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Hi I'm Quintus

I grew up in Canada. I work on data storage systems and play the trombone. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with some tremendous opportunities and experiences that led me to spend my senior year of high school studying music at a private arts academy. I love to sing and to play the trombone, and while music provided my start in college, I always loved the sciences and in the end I graduated with a degree in physics. Before finishing my degree I benefited a lot from my service as a full-time missionary in Spain. I completed my MBA degree, hold a certification in project management, and work as a product manager in data storage systems for a Fortune 100 company. The best part of life started near the end of college when I met my wife, and we were fortunate enough to be able to finish our degrees together. I enjoy my work and strive to do it well so that I can have my family and children benefit from more educational opportunities and experiences, like abacus classes, for example--having completed a math minor, I sure wish I had taken that as a child! Our family of six finds many ways to enjoy time together from reading and learning together, to cycling and swimming and enjoying a variety of other activities.

Why I am a Mormon

Why I started as a Mormon has everything to do with my family being members of the Church when I was born. Why I'm still a Mormon has everything to do with my current understanding of the gospel that I've gained through faith, prayer, and the Holy Ghost. I definitely have my share of weaknesses and shortfalls, but Christ knew what I'd be going through in this life and created a perfect organization, His church, led by chosen prophets who receive continued revelation for the most difficult of times this world has ever seen. I can relate a lot to Joseph Smith's struggles as a youth. I too feel driven to find out more of the truth believing that God is a loving God and that his truths should make sense. I know Joseph Smith was called a prophet of God and that the Book of Mormon that he translated with divine assistance is approved by God and Jesus Christ and is true I know that by that Holy Ghost. I have learned much of what I know now in my life by experiencing it, just as the Savior promised: "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself." John 7:17. I consider myself a man of science. I graduated in applied physics, I love to read the works of Albert Einstein and other great men, and there is a thread in the doctrine of Christ as taught in this Church that weaves throughout all the branches of science with such completeness. There are no exclusions between religion and science, only a great deal more which God has left for us to discover.

How I live my faith

I've lived my life by a scripture in Proverbs (3:5-6) and it has never failed me: "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths." I also know with all my heart that a person cannot find salvation with Heavenly Father after this life without Jesus Christ. For all I try to do to be like Him, it is only through His atoning sacrifice that He will through His tender mercies "make up the difference" for me at that last day of judgment. I cannot express enough the love I have for my Savior, Jesus Christ. If anyone ever sees me not trying to live or act like Him, I want that person not to hesitate letting me know. Lastly, I know that there is no joy in finding eternal salvation if I am to be alone in receiving it. This life is for me to share in the joys and the pains of lifting up others around me to find that same saving grace. While knowing its required that they exert their own lives to life them right to the fullest, I don't want a reward in heaven that doesn't include my family and dear friends.

What is the Law of Chastity?

Quintus
It is quite simply the law that defines how not to misuse the divine powers we've been given to participate in creating life. In short, it's no sex until marriage and sex only within a marriage, and any intimacy close to it including petting or heavy petting outside the bounds of marriage are likewise a violation of this law. God sends his dear Spirit children to the bodies we as husbands and wives have the miraculous ability to participate in creating. It's no small responsibility, so God has commanded that sex be reserved for married couples who are committed to one another to carry out this responsibility. Sex is a wonderful act with divine purpose, but only finds its tenderest moments and most endearing intimacies when that love is consummated within a relationship of commitment and trust. While seeming to have a semblance of commitment at that moment, the contrary merely fills an appetite and doesn't equate to a lasting happiness with your partner. Consider the lessons from these authors: "A youth boiling with hormones will wonder why he should not give full freedom to his sexual desires; and if he is unchecked by custom, morals, or laws, he may ruin his life [or hers] before he matures sufficiently to understand that sex is a river of fire that must be banked and cooled by a hundred restraints if it is not to consume in chaos both the individual and the group." Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History (New York: Simon and Schuster, 8), pp. 35-36. Show more Show less