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by Roadrunner
05 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 409

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: 409

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: 409

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: 634

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: 1050

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: 749

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: 1007

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: 1081

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...
by Roadrunner
16 Dec 2018, 08:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 935

Re: End of YSA SS

I can see why this would be difficult for some Young Single Adults. That being said, wards and individuals have explicit permission to meet as groups after church on Sundays as needed or desired. I guarantee that the YSA wards at BYU schools will have additional after church activities and I don’t s...
by Roadrunner
06 Dec 2018, 16:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 733

Re: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox

My first reaction was similar to DJ's: that it doesn't really matter much. But I'll add my $0.02 to hopefully continue an interesting thought experiment. I'll look at it from a different angle. What if the two twins are born in a prison cell in a completely controlled environment. Everything about t...