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by conflicted testimony
24 Nov 2013, 01:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we have a "Serve where placed" model of service?
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: Do we have a "Serve where placed" model of service?

I felt I had no choice but to accept my last calling. I felt pressured into doing it with all the usual things eg it is an opportunity to learn and grow, blah blah blah. They said they had prayed about it and were inspired to call me and knew I was a perfect fit for the role. At the interview, when ...
by conflicted testimony
11 Nov 2013, 18:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tattoo Removal?
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Tattoo Removal?

I agree that the younger generation just don't care that much. Though I am from Australia and the Mormon population is pretty small. My teens have all said they are not interested in getting one, perhaps that is from church teachings, but I think it is the needle issue as well :) They have friends t...
by conflicted testimony
11 Nov 2013, 15:35
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Buddhism in the Ensign
Replies: 15
Views: 1360

Re: Buddhism in the Ensign

There is a series of articles in the ensign from that time period covering a few of the different beliefs. I found a lot of the articles from back then really informative, or a launching point for further investigation (eg the Palestinian conflict). I must get back to them .... I gave up when the Go...
by conflicted testimony
31 Oct 2013, 14:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Um...self-stimulation okay in marriage?
Replies: 33
Views: 16206

Re: Um...self-stimulation okay in marriage?

No idea on the official church position on this, but as far as I a concerned, I consider this still in the marital bedroom (even if you are in separate rooms/countries/time zones) and totally off limits to anyone else sticking their nose in.
by conflicted testimony
30 Oct 2013, 18:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the enjoyment in Ward socials?
Replies: 20
Views: 600

Re: Where is the enjoyment in Ward socials?

Steer clear of ward talent shows though... they're awful. We have a number of trained singers in our ward + a lot of Polynesians who do cultural dances + a family into some medieval type music on traditional instruments. Add to that the youth who do hip hop and rap and it is surprisingly good! Our ...
by conflicted testimony
30 Oct 2013, 17:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are you an intellectual?
Replies: 12
Views: 301

Re: Are you an intellectual?

This is a really hard question to answer. I think I am intelligent (IQ), I rated well on the tests. I was very successful in my career in computing and had the Emotional Quotient (EQ) as well to be a good manager. I can usually read people and situations well and mostly know how to act/react. I am g...
by conflicted testimony
30 Oct 2013, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Patriarchal Blessings
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Patriarchal Blessings

I was very disappointed with my PB. The patriarch has been an honorary uncle in my husband's family just about forever. He grew up with my father in law and they are like very close brothers. My PB was all about my husband and our family. What little it did mention of me was completely wrong. I have...
by conflicted testimony
22 Oct 2013, 14:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Exciting Conclusion and A Request for Input
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: The Exciting Conclusion and A Request for Input

Our local volunteering organisation puts out proper job descriptions and people can apply for the positions. Expectations are set up front very clearly and there is no guarantee that you will get the position. In the beginning I found it really odd, but it made a lot of sense on closer inspection. ...
by conflicted testimony
21 Oct 2013, 22:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Exciting Conclusion and A Request for Input
Replies: 16
Views: 688

Re: The Exciting Conclusion and A Request for Input

Our local volunteering organisation puts out proper job descriptions and people can apply for the positions. Expectations are set up front very clearly and there is no guarantee that you will get the position. In the beginning I found it really odd, but it made a lot of sense on closer inspection. T...
by conflicted testimony
16 Oct 2013, 20:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you enjoy about being Mormon?
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: What do you enjoy about being Mormon?

- The sense of belonging. Being part of a "club" or family where everyone is accepted. As an introvert, being involved in social activities, like pot-luck dinners, that I wouldn't be involved with otherwise. Knowing that I can disappear to the kitchen and do the cleaning or cooking, etc and it is en...