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by Gerald
20 Apr 2019, 04:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 21
Views: 773

Re: My Best & Worst List

Thought provoking question...below are my resulting thoughts. BEST 1. Wards: There is something so very comforting to me about this local community. I do believe that bishops have the most important jobs in the Church and that a good ward can make up for lots of deficits in policy and doctrine. That...
by Gerald
15 Apr 2019, 05:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite

I think Pres. Nelson sees GC meetings as worship services (perhaps as sacred as Sacrament Meeting), so he doesn't like shouts "disrupting" the spirit of the meetings. I think in his mind laughter at a joke is one thing; I think he sees shouting, even in joy, as different. Curt, I'm sure you're righ...
by Gerald
14 Apr 2019, 13:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: Conference Favorite - Not Favorite

Not so much a talk but I thought President Nelson's concluding remarks a bit odd. His instructions to the congregation at the Conference Center regarding reactions to temple announcements just seemed a bit harsh. I'm not sure what is wrong with a few expressions of joy or surprise breaking up the (i...
by Gerald
31 Mar 2019, 05:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Change in the Mission Statement....
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: A Change in the Mission Statement....

My opinion? Absolutely! We all have priorities and we can't do it all. Another word: "boundaries." We can reset those boundaries as is necessary and if you need to draw back for a bit, well, the community will always be there but your family may not. (Kind of a variation on Matthew 26:11).
by Gerald
31 Mar 2019, 05:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Happy Are You?
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: How Happy Are You?

It waxes and wanes. Depends upon the day. Some days I'm fairly content. Others are hard. Right now I have three family members who have been in and out of the hospital in one week (all for different issues). One is my father who is quite elderly and MAY be in final decline. That's been a little toug...
by Gerald
03 Mar 2019, 06:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession
Replies: 14
Views: 748

Re: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession

The mission presidents I've talked to say it's a fact of life and they have to learn how to deal with it. As the father of a son who had (and probably currently has) these struggles, I agree. It doesn't mean you don't address it, it means that you actually DISCUSS it and talk about it. The most dan...
by Gerald
03 Mar 2019, 05:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: TR interview and porn

FWIW, I do believe in the law of chastity but I do not believe porn is part of chastity. That's an interesting perspective (I know it's been discussed here before). Not to "threadjack" but if you want to make a Sunday School class full of young adults fall silent, just introduce "pornography" as a ...
by Gerald
02 Mar 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I dyed my garments pink
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: I dyed my garments pink

It must be the blood of this generation.
:lol:
by Gerald
02 Mar 2019, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 1050

Re: TR interview and porn

I agree that it is inappropriate to ask that question. We had a similar situation (in that a question was added to the temple recommend questions by a stake president) that kept my daughter (who had been struggling with some issues but had taken care of them via her bishop) out of the temple. She en...
by Gerald
17 Feb 2019, 07:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This scares me
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: This scares me

Having a little background in this area, I am skeptical of the Entrepreneur article. To make a diagnosis of narcissism requires more than a brief survey (which is, I imagine, the source of the fact provided). Clinical interviews are the approved method and those aren't going to be done with your ave...