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by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 11:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questioning the perceived value of the scriptures.
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Questioning the perceived value of the scriptures.

You know, I was just thinking about this during one of the talks yesterday. The BoM doesn't say anything about marriage, and says very little about raising children. It's silent on the question of SSM, doesn't say anything about whether it's wrong to abuse your spouse or children, not one word about...
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

"I wasn't going to let that missionary go home."

Aaaaand I'm gone.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

Oh look at that, it's time to let the dog out.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 09:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

Thanks Donald Hallstrom, I was already going to be a nervous wreck when my husband and son go on High Adventure. Now I won't be able to sleep a wink. :shock: (Also, I thought he was going to say "the first people who reached him were LDS, and they gave him a blessing!" But no, he's giving credit to ...
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

First talk is by a woman, and it's a decent one, overall. We need to focus more on the Savior and less on how terrible the world is compared to us. (No Primary voice either, if you're bothered by that - I'm not.)
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 09:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

hawkgrrrl wrote:
01 Oct 2017, 09:16
I have completely ignored RMN since 2012.
:clap: :clap: :clap:
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 06:40
Forum: Support
Topic: The idea of dating outside the church scares my mom
Replies: 12
Views: 1002

Re: The idea of dating outside the church scares my mom

I've given up the idea that God is going to split up loving, happily married couples (and families) in the next life unless they are one of the 0.5% who participated in certain rituals. That doesn't really help me, since I was married in the temple, but maybe it helps you.
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 06:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oct. 2017 General Conference
Replies: 147
Views: 4620

Re: Oct. 2017 General Conference

While I've got my complainy pants on, I really didn't like the way RMN was talking about grieving families needing a padded room to receive bad news. It was very much "we're better than them because we've got the plan of salvation." You would think a retired doctor would have more compassion than t...
by Joni
01 Oct 2017, 06:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Culture or Doctrine? Where do the problems lie?
Replies: 16
Views: 734

Re: Culture or Doctrine? Where do the problems lie?

I really dislike the idea that it's the culture, not the doctrine (or "the church is perfect, the people are not." Since when is the church perfect?!) It really feels like SLC is foisting blame for any and all problems right back into the membership. And that honestly doesn't feel like fair play to ...
by Joni
30 Sep 2017, 17:30
Forum: Support
Topic: How anonymous are you?
Replies: 26
Views: 1795

Re: How anonymous are you?

Just remember that StayLDS.ORG is an anti-Mormon site by a cyber-squatter. Hopefully nobody gets .COM confused with .ORG, but I know that has happened, especially at first. Wait, really? All the years I've been on here my husband's been insisting that StayLDS is an anti Mormon website designed to g...