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by richalger
19 Jun 2017, 00:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds
Replies: 47
Views: 630

Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds

What do you think of the Fair Mormon post "Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds"
https://www.fairmormon.org/blog/2017/06 ... -year-olds

My first reaction is that I agree with it.
by richalger
16 Nov 2016, 13:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!
Replies: 16
Views: 784

Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!

"Brothers and sisters, we are eternal beings, without beginning and without end. We have always existed.1 We are the literal spirit children of divine, immortal, and omnipotent Heavenly Parents! We come from the heavenly courts of the Lord our God. We are of the royal house of Elohim, the Most High ...
by richalger
01 Sep 2016, 11:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: That's How the Light Gets In
Replies: 2
Views: 376

That's How the Light Gets In

I thought of this talk today. It is comforting to me to let go of my irrational desire to know everything. Somethings are learned in the messy journey. Bro Jarvis uses the traveling salesman problem to illustrate why we must not try to reach perfection before choosing to act good enough. https://you...
by richalger
20 Jun 2016, 14:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chastity/Morality - Some questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1614

Re: Chastity/Morality - Some questions

Sexuality is only one aspect of an intimate relationship. For some, it is very important, for others it is less. For me it is about honesty and generosity more than anything else. There is nothing more attractive than a confident person who loves me as I am. One that I have shared my fears and darke...
by richalger
20 Jun 2016, 13:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chastity/Morality - Some questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1614

Re: Chastity/Morality - Some questions

[Admin Note]: This site does not advocate that members have sex outside of marriage. We support individual members finding their own faith and worshiping according to the dictates of their own consciences, but we do not encourage disregarding central practices. There are thousands of people who rea...
by richalger
15 Apr 2016, 09:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Obeying/Hearkening Covenants
Replies: 20
Views: 900

Re: Women and Obeying/Hearkening Covenants

I see the church as having the most truth of all the churches and/or philosophies I have encountered. I also see that it is organized to progress towards more truth and the correcting of falsehoods. We are all products of the cultures we grew up in. We have biases of things we are not aware of. I se...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling and Election
Replies: 17
Views: 612

Re: Calling and Election

For me, I see myself as progressing from grace to grace as Jesus did. That does not mean I would stop making mistakes. I just would learn from them as Jesus did. I would "Become really, really good at repenting thoroughly and quickly" (" Approaching the Throne of God with Confidence ", Jörg Klebinga...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Forgiveness and the Temple
Replies: 20
Views: 919

Re: Forgiveness and the Temple

Comparing ourselves to others is a source of much anguish. I suggest you give it up and all your wife to give it up too. I get that it may not feel fair. I am sure that it is not fair. Life is not about fair. It is about growing. Let the light of Christ bring peace into your heart and that of your w...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing question: how do you do it?
Replies: 27
Views: 985

Re: Tithing question: how do you do it?

You get to work out what tithing means to you. What the Lord tells you how much it is. You also get to decide what you believe about the LDS church. This obviously affects the first question. Personally, I pay on my gross income. I pay on any Earned Income credit I get from the government. I see it ...
by richalger
24 Dec 2015, 07:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any podcasts about not being the nice guy/gal?
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Re: Any podcasts about not being the nice guy/gal?

There is some good advice here. Being a nice guy resonates with me. It reminds me of the amiable communication type as defined by Persogenics. I posted about it here here . An amiable communicator should remember to speak up now, sooner is better than later. A amiable type may choose to avoid confro...