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Hi I'm Dan Allred

I am a family man who loves to learn. I am a Mormon

About Me

My family is the biggest part of my life. I am married with two children and I love spending time with them. I grew up in a family of three sisters and one brother and consider them my best friends (beyond my wife that is). I work in higher education in student services and love helping people realize their educational goals. I love to learn. There are very few topics out there that are not interesting to me. I even started a blog where I can share the newest things I've learned with others. I love playing games with family and friends and am also an avid reader of fiction and non-fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of this church. From my youth I was taught the principles of the gospel and followed the examples of my family and friends. Despite this tradition, I have never taken it at as just a tradition. I choose to remain a member of this church because it feels right - both in my heart and my head. I have questioned whether or not this is the true Church of God and as I've looked for answers I've found them. It feels right. It makes sense to me. It brings me happiness and joy. I have seen miracles come as a result of my faith and have had words spoken to my mind and heart confirming my own thoughts and feelings. Such is the reason for my faith. Perhaps the biggest blessing of all that is a benefit and a confirmation of my faith is the peace I have experienced in my life. Such peace in a world of turmoil such as ours has shown me the existence of God and His plan for me as well as given me great joy and hope. As David wrote in Psalms 46:10-11 - Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.

How I live my faith

My faith and religious worship are a big part of who I am. I pray every morning and evening as well as many time throughout the day, both with my wife and children and by myself. I read the scriptures regularly and my family reads them most nights after dinner. I feel sad if I am not able to attend church as I honestly enjoy going. I love hearing the testimony of others and discussing the teachings of the church. It is wonderful to learn new ways of applying the principles of faith, repentance, service, love, hope, prayer, study, forgiveness, mercy, courage, agency, and most importantly the atonement of Jesus Christ. I enjoy sharing my belief and faith with others and feel uplifted as I hear from others. I am currently working with the Cub Scouts in my church as a Cub Master and enjoy helping them progress and learn about the world around them. My favorite responsibility in the church is that of teacher.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Dan Allred
Yes! This is one of my favorite doctrines of the church and I know that it is true. Virgil said, "Love conquers all." Love stories of all times and even many cultures tell of "everlasting love." The human heart yearns to be with the ones we love forever. This desire is because it is possible. What a horrible twist of fate if the bonds of love that we desire for forever were to end only because one of the people were to die. The heart calls out that such a cruel reality should not be. Family can be together forever through the power of God. Only He, the creator of humanity has the power to bind on earth and in heaven. It is because of His love that he offers this to us. Because of the sacred nature of love we are asked to perform certain tasks in order to receive this great blessing. But the mercy of God will allow all who want an eternal family to have that opportunity. Such a blessing is not to be withheld from any who earnestly yearn to have an eternal family. Show more Show less