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by Holy Cow
28 May 2019, 10:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 669

Re: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning

Our ward used to meet in a very small building, which we didn't share with any other wards. As a result, the cleaning assignment went pretty quick and nobody seemed to mind it too much. It would take three families about 45 minutes to clean the whole building. At the beginning of the year, our ward ...
by Holy Cow
13 May 2019, 12:47
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 25
Views: 491

Re: How do I explain modesty?

I think I'd agree with Dande48. When somebody has a definition in their head, it's going to be an uphill battle trying to get them to change their perspective; and it may not be worth the effort. The best you can do is to let him know what YOUR take is on modesty and leave it at that. I see the chur...
by Holy Cow
10 May 2019, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 702

Re: More than enough

What I do begrudge from our wealthy church: 1) the forced service of chapel cleaning and exterior maintenance 2) forced service of temple cleaning and exterior maintenance 3) take my tithing dollars or invest aggressively but not both 4) prosperity gospel: as I look at the history of my local leade...
by Holy Cow
29 Apr 2019, 12:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 872

Re: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships

SD, great topic! I agree with your thoughts that forgiveness and trust are very different and separate things. As far as trusting someone that you can't forgive, I would relay a personal experience. Almost 20 years ago, a girl I was dating was hit and killed by a drunk driver in a parking lot. I wat...
by Holy Cow
09 Apr 2019, 11:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: What Would It Take?

I haven't had a recommend in many years, and don't see that changing anytime in the foreseeable future. I have a niece getting married in the temple soon, and I'm more than happy to sit in the foyer and wait. My wife asked if I'd rather stay home and then show up to the reception later. But, I want ...
by Holy Cow
05 Apr 2019, 08:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 1502

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

Quite literally, if we took away the Book of Mormon, nothing doctrinal in the Church would change. Instead I feel it is solely used as a "sign" the Church is true, but that's where the value ends. Other than that, is it anything more than an "inspiring story"? Does it serve any other purpose? The o...
by Holy Cow
01 Apr 2019, 15:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 1498

Re: What is there left to change?

Church hours - I think this is working. Except. Eliminate SS. Perhaps combined meetings once a month, or less like on a 5th sunday. Home Study - I hate this. So far it seems to be more of a way to get a correlated curriculum of mundane-ness into my home. Used to be I could leave this at church. I l...
by Holy Cow
01 Apr 2019, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 1498

Re: What is there left to change?

GC is a week away. The web is rife with rumors. Most of them totally bogus. So...what is left to change? Thus far, church hours home study temple program mission rules seminary quorums classes death rituals Your thoughts? Personally, I would like to see them change the requirement for young men nee...
by Holy Cow
27 Mar 2019, 08:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Happy Are You?
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: How Happy Are You?

I said "Extremely Happy," although I think that's kind of a stretch. I'd say I'm really "Mostly Happy." But the next category was "Somewhat Happy," and that felt too low. I generally happy with life right now. Of course, there are those ups and downs caused by the typical curve balls that life throw...
by Holy Cow
21 Mar 2019, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

My math might be off by a year here and there: DHO: Becomes prophet in 2020 at the age of 87 - passes away at the age of 92, serving 5 years as prophet JRH: Becomes prophet in 2025 at the age of 84 - MRB passed away at some point during the DHO administration - passes away at the age of 90, serving...