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by Roy
23 Jan 2019, 11:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Holding Past Actions Against People and Organizations
Replies: 8
Views: 141

Re: Holding Past Actions Against People and Organizations

Forgiveness and boundaries are not mutually exclusive. Forgiveness for me involves not holding personal rancor. In my lifetime I have loaned money to people and have not been paid back. In general, I no longer loan money. DW and I have at times provided goods and services (sometimes with the expecta...
by Roy
22 Jan 2019, 09:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

After our church meetings last Sunday, I ordained Roy Jr. to the Aaronic priesthood in the office of a deacon. There did not seem to be any question that I would perform the ordinance. It was just my wife, my daughter, my son, the bishop and I in the office. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a...
by Roy
17 Jan 2019, 13:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 393

Re: Mental Exercise

For me personally it is the memberships reactions to my doubts that is the bigger issue. I have reached a point where I am more or less at peace with the Mormonism in my head and the bridges that I have built between historical Mormonism and where I have landed on the faith spectrum. What is still r...
by Roy
17 Jan 2019, 13:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 12
Views: 339

Re: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

Yesterday, 11 year old DS, DW and I met with the bishop regarding his advancement. Roy Jr. is on the autism spectrum but is considered highly functioning. He gave mostly one word non-committal answers "no" and "yeah" There were several interviews scheduled in 15 minute increments. Bishop would ask R...
by Roy
17 Jan 2019, 09:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I find it interesting to realize that most of the world defines priesthood as a body of priests or brotherhood of priests. In this context it would be completely accurate to refer to a group of priests as the priesthood (whereas we LDS have lately been discouraged from referring to priesthood holdin...
by Roy
16 Jan 2019, 12:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 436

Re: Worldwide Devotional

I swear that I have heard that story about the fisherman in the fishing boat before. A little googling reveals that this is at least the second time that Elder Renlund has given this parable and it was copied at least one time by a person giving a talk in SM. https://stayingintheboat.wordpress.com/2...
by Roy
15 Jan 2019, 09:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Addition to "Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment": Initiatory & Sealing

I seem to recall the phrase, "And wuv, twue wuv, will fowwow you foweva… So tweasure your wuv— "

I may be mistaken. :shh:
by Roy
14 Jan 2019, 11:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Inactive for months due to tithing. Can I still give my newborn a baby blessing with an expired reccomend?
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Inactive for months due to tithing. Can I still give my newborn a baby blessing with an expired reccomend?

So happy to hear this! We talk about "Leadership Roulette" and that can be a real thing but also many of our leaders genuinely want to be helpful and to facilitate what they perceive as our spiritual growth.
by Roy
14 Jan 2019, 11:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should be ADDED to the WoW?
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: What should be ADDED to the WoW?

Yes, I was thinking of talking about underlying principles behind the advice. (one point that I took note of was the advice to remove your headphones when people are trying to include you in a discussion or activity) I think we are mostly on the same page here. :thumbup:
by Roy
14 Jan 2019, 08:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What should be ADDED to the WoW?
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: What should be ADDED to the WoW?

A few months ago the For the Strength of the Youth booklet came up in a family discussion with my now adult children. They each talked about how much they disliked that book and how they believe it's not helpful for youth simply because all it is is a bunch more rules. Who wants more rules when it'...