This site is owned and operated by Chris Juchau, inadequate but devoted husband, unskilled but committed father, and otherwise regular guy from Seattle (now living in Utah). It was started at the urging of my good friend, Tim Anderson, as a place to share the topics we discuss in our weekly Young Single Adult class in the Highland South Stake – which is a lot of lingo for my friends who aren’t Mormons. (My wife and I taught a religious class for unmarried adults ages 18-30 for a while. Have since moved to other church assignments.)
The phrase “after the manner of happiness” comes from the Book of Mormon and describes a people who were—for a while, at least—experiencing the happiness that comes from following the teachings and example of Jesus Christ. All of my life experiences—spiritual, tangible, and otherwise—tell me that a life of devotion to the Savior is the clearest path to happiness (now and always) and to the “abundant” life He describes—even when you’re like me and frequently, er, constantly fall short of being who He’d like me to become. In the end, He will make up the difference—and I am happy about that.