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by Gerald
03 Mar 2019, 06:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession

The mission presidents I've talked to say it's a fact of life and they have to learn how to deal with it. As the father of a son who had (and probably currently has) these struggles, I agree. It doesn't mean you don't address it, it means that you actually DISCUSS it and talk about it. The most dan...
by Gerald
03 Mar 2019, 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 728

Re: TR interview and porn

FWIW, I do believe in the law of chastity but I do not believe porn is part of chastity. That's an interesting perspective (I know it's been discussed here before). Not to "threadjack" but if you want to make a Sunday School class full of young adults fall silent, just introduce "pornography" as a ...
by Gerald
02 Mar 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dyed my garments pink
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: I dyed my garments pink

It must be the blood of this generation.
:lol:
by Gerald
02 Mar 2019, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 728

Re: TR interview and porn

I agree that it is inappropriate to ask that question. We had a similar situation (in that a question was added to the temple recommend questions by a stake president) that kept my daughter (who had been struggling with some issues but had taken care of them via her bishop) out of the temple. She en...
by Gerald
17 Feb 2019, 07:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This scares me
Replies: 5
Views: 382

Re: This scares me

Having a little background in this area, I am skeptical of the Entrepreneur article. To make a diagnosis of narcissism requires more than a brief survey (which is, I imagine, the source of the fact provided). Clinical interviews are the approved method and those aren't going to be done with your ave...
by Gerald
27 Jan 2019, 07:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No longer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 296

No longer Mormon

If someone should ask, “Are you a Mormon?” you could reply, “If you are asking if I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, yes, I am!” If someone asks, “Are you a Latter-day Saint?”you might respond, “Yes, I am. I believe in Jesus Christ and am a member of His restored Chur...
by Gerald
13 Jan 2019, 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Word of Wisdom: The next change
Replies: 30
Views: 1075

Re: Word of Wisdom: The next change

It feels like the WoW needs a refresh. It feels out of balance. Now, we could take the tack of making it more strict. Add lots of stuff to the prohibited list like soda, energy drinks, sugar, salt, etc. Or we could relax it a little, remove coffee and tea and turn the law into one of moderation in ...
by Gerald
07 Jan 2019, 05:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1016

Re: Two hour church experiences

We had one elderly gentleman get up at about one minute before the hour was up to bear his testimony for nearly seven minutes about how the changes were wonderful and we need to adjust to them and God is in his heaven, etc. etc. etc. It was nearly 10 minutes after hour by the time we finished. My wi...
by Gerald
07 Jan 2019, 05:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes and more changes
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Changes and more changes

Sure, God "could" give revelation to fix all our socio-economic ills. But for some reason, He doesn't. Maybe it's because we wouldn't accept it. Maybe he wants us to figure it out. Maybe he knows that with the imperfections of men, we'd botch it up. Maybe its because He knows we wouldn't be willing...
by Gerald
06 Jan 2019, 05:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes and more changes
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Changes and more changes

It's certainly been a year of change. 1. Combining of elders quorum and high priests quorums (essentially eliminating the high priest office except in particular situations) 2. Converting home teaching to ministering (still a bit confused about that one) 3. Two hour church meetings and its accompany...