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by Shawn
11 Sep 2018, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 1457

Joseph Smith makes me angry

That's all.
by Shawn
18 Dec 2017, 14:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Law of Sarah
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Law of Sarah

I did know that Emma is described as placing the hands of a few (2, I believe) young women into the hand of JS during her brief period of struggling acceptance of polygamy. This is an interesting story. Richard L. Bushman wrote: While Joseph was alive, there were times when Emma countenanced plural...
by Shawn
18 Dec 2017, 14:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Law of Sarah
Replies: 9
Views: 1148

Re: Law of Sarah

When you're in that special range, where there is not going to be an equal paring of men and women, where you run into polygamy, or polygammy-like situations. With the limited population in early mormonism, I think this was clearly the case. Excess men were chased off. Excess women (including barel...
by Shawn
16 Nov 2017, 16:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Views on Homosexuality, within the early Church
Replies: 7
Views: 1604

Re: Views on Homosexuality, within the early Church

I consider what was said by early church leaders regarding monogamy and conclude that it doesn't matter what their successors say about homosexuality. Here's one example from Brigham Young: Monogamy , or restrictions by law to one wife, is no part of the economy of heaven among men. Such a system wa...
by Shawn
16 Nov 2017, 16:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 20
Views: 2316

Re: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?

The situation is confusing and I believe God was not the author of it. The Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo essay states that "Several Latter-day Saints who had lived in Kirtland reported decades later that Joseph Smith had married Alger...." Did you see that? It was decades later when it was ...
by Shawn
06 Jul 2017, 15:46
Forum: Support
Topic: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

Re: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced

Hey, everyone. I appreciate the replies. Just an additional thought. When going through a traumatic experience it is generally helpful to not make any life altering decisions. I. E. it might not be a good idea to pick up and move across the country while grieving. That being said, I hope that gettin...
by Shawn
26 Jun 2017, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced
Replies: 12
Views: 1011

I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced

I submitted my resignation on May 4th. I moved out of my house on May 13th. That's my update.
by Shawn
27 Jan 2017, 17:34
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 4143

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Hey, everyone! I miss you. Guess what. I found a therapist and I've seen him three times. It took only a few days after I called to make an appointment to get in to see him. I thinks it's doing some good. He's an active LDS guy, but he's a bit unorthodox and the profile on his website says: He espec...
by Shawn
10 Dec 2016, 11:04
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 4143

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Ray, thanks for your post. You were not too harsh. Also, I would have responded sooner, but I've been really busy at work and I usually post when I have free time there. I really do need therapy. I may as well start looking for a therapist now. Even if it takes several months, it's better than doing...
by Shawn
06 Dec 2016, 22:11
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 4143

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Just want to clarify that you don't want your family to have family prayer or let your daughter be baptized? Just checking to make sure that's correct. I understand if she doesn't want to be baptized, but if she does, why not let her? And why not let your family have prayer together? Yeah, I should...