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by dande48
16 Dec 2017, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

Missionaries do act VERY different in certain situations than others. I've even found that to be true in the homes of recent converts (who don't know much about mission rules), and longtime members. But if you look at the situation, it's understandable. You've got young men ages 18-25, working 112 h...
by dande48
14 Dec 2017, 19:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Guests for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 189

Re: Two Guests for Christmas

I've got my reservations about Joseph Smith Day, but at least it's not Columbus day! Oh, wait... don't we revere him as a spiritual paragon too?

I think it'd be easy to toss this aside, saying JS wouldn't approve of his birthday taking away from the celebration of Christ.
by dande48
14 Dec 2017, 19:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead
Replies: 15
Views: 219

Re: Priests to be able to perform baptisms for the dead

Just curious, but any idea why the change? Were they not finding enough adult volunteers to go with the youth? I don't fully understand why those rules were put in place, so that could be why I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the change.
by dande48
13 Dec 2017, 14:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 14
Views: 231

Re: Youth Bishop Interviews

Here's my two cents: -Youth will probably be less likely to bring up issues, when both the Bishop and a parent are present. I know I would've been. -It sounds like your views on the law of Chastity are likely in conflict with most Bishop's stance on the law of Chastity. If the question arises, do yo...
by dande48
12 Dec 2017, 20:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping a Mourning Parent
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Helping a Mourning Parent

Hey LoG, It's a tough situation, I don't fully understand. But relating this to other experiences... -Where the person doesn't want to talk about it -Where they don't want the attention, because "the normal outside" is unbarable -Where they've already given up on the inside -Where they feel so worth...
by dande48
06 Dec 2017, 21:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Questions that may not have answers
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Questions that may not have answers

Hi Skeeter, I'm sorry to hear about this tough transition. I feel like I'm in many ways in the same place as your husband. My wife wants to be active, and I want to support her. I take her every Sunday, and attend all the meetings I can. But with a baby keeping her in the mother's lounge, and her kn...
by dande48
06 Dec 2017, 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gospel Principles class?
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: Gospel Principles class?

I've been both as a ward missionary and as a full-time missionary. In my experience, the lessons are VERY simplified. The teachers have, more often than not, tried to turn any difficult questions to either establishing common ground, or invoking the feelings of the Spirit. A couple have attempted to...
by dande48
06 Dec 2017, 20:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hamula revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 495

Re: Hamula revisited

I agree, secrets hurt. Oftentimes, they hurt more than the truth. In reality, what's the worst it could be? Here's what we know: -A disciplinary council convicted him. Meaning chances are he either confessed, or the evidence was strongly against him. -He's not in prison (that I know of), which rules...
by dande48
04 Dec 2017, 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 622

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

I think it's important to take a TBM perspective here. The biggest thing with the Church, is that it's "true". The doctrine has stayed exactly the same, eternal, since the creation of Adam. Any future releaved doctrine teaches us things that have always been, and any past leaders were only voicing t...
by dande48
03 Dec 2017, 16:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Counter balancing the negative....
Replies: 5
Views: 131

Re: Counter balancing the negative....

It sounds like a strong, wonderful move in the right direction. :clap: I hope the rest of the Church catches on.