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by Roadrunner
17 May 2018, 10:00
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 15
Views: 337

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Is church really a community of believers with a shared goal of finding refuge in shared belief, where the goal of the three hour block is to reaffirm said beliefs and to seek validation from the community? I actually agree with almost everything in this thread. The problem is that - imho - that th...
by Roadrunner
10 May 2018, 13:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How do you view the Restoration?
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: How do you view the Restoration?

For some reason I can't see two of the pictures, maybe my work firewall blocked them. I liked the pics. :) I remember many years ago reading an article in Sunstone speculating what Joseph Smith would think about the modern LDS church. The author's conclusion was that he wouldn't recognize much. That...
by Roadrunner
10 May 2018, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign
Replies: 27
Views: 648

Re: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign

Roy wrote:
09 May 2018, 11:39
Again the passive voice. "The priesthood restriction was put in place" Also, I am curious why the author does not know. Has she not read the essay on the subject?
The folks over at bycommonconsent are not impressed by this article for some of the reasons you and others mention.
by Roadrunner
09 May 2018, 12:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 22
Views: 532

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

I will miss many parts of Boy Scouts, others not so much. I do think camping, hiking, being away from mom and dad, and learning outdoorsy stuff is important for youth. I hope physical activity and outdoors plays a non-trivial role in the new programs - both for boys and girls. Heaven knows we need l...
by Roadrunner
08 May 2018, 10:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aussie gov't investigates child worthiness interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Aussie gov't investigates child worthiness interviews

I remember with my 8 year old interview, when the bishop asked if there were any serious sins that needed to be resolved by proper authority... that was a VERY difficult question to spring on a kid. Figures. We'd find a way to screw up an easy, uplifting interview with a 7 year old the week before ...
by Roadrunner
08 May 2018, 10:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign
Replies: 27
Views: 648

Re: "It's Because You're Black" - June 2018 Ensign

A short, excellent article. Yes, we still have a road ahead of us when it comes to race, but this is a good step. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2018/06/commemorating-the-1978-revelation/its-because-youre-black?lang=eng&cid=facebook-shared Curt, Thank you for posting; I probably wouldn't have seen this...
by Roadrunner
07 May 2018, 13:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aussie gov't investigates child worthiness interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Aussie gov't investigates child worthiness interviews

Reading the article, I feel that both sides are being less than fully unbiased. Agreed Roy - the article seemed a little inflammatory but unfortunately I have to say it rings true with me and is believable. I wonder if teenager worthiness interviews may change dramatically in upcoming years and may...
by Roadrunner
07 May 2018, 12:24
Forum: Support
Topic: An Interesting Turn of Events
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: An Interesting Turn of Events

AmyJ, I'm so glad it turned out well and that hubby was supportive. I'm sure it was scary at the time and that it's a big relief. If you don't mind I'll share a summarized version of my conversation with my wife, about 3 years ago. It was date night and we were in the car and pretty much told her I ...
by Roadrunner
03 May 2018, 13:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Is it worth it raising daughters in the church?

I have one 18 year daughter who is a senior in high school and a 20 year old who is sophomore at Arizona State University. My answer is a "qualified yes" that it's worth it raising daughters in the church. There are considerable negatives such as rampant sexism and misogyny but it's getting better,...
by Roadrunner
02 May 2018, 15:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Pathways Degree Program being discontinued
Replies: 23
Views: 614

Re: Pathways Degree Program being discontinued

Hi AmyJ, That really sucks. I'm sorry you're going through this. Unfortunately I can't find a list anywhere of which programs were cut. There seems to be a decent list of programs that are still available. I have a couple of suggestions / questions. Did BYU-PW (Pathways) give you any options about t...