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Hi I'm Matt

I'm a born and raised New York lawyer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in New York, Long Island specifically and am currently an attorney specializing in the field of Family and Matrimonial Law. When not working the typically insane hours lawyers work, I spend my leisure time playing golf, working around the house and getting up early on weekends to catch a Chelsea FC game. I'm an avid reader and writer and at some point hope to find the time to write a novel, but until that time comes, I'll just keep that as a future goal that I'll enjoy the journey towards.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because of my wife. While dating, we engaged in a number of discussions about the Church and our respective faiths. During one of these discussions she explained to me the idea of Eternal Marriage and how the Church believes that once a husband and wife are married and sealed to each other in the temple, then their marriage will be everlasting. The part I found most interesting about the idea of Eternal Marriage is that it is unique to this Church, as most other religions espouse the theory that marriage terminates upon death. Knowing how much my wife means to me and faced with the prospect of not spending eternity with her, I began investigating the Church and quickly found it was a perfect fit for me, thus I converted and have not looked back since. Being a Mormon has helped ground me, provide me with a sense of purpose and strengthened my faith in a way I have never thought possible. While the adjustment to the "Mormon Life" has been a bit of a process, any difficulties have been far outweighed by the blessings I have received and I consider joining the Church the second best decision I have ever made; right after asking my wife to marry me.

How I live my faith

While I live my faith in private and cherish the personal relationship I have with it, I also understand the need to share my story and be an example for others. As a convert to the Church, I have used my experience from being a non-member to express the gratitude and joy I have found in becoming a member. I work with the youth in the Church and after spending 30+ years outside of the Church, I have used that experience to relate to the youth and give them what I hope is a unique perspective that they would not have otherwise had. I wholeheartedly believe that the youth are the foundation of the Church, therefore, careful attention must be paid to not only preparing them for adulthood and what that entails, but also making yourself available to answer any questions and provide whatever guidance they require as they progress on that journey.