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by Roadrunner
22 Oct 2019, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standing when a woman enters a room
Replies: 19
Views: 628

Re: Standing when a woman enters a room

I’ve rarely observed this in non church life. I’ve observed it only occasionally at church.

A Bishop once told me that Adam set the example in the temple and that we should arise when a woman enters the room as Adam did when Eve arrived.
by Roadrunner
12 Aug 2019, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 721

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

I've heard this explanation verbally and it may come from Cleon Skousen, but I'm not sure where it originated. It raises as many questions as it answers: Justice isn't demanded by God, but rather by entities that we don't normally think of acting for themselves. The elements for example, and mountai...
by Roadrunner
05 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I know lots of poor members who have served. I think local church culture is a big factor, as well as some huge cultural issues for many members, especially those who provide a significant amount of financial support to their families. Hi Curt, Our stake president told us that family finances shoul...
by Roadrunner
05 Jul 2019, 12:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Missionary Payment going up

Does the church cover missionaries for medical expenses when on a mission? Or are the parents expected to keep their children on their health insurance package? Assume the parents are in Canada or US and their son or daughter is in the same country... Hi SD, I don't know whether the church covers m...
by Roadrunner
01 Jul 2019, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 746

Re: Missionary Payment going up

While I agree that the increase percentage feels big (25% at once), I think for some of us $500 is cheaper or near equal the cost of keeping them at home. My 19 year old daughter is at BYU and while she does have a job, I heavily subsidize her. Rent, food, car insurance, utilities, and... college tu...
by Roadrunner
29 May 2019, 10:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens
Replies: 18
Views: 980

Re: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens

Like others have said, I have issues with how we observe the WoW, but I also appreciate that I'm not dependent on alcohol from an addiction standpoint or as a prerequisite to have fun. My eyes were somewhat opened recently when a good friend of mine who's an ER doctor in a predominantly LDS communit...
by Roadrunner
28 Feb 2019, 14:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 1385

Re: TR interview and porn

Hi DJ, The temple recommend questions haven’t been updated recently. And as you say, leaders still aren’t supposed to add to the questions but calling them out is a no-win scenario. One could internally justify answering the real questions by saying they are abusing their authority and being disobed...
by Roadrunner
28 Feb 2019, 12:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession
Replies: 14
Views: 1075

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

Here are a few random thoughts from a currently serving bishop and father to two teenage girls and two teenage boys. Your son has neither a father nor a bishop, keep that in mind as you both talk to him. The perceived power distance between your husband and your son is more than you can imagine. Any...
by Roadrunner
15 Jan 2019, 11:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 21
Views: 1258

Re: Rome Temple

I love the temple and design. I have a bit of an inferiority complex though - and I usually get annoyed when I see the little guy get treated normally but the special guy treated, well special. Rome is special. Snowflake, AZ (home of a somewhat recent small temple) is not. Part of me is thrilled we ...
by Roadrunner
02 Jan 2019, 22:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment
Replies: 16
Views: 1382

Re: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment

This list makes me happy. Huge step in the right direction, kudos to the Q15 and other GAs. I think changes for those putting them into effect can be among the most difficult - to some extent they have to consider that what they previously created and administered needed improvement. I’ve been visit...