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by TinSoldier
24 May 2020, 23:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?
Replies: 35
Views: 1874

Re: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?

One thing I hope changes, at least this is the way things are done locally, is that when the building is cleaned they'll use disinfectant instead of plain water to clean things like door handles and such.
by TinSoldier
10 May 2020, 22:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Peace without forgiveness
Replies: 8
Views: 1008

Re: Peace without forgiveness

This is spot on relevant for me right now. My situation is a little different, of course. What has been troubling me is how to "forgive" someone for something they did to me when. A) they now totally deny they did it at all, and B) they were never told the severity of the consequences, that it could...
by TinSoldier
10 May 2020, 22:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: We can't get married
Replies: 27
Views: 3238

Re: We can't get married

I have a suggestion for you. Get married in a civil ceremony and then you won't be breaking any asinine rules. The church's rules aren't the only considerations in this case. Tinsoldier stated in one of the earlier posts that there are other considerations involving finances, loss of income, etc. E...
by TinSoldier
19 Apr 2020, 21:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Was Jesus Married?
Replies: 11
Views: 1018

Re: Was Jesus Married?

The Book of Phillip in the Nag Hamadi implies that he may have been married.

"And the companion of the [...] Mary Magdalene. [... loved] her more than [all] the disciples [and used to] kiss her [often] on her [...]"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_Philip
by TinSoldier
18 Apr 2020, 13:42
Forum: Support
Topic: A strange prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: A strange prayer

Benefit of the doubt... perhaps he phrased his statements in an odd way because all temples are currently closed indefinitely? It was more like he never expected us to achieve that. I wish I could remember the words he selected. Hey, some members lack tact. I remember one home teaching companion I ...
by TinSoldier
18 Apr 2020, 00:07
Forum: Support
Topic: A strange prayer
Replies: 3
Views: 446

A strange prayer

A couple of weeks ago a friend from the ward stopped by so we could give him and his wife some masks. Before he left he asked if he could pray with us and we agreed. Since the virus was a concern at the time, he stayed on the porch the whole time. The prayer seemed really odd at the time and since t...
by TinSoldier
16 Apr 2020, 19:31
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 38
Views: 5241

Re: Should I feel guilty?

Man alive, I could be in deep water over the whole failure in the home. I had a divorce about the time my oldest was 18 and my youngest (I have 4 kids) was about 11. I don't feel like I had much choice with the divorce. My ex had recently announced that, after nearly 20 years and fou kids, that she ...
by TinSoldier
06 Apr 2020, 22:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2020 General Conference
Replies: 95
Views: 4753

Re: April 2020 General Conference

Am I the only one who finds it fascinating that at this point in time, during this virus pandemic, we have a medical doctor as the prophet? I was just thinking about that tonight as I sit here binging on Netflix.
by TinSoldier
26 Mar 2020, 09:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 83
Views: 4299

Re: The Church & the Coronavirus

No question, almost all American and Canadian missionaries are coming home from foreign countries. It is a huge undertaking because not only are they coming home, many of them will be reassigned to complete their missions here while other will be released early. Non-native missionaries in many othe...
by TinSoldier
24 Mar 2020, 00:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church & the Coronavirus
Replies: 83
Views: 4299

Re: The Church & the Coronavirus

One thing I hope changes is the practice, at least around here, of not using any cleaning chemicals when the church is cleaned. I have volunteered to help clean in the past and was always a little horrified they never sanitized the door handles or anything. The senior missionary couple that lived in...