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Hi I'm Stewart

I live in Southern California. I am a psychiatrist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a teenager, I lived in Spain for 6 months and attended a Catholic school in Madrid. I enjoy speaking Spanish with some of my patients. My wife and I have five children.

Why I am a Mormon

I begin my day with prayer and some study in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, or other sacred writings. I find direction and guidance as I do this- thoughts come to my mind of things to do that day, and I often find out later why I was guided to do them. My work can sometimes be challenging and I find that if I do this study,I feel more at peace and my relationships are smoother at my work- I see the difference when I miss this study. The teachings of the LDS Church help my family get along and help each other. Someone once said that the youth activities of the Church keep the youth, " too busy to get into trouble." OK, it's not always that way, but the peer support and friendships they find at Church as well as from its teachings help protect them from some of the negative influences that are out here.

How I live my faith

I had lots of fun serving as a Scoutmaster in the past. Our Church wants everyone to be visited by someone in the congregation every month, to see how they are doing, offer any help that is needed, and to give a short spiritual message if appropriate. The friendships that have developed have benefited me as much or more than the people I visit- I am still in contact with people with whom I visited when I was a teenager.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

I find that this guidance protects me and my family from many of the harmful influences and addictions that are common today. Show more Show less