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Hi I'm Arnold

I was born in San Francisco, California. I'm a retired social worker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I raised four kids while I was on active duty with the United States Air Force. After retirement, we moved to Boise, Idaho where I attended Boise State University and became a clinical social worker, helping poor people with mental health problems. I've been playing the guitar since I was 14 and love to form impromptu bands. I have also owned several types of motorcycles and enjoy maintaining them as well as riding with friends in groups.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents had a Lutheran tradition until we met the Mormon missionaries. I began attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a boy, but because of family turbulence, dropped out when I was 15. By the time I turned 20, I could clearly see what I had been missing in direction and purpose. As I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed and sought reassurance I was on the right path. Heavenly Father rewarded me with a certain conviction that Jesus Christ is the Savior of Mankind and that Joseph Smith was his prophet. I am grateful for the constant companionship of the Holy Spirit--a gift to me by the laying on of hands of men with Priesthood authority. I am also grateful for the blessings of the Holy Temple, binding me and my family together for eternity.

How I live my faith

While serving in the United States Air Force, we continued to attend Latter-day Saint meetings. One of my assignments was to help the members find ways to share their faith with their neighbors. Also, with my oldest son, we visited member families nearby to check on their welfare and offer spiritual encouragment via brief scriptural messages. When I turned 62 and retired for the second time, my wife and I volunteered to leave home for 18 months and serve as missionaries "wherever the Lord needed us." He sent us to Fort Drum, New York, to offer spiritual and temporal help to Mormon military families whose soldiers were deployed to various overseas locations. That mission went by quickly, so we are now back in Boise making friends with our neighbors.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Living the law of chastity has helped preserve our marriage. It is also pleasing to Heavenly Father that we restrict our sexual behavior to just between us, husband and wife. Unfortunately, the world's attitude towards sexuality has changed a lot in the sixty years I've been alive. A lot of misery comes from sexual misbehavior including divorce, children raised without fathers, poverty among single mothers, and many broken hearts. It takes self-discipline, but it can be done and you will feel great spiritual confidence knowing that Heavenly Father is pleased with your careful and lawful use of the procreative powers. Show more Show less