it or understand it know. Because of my faith in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, I don't worry so much about the trials I face in this life. I know where I am going and who I will be there with. I know that families are forever; that after this life I will be reunited with my wife and that we will spend the eternities together in the presence of God. I know that this Church is true and I am grateful for the happiness it has brought to my life. I encourage anyone who reads this that does not have this testimony to read the Book of Mormon and ask God if it is true and then follow that answer!

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a Branch President (leader) of a Spanish speaking congregation. Receiving that assignment certainly came as a surprise because of my relative youth however I have quickly learned that this is the Lord's church and that he is at the head and that he will guide me in every decision I make and every guidance I give. The Lord has given me so much so I willingly serve him in any capacity he asks of me. If I live righteously and go to him often in prayer and temple worship, I know he will guide me in my responsibilities. I have learned to love my brothers and sisters (all of mankind) as our Savior did - without guile or judgement. My responsibilities have not always been easy. I am often called out of the home late at night and am hardly home on Sundays. I am so blessed to have such a loving and understanding wife who I know loves the Lord. She is so supportive of me and is that strength that allows me to carry my burdens. Living my faith is so much then fulfilling my responsibilities and attending services on Sunday. I live my faith through every action I take. Being part of a profession that has few members of the Church, I understand that I have a responsibility to show those around me what being a faithful Saint means. I know that every word out of my mouth and every decision I make is evaluated but I view that as a blessing. The Lord has given me the opportunity to represent him to his children who are still trying to find the truth. Being a light unto the world is more important than ever. There is so much darkness and sadness in the world but those of us with the light of Christ in our lives and lead the way and show the world where true happiness can be found.