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by Rumin8
22 Jul 2019, 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 375

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

I'm trying to keep an open mind. That said, I agree with others who have verbalized being worried about it being more indoctrination. Our stake, like many others, just completed a Pioneer Trek. I am not a fan, but my wife is. As in many things, I support her in this. I had two of my kids attend. It ...
by Rumin8
22 Jul 2019, 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 22
Views: 451

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

This would be a terrible, terrible idea. As with other things, let's keep this in the home. That's where it belongs. Not with a random, untrained, but generally well-intentioned male neighbor. I never once have shared a worthiness issue with a member of our clergy. I have done a disservice to my chi...
by Rumin8
22 Jul 2019, 12:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 10
Views: 143

Are we the church of the WoW?

Full disclosure: I do not keep the word of wisdom as it is interpreted currently in the church. I do not hold a temple recommend. I attend church each week and have a calling. On to my question/comment. Recently I have been attending a lot of different wards as I have been participating in the missi...
by Rumin8
11 Jul 2019, 16:35
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: How I came back

This is fascinating. I'm in a very similar place as LookingHard (if not a bit more "out") and I also don't understand what changed for Rebel2, but I respect the heck out of anyone who can make this work at any level. Whether that means all in, mostly out, or anything in between. So to you, Rebel2, m...
by Rumin8
04 Jul 2019, 14:25
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 21
Views: 679

Re: I need to come clean

Just wanted to check in and say from one struggling ward clerk to another, I salute you. Hang in there!
by Rumin8
28 May 2019, 19:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with a calling
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Struggling with a calling

This is a tough one. I totally get your concerns and fears. From an optimistic point of view, perhaps this will put him in close proximity to others that may be struggling too. Due to his support of you, he could be a valuable empathetic resource to others, and this may in fact increase his empathy ...
by Rumin8
09 May 2019, 18:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: More than enough

I forgot about the meager ward budgets. I am a bad ward clerk. Add that to my list of “begrudges.”
by Rumin8
09 May 2019, 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 759

Re: More than enough

The church doesn’t need the money. They like the money, and it gives them freedom to invest aggressively. But they don’t need it. I view it as an obvious obedience test. This (like many things about the corporate church) is one of my hot buttons. I work in commercial real estate as a profession. Som...
by Rumin8
08 May 2019, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

This thread reminds me of a month-long dispute I had with an area authority (not a GA, but someone akin to a stake president where there is no stake) when I served my mission in north-eastern Argentina in the early 90s. In the summer, temperatures would reach over 100 degrees plus extreme humidity. ...
by Rumin8
08 May 2019, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 57
Views: 1630

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

My brother got married on the beach in St Thomas on what he called their “wedding cruise” he and his then fiancé invited friends and family to join them. Any who could were welcome. They did this because she was previously married, widowed, and did not want to cancel her sealing to her first husband...