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by nibbler
19 Apr 2018, 18:35
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Attempting equilibrium
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Attempting equilibrium

It sounds like you've got an excellent handle on things. :thumbup:

Welcome to StayLDS.
by nibbler
19 Apr 2018, 18:31
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating from the Dark Night
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Navigating from the Dark Night

Also how in the world do I raise my children? If only there was an answer to that question... I feel like a hypocrite expecting them to obey church standards when I don’t believe in the church literally. I try to separate out behaviors from beliefs. I'd like for my kids to follow church standards b...
by nibbler
19 Apr 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 17
Views: 248

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

Funny, I just heard some old guy talking about the benefit of combining a group of old guys with a group of young guys and they said something like, "all ages and backgrounds [would] benefit from the perspective and experience of one another and of those in different stages of life." The guy went on...
by nibbler
19 Apr 2018, 09:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Best Way to Convince Spouse of Tithing Surplus

Going in with the goal of convincing or expecting a specific outcome is probably a bad idea but that's just my reaction to the title of the thread. Here's a link from the February 2008 New Era that I was going to share in the other thread: Do I pay tithing on my income before taxes are taken out or ...
by nibbler
19 Apr 2018, 04:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Nelson in Africa

Maybe that's why I am defensive for a group of people I barely know. Can't we just start by accepting what they can give? He did call them pioneers. Can't we let them mature naturally in this area? We've talked about a similar philosophy as it pertains to the WoW. WoW How established saints got whe...
by nibbler
17 Apr 2018, 15:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Lifting Ban

I don't know if I can handle another party right now. I'm still worn out from the 50 year anniversary of civil rights shindig from several years ago. :angel: :angel: :angel:
by nibbler
17 Apr 2018, 11:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering - The New Buzz Word
Replies: 9
Views: 166

Re: Ministering - The New Buzz Word

This is where I wish I knew German because I feel like there's one word to sum up all this...

We create celebrity so we can have someone to imitate.

The prophet is the biggest celebrity in the church. He says minister, we all say minister.
by nibbler
17 Apr 2018, 10:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Nelson in Africa

I 100% agree that it stinks that the financial books are generally closed, but some countries require the books be open. I think I saw reports that the church is sending/spending more money in the UK than they are bringing in. I can get pretty cynical on this subject. Some countries do require that...
by nibbler
17 Apr 2018, 06:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 33
Views: 512

Re: Nelson in Africa

"We preach tithing to the poor people of the world because the poor people of the world have had cycles of poverty, generation after generation," he said. "That same poverty continues from one generation to another, until people pay their tithing." I can see how the principle of tithing can help pe...
by nibbler
17 Apr 2018, 05:45
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises
Replies: 10
Views: 184

Re: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises

A faith crisis might be described as a sudden realization that your worldview is not correct. People fall all along various spectrum. It's not my thing but some people love the three hour block and the style of our meetings. What if your world view was the church is perfect, the members aren't, but ...