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Hi I'm Darin

I'm a husband, father, sailor, entrepreneur, lawyer and sanitation humanitarian (see below) . . . and oh, yeah - I'm a Mormon too!

About Me

I was born and raised in Houston, Texas, USA. I've lived in Europe and the American West. As a lawyer, I've been practicing corporate and securities law for the past 17 years. My amazing, beautiful and talented wife and I have been married for 25 years now and have 4 children. I enjoy entrepreneurship and helping people start new companies. In my spare time I enjoy bodybuilding, tennis, and sailing. Oh yes, and what's a "sanitation humanitarian" you might ask? Well that's just a clean way of saying that I enjoy working with non-profit organizations and charities that focus on providing solutions to the 2.5 billion people on the planet who don't have access to a toilet.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was raised as a Southern Baptist. My mother was raised as a Roman Catholic. While serving in the U.S. Air Force, my father was given a copy of the Book of Mormon by a close friend. After 6 years of study and prayer my parents became Mormons (i.e., members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). I was raised as a Mormon, but when I left for college I decided to investigate the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on my own. After diligent study and prayer I received a powerful witness from the Holy Spirit that Jesus is my Savior and that Heavenly Father continues to speak and reveal His will to prophets in these modern times. I'm grateful to know that I am a child of God and that He is intimately aware of my needs and the needs of my family. In a world of conflict and confusing ideas, I'm grateful that He has outlined His plan of salvation and gospel through both ancient and modern-day scripture. This knowledge and assurance gives me peace and hope and is a "lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path" (Psalms 119:105).

How I live my faith

I'm been a volunteer leader with the Boy Scouts of America and currently serve as a Scoutmaster for the local scout troop which is sponsored by our Church. I'm also supporting my second son, Sam, who is headed to serve as a missionary in Ukraine for two years. It's hard sometimes as a lawyer ;-) but I try to treat others in the way Christ would treat them, or in the way I'd like to be treated (universal "Golden Rule").

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

The Mormon women I know, especially my wife, mother, and mother-in-law, are smart, sophisticated, and independent. My wife is an equal partner with me in the raising of our family and is a trusted advisor and confidant in all aspects of my life. She truly completes me. Show more Show less