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by On Own Now
13 May 2019, 14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 28
Views: 1510

Re: How do I explain modesty?

What is the appearance you want to project? If someone who doesn't already know you sees you, what will they think of you? ...Historically women have been given far too much responsibility for other's judgments on their appearance so I suppose I am partially trying to push back against that. That's...
by On Own Now
13 May 2019, 13:11
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 28
Views: 1510

Re: How do I explain modesty?

I'll provide some thoughts, but in doing so, I recognize that everyone doesn't see it the same way, nor do they need to. On modesty specifically: I wish we didn't have to have a vernacular that referenced female attire in any connotation about "modesty". However, I do believe that this is often an u...
by On Own Now
09 May 2019, 08:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

A long-ago, but related thread.

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=3948
by On Own Now
09 May 2019, 00:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

felixfabulous wrote:
08 May 2019, 08:05
1. Move away from talks and have 2 minute thoughts
Add 25% more time and call it a 2 and a half minute talk.
felixfabulous wrote:
08 May 2019, 08:05
3. Have a scripture reading before the sacrament
Call it a "Sacrament Gem". Seems like a catchy name.
by On Own Now
06 May 2019, 17:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 3018

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

On the topic of shouting huzzah... I think it depends on the person and on personal circumstances. Had this policy change been made 15 years ago, I could have attended all of the weddings of my kids. That would have been great. For me, personally, and for me alone, I'm OK with the change happening t...
by On Own Now
06 May 2019, 09:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 3018

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

Wonderful! Several years too late for me, but I have no regrets.

This is the best change since a few weeks ago.

Seriously, though. How awesome that the Church is seeing past "because that's the way it's always been" and is trying to have less collateral damage with its policies.
by On Own Now
05 May 2019, 18:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 2044

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

Jaxz, Throughout the history of the Church, there have been groups that didn't like "current" teachings as much as (how they perceived) the older teachings, and they assert, to their convenience, that the "current" prophet is no longer viewed as a prophet by God. This happened early with the Hedrick...
by On Own Now
02 May 2019, 10:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: War

I too would be interested in a source for this. Is it included in the new book the church helped produce, Massacre on Mountain Meadows? If there is more context to the event then I would like to try to understand it. Even if true, this new "protecting cold blooded killers" idea does not come close ...
by On Own Now
02 May 2019, 05:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: War

No one is proud of it. I appreciate the fact that you are trying to make it seem normal and understandable; even kind of reasonable. I can't simply say I'm not proud of it. I'm actively disgusted by it. No amount of blaming the victims or saying it's just like some other very tragic event will mini...
by On Own Now
01 May 2019, 07:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: War
Replies: 19
Views: 1213

Re: War

We will never fully understand the MMM. Personally, I don't believe any Church leader north of Cedar City had any part in ordering it. I could be wrong. But, what I will say, and this goes to the OP, is that I believe the tone of the Church at that time was very isolationist, militaristic, and embol...