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by On Own Now
21 Jun 2017, 14:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?

Couple of points I'd like to make about this. - First, JS married many women and it is not known whether most or even many of these marriages involved sex. Unfortunately, we project our concept of 'marriage' onto what JS was doing and we then assume that they were having sex, planting gardens togeth...
by On Own Now
20 Jun 2017, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 29
Views: 444

Re: Help talking to a spouse

From an old thread in response to a woman in faith transition who had a believing husband: When I first started to express to my wife that I was no longer a believer, there was worry and concern. For me, I felt pretty devastated, set adrift, confused, lost. I didn't know where life would take me. I ...
by On Own Now
20 Jun 2017, 08:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 29
Views: 444

Re: Help talking to a spouse

I do believe in family and the importance of marriage. I do believe in service and being a good, empathetic, and charitable person. But I am still working on what I believe about God, Jesus Christ, scriptures, prayer, and the Gospel over all. IMHO, for those who suffer a faith crisis and thereby en...
by On Own Now
19 Jun 2017, 16:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 29
Views: 444

Re: Help talking to a spouse

I don't sense, and I don't think you mean to imply, that Tom specifically was not taking ownership or not recognizing his part...in fact, Tom sounds pretty meek in his approach at knowing this is hard on them "both"...and not really playing the victim card, even if asking for help on continuing to ...
by On Own Now
19 Jun 2017, 10:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 29
Views: 444

Re: Help talking to a spouse

Number one thing we must all do, those of us who have believing spouses, is to recognize that it is WE who have changed, not our spouses; own that fact and then carry the burden for our spouses as much as we can. From a recent thread: we have to realize that when we have a believing spouse, we've ca...
by On Own Now
07 Jun 2017, 08:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Missions and patriarchal blessings
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Missions and patriarchal blessings

Benighted, literally, "taken over by night" is meant as a spiritual condition in its LDS use. From the first LDS hymbook and our present hymnal #32, "The Happy Day at Last Has Come": "The gospel trump again is heard. The truth from darkness has appeared. The lands which long benighted lay have now b...
by On Own Now
06 Jun 2017, 13:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Missions and patriarchal blessings
Replies: 19
Views: 431

Re: Missions and patriarchal blessings

a dark and benighted people That's straight up racist. Dude. I interpreted it to mean spiritual darkness. Maybe I'm biased. I think in its original sense, "dark and benighted" referred to spiritual darkness. JS used the phrase in pleading to God in D&C 121, refering to "the devil, and the dark and ...
by On Own Now
31 May 2017, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GA's as Doctrinal Scholars
Replies: 10
Views: 292

Re: GA's as Doctrinal Scholars

TSM - BS, Business, UofU, MBA, BYU. But he has also been an at-the-top leader for a major world Christian religion for almost 54 years, and was a Bishop, Counselor in a Stake Presidency and a Mission President before that, so, true to LDS religious-training view, TSM has been fully educated via pers...
by On Own Now
30 May 2017, 13:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baby Steps for Women's Status
Replies: 18
Views: 494

Re: Baby Steps for Women's Status

As you've indicated, and as referenced in the blog, there are small, but visible improvements to the official posture of the Church. I think just as significant, is that the culture is making big strides. This is more subjective and subject to anecdotal evidence, but I think there is much more stree...
by On Own Now
30 May 2017, 08:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Son doesn't want to pass the sacrament
Replies: 40
Views: 1351

Re: Son doesn't want to pass the sacrament

Men are terrific at shaming each other into being manly. Part of being manly is doing things on your own. Another part is raising your boys to be manly...Providing for your family is also required to be manly...being stoic in the face of defeat is also required to be manly. ...letting someone else ...