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by LDS_Scoutmaster
09 Sep 2019, 11:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: True Pure Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ Relief Society Lesson
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: True Pure Simple Gospel of Jesus Christ Relief Society Lesson

Nice that she was able to hear your lesson and that you went ahead with talking her out of primary. I think it's good for kids to attend older people classes now and then. I had experiences in scouting where parents complained that I was being my younger son on activities with the older boys. If I c...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
30 Apr 2019, 16:35
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 12
Views: 896

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I found it interesting that under each heading in the article there was a small explanation, and under the "we believe pornography is forbidden", the explanation was much longer. It included this tidbit: "Well-meaning people sometimes pass on rules that don’t exist."
by LDS_Scoutmaster
30 Apr 2019, 13:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1382

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

This one's a tough one for me SD. I've been on both ends the issue having had linked trust and forgiveness together, forgiving and being taken advantage of again and again. I've forgiven and not trusted as well. This is where I am today after having been accused of some really nasty things by extend...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
21 Mar 2019, 14:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 1620

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

I totally get the Star Wars analogy. I similarly associate many things in life, ie Force to the Spirit, midichloridans to the priesthood etc. I thought about Moses as well when I started writing, as well as others. There are so many similarities with other fables. If someone at one time believed tha...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
20 Mar 2019, 15:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 1620

Was Nephi a real person?

It's a rhetorical question I guess. I've come to the point that I have moved from defending the BoM as historically accurate and how I used to try to fit the lands into existing maps, to a general agnosticism. Is it possible that there were these people that came from the old world to the new? Sure....
by LDS_Scoutmaster
20 Mar 2019, 14:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 1223

Re: TR interview and porn

Roy, your DD is very astute. She will do great in life. My youngest hates public speaking but makes it through it, in one sense I hate pushing him to speak, and the other I think it helps him (he's socially awkward like his dad). I've never had additional questions nor interpretations during the TR ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
28 Jan 2019, 15:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Cooking with alcohol
Replies: 14
Views: 876

Re: Cooking with alcohol

I don't have a problem with it. I grew up around alcohol and yes there are concerns about addiction in my family, but fortunately I never liked the hard stuff. Beer on the other hand... I brew my own home brew and burn off (most of) the alcohol. I also don't really have a problem with Non-alcoholic ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
08 Jan 2019, 17:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews
Replies: 12
Views: 873

Re: Questions asked of Youth in Aaronic Priesthood Advancement Interviews

I was frank with my children (most now grown) about bishops interviews when they were younger. There was one bishop I was concerned might be 'overzealous' in his questions. I certainly don't think a bishop should ask direct questions about masterbation or porn, I've heard too many shady stories. For...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
08 Jan 2019, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 1388

Re: Two hour church experiences

However, our Sunday School was very well attended. I'm not sure if it was because there was less motivation for loitering in the halls (which many of our members do) ... I miss my foyer class :( lol It was one of my only downtime social outlets. We also meet with another ward in the same building, ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
03 Jan 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on the temple changes?
Replies: 24
Views: 1289

Re: Thoughts on the temple changes?

The first time I attended the temple I asked my bishop in the celestial room if all this was received by JS. He answered that it was, it could be that he didn't know, or didn't want to open up an hour long discussion on changes. He probably didn't know. I think these are positive changes. My DW and ...