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by Roy
17 Dec 2017, 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 220

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

1) To cover the needs. How often has this happened in your quorum: We need nine (or whatever it's up to now) priesthood brethren that are endowed to help with our youth baptism night. Are there any volunteers? Ok, that's seven. Are there any more? Bueller... Bueller. 2) I think leaders also view it...
by Roy
17 Dec 2017, 11:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interactions at Church - Mini Rant
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Interactions at Church - Mini Rant

Yes, do not say this in church. It will not help. You will just make yourself into a spectacle and gossip item. I recommend: 1) Getting social support elsewhere. It can be really hard if all your best friends are church members. Diversify! This makes number 2 much easier. 2) Grow a thicker skin/get ...
by Roy
14 Dec 2017, 11:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Two Guests for Christmas

My MIL sent us the following article to keep in our family binder (they also sent the family binder to us in a previous mailing as a handy place to keep all the articles that they mail to us. :lolno: ) https://www.lds.org/new-era/2017/12/two-guests-for-christmas?lang=eng The article speaks of a fami...
by Roy
14 Dec 2017, 10:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

Yep - petting to her was what you did to the cat (or dog). When asked if she had "petted" or "petting" she said yes. Poor girl was barely twelve. I first began dating my now wife at BYU about 15 years ago. Each milestone in our relationship was a momentous occasion celebrated by DW and her roommate...
by Roy
13 Dec 2017, 16:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

hawkgrrrl wrote:
13 Dec 2017, 15:48
Then there's my old fashioned perspective that says kids need to learn to lie to the bishop on their own terms
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Roy
12 Dec 2017, 11:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping a Mourning Parent
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Helping a Mourning Parent

I encourage you to do something. I remember a coworker who lost a sister in death. I did not know what to say or how to respond and so I said nothing. Death came to my own home maybe a year later. After taking some time to process I felt that my inaction towards my coworker was motivated in part by ...
by Roy
12 Dec 2017, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 293

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

Nothing would make me happier than to wake up on the other side and find JS there ushering me toward the line heading to the Great Bar of God, and telling me, "Brother On, you are probably not heading to the Celestial Kingdom, but I think you'll still like where you wind up. It's glorious and beaut...
by Roy
11 Dec 2017, 10:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 293

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

I love the principle of family centeredness and working to promote security, love, refuge, safety, support, and harmony within the home. For some there needs to be a literal interpretation in order to get and stay motivated. Exclusivity also helps - you can only have an eternal family IF you jump th...
by Roy
07 Dec 2017, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Principles class?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Gospel Principles class?

I taught Gospel principles several times. I believe that your experience may also depend on the lesson. If the lesson is on something basic like faith then there may be significant room for thoughts and discussions without going near inflammatory areas. For example, I believe that one could say that...
by Roy
06 Dec 2017, 16:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Hamula revisited

Interesting that this has remained quiet. In a world of wikileaks and Mormon leaks it would seem like it would only be a matter of time.

It is probably important to both Bro. Hamula and the church that his case not be used as a tool to discredit the church.