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I grew up in Ucon, Idaho. I have a hot wife and 3 beautiful daughters. I love to ride dirt bikes and go boating… And, I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Southeastern Idaho, got married and moved to Utah to go to school and ultimately we decided to stay. I'm a small business owner in the mortgage industry. I love what I do and the freedom it gives me to both work hard and play hard. As a family, we spend lots of time during the summer camping, boating, and riding our dirt bikes. We love watching movies in our small home theater. My wife loves to travel… I'm ok with it. I'd rather spend a week in the Idaho mountains riding dirt bikes than a week in Europe. We love going to professional sporting events as a family. My family thinks I talk to much… to random people, that is. Mostly, I just like being around good people. I really try to find the best in people. I am a firm believer in karma. I truly believe that by doing good, it comes back to you 100-fold. There are so many good people around us with so much to share…that's why I take the time to talk and get to know all those I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I started out as a Mormon, like many others, because I was born into the faith and knew nothing else. It wasn't until I was about 16 or 17 that I started questioning my teachings and broadening my research on what I was really being taught. Up until this point in my life, I was basically going to church each week because my family went and there were lots of cute girls my age going. It wasn't until I was 18 that I really started "getting" the doctrine. I started studying the deeper concepts and teachings and felt like it was true. I had what I would call a "personal revelation" at the age of 19 that was an amazing experience that I will never forget. It was AWESOME! As I was praying for an answer that I knew would affect the rest of my life, the Lord answered my prayer. And he answered it the way that I needed it to be answered. You see, as a young immature boy, the answer had to be so obvious that I couldn't discount it for a mere "happenstance" or a "good feeling" that came over me. It was the Lord basically hitting me across the head with a 2x4 so that even a guy like me knew it was an answer. After that, it all changed. I knew the direction I had to take my life. So, to answer the question "Why I am a Mormon"… I know it's true. The blessings that have come to my family and I by living by the Church's standards and the service we've rendered is indisputable. When my family and I live the standards set by our church, we are happy. Living the Mormon life, to me, is living the good life.

How I live my faith

I think I just live my faith by being myself. I try my harder to always be "Chris". I never want people to think that there is a "Sunday Chris" and a "Regular Chris". What you see is what you get. I try to always think about what I can do to make someone's else's situation just a bit better. Sometimes I fall way short. Mostly I try to live by example. For 17 of the past 20 years I've worked with the youth in some sort of capacity in the church and I think to them they will hardly ever remember what I said to them, but they'll remember what I did with them and how I conducted myself in many situations. I really try to make sure that I only do things that encourage them to be better people. I also feel like I live my faith by making sure that I'm an open book about my beliefs and my feelings regarding being a Mormon. I'll be the first to admit that I don't understand ALL of the doctrine or even strive to understand some of the deeper, more complicated doctrine, but I'm VERY aware of the answers I've received through prayer that the path I'm following is true. Ask me why, I know… and I'll just tell you that I've felt it over and over again.