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by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 15:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 23
Views: 296

Re: Quinn's Research on LDS Church Finances

What's the end game with the church's wealth? I am a VERY frugal person. I am a bit of a hoarder financially. I do not know specifically what I am saving for. Retirement? Children's educations? Rainy day fund? Life is a funny thing. Do we tighten our belts and save our resources for tomorrow's need...
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?
Replies: 7
Views: 37

Re: What are the laws, rites and ordinances that pertain to eternal marriage?

The law of Sarah?

The law of adoption?

The law of tithing?

The covenants, signs, and tokens of the endowment? (including the law of Chastity)

The prayer circle?

The sealing ceremony?

The second endowment?

Some combination of the above?
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Nephew Met a GA
Replies: 13
Views: 147

Re: My Nephew Met a GA

Elder Scott came to the MTC to give a talk. When he visited our mission in South America, he gave the same talk. Much later this talk was published in the Ensign. From my notes on the first two renditions of the talk and comparison with the published version I can see differences. What I think I le...
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 11:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CTR is the wrong motto for Primary
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: CTR is the wrong motto for Primary

CTR is the Mormon version of W.W.J.D.

Pros. It is simple to understand and to teach. It is small enough to easily fit on small pieces of jewelry.

Cons. It oversimplifies many situations were there is not an easy "right" answer. It seems to remove the focus from Jesus as exemplar.
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 10:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Doubting my Patriarchal Blessing
Replies: 16
Views: 169

Re: Doubting my Patriarchal Blessing

I met a very spiritual YW in the mission that was terrified of getting her PB. We teach that the tribe of Ephraim was given the responsibility for proclaiming the gospel. She had her heart set on being a missionary and was scared that she might be of some other tribe. Fortunately, my companion was o...
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 10:25
Forum: Support
Topic: How to not drive people away from the church
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: How to not drive people away from the church

I agree with your assessment SD. I was this inactive sister's HT for a long time. I visited with her on the front porch once. I told her some pieces of my FC and let her know that I would not be pressuring her to come back to church. Still she would avoid my calls. I, as a man with very little in co...
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 10:07
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: God has Favorites?
Replies: 10
Views: 96

Re: God has Favorites?

It's unfortunate that the scriptures teach it both ways. I agree. There are many stories or narratives that we can use to frame our mortal journeys. The scriptures teach both grace/mercy and wrath/hellfire for the unrepentant. She explained that the way to see His merciful and loving qualities was ...
by Roy
18 Oct 2017, 09:04
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Going to Church by Loomis
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: Going to Church by Loomis

I perceive a distancing from the dogma, stuffiness, and hypocrisy of classical American Christian religion.

I hear it derogatorily referred to as "doing church."
by Roy
17 Oct 2017, 15:20
Forum: Support
Topic: How to not drive people away from the church
Replies: 5
Views: 90

How to not drive people away from the church

The following blog post was linked in another discussion. I felt that it deserved its own topic post. https://mormondom.com/why-people-leave-the-church-and-never-come-back-410e3e817a3a Recently DW and I were having a conversation with the RS president about a fellow sister that had gone inactive yea...
by Roy
17 Oct 2017, 14:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Convert trying to stay
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: Convert trying to stay

Welcome. I saw a Facebook post yesterday on "Why members leave and never return." It was an awesome message, so I ended up using it for my home teaching message. It was really good. I hope we can be more welcoming to all. https://mormondom.com/why-people-leave-the-church-and-never-come-back-410e3e8...