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by Roy
14 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Lonely Search for God
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: My Lonely Search for God

Wow, Yes! I see my own journey in much of what you have written. I am passionate about these same things. The story of a God who sent His Son to suffer beyond the darkest depths of human experience in order to offer perfect empathy and succor, to weep with those, the offenders and the offended, who ...
by Roy
14 Aug 2018, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Testimony (?) of Modesty
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: A Testimony (?) of Modesty

In reading the LDS Living article (which was a step in a positive direction) I came across this quote from Carol McKonkie. "Modesty is a principle that will help keep us safely on the covenant path as we progress to the presence of God. Modesty in dress and appearance and in thought and behavior wil...
by Roy
13 Aug 2018, 13:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Harm vs. Purity

Thank you for framing it this way Curt. I agree that even good principles can become harmful if taken to extremes. I also appreciated this comment from the blog post. Purity and avoiding harm are both useful concepts when we’re analyzing sin, but even better is asking what kind of behavior will most...
by Roy
13 Aug 2018, 09:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: YW and free babysitting
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: YW and free babysitting

In general, I am in favor of some kind of childcare service for church RS activities at the church. I believe that having this option will encourage more women to attend and may help reach some women that really might benefit the most from attending the activity (possibly because they do not have th...
by Roy
12 Aug 2018, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control

I had written the following on another thread: Specifically in regards to testimony, do we gain testimony of modesty the same way that we gain a testimony of WoW? 1) live the principle on faith. 2) observe other people not live the principle. 3) wait for something bad to happen to them. 4) tie their...
by Roy
09 Aug 2018, 09:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Testimony (?) of Modesty
Replies: 19
Views: 398

Re: A Testimony (?) of Modesty

I am thinking of a story to illustrate what I think would be the differences and similarities between the clothing expectations for men and women. I am thinking back to the story by Dr. Suess of the star bellied sneetches. Suppose that men are expected to wear a star on their bellies. The star inspe...
by Roy
09 Aug 2018, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dad at Achievement Days - Success
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Dad at Achievement Days - Success

I also love that this is some real world application. When I first heard of activity days I thought in my head that it would be something like cub scouts. I think I equated it to adventure girls. I was somewhat disappointed to find that it was basically a better version of Sunday School where the te...
by Roy
08 Aug 2018, 10:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sacred Myth and Truth Claims
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: Sacred Myth and Truth Claims

Is the Church trying to gently move in this direction, or trying to make space for people who are already there (most of the people on this forum)? Yes, I believe the church is in a pickle. The needs of the church membership are changing/shifting and I believe the church is trying to adapt. Speakin...
by Roy
06 Aug 2018, 17:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Stonemason
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: The Stonemason

I first heard this analogy from a blog https://dinosaursarefun.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-to-stay-mormon-when-youre-tired-of.html The Rock Wall Here's my final thought. An institute teacher shared this with me years ago, and it's a FANTASTIC analogy. Your testimony is like a rock wall. (Don't worry ab...
by Roy
06 Aug 2018, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions

Hawkgrrrl referenced a good BCC blog post on the subject of modesty and sexuality. It was excellent and said much of what I was trying to say above. https://bycommonconsent.com/2013/06/18/men-sex-and-modesty/ If a women breastfeeding is a temptation, if she is an attack on the virtue of the Priestho...