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by West
11 Nov 2014, 23:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Temples and Polygamy
Replies: 31
Views: 2067

Re: Temples and Polygamy

Hardly a spring chicken. A summer swan? :thumbup: I wish I could know how the language and content of the initiatory/endowment are striking the huge numbers of young, unmarried women going through pre-mission these days. I'm going to be one of them very shortly, so we'll have to see. (: I honestly ...
by West
11 Nov 2014, 23:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Historical Perspective
Replies: 37
Views: 2307

Re: Historical Perspective

I know from experience in my home life that when I try to repent, often my wife won't let me! Not that she prevents it, but she doesn't believe I've really changed. This discourages me from changing, or taking that next teenager step. That's a really great thought, SD. We have to encourage the chan...
by West
11 Nov 2014, 23:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Only one path to God
Replies: 56
Views: 6529

Re: Only one path to God

It's interesting to me how our metaphors typically include nature to convey deep meaning (oceans, mountains, light, seeds, tempests, etc.) Perhaps a bit if irony that we gather indoors for three hours on a Sunday to discuss the outdoors so much. I've never really thought of that before, but it's ve...
by West
11 Nov 2014, 20:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 490
Views: 69333

Re: Useful quote of the day...

“A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life, knowing that in ...
by West
11 Nov 2014, 20:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just Taking it a Day at a Time
Replies: 16
Views: 2335

Re: Just Taking it a Day at a Time

I struggle with living in such a conservative area at times. I know that people's beliefs and perspectives are probably much more diverse than I give them credit for, but it seems the vocal majority is very black and white, and just takes it for granted that everyone else around here is as well. I ...
by West
11 Nov 2014, 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What about your temple covenants?
Replies: 29
Views: 932

Re: What about your temple covenants?

Heber wrote: The example I would use is from my mission when I bought and ate coffee cake for breakfast. The AP visited our apartment, saw the box of "Coffee Cakes" and reprimanded me for breaking the Word of Wisdom. When I explained it is just the name, no coffee in it, he still said, "Well, the a...
by West
10 Nov 2014, 23:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Decision Time?
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Decision Time?

I hope that is not too far out there for this site.
Sounds like you're doing just like the rest of us have and are -- thinking things through and determining for yourself what beliefs you can find peace in.
by West
10 Nov 2014, 15:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Decision Time?
Replies: 15
Views: 804

Re: Decision Time?

Yes, that makes sense. I had to come up with my own definitions for each of those beliefs, as well. For me, it's still a process that's happening, but my personality is the type that adapts pretty easily to big changes, so it's not like having a tiger in the room. In that sense, I don't have much ad...
by West
10 Nov 2014, 08:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Every member a missionary
Replies: 20
Views: 1047

Re: Every member a missionary

Congrats. Do you know where you're going yet?
My papers are still on their way. We ran into some snags that come with having a new stake presidency and officials. But hopefully very soon now. :)
by West
09 Nov 2014, 23:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Resistance is NOT futile
Replies: 15
Views: 1389

Re: Resistance is NOT futile

Somewhere in my upbringing I developed an expectation my faith made me worthy to have help whenever I needed it most. This seems to be such a common occurrence, and not just in the LDS church and culture, but inherently to organized religions. I and some people I know and have talked religion with ...