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by Roadrunner
28 Nov 2018, 14:11
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 25
Views: 2674

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

I believe that many local and general leaders of the church in the 60s, 70s, and 80s would have viewed this as incorrect and maybe even apostasy. An implication of this statement is that parts of what we have and do are wrong and need improvement.
by Roadrunner
20 Nov 2018, 15:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ever get bored?
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Ever get bored?

Yes, sometimes. I have a teenager at home who we have a good relationship with but he's so busy we almost never see him. Two daughters in college who are super busy also. Church generally keeps me busy but there are times when the extra time is boring. One thing that I've been focusing on recently i...
by Roadrunner
20 Nov 2018, 14:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are the benefits of being a member of the church?
Replies: 18
Views: 1535

Re: What are the benefits of being a member of the church?

2) Strong families! Nothing is perfect but the church emphasis on families combined with chastity and WoW tends to produce stronger families. 3) community! The church becomes the nexus for those families to band together and serve one another. For me Roy's 2 and 3 summarize it well. My marriage and...
by Roadrunner
08 Nov 2018, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Experience with middle way topics
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Experience with middle way topics

I wanted to share an experience that some of you may find interesting. This post might fit in another thread having to do with the hot topic of middle way Mormonism, but I wanted to share this separately. Recently I organized, conducted, and facilitated a ward level fireside focused on clips from El...
by Roadrunner
02 Nov 2018, 11:32
Forum: Support
Topic: I can’t believe in anything anymore
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: I can’t believe in anything anymore

That’s not to say that I don’t see value in the community aspects of faith or religion. But as far as the beliefs go, I feel I was sort of deluding myself before and am now awake, so to speak. Have others felt this way? Are some still in this space? I think I'm in a similar place to what you descri...
by Roadrunner
07 Oct 2018, 14:06
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Where There’s Hope - by Elizabeth Smart
Replies: 5
Views: 540

Where There’s Hope - by Elizabeth Smart

General Conference is taking most of our attention this weekend, but I wanted to share about a book that I finished reading between sessions. Elizabeth Smart published a second book earlier this year called Where There’s Hope - Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up. I highly recommend it as o...
by Roadrunner
28 Sep 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 3222

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

My brother in law who lives about 1 mile from Temple Square said the same thing: lots of changes coming. He also told me that 2 years ago. Unfortunately count me among the doubting. There may be one or two things that improve on the margins, but with the whole name change thing a few weeks ago, that...
by Roadrunner
18 Sep 2018, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday

Hi all,
My stake has been doing this for at least 7 years, so it may be more widespread than thought. My stake certainly isn't on the cutting edge of women's issues.

RR
by Roadrunner
10 Sep 2018, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

There was a guy who completed suicide in my building, within the first two weeks of my time at BYU. It was AMAZING how well they covered it up. While I think BYU has some maturing to do, my experience with this subject while at BYU was different. A guy in our same dorm complex committed suicide and...
by Roadrunner
05 Sep 2018, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 697

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

I guess I realized that bishop roulette was a risk and that he could revoke an ecclesiastical endorsement at any time, but I surprised that it was verbally stated to just stay out of trouble. Like others have said it's still victim blaming. Athlete privilege rankles me too.