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by Joni
03 Dec 2013, 16:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Don't want to go tho tithing settlement
Replies: 42
Views: 1608

Re: Don't want to go tho tithing settlement

Tithing settlement is not a saving ordinance.

As far as I can tell it's a meeting which exists for the sole purpose of holding a meeting. I don't know of anyone who's had a beautiful spiritual experience in tithing settlement.
by Joni
03 Dec 2013, 16:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tithing Nullification
Replies: 31
Views: 1686

Re: Tithing Nullification

I'm a SAHM with a (very small) income of my own, and I've always had separate statements. This year my husband got a statement in preparation for TS and I didn't - but that's because I haven't actually *paid* my tithing yet, I've had a gradually increasing hoard of ones and fives in the side pocket ...
by Joni
25 Nov 2013, 11:54
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I'm here. (Really long, sorry!)
Replies: 32
Views: 3797

Re: Why I'm here. (Really long, sorry!)

I agree with Haven, and I essentially had the same thoughts while reading your post. To me it is simply impossible for God to deny love, or he would cease to be God. Read 1 John 4:8, let it soak in. Any other thoughts in the scriptures that may imply a different idea are tainted by the human hand t...
by Joni
25 Nov 2013, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do we have a "Serve where placed" model of service?
Replies: 23
Views: 977

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

I think that it would be perfectly acceptable, if when you are called to a calling, to say, "let me go home and pray about it, then I will give you an answer." I just think it is kind of interesting that we are told that callings are inspired and prayed about---we we all know that they aren't alway...
by Joni
25 Nov 2013, 07:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 1/3 of the Host of Heaven
Replies: 43
Views: 5802

Re: The 1/3 of the Host of Heaven

InquiringMind wrote: And why would God create billions of spirit children with the knowledge that they would spend eternity in misery?
I think that God is a lot less compassionate and infinitely loving than what we tell kids in Primary.
by Joni
22 Nov 2013, 13:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Um...self-stimulation okay in marriage?
Replies: 33
Views: 14376

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

I actually brought this up with my husband last night and he gave me the kneejerk response: nope, not okay ever, not if you're married, not under any circumstances. I think he must have heard the same talks as a lot of you ;) I do wish we could differentiate between "not okay for an unmarried 19-yea...
by Joni
22 Nov 2013, 11:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I have a beef
Replies: 14
Views: 1106

Re: I have a beef

I hope the Primary manuals get overhauled sooner rather than later. I am teaching out of the Primary Church History manual this year and it is horrid.
by Joni
22 Nov 2013, 09:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Why I'm here. (Really long, sorry!)
Replies: 32
Views: 3797

Why I'm here. (Really long, sorry!)

Hello all. I found this link via the post on BCC (which has been deleted?) and it's incredibly timely, as I just had a lengthy talk with my husband last night about the way I am feeling and how I don't know what to do with it. I truly don't want to leave the Church, as I think it would be shooting m...