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by Holy Cow
23 Aug 2019, 08:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Abuse Prevention Training Required to Work with Youth
Replies: 35
Views: 2463

Re: Abuse Prevention Training Required to Work with Youth

So, while I do believe the majority will actually do the 15 minute thing, it now occurs to me that it is possible some will do it to be done and will get nothing out of it. This may make some people's blood boil, but to be honest, I'm one of the click-through people. As soon as I heard about this t...
by Holy Cow
16 Aug 2019, 07:57
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

I liked the idea of the 3 pillars to remaining active in the church so much that I devised a poll for readers. I'm a little surprised by some of the results. https://wheatandtares.org/2019/08/14/trust-belonging-and-meaning-polls-follow-up-discussion-of-ostlers-bridges/ Hop over and take the poll an...
by Holy Cow
15 Aug 2019, 08:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suffering?
Replies: 6
Views: 607

Re: Suffering?

So how does that fit in with a loving god? Is he helpless to intervene? Does he not care to intervene? Or maybe he is off someplace else at the moment on a different project. Personally, I believe God does very little (or nothing) to intervene in our lives. When Adam and Eve (whether literally or f...
by Holy Cow
13 Aug 2019, 16:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling the pull..
Replies: 11
Views: 405

Re: Feeling the pull..

I have never heard of a LDS person having records sent to a Ward of their choosing, making them available for callings and assignments. I actually heard it would require First Presidency approval? My family and I had our records moved to a different ward, and it was a fairly simple process. We were...
by Holy Cow
13 Aug 2019, 15:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is a dumb question. I'm going to ask it anyway.
Replies: 11
Views: 1063

Re: This is a dumb question. I'm going to ask it anyway.

This has been an interesting topic to me. I've never considered RS or EQ groups being responsible for dressing a deceased member. Seems like a lot to ask! When my wife's mother passed, my wife and her sisters dressed her. However, it was such a negative experience for her, that she said she regrette...
by Holy Cow
19 Jul 2019, 10:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

FYI, the new program has a name! "Children and Youth" https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900080061/church-replacement-for-boy-scouts-personal-progress-lds-mormon.html Wow, what a creative and inspiring title for the new program... :roll: Thanks for sharing that link. Reading through this informati...
by Holy Cow
16 Jul 2019, 20:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 727

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

Does this mean the Eagle Scouts program is over too? Yup. No more Eagle Scouts. Our ward has had a slew of boys (including my son) finishing their Eagle scout projects this summer, so they can get it before school starts back up. I have mixed feelings about the church parting ways with scouting. On...
by Holy Cow
16 Jul 2019, 14:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to Pivot
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: Time to Pivot

In a previous world, which Christian church was true and had God's authority was a hot topic and we made our case as well as anyone. Set aside the historical problems with many of these claims that are presented with the internet age, now, a lot of people don't really care about which church is tru...
by Holy Cow
16 Jul 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 727

End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

It sounds like, in addition to the church disassociating with scouting, they will also be ending the Faith in God, Personal Progress, and Duty to God programs at the end of the year. Neither of my kids have really been involved in any of these programs (other than scouting), so I'm not really famili...
by Holy Cow
28 May 2019, 10:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Irksome Approach to Chapel Cleaning
Replies: 27
Views: 960

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 ...