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by common twit
24 Oct 2014, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about teenagers
Replies: 10
Views: 868

Re: Questions about teenagers

I teach at a high school. I can tell you that high school girls are annoying. However, they still have their sweet moments. Boys are just as annoying but not so unpredictable.

As far as advice, I can give none. I have failed in that department.
by common twit
21 Jun 2014, 12:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: humor
Replies: 4
Views: 270

humor

This may be an old joke but it was told to me as if it was true. It just seems like one of those stories that later makes the rounds on social media. Has anybody heard it before? A friend said he was in a temple recommend interview and as it progressed, the question came "Do you associate with any a...
by common twit
21 Jun 2014, 12:04
Forum: Support
Topic: church councils rumors
Replies: 8
Views: 644

church councils rumors

Here is a very "pat on the back" article today about church discipline councils. I don't doubt that most of it is true from the council's point of view. However, it seemed a little too positive a spin on things. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605558/How-LDS-Church-disciplinary-councils-work-c...
by common twit
19 Jun 2014, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More LDS Bloggers getting the call (NYT Article)
Replies: 22
Views: 1090

Re: More LDS Bloggers getting the call (NYT Article)

As with most things with the church, I am quite confused. My very close friend who is a stake president, told me last month that the tone from HQ is one of working with people. Nine years ago, he said, HQ wanted SP to "discipline" the members. He said now they are supposed to work with the faithless...
by common twit
28 Apr 2014, 18:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A truly shocking visit from the SP
Replies: 26
Views: 1331

Re: A truly shocking visit from the SP

DJ, i am both happy and scared for you. Nevertheless, good luck. I am having some of your issues on a much smaller scale. I am a ward missionary. Almost every week, they talk about baptizing and hastening the work. Every time I speak up and remind them that the Bishop called us and just asked us to ...
by common twit
19 Apr 2014, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crying Every Time
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Crying Every Time

Thanks for the responses. I see that i am reading more into it than i should. I know that Jesus wept. I try not read too much into it. It just bugs me.
by common twit
18 Apr 2014, 15:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crying Every Time
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Crying Every Time

Last week at church everybody seemed to by crying when they said something. I leaned over to my wife and told her I was going home if one more person cried. The very next commenter in sunday school started to speak, paused gathered herself and started to cry. I was kind of put off but began to chuck...
by common twit
18 Apr 2014, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Adversity and Sin
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Adversity and Sin

As i have struggled with some addiction problems, I can tell you how I feel. I have little or no doctrinal basis for my belief. It is just a feeling. I feel as though we are all saved regardless. One of the things I felt strongly as i tried to recover and failed is that it is okay. It is almost as i...
by common twit
18 Apr 2014, 14:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who have served missions
Replies: 43
Views: 1326

Re: For those who have served missions

Many years ago when my oldest son was trying to make decisions on his future, I sat down and told him that he needed to take time out of his life to either serve his God or his country. He chose to do neither. He still struggles in life. I think either of those would have helped him quite a bit. I s...
by common twit
16 Apr 2014, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who have served missions
Replies: 43
Views: 1326

Re: For those who have served missions

Sounds like a lot of us had similar experiences. I am truly grateful I went. I had some great experiences. I think I could have had some great experiences by staying home too.
In short, I won't go again.