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by Roy
17 Jul 2018, 10:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Millenium
Replies: 24
Views: 1392

Re: The Millenium

Roy, I always thought that the "this generation statement" was referring to the last days, not during Joseph Smith's or the early apostles' lifetimes. At least, that what I was taught. Yes, our church tends to teach that now. Partly as I said, because as an established religion we are not as eager ...
by Roy
17 Jul 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

It helps me sometimes to look at the LDS church as a somewhat strange and esoteric social club. This makes it easier to say to myself, "oh well, their club - their rules" when the church moves in a direction that I do not like. I also feel more free to say, "good for them!" when they move in a direc...
by Roy
16 Jul 2018, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source

I also find it worth reflecting that the faith crisis / faith shift of the 14th and 15th centuries was a necessary antecedent to both the renaissance and our own LDS "restoration" movement. Rebirth, renewal, restoration I am thinking about how this relates to forest fires. A fire can be healthy to r...
by Roy
16 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Spiritual Anchors

But there are thousands more holding me firmly in place in ways that I do not fully understand. These anchors don’t define me as a person, or even as a person of faith. But they do create the space in which my spiritual journeys must occur, and they constrain, but not completely, the routs that the...
by Roy
10 Jul 2018, 16:06
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lost Time Listener First Time Caller
Replies: 12
Views: 219

Re: Lost Time Listener First Time Caller

Hi Felix, Welcome I do not have a TR because I do not pay a full tithe. I support DW in paying tithes on her income. My children (12 and 10) do not know. I do not pay tithing because I became disillusioned on the tithing for blessings model that we promote at church. Most bishops I speak to encourag...
by Roy
10 Jul 2018, 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?

Roy wrote: ↑09 Jul 2018, 10:35 I see DW feeling bad and guilty about her failings all the time. Theoretically, this regret could be the first step towards repentance and self-improvement. However, I observe that some of these failings are just part of being human or are semi-permanent parts of your...
by Roy
09 Jul 2018, 10:47
Forum: Support
Topic: "I AM" . . . Me
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: "I AM" . . . Me

I saw firsthand that people are people, no matter their observable differences. I was able to discern their character independent of their social standing or other characteristics, and I learned to see and understand their own "I am". Accepting people for who they are and not for whom we want them ...
by Roy
09 Jul 2018, 10:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?

DW and I do things differently. DW sees me justify my failings whereas she takes the more noble route of feeling bad and striving to improve. I see DW feeling bad and guilty about her failings all the time . Theoretically, this regret could be the first step towards repentance and self-improvement. ...
by Roy
09 Jul 2018, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Further information on the visit of a SP to our home
Replies: 12
Views: 614

Re: Further information on the visit of a SP to our home

1. Both the Cardinal and the BP/SP would likely be visiting from a place of love, from "long-term" welfare of your soul if they feel it can help in some way. They are motivated to want to help as they feel they can. That is something...it isn't nothing. It can be received as an expression of love a...
by Roy
09 Jul 2018, 09:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 454

Re: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

if this life is supposed to be a teaching experience to make us Christ-like, celestial beings, but we can all "come around" in the next life, what are we doing here? If this life is a test, but failing doesn't matter, what's the point of it? The answer is, of course, 42! ;) 1) This question applies...