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by Curt Sunshine
23 Oct 2017, 20:31
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: A Thread For Talks and Lessons
Replies: 73
Views: 6389

Re: A Thread For Talks and Lessons

The following is an outline of the talk I gave yesterday: -------------------------------------------------------------------- 1) The best definition of “Zion” I have heard in my lifetime is “unity despite differences”. In that light, our oldest daughter made a deeply profound comment on the way hom...
by Curt Sunshine
23 Oct 2017, 20:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?

For a more personal response, my life is stereotypically Mormon in most ways. I am fully active and am in the Bishopric of our new ward. I was a temple worker and coordinator until recently, when I had to stop because of my school schedule and new calling. I express many of my unorthodox views openl...
by Curt Sunshine
22 Oct 2017, 17:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Upcoming YSA Face to Face
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: The Upcoming YSA Face to Face

Elder Cook attended our Stake Conference last month, and he presided over a session for the youth and YSA that included a Q&A session. He said the second most asked questions/topic was about the church's stance on same-sex issues - and that this was consistent throughout the sessions the apostles at...
by Curt Sunshine
22 Oct 2017, 17:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?
Replies: 9
Views: 149

Re: For those who stay. Do you still follow all the teachings of the church?

It is impossible to follow all of the teachings and commandments of the church. They have changed too many times to have full consistency. Therefore, everyone (literally everyone) follows those that resonate with them. All Mormons are cafeteria Mormons in that sense.
by Curt Sunshine
22 Oct 2017, 17:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Experimenting and Experiencing
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Experimenting and Experiencing

For me, although the endowment hasn't changed fully to where I would like it to be, there really is a serene, peaceful, heavenly spirit in the building itself. People unselfishly doing something they believe is important for someone else (turning their hearts in a real way) is a powerful concept, an...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Oct 2017, 21:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An Introduction...
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: An Introduction...

I apologize for the shortness of this response, but I have been traveling for two days and am trying to catch up on lots of posts. Sincerely, welcome! I am glad you found us and hope we all can help each other along this path we call life. It is good to have traveling companions, for whatever length...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Oct 2017, 20:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Experimenting and Experiencing
Replies: 21
Views: 329

Re: Experimenting and Experiencing

I have said this previously, and I think it is worth repeating here: Those who start the play and don't leave finish it and enter the Celestial Kingdom. Period. No exceptions. It doesn't matter if someone forgets everything they are supposed to know. Someone always is there to help them, even if tha...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Oct 2017, 20:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Visiting Teaching Shift
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Visiting Teaching Shift

I have been traveling for the last two days and am catching up on everything.

I love this change - and I hope it is made to the HT description, as well.

I will make sure it is brought up in Bishopric Meeting and that my wife sees it (the RS 1st Counselor in our newly formed ward).