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by university
27 Jan 2016, 21:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bednar, Eyring, and Tithing, oh my!
Replies: 15
Views: 1212

Re: Bednar, Eyring, and Tithing, oh my!

I suspect that some people are put off my the emotion he displays in his addresses, but Elder Eyring was always one of my favorite apostles. I still have a soft place for him in my heart. Thanks for sharing this. It reminds me of positive memories I have in the Church--memories I don't want to forge...
by university
26 Jan 2016, 21:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Polyandry question
Replies: 43
Views: 4986

Re: Polyandry question

Fanny Algier was certianly an affair -- then a "secret marriage". JS was tarred and feathered and almost castrated by one of her relatives. The God I worship doesn't do secret marriages. I don't know a lot about Fanny Alger. I will say, though, that Joseph's relationship with her was one of the mos...
by university
26 Jan 2016, 19:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do LDS members marry so fast?
Replies: 87
Views: 8633

Re: Why do LDS members marry so fast?

I agree with the thoughts about chastity playing a major role. I also think that the church's ever-pressing message that CELESTIAL MARRIAGE IS YOUR PURPOSE factors into it as well. The way it's taught today by the general authorities, it's practically, "Temple marriage is your ticket to heaven." I t...
by university
25 Jan 2016, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Institutionalized denial?
Replies: 104
Views: 4332

Re: Institutionalized denial?

Thanks OON. I do think I see what you are saying about them honestly caring, but not seeing a way to change what they see as doctrine. It just saddens me that such an important item (reach out to those that are gay, NOT shun them!) is on a website that most members don't know about. For me it paral...
by university
25 Jan 2016, 13:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Institutionalized denial?
Replies: 104
Views: 4332

Re: Institutionalized denial?

I wish this were the case, but not the way it happens around here. They are "Men of God". "Follow the prophet, he knows the way." These men are revered, even to a fault. They are held up as the examples of piety, kindness, poise, charity and holiness. They themselves are careful to protect the repu...
by university
25 Jan 2016, 13:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the focus on getting married young?
Replies: 39
Views: 2255

Re: Why the focus on getting married young?

Lots of good thoughts here. I think everyone contributed something to my view of this (even Sheldon :lol: ). Thanks.
by university
25 Jan 2016, 13:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Push the button or "Stay LDS"
Replies: 23
Views: 1932

Re: Push the button or "Stay LDS"

Pre-Faith Crisis I wouldn't have pushed the button. To me, that would have been like cheating and go against the very purpose of the plan of salvation. Faith was at the core of my testimony. God intended us to use faith. To press the button would be going against God's plan for us. Plus, I already k...
by university
25 Jan 2016, 13:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Question about Polygamy (current policy)
Replies: 28
Views: 2477

Re: Question about Polygamy (current policy)

My wife and I have gotten in more arguments on this topic than I care to remember. I think the 'messyness' is a consequence of believing in eternal families, and life after death. Can someone never get married again after their spouse dies? I think it's a Mormon Myth that we're the only ones who be...
by university
20 Jan 2016, 21:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions no one ever asks my husband
Replies: 9
Views: 583

Re: Questions no one ever asks my husband

But then there are plenty of women who do weird stuff like this too. One time, a sister in RS stood up to introduce herself. She said her husband's name and hers, and then she said "And we're in law school." I was pretty impressed and said, "Wow! Two lawyers! Go, you guys! That's a lot of work." Bu...
by university
14 Jan 2016, 16:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Go
Replies: 25
Views: 2866

Re: Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Go

It's been a year since I posted this. I'm now at 100 posts on this site. What an interesting place to be at. I went back and read everything in this thread, all the replies. I remember getting teary-eyed when I read your posts a year ago. It brought me to tears again. A lot has changed for me since ...