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by Roy
10 Jul 2018, 16:06
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lost Time Listener First Time Caller
Replies: 12
Views: 188

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: 257

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: 311

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: 257

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: 603

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: 432

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...
by Roy
08 Jul 2018, 16:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

Joseph Smith When a seal is put upon the father and mother, it secures their posterity, so that they cannot be lost, but will be saved by virtue of the covenant of their father and mother. Brigham Young Let the father and mother, who are members of this Church and Kingdom, take a righteous course, a...
by Roy
05 Jul 2018, 09:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Update
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Update

I am so happy for you that you are able to be "happy and spiritual" in your currant journey. Many individuals pass through this site and we do not know what became of them. We only hope that we helped them during our brief time together. I don't think your goal should be to straight-up help people s...
by Roy
04 Jul 2018, 12:53
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Joseph F. Smith - Section 138
Replies: 8
Views: 256

Re: Joseph F. Smith - Section 138

I created a new thread to discuss in more detail the promises made to the faithful LDS parents of wayward children

viewtopic.php?f=6&p=126533#p126533
by Roy
04 Jul 2018, 12:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

Elder Orson F. Whitney (1855–1906) of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles in 1929: “The Prophet Joseph Smith declared—and he never taught more comforting doctrine—that the eternal sealings of faithful parents and the divine promises made to them for valiant service in the Cause of Truth, would save n...