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by Roy
21 Mar 2019, 13:01
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I found the following on LDS Daily: https://www.ldsdaily.com/home-and-family/7-sexual-articles-of-faith-to-promote-healthy-views-of-intimacy/ It is an article that references a 130+ page PDF that can be requested by writing an email to the email address provided in the article (also provided in the ...
by Roy
20 Mar 2019, 14:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Finding Eternal Truths in Classic Literature: A Conversation with Author S. Michael Wilcox
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Finding Eternal Truths in Classic Literature: A Conversation with Author S. Michael Wilcox

I believe that there are events we remember over time that have a spiritual lessons that are designed specifically for us, individually. (Does that make any sense?) I read that to mean that there may be life events that provide pivotal lessons at important milestones in our life (or maybe the lesso...
by Roy
20 Mar 2019, 14:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Ministering Rules

I understand the church wanting to prevent bad press, public relations, and financial payouts. Therefore, if it really is a rule then the church should be willing to write it down as a condition of continuing in a ministering assignment. It does not help the church if we kind of had an unwritten rul...
by Roy
20 Mar 2019, 11:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: Ministering Rules

Fascinating. Supposing that the "never be alone with the member of the opposite sex" rule is not a rule at all, How do I go about explaining that to the EQ leadership that seem to think that it is a rule? This is certainly not an issue where I would particularly want to take a stand. The circumstanc...
by Roy
20 Mar 2019, 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering Rules
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Ministering Rules

I do not like the idea of having a companion. I am not sure what the point of having a companion is since it would seem awkward and weird to me to come over and share a message. All the ministering that I have done to my ministering families in the last year has been with my wife and my family. To m...
by Roy
20 Mar 2019, 08:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Finding Eternal Truths in Classic Literature: A Conversation with Author S. Michael Wilcox
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: Finding Eternal Truths in Classic Literature: A Conversation with Author S. Michael Wilcox

Once you start looking for it I just find it everywhere. It's like an orchestra. Apostles and prophets, they have a sweet sound, but there are woodwinds, brass, and various kinds of strings and God just plays them all. He just orchestrates them all so that goodness, truth, and beauty come to man in...
by Roy
19 Mar 2019, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 37
Views: 724

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: 164

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: 76

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: 164

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...