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by Roy
19 Jul 2019, 09:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Give the Church credit for making improvements.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Give the Church credit for making improvements.

I just want to acknowledge that this "sound bite" was a step forward for the church (IMO). Not just for sexual abuse but substance abuse, gay rights, etc. Yes! As much as I am dubious about the effect of a video like this on the culture of the global church (like a drop into the ocean), it is still...
by Roy
19 Jul 2019, 09:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Worthiness ?

I have shared a few times a revelatory experience that I had after losing our third child in stillbirth and in the depth of grief and assumptive world collapse. I received the distinct message that my daughter was worthy, accepted, and loved. I received the distinct message that I am worthy, accepte...
by Roy
19 Jul 2019, 08:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Worthiness ?

That is great DJ. Any sources or quotes to back up your observation? http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9419&hilit=qualification From another thread on the increased use of the word "qualification" in GC. RMN: God has allowed us to take a vital step toward becoming more like Him. Satan und...
by Roy
18 Jul 2019, 13:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 15
Views: 426

Re: Are all religions the same?

All people are the same - and all people are different. People are more similar than different - but some differences are significant and often appear to outweigh the similarities. Churches are no different. Are all restaurants the same? Yes, in that they all are designed to bring people prepared f...
by Roy
18 Jul 2019, 13:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Give the Church credit for making improvements.
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Give the Church credit for making improvements.

I see the video as a glass half empty experience. The positive - It starts a conversation about abuse. It seems to advocate getting the help of a professional that will prescribe a mixture of medication and therapy. I also appreciate that the video points out that God loves us no matter what our cir...
by Roy
18 Jul 2019, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worthiness ?
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: Worthiness ?

two word answer: The bible However, you would be leaning on certain verses more than others ("faith without works is dead" and "The dead were judged according to what they had done"). Traditionally there was heaven and hell. Who deserved to go to heaven and who deserved to go to hell? If I am 49% go...
by Roy
17 Jul 2019, 15:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Relief Society Lesson - Turn on Your Light
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Relief Society Lesson - Turn on Your Light

Sounds wonderful Amy. I love the "you do you" aspect. I have appreciated that the church is becoming more adaptable with the recent changes in 3rd hour and ministering. I hope that this will continue. I want to be Mormon, I just need the space to do so in my way and at my pace.
by Roy
17 Jul 2019, 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 18
Views: 320

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I worry that the flexibility of the program will easily lead to a rubber stamp process. The leaders do whatever is easiest. The youth come to lessons and activities without any curriculum, benchmarks, or real ways to measure growth and achievement. My daughter left her first "New beginnings" class d...
by Roy
15 Jul 2019, 14:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 18
Views: 367

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

I think it's saying that if a youth ever has a problem they will feel comfortable with taking it to an ecclesiastical leader. It makes more sense in the context of a parent/child relationship than it does in a neighbor with a temporary mantle/child relationship. Yeah, it was weird as the statement ...