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by West
06 Oct 2014, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LDS Living Article on Doubt
Replies: 11
Views: 696

Re: LDS Living Article on Doubt

I've finally gotten around to reading this full thread, and I'm glad it's here. Thanks for bringing it up and the following discussion. :) The whole primary incident that led to my FC was me wanting to know why people doubted. Through my research, I did come to realize that a lot of the church is fo...
by West
06 Oct 2014, 00:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Uncomfortable with ritual
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Uncomfortable with ritual

The rituals in the church don't bother me too much, but I have a feeling it's because I'm like what DJ mentioned in that I like to look more at the symbolism of things. A lot of what I choose to participate in with the church (and a lot of things outside of the church, actually) I view as tradition ...
by West
06 Oct 2014, 00:09
Forum: Support
Topic: DH starts to get it
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: DH starts to get it

West - thank you for sharing this, I believe this is how my teenager feels too. It is hard to tell as she sometimes says what she think I want to hear instead of what she want. But I think that is just part of being her age. :roll: Very likely. ;) When I was that age, I didn't want to disappoint my...
by West
06 Oct 2014, 00:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 5686

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Thanks, Ray, for the list. I missed Packer's talk, so I'm curious now to hear it, especially since I have very...mixed feelings about him in general, many of which existed pre-FC for me. Really glad that the talks I did manage to catch included Holland's and Monson's. Looks like I'll have a lot to l...
by West
05 Oct 2014, 11:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 5686

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Ray DeGraw wrote:President Monson's talk is wonderful. I really love that man.

The sentence that is going to show up on Facebook and other online places is:
Walking where (Jesus) walked is less important than walking AS he walked.
Indeed, it has already begun.
by West
05 Oct 2014, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 5686

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Just caught the last half of McConkie's talk. I really struggled with that one. I ended up not paying attention to a lot of it, so not entirely sure what she said. Jumping back to yesterday, definitely recommend Holland's talk to everyone. Of course, that was one of the few I caught, so I can't real...
by West
04 Oct 2014, 14:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 5686

Re: October 2014 General Conference

I didn't get to listen/watch Elder Wong's talk this morning, but I'm watching the other non-English one right now (Spanish, I believe?) I don't mind the overdub so much, but I do wish that someday, if they continue with these types of talks (I certainly hope they do), they'll be able to switch to su...
by West
04 Oct 2014, 10:44
Forum: Support
Topic: DH starts to get it
Replies: 10
Views: 1034

Re: DH starts to get it

When I was younger, I never got along with the girls or even the guys in my Primary and YW. I very rarely went to mutual and only went to the big summer activities because I liked going on adventures, and for the most part, the leaders were very nice to me. The ward was also generally very well-off,...
by West
28 Sep 2014, 17:56
Forum: Support
Topic: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions
Replies: 38
Views: 2601

Re: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions

I am in the process of turning in mission papers and have met with my bishop several times over the past few weeks. Our stake president has apparently passed along a list of questions to the bishops to ask prospective missionaries during the application process. I have no idea if it's a church-wide ...
by West
23 Sep 2014, 21:26
Forum: Support
Topic: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions
Replies: 38
Views: 2601

Re: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions

Very true that we have a long way to go. But also true that the acknowledgement step is necessary. Recognizing something for what it is, is the surest way to proper change, because it opens the door. Maybe just a tiny crack, but still, an open door is an open door.