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by Roy
17 Jun 2018, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 32
Views: 572

Re: What does it mean to council?

I am still confused about what it means to council. I will throw out some possibilities and I would like some feedback. 1) A planning meeting to make plans/future decisions for the non-council Sundays. This could be where teaching assignments are discussed... also the content of what should be taugh...
by Roy
14 Jun 2018, 10:15
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

So - a random thought popped into my head. The principles I have identified for the exercise of priesthood authority are more understandable and more comfortable for a married woman than for a single woman, especially a single woman who has never been married. She does not now experience priesthood ...
by Roy
14 Jun 2018, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 4274

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

whatnow, I am so very pleased that you have found some help and the medication is helping. I didn't did that for my future husband, I did it for me, and for the Lord. And being clean and pure made me happy, and save me from much sorrow. What a beautiful sentiment. I love that. I have found the song ...
by Roy
13 Jun 2018, 15:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 4274

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

I appreciate the questions and discussion. It helps for me to clarify Mfree's thoughts and positions on issues since I last wrote. Autism never came up and of the little I know about it I don't seem to fit the mold. I am sorry for assuming autism. My 10 year old son was recently diagnosed with Autis...
by Roy
12 Jun 2018, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse
Replies: 72
Views: 4274

Re: Coping With Previous Sexual History of a Spouse

Wow Mfree, Thanks for checking back, responding to whatnow's questions, and sharing your personal experiences. I wonder if your ability to focus but also to fixate on a particular topic or task may be a symptom of autism spectrum disorder. Autism spectrum is extremely broad but if it does describe y...
by Roy
12 Jun 2018, 14:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 13
Views: 278

President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

Recently President Oaks gave some remarks at the "Be One" celebration. Pres. Oaks had given an interview on this same topic in 1988 and in 2007. I am interested in a comparison of his remarks 30 years apart. “‘If you read the scriptures with this question in mind, “Why did the Lord command this or w...
by Roy
12 Jun 2018, 09:40
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 20
Views: 500

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

I wonder - how might the GA work to create a broader understanding? Will he tell those above him that there is some level of pushback on the term preside? Will he start changing how he himself teaches this topic? Will he begin to correct those below him and ask them not to use the word preside in th...
by Roy
12 Jun 2018, 08:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Convo at church
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Interesting Convo at church

Congratulations on getting some validation SD. Sounds like you have almost perfected your message of organizational culture/process criticism without being adversarial. Nice job! I have said it before but the church has set up a business model where the members are motivated to do drudgery and self ...
by Roy
11 Jun 2018, 09:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel
Replies: 45
Views: 861

Re: The Prosperity Gospel

Some have charged that modern Latter-day Saints are peculiarly susceptible to the gospel of success and the theology of prosperity. According to this gospel, success in the world—particularly entrepreneurial succeess—is an essential ingredient of progress toward the celestial kingdom. According to ...
by Roy
11 Jun 2018, 09:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Divine Role of Jesus Christ
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: The Divine Role of Jesus Christ

Remember the incident from the youth of Jesus where his parents can't find him. A pet peeve of mine is where the parents, Joseph and Mary, get blamed for the whole thing. Now it was his parents role to keep an eye on him. They share a good portion of the blame. However, when they chastise their son ...