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by Roy
22 Jul 2018, 14:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Talk on Repentance
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Talk on Repentance

"There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail into the back of the fence. The first day the boy had driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next few weeks, as he learned to control his an...
by Roy
22 Jul 2018, 10:51
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Spiritual Anchors

Yes, definitely a worthwhile topic. I look forward to commenting in the new thread.
by Roy
22 Jul 2018, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel
Replies: 52
Views: 1638

Re: The Prosperity Gospel

Very interesting Heber! Some very thoughtful points. Thanks for sharing the article.
by Roy
22 Jul 2018, 10:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Better to be Happy in Ignorance or Miserable in the Truth?

The description "fool's paradise" means that a person is being willfully ignorant of potential trouble. Perhaps ignoring the mounting debt until the creditors come to repossess all the toys. In this scenario, I believe that most people would want to be fully informed of the situation that they might...
by Roy
22 Jul 2018, 09:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Spiritual Anchors

This repentance teaching ticks me off. Partly because of the damage that it can do to individuals with scrupulosity and the other part because it does not seem to be doctrine. Where is the source material for this teaching? Is it merely to overstate the danger of taking a detour from the straight an...
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 14:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 476

Re: Why do you stay?

child care arrangements. This is a pet peeve of mine. We live in an active, participative, self-reliant, and duty bound religion. DW was once in a presidency meeting and she brought up childcare for an RS activity. The response she received was that the husband needed to step up and give their wive...
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 13:03
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: The Lord's Name

I have appreciated the discussion. Thanks!
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 13:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 46
Views: 1073

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

Question I'd like to put out there: Do you think the LDS Church is effective in cultivating good, strong leadership skills? Some yes, some no. I believe that the church is good at helping people become accustomed to public speaking, shaking hands, looking people in the eye, wearing a shirt and tie,...
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 46
Views: 1073

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

I agree that we get lots of mediocre leaders in church, but I have many more good ones than bad ones. I think it is fair to say that there is a lack of training for our leadership and this is a function of our lay clergy. It seems to me that our leaders' leadership styles are a reflection of 1) chu...
by Roy
18 Jul 2018, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 26
Views: 712

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

I can praise, celebrate, and complement all I want, but my commitment level remains as the residual effect of my concerns. A big part of my previous answer is a sense of distance. There is open space, gaps, or a buffer zone between what the church teaches and what I believe or do. I can shrug my sh...