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by Roadrunner
29 May 2019, 10:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens
Replies: 18
Views: 488

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: 974

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: 642

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: 959

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: 1010

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: 910

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: 698

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...
by Roadrunner
28 Nov 2018, 14:11
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 25
Views: 2567

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

I believe that many local and general leaders of the church in the 60s, 70s, and 80s would have viewed this as incorrect and maybe even apostasy. An implication of this statement is that parts of what we have and do are wrong and need improvement.
by Roadrunner
20 Nov 2018, 15:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever get bored?
Replies: 13
Views: 1177

Re: Ever get bored?

Yes, sometimes. I have a teenager at home who we have a good relationship with but he's so busy we almost never see him. Two daughters in college who are super busy also. Church generally keeps me busy but there are times when the extra time is boring. One thing that I've been focusing on recently i...
by Roadrunner
20 Nov 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the benefits of being a member of the church?
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: What are the benefits of being a member of the church?

2) Strong families! Nothing is perfect but the church emphasis on families combined with chastity and WoW tends to produce stronger families. 3) community! The church becomes the nexus for those families to band together and serve one another. For me Roy's 2 and 3 summarize it well. My marriage and...