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by SilentDawning
19 Jan 2019, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 15
Views: 265

Re: Mental Exercise

It's not a binary thing. So long as I have family and a stake in the church with memories of testimony, my doubts won't really make me leave. But if people are nasty and mean, history has shown this hurts my commitment. I doubt it would lead to resignation, but nasty people certainly lessen my invol...
by SilentDawning
19 Jan 2019, 13:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should be ADDED to the WoW?
Replies: 18
Views: 383

Re: What should be ADDED to the WoW?

Absolutely nothing. Teach principles of good health and leave it at that.
by SilentDawning
13 Jan 2019, 03:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Word of Wisdom: The next change
Replies: 30
Views: 691

Re: Word of Wisdom: The next change

I always felt hot drinks referred to alcohol. An 18th Century dictionary or writings might illuminate that further, but the rule seems a bit silly to me too now. I abide by the WoW. I can't seem to let that one go, but I would probably have a cuppa java if the rule was relaxed. We already drink Coke...
by SilentDawning
10 Jan 2019, 18:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

To answer the opening question -- so far, I've achieved the goal you are seeking. I had a major commitment crisis when my kids were about 12 (daughter) and 8 (son) respectively. My daughter is 20 and married in the temple and active. My son is inactive but still participates now and then. My wife an...
by SilentDawning
10 Jan 2019, 13:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 755

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

That’s the problem with history, it’s never absolute. Yeah, I agree. There seems to be evidence JS had a strong libido, even for teenagers, and that he definitely had a knack for encouraging faith in other people. His escapades taking people to places to dig for gold shows his early penchant for co...
by SilentDawning
10 Jan 2019, 07:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I need help with a lesson, please?
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: I need help with a lesson, please?

I would consider the following ideas: a) being frank with the leadership and bowing out of the lesson; offer to do a different one. b) Teach something sort of related to it -- like how the church was organized, how people were baptized twice, who the original organizers were, their backgrounds, and ...
by SilentDawning
09 Jan 2019, 08:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 739

Re: Two hour church experiences

After a while, we'll get used to two hour church and the experience of community, the doctrine, the spirituality will take over again as the primary driver of church attending happiness. It's human nature to start taking things for granted. I am still really surprised that they did this. The only re...
by SilentDawning
08 Jan 2019, 08:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

Well, the Bishop has approached us about ordaining our son to be a priest.

I was wondering if anyone knows what questions he might ask him. My son is willing to go through the interview and discuss it with the Bishop. But he wondered what the Bishop might ask him...anyone know?
by SilentDawning
07 Jan 2019, 12:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes and more changes
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Changes and more changes

I can't speak about the temple changes, but the rest of them are purely operational. They DO have the trend of being more updated to modern times, easier on the members, more sensitive to the ineffectiveness of previous programs. All that deserves kudos. I have a tendency to criticize most things, a...
by SilentDawning
06 Jan 2019, 18:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 739

Re: Two hour church experiences

I'm with Sam Bee. I thought it was later than it was when I got home. I still have this nagging wish they cut Sacrament meeting to just the opening hymn, sacrament hymn, the sacrament, and then maybe one talk, or none at all, and end it. Then have the two other meetings for a total of 2 hours. The b...