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by squarepeg
13 Dec 2017, 14:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth Bishop Interviews
Replies: 42
Views: 5317

Youth Bishop Interviews

I understand that bishops are not supposed to ask detailed questions about the law of chastity when interviewing youth, but they sometimes do. My mom, who was raised in the church and raised us kids in the church but is no longer active, wants me to insist upon being present in the room when my kids...
by squarepeg
09 Oct 2017, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

Yeah, I keep telling the kids, whenever this comes up, that it's just a matter of time; it will happen. If people aren't ready for it and changing the policy would hurt more people than it helps (because people are not perfect and are in many ways products of the culture in which they're raised, for...
by squarepeg
08 Oct 2017, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

I call this the Dorothy Defense for female ordination, like when Glenda the Good Witch tells Dorothy at the end of the Wizard of Oz that she had the ability to go home all along. If I'm Dorothy, after being attacked by Flying Monkeys, having my friends tortured, and the pee scared out of me by some...
by squarepeg
06 Sep 2017, 08:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions

Obviously there are some 12-year-olds who are far more advanced than others, but I seriously don;t believe we should be asking those questions of pre-pubescent or barely pubescent youngsters. I agree. I had to explain the law of chastity. My son thought "chastity" was something bad, though he had n...
by squarepeg
04 Sep 2017, 21:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Re: Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions

Thank you for all these wonderful replies. I will prepare him by going over the temple recommend interview in the short term, and then when his birthday is nearer I'll ask the bishop if he can tell us exactly what he will be asking. Thanks for that suggestion. I guess I was thinking that we couldn't...
by squarepeg
03 Sep 2017, 09:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions
Replies: 15
Views: 3467

Aaronic priesthood / Deacon interview questions

I tried Google and then tried the search box here, but couldn't find it. So sorry to ask this. Does anyone know what the interview questions are for 11-year-old boys turning 12 for to determine worthiness for Aaronic Priesthood and becoming a deacon? I have an 11-year-old son who thinks he would lik...
by squarepeg
28 Aug 2017, 21:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

hawkgrrrl wrote:
28 Aug 2017, 15:34
At some point they quit doing jock checks.
hawkgrrrl for the WIN.
by squarepeg
28 Aug 2017, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modesty: The Shoulder War
Replies: 11
Views: 1161

Re: Modesty: The Shoulder War

I've had this obsession with modesty/immodesty for as long as I can remember, honestly. Even today, I find it hard to avoid looking at immodesty for immodesty's sake- not even for sexual stimulation. It's a problem I struggle with daily. Blame Sharing Time and FHE lessons from your childhood. Nothi...
by squarepeg
28 Aug 2017, 12:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

It sounds like a setup for one day saying "We're not 'giving' women the priesthood. They've actually had it all along.We're just making it official." And thus doctrine gets turns into "early Church culture" once again. For sure. It fails to address why men are authorized do things that women aren't...
by squarepeg
28 Aug 2017, 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

Elder Oaks already said in 2014 that endowed women have the Priesthood in this life. They simply aren't ordained to offices currently in the hierarchical Priesthood organization. (The keys haven't been used to allow that.) Thanks, Curt! I found it. Here's an excerpt: "We are not accustomed to speak...