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by squarepeg
23 Jan 2018, 08:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

I agree, Amy; changes are occurring in the right direction. Eventually it will be just a tiny leap to make us all truly equal, at which point it will probably ruffle only a very few feathers. :thumbup:
by squarepeg
23 Jan 2018, 08:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

But you know, this is not a role or gender specific issue. There are men out there who handle emotional logistics better than I do (that's not even that hard to find) - I don't have a better emotional load regulator built into my female DNA - or if I do, it is socialized through my childhood to be ...
by squarepeg
23 Jan 2018, 07:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

I don't want it to be indirectly implied my influence is the "soft" influence on my husband and children. I don't think Roy meant "soft" as in "weak", but "soft" as in "indirect". Both men and women can powerfully influence others and have profound effects on others' behavior. But men in the church...
by squarepeg
23 Jan 2018, 07:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

When I heard this I thought of the well worn adages "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world" and "Behind every great man is a great woman." It is difficult that this question was not even answered by highlighting the small advances of women in the church in recent years and suggesting that ...
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 20:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The White Bear Problem
Replies: 34
Views: 2165

Re: The White Bear Problem

I doubt the altitude plays much of a role for me. I felt a lot better when I graduated and went back to Colorado (higher altitude than Utah). There are some confounding variables for sure, like exercising more, having a girlfriend, and finding a treatment that actually works reasonably well (folate...
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 19:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

Pretty much the same as it has been for singles all along; talk about how valuable the singles are, and how none of us is meant to be alone, but then that reminder is strangely absent when a single member dies, still alone. And of course, the "value" of the adult singles isn't seen on Sunday mornin...
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 14:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

Interesting... The D&C verse Pres Nelson cited to show that women's divine role is to have kiddos was originally meant in reference to plural wives.

http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2018/01/17/verse-63/
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced
Replies: 33
Views: 1625

Re: Thread about Press Conference after new FP announced

Yes, I was willing someone to please gently tell Pres Eyring to close his mouth so he wouldn't look so frightening.

Every time I saw Uchtdorf, he had a somewhat forced-looking smile. Some people just smile in public like that, though, so I may have been reading into that a bit.
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 13:32
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 54
Views: 3023

Re: New First Presidency of the church

:lol: We need to get a thread started on that question and answer session they had with the press. It's full of :shock: :crazy: :shock: moments that mostly sap my enthusiasm. Man, that was something, wasn't it!? I felt like Pres Nelson had no idea what any of the concerns were even about, and Pres ...
by squarepeg
17 Jan 2018, 12:43
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 54
Views: 3023

Re: New First Presidency of the church

I have even said jokingly that if DFU wanted to start his own church I'd be one of the first in line. I'd say it un-jokingly! I feel so much unconditional love from Uchtdorf when he speaks to us. Not so for me with Nelson or Oaks. I would readily follow the love. Was reading some Dalai Lama quotes ...