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by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

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Is it me, or has the average age of the MoTab gotten younger over the last two decades?

Maybe I'm just getting closer to them in age :problem:
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

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True. We do have a bad habit of focusing on happy endings.

But I'm already prone to depression, and tragedies involving children are my worst nightmare, so I need to miss those.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

Proactively leaving before he tells a tragic story involving a child.

Why can we never have a General Conference without a bunch of sob stories? It's really depressing.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

Nice shout out to the essays, especially in light of that one Mormon Leaks. I literally have a long list of questions that no member of the church can answer - not my husband, my bishop or even Pres Monson. This is not coming from some sort of spiritual caterpillar - I thought of all these questions...
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

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Anti-anti-Mormonism =/= spiritual nourishment.

Nice accent though. (I just got done rereading The Secret Garden for the millionth time, so as soon as he started talking about foliage I got all excited.)
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 14:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

ETB: "take marriage seriously"

DD14, with perfect deadpan snark: "No, I think marriage is funny."

Anyway, I told her that when she's older, make a list of 10 potential husbands and pursue them all until she narrows it down to one. :lol: Those poor boys won't know what hit them.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

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Man, I've been up and down the stairs like six times this session. Fortunately DH is sound asleep so he has no idea. :lol:

Okay, I've missed a big chunk this weekend. How many talks have been given by women during the general sessions? How many prayers?
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 13:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

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Does anyone have a reference for why Symonds Ryder (probably spelled that wrong, haha) actually left the church? Was it BCC that posted that? I don't necessarily disagree with this talk. I try not to criticize church members for their appearance or their wayward children or how they do their calling...
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 13:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

I can already tell that Callister's talk is going to be a hard pass.

Disproving people who try to disprove the BoM =/= proving that it is true.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 13:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4610

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

I like Elder Ballard's statement that no trek is more important than the one we are all on. That's a nice contrast to the over-the-top pioneer worship that we get every July. That makes people without pioneer ancestors (like me) either roll our eyes or feel inferior. I like that he's calling out aff...