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by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 12:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: EQ/RS Lessons
Replies: 22
Views: 629

Re: EQ/RS Lessons

Thanks for bumping this thread. Wonderful thoughts through and through. I love the idea of realizing when someone is "Emotionally compromised" and making allowances for that. To paraphrase curt - If someone is blind to something we cannot argue them into seeing it. I did not see mine coming, and whe...
by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 11:13
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

How do we navigate the tithing interview though? If it is not important to you to have a TR you could just not go. This leaves your bishop in a situation where he has to make an educated guess as to your tithing status. I do not pay tithing. DW is a SAHM that does earn some small money through inte...
by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 10:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Attempting equilibrium
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Attempting equilibrium

Welcome Rumin,

This is not an easy road for any of us to travel but it sounds like you are preceding in thoughtful, measured steps. That is all any body can ask for.

Roy
by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 10:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

I believe this to be tricky. My honest opinion is that any attempt to convince her based upon some sort of historical calculation will just come across as selfish justification. I believe that the best course of action would be to stop paying tithing entirely based on your increasing feelings of bit...
by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 09:06
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Re: My strategy moving forward

Sounds wonderful! I do agree that LDS can be very clannish and insular. I loved that my DD had girls from various Christian churches, a Muslim, and a Buddhist at her birthday party. We are a very active family in the local community and our children are involved in various programs. I found it inter...
by Roy
19 Apr 2018, 08:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Nelson in Africa

I wonder if there are occurrences of female genital mutilation among the saints in Africa. I assume that there aren't any as RMN would probably want to put a halt to that post haste.
by Roy
18 Apr 2018, 14:47
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

I am running late for a meeting across town, but wanted to welcome you. I will write more and give some responses to your questions soon.
by Roy
18 Apr 2018, 13:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Bearing Testimony (ish)
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Bearing Testimony (ish)

Wonderful Amy! Thank you for sharing. These sorts of small successes are to be applauded! :clap:

Oh yeah! Congrats on the "A" too. :thumbup:
by Roy
18 Apr 2018, 09:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Savior's Doctrine?
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Savior's Doctrine?

That's one thing I don't get, though. Why have some of the teachings or commandments if God is supposed to be unchangeable. God allowed Abraham to have a concubine, incest (yuck!), polygamy, maybe polyandry, and genocide. Now, all those things are considered sins. Make up your mind, God! I can't hi...
by Roy
18 Apr 2018, 09:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

I remember when GBH was asked about this on Larry King. He basically extolled many of the virtues from Dande's list without covering the negatives. This is something that is deeply entrenched and unlikely to change. both because of the difficulty to enact the change and the lack of will to do so. Th...