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by West
18 Apr 2015, 09:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Temple Attendance
Replies: 9
Views: 524

Re: First-Time Temple Attendance

For me it's better than what we regularly do in the rest of the church outside of the temple. Outside the temple the focus seems to be literal interpretations, the questions asked often follow literal interpretations, answers often follow literal interpretations. In the temple it's the opposite, fo...
by West
18 Apr 2015, 00:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Temple Attendance
Replies: 9
Views: 524

First-Time Temple Attendance

I went through the temple for my first initiatory and endowment session this week. Thank you very much for this forum and its helpful members and all the discussions and many links to supportive blog posts that talk a bit in general about the temple. All of that combined with speaking with a trusted...
by West
17 Apr 2015, 11:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: An Incredible Image from Where I Work
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: An Incredible Image from Where I Work

Wow, that is a really awesome picture.

Thank you for sharing.
by West
17 Apr 2015, 11:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lower mission age for YW, lower education levels
Replies: 38
Views: 1587

Re: Lower mission age for YW, lower education levels

Just gonna say that I'm really glad I didn't choose to go on a mission until well past college graduation. I was a very different (and immature in both personality and thought process) person before the last few years of college. I'd give it a few more years and see what the numbers are there. I'm n...
by West
17 Apr 2015, 01:26
Forum: Support
Topic: How much longer can I fake this?
Replies: 9
Views: 465

Re: How much longer can I fake this?

You sound somewhat like my sister. The more someone tells her or even hints to her that one of her choices is a bad idea, she digs in her heels and refuses to budge. In her most recent case it was marriage rather than tank tops, but what can you do. :roll: Seriously, train yourself to not care about...
by West
17 Apr 2015, 01:08
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Crying Game
Replies: 32
Views: 2421

Re: The Crying Game

Vulcans are a humanoid species from another planet so...no, can't technically become one. :) This has been an interesting thread. I associate tears with extreme feelings on any part of the spectrum, so I just assume people crying have had an overwhelming amount of emotion, and their bodies' response...
by West
17 Apr 2015, 00:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Going downhill, what do I do?
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Going downhill, what do I do?

Hey, byustudent. Good to hear from you. I was just reading an article about the accreditation meeting earlier this evening. Many good points came from that, and I'm interested to see if it will have any effect whatsoever. You're in a very tough place. The societal pressure is immense for a young man...
by West
17 Apr 2015, 00:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: TBM and wanting to stay that way but....
Replies: 11
Views: 1848

Re: TBM and wanting to stay that way but....

Welcome to the forums, spacerasta! I sincerely wish both you and your sister the best. Sometimes, many Mormons as well as many Christians in general forget that the Gospel is centered on love. I am very glad your sister has you as part of her support system. I have seen several cases of transgender ...
by West
13 Apr 2015, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enrichment Night Weirdness
Replies: 24
Views: 636

Re: Enrichment Night Weirdness

That is such a weird activity idea. i feel like my PB has guided me to make some really awesome choices in my life that have led to great experiences and sort of an "excuse" to enjoy and take advantage of certain experiences. I don't know how else I feel about it otherwise; perhaps, for some, it is ...
by West
12 Apr 2015, 23:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Op-ed: Mormons and monoculture.
Replies: 19
Views: 895

Re: Op-ed: Mormons and monoculture.

This popped up on my Google feed earlier today, and I was hoping it would make its way here if it hadn't already. I've started speaking up a bit during my own lessons or talks. Just little things presented in ways that are easy to understand. It's actually been quite fun; the mental challenge of com...