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by Roy
25 Jun 2017, 15:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Strolling Toward Church
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Strolling Toward Church

John Bytheway has a little saying in regards to dating. He says, The wrong one is the right one to lead you to the best one. There are people that we dated that were wrong for us. There were some that we thought were right at the time and had our heart broken. It can be tempting to think that this w...
by Roy
25 Jun 2017, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds
Replies: 55
Views: 778

Re: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds

I concur. he seemed to have responded in a somewhat awkward and unprepared fashion.
by Roy
25 Jun 2017, 14:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Settlers and Explorers
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Settlers and Explorers

Thanks for this Ray. There are also settlers that find themselves on the outside looking in for various reasons.
by Roy
25 Jun 2017, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds
Replies: 55
Views: 778

Re: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds

I agree that there are no bad guys in this. However the organization does passively inflict harm upon gay individuals. It is a hard thing if there is nobody to blame. On one hand we do not want people to blame all the membership and assume that all members are "homophobic" simply by being a member. ...
by Roy
25 Jun 2017, 13:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The culture of marriage
Replies: 14
Views: 200

Re: The culture of marriage

One aspect of the marriage culture is that we start thinking marriage compatibility right from the start. Dating becomes less about having fun and more about finding the one. There are both advantages and disadvantages to that.
by Roy
22 Jun 2017, 14:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 13
Views: 252

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: 252

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: 218

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: 528

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: 140

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 ...