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by DarkJedi
17 Dec 2017, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Two Guests for Christmas

Just sharing a story that happened a long time ago, but not in a galaxy so far away - it was in the ward I still live in. One of the more eccentric members was asked to speak, I think it was the the second week in December. She started off talking about three birthdays we celebrate in December - Jes...
by DarkJedi
17 Dec 2017, 14:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

I'm going to say that I rather enjoyed the time when it was just "us" in our apartments. The best part of my mission was when I lived in an apartment (flat to us) with another companionship. Those "let down your hair" moments to just be young guys hanging out together got me through some tough times...
by DarkJedi
15 Dec 2017, 21:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 11
Views: 160

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

In my mission, there were lots of shenanigans. Lots of human stuff. But here's the thing--the more human you were, the more successful you were, or so I saw. The more exacting and obedient you were, and the less successful and more miserable you were (and everyone around you). My mission was much t...
by DarkJedi
14 Dec 2017, 08:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 232

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

Yeah, because nobody has called it "petting" outside of an LDS bishop's office since 1962! They just call it rounding second base, or "a little under the shirt action" or getting felt up. Our lingo is impenetrable to our youth. I remember at age 15 never having heard the term before (and literally ...
by DarkJedi
11 Dec 2017, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 293

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

IMHO - I don't think most 18 an 19 year old missionaries even think of the complexity of the case nor even know the "policies"/beliefs of the church. They only think of the "normal" two people married with a few kids. I have always found it hard to figure out the day to day afterlife relationships ...
by DarkJedi
11 Dec 2017, 10:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention
Replies: 20
Views: 293

Re: Proselytizing without Eternal Family mention

Jesus Christ. I wish our message was individual discipleship. Everything else is appendages. Nobody ever listens to me though. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: I feel the same. Trouble is, that doesn't set us apart from everyone else. My take on it is why do we need to be so different from everyone el...
by DarkJedi
07 Dec 2017, 06:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 498

Re: Hamula revisited

What I am most surprised at is that no family member or other in the know has said anything. That seems to be the way this things usually play out.
by DarkJedi
07 Dec 2017, 06:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Principles class?
Replies: 13
Views: 259

Re: Gospel Principles class?

Like some others here, I attended the class as an investigator and new member. In those days it was not a year long class, people only went for about 3 months. A a side note I believe the change to a year long class was so that bishops didn't call all the new members into Primary right away because ...
by DarkJedi
06 Dec 2017, 06:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions that may not have answers
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Questions that may not have answers

Welcome to the forum. I'm glad you found us. Like your husband, I have discovered the Bible to be more reliable and I agree, even the King James translators seem to have gotten it pretty much correct. I do prefer other translations because of the use of more modern English, but I think the Bible is ...
by DarkJedi
05 Dec 2017, 17:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 623

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

Benson was radically different as the President than he was as an apostile. I will cross that bridge when we get to it, but I hope, if Elder Bednar becomes the President, it will be after years of Uchtdorf & Eyring leadership in the FP. I actually am interested in Oaks, simply because I could see h...