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by nibbler
11 Jan 2014, 16:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Research Project
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Re: Research Project

I've found that the top 5 that are repeated in church are a bit cyclical. For instance in December the conversation gravitates toward tithing because of tithing settlement... then you don't hear too much about it until the end of the next year. Stretched out over time I'd say I hear the most about: ...
by nibbler
11 Jan 2014, 08:06
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Church Shouldn't Be This Hard
Replies: 5
Views: 568

Re: Church Shouldn't Be This Hard

I've got to be honest... while reading that I felt like the LDS church does a fairly good job of keeping a lot of the things mentioned in the article at bay. Seriously. This is the part that spoke to me the most: Church should be a safe place — safe to be oneself, safe to make one’s confession, safe...
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 15:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage

The church is in a terrible position right now. They have spent so many years digging themselves into this hole...they cannot dig themselves out overnight. I think they want to. I think they are trying. But, IMO, the people, the membership, simply will not listen to their own prophets. That might b...
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 15:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: Church Instructs Leaders on Same Sex Marriage

There were a few specific mentions of being civil. The first: Just as those who promote same-sex marriage are entitled to civility, the same is true for those who oppose it. I read a bit of my own bias into that. I read more emphasis placed on the second half of the sentence... to explain myself, I'...
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 13:46
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Standard Works as "Binding"
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Standard Works as "Binding"

The "Standard Works" (Bible, BoM, D&C and PoGP) were voted on and accepted by the church. Without actually looking it up that's the supposition I always held, that at one point people raised their right hand to sustain what would represent the standard works. That brings me to the stupid comment/qu...
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 13:16
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Here (Alex)
Replies: 19
Views: 1273

Re: New Here (Alex)

I'm sorry to hear that. I didn't pipe up in the other thread because I didn't know what to say. I still don't, other than to say I'm sorry you are having to go through all this. From the sounds of if you have done everything you could and admirably at that. So far you've maintained a very healthy at...
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 12:51
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Zeppelinate in a nutshell
Replies: 17
Views: 1157

Re: Zeppelinate in a nutshell

You have an amazing story and you are beyond amazing for having survived it. Thanks for your perspective, it gives me strength and hope.
by nibbler
10 Jan 2014, 10:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Help for my wife
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Help for my wife

My own experience went a lot smoother than I thought it would. I had imagined that it was going to turn out worse than it actually did and I went in feeling like "the broken one" which I now realize wasn't a healthy attitude. Still that undercurrent of being broken helped me approach the situation w...
by nibbler
09 Jan 2014, 14:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust the Lord or call a cab?
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Trust the Lord or call a cab?

Maybe heavenly father inspired you to call the cab? Maybe the cab was the answer to the prayer. That old story about the flood and people on the roof praying to be saved comes to mind. You know the one... the people pass up the boat and a helicopter, die from the flood, meet god, ask him what gives,...
by nibbler
09 Jan 2014, 10:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 738

Re: Meeting with the bishop

Eric Merrill wrote:But whatever you reveal to others will likely persist in their mind long after it has left yours.
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