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by ydeve
19 Sep 2017, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The P and M words....
Replies: 40
Views: 1047

Re: The P and M words....

10 is not young for kids to be masturbating. I was playing with my privates before I turned 8. No, it wasn't because of outside influences; I discovered it on my own. Don't go overboard shaming her about it. I had self-worth issues where I was sure that adhd symptoms and being bisexual were because ...
by ydeve
19 Sep 2017, 22:00
Forum: Support
Topic: LoveLoud LGBT
Replies: 8
Views: 334

Re: LoveLoud LGBT

The church walks a fine line on these issues and I personally think it does a pretty good job. For example, I see why people are/were upset about the policy on children of LGBT parents, but I can see where the church is coming from. It's a challenging thing to create policies which show love toward...
by ydeve
18 Jul 2017, 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Closets and Shelves
Replies: 10
Views: 304

Re: Closets and Shelves

Roy wrote:
16 Jul 2017, 12:59
I think what he is trying to say is that a good number of us have secrets, sins, or baggage.
For me, a huge step was recognizing that what I had in my closet and on my shelf was not sinful. The process of emptying and cleaning them has had the opposite effect of what that bishop would have hoped.
by ydeve
17 Jul 2017, 08:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?

To clarify, the talk wasn't the peanuts. The talk was pressuring everyone to eat the peanuts and how our friends all must have peanuts for proper nutrition. And how it's our sacred duty to ensure that everyone eats peanuts. With the strong implication that suggesting that anyone is allergic to peanu...
by ydeve
07 Jul 2017, 19:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: By their fruits...
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: By their fruits...

I like to apply this allegory to the effects of teachings on your life, instead of about a person as a whole. People are a mix of good and bad, but if what they teach has a strong bias towards good or bad results when you personally follow it, you have a clear idea whether you should continue to lis...
by ydeve
07 Jul 2017, 12:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?

Having said that, please be careful about judging Elder Christofferson. Everything I know of him tells me he is a good man who is trying to walk a difficult tightrope right now. I don't envy him in that regard, and I can't condemn him - especially since I have no desire to walk in his shoes for any...
by ydeve
07 Jul 2017, 12:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?

Mom3, I only see one of your questions. If there's a second one, please restate it for me. I do not really understand people like Mitch Mayne and Tom Christofferson. My guess is it might come down to a different understanding of the Kingdom/Choir/Zion and the church's role in it. To me, Zion is pure...
by ydeve
07 Jul 2017, 11:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?

I'm on my phone right now, and it's hard to reference the talk and write out my response at the same time, so I will write in context of the type of attitude of the talk instead of the talk itself. If you need further responses in context of the actual talk, I can do that after I get home, but other...
by ydeve
06 Jul 2017, 22:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?
Replies: 57
Views: 1475

Re: GC Elder Christofferson: Voice of Warning - Offensive?

I find the talk not just offensive, but harmful and poisonous. Reuben's already explained much of what I take issue with. Talks like this foster the kinds of attitudes that reject and shun people who cannot authentically fit in with the rest. Talks, lessons, and teachings like this are a huge (I'd w...
by ydeve
02 Jul 2017, 01:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why hold the line on this?
Replies: 35
Views: 929

Re: Why hold the line on this?

I think caffeine is overused in our society and is basically a mean to burn employees into the ground. For some, it's a way to be able to concentrate on things. It's not always a matter of overworking. I use caffeine when I forget to take my medication for ADHD. There have been times where I forgot...