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by Holy Cow
18 Nov 2020, 12:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 388

Re: How to respond to missionaries

Meeting with the missionaries can definitely be awkward. I've had a similar experience this past month. Every week for the past 6-7 weeks, we've been finding goodies showing up on the front porch from the missionaries. Cookies, brownies, candles, etc. always with a little spiritual thought attached....
by Holy Cow
20 Jul 2020, 19:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More temple ordinance changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2216

More temple ordinance changes

Sounds like there are some more temple ordinance changes coming soon. Any guesses? I have a few hopes: no more separating men from women during endowment, no more 'tokens,' maybe some updates to the endowment clothing... It's been so many years since I've actually been, I don't really have a vested ...
by Holy Cow
12 Mar 2020, 06:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 83
Views: 8564

Re: The Church & the Coronavirus

mom3 wrote:
11 Mar 2020, 19:55
In the last hour 2 or 3 people have asked on Facebook "Are we having regular church?" - Hmm.
I'm guessing attendance will be down for a while... which means I won't have to get there as early to get my favorite seat!
by Holy Cow
24 Jan 2020, 10:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 13
Views: 4851

Re: Support StayLDS!

Thanks for the update, Roy! I just submitted a Paypay donation using the email address listed above. Would you be able to let us know when we have reached the target goal? Thanks!
by Holy Cow
22 Jan 2020, 14:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

Re: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse

I don't know why we can't go the route of saying Nephi was a product of his time, held racist views, attributed some of his racist views to god and later his thoughts became scripture that many used to justify racist/stereotypical views. But Nephi is kind of like Joseph Smith in that regard. The an...
by Holy Cow
22 Jan 2020, 09:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse
Replies: 17
Views: 2619

Re: Church Disavows Dark Sin as a Curse

I'm glad to hear that this is being removed from church manuals. I'm sure it's a topic that church leaders would like to distance themselves from. It's pretty easy to find old talks from previous church leaders making all kinds of racial comments that would make people squirm in their seats today. C...
by Holy Cow
02 Jan 2020, 09:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teaching about the iron rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Re: Teaching about the iron rod

Thanks for all the feedback! This helps! Just to clarify, this isn't a required program that was pushed by the ward. They didn't sign assign every family to a group. They asked everybody whether or not they would like to be involved. I wouldn't have signed up for it, but my wife wanted to do it. Abo...
by Holy Cow
27 Dec 2019, 08:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teaching about the iron rod
Replies: 7
Views: 1339

Teaching about the iron rod

Our ward has created "Come Follow Me" Groups. The purpose of the groups is to get together with other families to discuss lessons from the "Come Follow Me" Sunday School manual. The groups are made up of 4-5 families, and we meet once/month. Each month a different family hosts the rest of the group,...
by Holy Cow
06 Dec 2019, 14:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which excuse is usually more valid?
Replies: 6
Views: 941

Re: Which excuse is usually more valid?

When is it okay to use those excuses to disallow medical attention to someone who needs it? In short, never. However, as with anything else, when you ask a question of a wide group of people, you will get a wide range of responses. There are those in the church who might respond to an emergency as y...
by Holy Cow
08 Nov 2019, 14:33
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 9169

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

I will actively teach my kids to be inclusive, loving and Christlike and not to judge others based on their beliefs. I get the opportunity to let them enjoy the standards and fellowship of the church but remove the inappropriate guilt and interview process most adults went through as children. I ge...