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by dande48
25 Mar 2019, 06:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Should I feel guilty?

What constitutes "failure in the home"? I think this is meant to be taken with specifics, rather than as a general statement. Everyone has "failures in the home", but most also have "successes in the home". What is meant by "failure" or "success" also depends on the individual. A divorced parent, a...
by dande48
25 Mar 2019, 05:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mission length to be announced in GC?
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Mission length to be announced in GC?

Another welcomed change! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Unless they extend it...
by dande48
23 Mar 2019, 13:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: Theology of Star Wars

I think people assumed that Yoda was based on SWK because Yoda was 900 years old and looks like just about every other 900 year old out there. I thought it was because, once you hold a particular worldview, suddenly EVERYTHING becomes evidence for that world view. Star Wars is one of the greatest s...
by dande48
23 Mar 2019, 09:42
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

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

SamBee wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 17:12
I'm told, and I have no experience of this, that the wedding night is a bad time to have intimate relations for the first time. I think for many couples, it is a long day, they're tired, and full of food.
Haha, yeah... TBH, a wedding feels like the absoute worst way to begin a marriage.
by dande48
22 Mar 2019, 09:43
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

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

This has me puzzled because I do and don't want to look at it. I can't really imagine someone hefting this tome up to bed with them come wedding night, and reading it. I read a similar LDS Book, about a week before I was married. It was a life saver. I wish my wife had read it too. One of the best ...
by dande48
22 Mar 2019, 09:34
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

SamBee wrote:
22 Mar 2019, 06:26
There are spiritual messages in the franchise which when you unpack them are either ill thought out or dangerous.
Lol, this is EXACTLY how I feel about both the BOM and Bible. Maybe even moreso.
by dande48
22 Mar 2019, 06:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 11
Views: 196

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

[moderator note: I have tried hard to walk the line of what is appropriate for this forum ("No explicit sexual discussions"). I would appreciate if any comments to follow would do likewise] This "note" stood out to me. I think there's a similar "note" tagged on to our Church meetings, which has cau...
by dande48
21 Mar 2019, 14:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

The trouble with Star Wars is that it is utterly commercial and what spiritual messages it has are undermined and destroyed by the fact that the makers of the films are so obsessed with making money out of every last detail. If it's popular, someone will try make a fortune off of it. But people sti...
by dande48
21 Mar 2019, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: Estimating the Chances - Women in the Priesthood

I think there are too many variables for any sort of decent estimate. For one thing, humans change over time. Even old, traditional, set-in-their-way humans. Society changes too.
by dande48
20 Mar 2019, 19:12
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

Personally, I don't believe Moses ever existed. Or if he did, his whole identity and story got twisted far beyond any recognition, and none of the biblical stories about him hold much more than a sliver of truth. As with the Book of Mormon, yes, I believe there is some truth in it. For example, I be...