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by GBSmith
04 Sep 2018, 12:31
Forum: Support
Topic: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries
Replies: 29
Views: 2136

Re: SL Tribune: Church not handling sexual assault well for missionaries

Very interesting post. RE: RMN's comments about missionary safety I remember the mission president when we were working in New Zealand speak in stake conference and tell a story about one of his elders that was on his bike and hit by a car. After bouncing off he got up, brushed himself off, and GQ'd...
by GBSmith
04 Sep 2018, 11:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can Women Matter?
Replies: 9
Views: 577

Re: Can Women Matter?

A while back I mentioned that when my wife was released as YW president the bishop said that he wished she could be one of his counselors given her contributions in ward council, etc.. I expect we could get along without women in the running of the church but we'd be sorry, real sorry. Just sayin'.
by GBSmith
17 Aug 2018, 17:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual
Replies: 20
Views: 1010

Re: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual

Strike one was this morning when I read that RMN felt prompted by the Lord for us to not be called Mormons anymore. This is strike two. When the third shoe drops (sorry about mixing metaphors), I'm going to start looking for the exit. I'm 73 and have been lucky enough to have known enough LGBTQ peop...
by GBSmith
08 Jun 2018, 10:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does the church have to offer you?
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: What does the church have to offer you?

It's like a scale where community, support and friends are on one side and on the other is history, doctrine, and organization. After awhile you realize you're only there to meet and greet and for a church that demands all your time and talents, sooner or later that's not enough for you or leadershi...
by GBSmith
07 Jun 2018, 12:51
Forum: Support
Topic: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home
Replies: 21
Views: 1909

Re: When a GA Listens: or, Presiding in the Home

I remember early in my marriage reading/hearing that and realizing it was a mistake as an expectation, command, and doctrine. Three for three.
by GBSmith
01 Apr 2018, 19:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will the new ministering program change your level of engagement with "ministering"?
Replies: 24
Views: 1358

Re: Will the new ministering program change your level of engagement with "ministering"?

I guess I'm not sure what's changing. Instead of having a list of families to visit, we're assigned persons to "minister" to. Instead of having a monthly or quarterly PPI with quorum or group leaders we'll be having quarterly meetings to report on persons needs. Instead of being mindful of families ...
by GBSmith
24 Mar 2018, 21:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 1690

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

What I find hard to reconcile is Bishop's success, by his account, as a mission president in Argentina and in other high church callings and his admitted abuse of women over the years. Is this a case of repentance, forgiveness, and blessings alternating with transgression or is it priesthood actions...
by GBSmith
08 Mar 2018, 11:42
Forum: Support
Topic: What If Curt Sunshine Was Right?
Replies: 5
Views: 604

Re: What If Curt Sunshine Was Right?

I guess for me it will come down to what he (the church) does and not so much what he says.
by GBSmith
02 Feb 2018, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Modesty Song
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: The Modesty Song

As long as modesty continues to be defined by dress, stop and consider which arouses more unholy and impure thoughts, total nudity at a nude beach or nudist resort or a woman or man in a thong bikini/swimsuit.
by GBSmith
17 Jan 2018, 11:34
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 54
Views: 3010

Re: New First Presidency of the church

I recall back in the day when Marion D. Hanks was "sidelined" and the talk was that it was because he had become to popular. I fear that in part this might be the reason for Elder Uchtdorf's release from the presidency.