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by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 13:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 484

Re: Can you be "All in?"

I do not feel that I can be "All in" in the way that most TBM would describe it. In talking to my bishop I would be exceptionally vague and hopeful. I have said that I find the Gospel to be so overwhelmingly beautiful that I hope that it is true. What is meant by "Gospel"? What is meant by "True"? W...
by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 10:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Suffering from Severe Motivation Problems
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Suffering from Severe Motivation Problems

I am in a similar position in regards to cub scouts. It can be frustrating but 1) my son is a Webelos and benefits from the program. 2) It is a calling that DW and I can do without being to church every Sunday. 3) I am not sure what else we would want to do. At least now we are giving a meaningful c...
by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you believe in the second coming?
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Do you believe in the second coming?

I love the doctrine of a millennium (peace and prosperity for all). I would like to see humanity make progress towards this goal. I believe that humanity has made significant progress in the past.
by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 10:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for parents of disabled children
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Ideas for parents of disabled children

I have thought about this for a few days. I have seen situations like this be "handled" by requiring a parent to be with their child (perhaps with a calling in their classroom). That is the best that I came up with.
by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 09:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Wow.
Replies: 17
Views: 481

Re: Wow.

Hi Screwloose, The thread linked below is titled "Miracles have ceased now take your pills". The individual that started the thread felt that people in their life just wanted them to keep quiet and take the medicine. I wonder if reading it might bring you something of what you are looking for. http:...
by Roy
30 Sep 2018, 08:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Judah = Utah?
Replies: 8
Views: 166

Re: Judah = Utah?

I was feeling pretty negative about this "connection." As a sometimes disillusioned Mormon, I can get pretty Jaded about these things. From Independence Missouri being the New Jerusalem, to Utah being Zion, to the BoM being the Stick of Joseph, to Quetzalcoatl being the resurrected Jesus visiting th...
by Roy
27 Sep 2018, 13:40
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Creating Worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Creating Worlds

I also believe that there is a subtle difference in the concepts being discussed. 1) "Get their own planet" implies that Mormons (or at least Mormon men) will be rewarded for their mortal dedication by becoming supreme ruler/dictator over an entire world. 2) Closer to what Mormons actually believe i...
by Roy
27 Sep 2018, 13:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

https://www.fairmormon.org/answers/Question:_Is_priesthood_authority_not_needed_to_perform_baptisms%3F Whenever men can find out the will of God and find an administrator legally authorized from God, there is the kingdom of God; but where these are not, the kingdom of God is not. All the ordinances,...
by Roy
27 Sep 2018, 09:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Why do you stay?

"just friends" analogy. I too like this analogy. It is all about setting and maintaining boundaries. I feel that giving all that the church asks for after my FC would not be sustainable for me (it would cause me to become angry and bitter). Therefore I reduce the church footprint in my life to more...
by Roy
26 Sep 2018, 17:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home
Replies: 33
Views: 720

Re: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home

https://www.sunstonemagazine.com/pdf/029-16-25.pdf The link above is to a wonderful sunstone article about the history (and decline) of women performing ordinances of blessing and healing particularly on pregnant women. Part of the problem with the practice was the disagreement on by what authority ...