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by Roy
19 Mar 2019, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

I mostly agree with you except that the church and church leaders can recognize exceptions. I love the clause in the Family Proclamation that says to use "individual adaptation" based on our unique circumstances. However in discussing this in SS we were admonished not to excuse noncompliance by thin...
by Roy
19 Mar 2019, 09:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Exposure / Apologists
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Exposure / Apologists

A monk goes to the Buddham with what we'd call "theological questions... Is there a life after this one? Do we have a spirit, or is the body all there is? Etc, etc. The Buddha doesn't answer him. After enough prodding, the Buddha gives him this parable: Once upon a time, there was a man who got sho...
by Roy
19 Mar 2019, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Wonderful report Amy. Thank you.

I have seen a number of these retreats advertised and wondered about them.
by Roy
18 Mar 2019, 16:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Exposure / Apologists
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Exposure / Apologists

Hi FITMK, 1) I don't think of this group as apologist, more of a support group. But given that we openly advocate for people to stay in the church I suppose that might fit the broad definition. I do look at the work apologists do as somewhat akin to what defense lawyers do. It is their job to defend...
by Roy
18 Mar 2019, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

There have been church leaders that have said things like, "the Q15 process for accessing revelation is not unlike the process for you as individual members". Let's just say that I prefer somewhat demystifying statements such as these. OTOH, I am sure that there are many that really get excited abou...
by Roy
18 Mar 2019, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 34
Views: 621

Re: Rome Temple

Revelation is as revelation is perceived to be. I am sure the statements are completely honest and sincere. I wasn't part of the process, so I can't classify the conclusions one way or another. That is one thing I don't touch with a ten-foot pole - largely because I don't want others critiquing my ...
by Roy
18 Mar 2019, 09:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it possible to pay tithing without the bishopric/clerks seeing the amount?
Replies: 21
Views: 521

Re: Is it possible to pay tithing without the bishopric/clerks seeing the amount?

Good luck Tyler,

I hope that all goes well. I respect you and your efforts to provide for your small family. This is a noble quest.
by Roy
18 Mar 2019, 09:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 63
Views: 2171

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

Sounds like you have some pretty awesome local leaders! the garment was made for man and not man for the garment. I should wear it when I am able, and especially if able I should wear it while actually participating in temple ordinances. Three cheers! I was also antsy because years prior when I went...
by Roy
17 Mar 2019, 14:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pros and Cons of Supplementing
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Pros and Cons of Supplementing

I have done quite a bit of supplementing. For me, this has taken the form of participating at other churches. This was mostly to involve our kids in the various programs. We felt that the LDS primary was a very poor program for kids under 12. Local churches in our area sponsored "Mothers of Preschoo...
by Roy
17 Mar 2019, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 27
Views: 653

Re: TR interview and porn

So far we have not told the leadership much. DW has told the YW leader not to plan on having DD on the temple trips and that DW will work on attending the temple with DD as a mother daughter outing. The leadership are aware that we participate at arms length sometimes so they tend to be respectful ...