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by nightwalden
25 Mar 2010, 23:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: atonement and Repentance: your thoughts
Replies: 24
Views: 2140

Re: atonement and Repentance: your thoughts

My sacrament meeting on Sunday was on repentance and a few things were said that really irked me. I ended up walking out of sacrament meeting before it ended because I was annoyed by bad talks and they went over the scheduled time and I had had enough. I would encourage you to stay positive about th...
by nightwalden
25 Mar 2010, 23:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference Music (MoTab only)
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: General Conference Music (MoTab only)

I hate the sunshine songs. They don't fit me at all. There are actually several hymns that I just cannot sing because I think they are so ridiculous that I just laugh if I open my mouth at all. The sunshine songs all fit that description as well as true to the faith, ring out wild bells, in our love...
by nightwalden
24 Mar 2010, 17:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Can I wear a cross
Replies: 17
Views: 801

Re: Can I wear a cross

The LDS church chooses not to use the cross as a symbol but we, as individuals can use and wear whatever symbols we want. I could see myself asking someone at church why they are wearing a cross because they obviously have a viewpoint that differs from the norm and I'd be curious. No judgement of co...
by nightwalden
22 Mar 2010, 21:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Recommend Renewal and Prophets, Seers, and Revelators
Replies: 38
Views: 1826

Re: Temple Recommend Renewal and Prophets, Seers, and Revelators

I take the view that God can inspire the church leaders just as much as he can inspire me. I think the difference is our focus. My focus is on my responsibilities so when God inspires me it is generally about what is in my realm. The church leaders have responsibility for the church so I believe tha...
by nightwalden
22 Mar 2010, 21:29
Forum: Support
Topic: If I could choose my calling what would it be?
Replies: 14
Views: 554

Re: If I could choose my calling what would it be?

I love being the membership clerk. I skip Sunday School to take care of all the things I need to do because the computer is needed after church for tithing. I have no meetings that I have to attend. Every couple months I exchange a couple emails with the bishop to take care of some business. I reall...
by nightwalden
15 Mar 2010, 00:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are youth interviewed every 6 months?
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Why are youth interviewed every 6 months?

I sent you a private message with what the Church handbook says about youth interviews. I hope it helps.
by nightwalden
13 Mar 2010, 13:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Are Spiritual Witnesses Valid?
Replies: 27
Views: 2084

Re: Are Spiritual Witnesses Valid?

I don't believe that living without doubt is a good thing. I just kind of think that ambiguity lends itself to greater power in choosing. If we only see one option or if we don't even consider other options then I think we lose the empowerment that can come through choosing for ourselves. I choose t...
by nightwalden
10 Mar 2010, 00:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Any advice on coming out to girlfriend?
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Any advice on coming out to girlfriend?

Ray, I think your advice is great for someone who is married and committed. But for someone who is still dating, I think it is too much, or rather the answer to your question would probably be "not yet." scotty, you say that you love her more than anything. If you are hiding this fairly significant ...
by nightwalden
09 Mar 2010, 21:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Any advice on coming out to girlfriend?
Replies: 22
Views: 900

Re: Any advice on coming out to girlfriend?

I would do it as a sit down talk. I would probably begin by stating that you want her to know you and there is an area of your life where you think that she might have the wrong impression. Then like others encouraged, emphasize your uncertainty. Spend some time thinking about how this is going to a...
by nightwalden
08 Mar 2010, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GA Quotes Encouraging Spouses to Not Leave Disbelievers
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: GA Quotes Encouraging Spouses to Not Leave Disbelievers

There are some Ensign articles that address the issue but the articles are not by GAs. I think there is an implied stamp of approval from the leaders of the church when something is published in the Ensign. Some of the stuff in the articles is condescending but there are some good parts too. I think...