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by ydeve
11 Aug 2016, 21:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Coming out to my BYU student ward
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Re: Coming out to my BYU student ward

Yeah, I don't think prayer on temple grounds is extra special either. I don't want to act on my bisexuality, just to talk about it. I was thinking about mentioning it in a F&TM message, not making it the focus. I agree that going up and making an announcement would be flashy, I don't really want tha...
by ydeve
11 Aug 2016, 17:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Coming out to my BYU student ward
Replies: 13
Views: 836

Coming out to my BYU student ward

After a fair amount of thought and prayer, ending with a night at the temple grounds, I feel that coming out to my new ward that I'm bisexual is something that I should do. It will be the start of a new semester at a new ward. I'm out to my immediate family. I was thinking of doing it as part of a t...
by ydeve
21 Jul 2016, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Come, Come, Ye Saints"
Replies: 13
Views: 943

Re: "Come, Come, Ye Saints"

The dirge tempo is a problem with a lot of hymns, but it is really the problem of the conductor and organist, not the hymn itself. Almost none of the written tempos for hymns are dirge-like, it's just that some organists play really slowly. I like this hymn a lot too. It's one of the few "Utah" or "...
by ydeve
24 Jun 2016, 00:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a commandment?
Replies: 20
Views: 974

Re: What is a commandment?

My understanding of commandments is: things or rules that God has told me to obey. But are you implying there can be commandments to individuals that are not commandments to other individuals? And my answer to this is most definitely, yes. There have been times where I've felt distinct promptings to...
by ydeve
12 Jun 2016, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-gay man: ‘Homosexuality is just another human brokenness’
Replies: 13
Views: 703

Re: Ex-gay man: ‘Homosexuality is just another human brokenn

I skimmed through the article, and I'm very skeptical of his conclusion. I am an active Latter-day Saint, have never participated in homosexual acts, and am bisexual. I can say with absolute certainty that my sexual orientation is not a choice. It is not something that will go away by turning to Jes...
by ydeve
01 Jun 2016, 00:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Giving a blessing but not very worthy
Replies: 21
Views: 1091

Re: Giving a blessing but not very worthy

If you feel that you are unworthy to give a blessing because of sin, then you should do something about it instead of ignoring it. I've never had continuing to do things I feel bad about make me feel better about myself or feel closer to the Spirit. As for what to do about it, whatever it is you dec...
by ydeve
31 May 2016, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What if you need more than peace?
Replies: 27
Views: 672

Re: What if you need more than peace?

Was it an answer or was it my own thoughts? Would this have happened even if I didn't pray? I used to ask myself question like these, and I never could reach a satisfactory answer for any of them. And then I came to the conclusion that, for me at least, it didn't really make any difference which it ...
by ydeve
31 May 2016, 20:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord delights in the chastity of women
Replies: 17
Views: 1429

Re: The Lord delights in the chastity of women

I think it's important to remember who actually wrote the scriptures. It was not God. It was mortals. Inspired mortals yes, but mortals. As Moroni wrote on the title page of the Book of Mormon: And now, if there are faults they are the mistakes of men; wherefore, condemn not the things of God I thin...