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by Roy
22 Jun 2017, 14:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Re: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?

Oliver Cowdreywas also excommunicated for the accusation that Joseph Smith had committed adultery with Fanny. Had it been a polygamous marriage, the Church council would've acknowledged it. My memory of this event probably comes from RSR. In it JS was insistent that he had never said that he was gu...
by Roy
21 Jun 2017, 11:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 13
Views: 237

Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?

except for the part about JS marrying Fanny Alger. There's a lot of doubt that they were actually married, polygamous or otherwise . This is an interesting tangent from the Mormon Primer thread. I had understood that the family of Fanny Alger understood her relationship to JS to be a form of marria...
by Roy
21 Jun 2017, 11:17
Forum: Support
Topic: new website to build bridges
Replies: 8
Views: 193

Re: new website to build bridges

dande48 wrote:
21 Jun 2017, 10:43
except for the part about JS marrying Fanny Alger. There's a lot of doubt that they were actually married, polygamous or otherwise .
I am interested in exploring this but do not want to derail the purpose of this thread. I will start a new thread in the history section.
by Roy
21 Jun 2017, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transitioning into adulthood
Replies: 12
Views: 523

Re: Transitioning into adulthood

Thanks for the follow-up. I as a young single adult felt like being in a relationship would validate me ... and I wondered if it not happening was some sign of something wrong. It is an interesting age. ;)
by Roy
20 Jun 2017, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Parting Glass
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: The Parting Glass

I wish you well. I do wish to repeat the frequent advice point of "trade up". The LDS church provides a system of purpose and meaning, community and standards. I do not suggest that without the church all hell will break loose. However, in the case of something with as big as a footprint as the LDS ...
by Roy
20 Jun 2017, 12:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abuse or Mis-Use?
Replies: 10
Views: 229

Re: Abuse or Mis-Use?

I compare church organizational abuse to organizational abuse by the U.S. (speaking generally of the government, the populace, the culture, etc.) There are certain segments of society that that have been abused/misused in the U.S. for a long time. Particularly those on the margins, that look or act ...
by Roy
19 Jun 2017, 14:51
Forum: Support
Topic: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.
Replies: 47
Views: 1564

Re: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.

I am sorry for your struggles Joni - Both the physical events and the meaning you have drawn from them.
by Roy
19 Jun 2017, 14:28
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New member, who dis?
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: New member, who dis?

Welcome! I appreciate the struggles you shared on the other thread. If I was able to travel back in time to my younger self I would want to tell him not to worry so much. That I will marry a wonderful woman who loves me for me. That I will be able to be a good husband to her and feel worthy and dese...
by Roy
19 Jun 2017, 14:27
Forum: Support
Topic: The things I have told very few...
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: The things I have told very few...

Please visit this thread and the accompanying blog post: http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?t=6664 I do not know you or your struggle. I do know that I had felt that my own struggles with porn and masturbation would completely ruin me from ever finding fulfillment with a single real woman. I am ...
by Roy
19 Jun 2017, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds
Replies: 48
Views: 675

Re: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds

From the fairMormon blog: In the middle of her speech she says, “I believe God would tell me if I was wrong.” Well, as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints we believe he did exactly that. We do not believe she is a “horrible sinner” for being who she is, but you will find our t...