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by Rumin8
28 May 2019, 19:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with a calling
Replies: 20
Views: 875

Re: Struggling with a calling

This is a tough one. I totally get your concerns and fears. From an optimistic point of view, perhaps this will put him in close proximity to others that may be struggling too. Due to his support of you, he could be a valuable empathetic resource to others, and this may in fact increase his empathy ...
by Rumin8
09 May 2019, 18:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: More than enough

I forgot about the meager ward budgets. I am a bad ward clerk. Add that to my list of “begrudges.”
by Rumin8
09 May 2019, 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 974

Re: More than enough

The church doesn’t need the money. They like the money, and it gives them freedom to invest aggressively. But they don’t need it. I view it as an obvious obedience test. This (like many things about the corporate church) is one of my hot buttons. I work in commercial real estate as a profession. Som...
by Rumin8
08 May 2019, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

This thread reminds me of a month-long dispute I had with an area authority (not a GA, but someone akin to a stake president where there is no stake) when I served my mission in north-eastern Argentina in the early 90s. In the summer, temperatures would reach over 100 degrees plus extreme humidity. ...
by Rumin8
08 May 2019, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 2187

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

My brother got married on the beach in St Thomas on what he called their “wedding cruise” he and his then fiancé invited friends and family to join them. Any who could were welcome. They did this because she was previously married, widowed, and did not want to cancel her sealing to her first husband...
by Rumin8
07 May 2019, 12:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 2187

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

I've deliberately waited for this change to marinate a bit before I commented anywhere. I'm coming down in the camp that basically is thankful for the change, but why did this take so dang long???? I'm also very grateful that this change was made. I can't emphasize that enough. One of my biggest reg...
by Rumin8
02 May 2019, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: And the fruits of coffee are . . .
Replies: 27
Views: 1120

Re: And the fruits of coffee are . . .

Felixfabulous, I started drinking coffee in earnest about 2 years ago. Prior to that I would sample some here and there, but the barriers to entry (family considerations, WoW, visibility, etc) prevented me from acting on it further. As a general rule, I avoid sugary and diet sodas, sugar in general,...
by Rumin8
02 May 2019, 12:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 1388

Re: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships

This is a fascinating topic. My thoughts are a mess on this, and I will need some time to process. That said, I haven't thought of splitting "trust" from "forgiveness." I've always conflated them. I've always felt that I was not a good person, because I assumed that when I forgave someone a trespass...
by Rumin8
13 Apr 2019, 22:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Theology of Star Wars
Replies: 55
Views: 1876

Re: Theology of Star Wars

Mods, thanks for all you do. It has been an interesting forum the last week or so. I love Star Wars. I would view myself as an expert in Star Wars lore. That said, this thread is weird. And interesting. And awesome. I hope it doesn’t get closed down. Thanks for all the insight and thought provoking ...
by Rumin8
13 Apr 2019, 22:36
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 1623

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

On the moon landings, I recently watched some documentaries on how the original moon landing could have been, and probably was, faked. I myself don’t believe that it was faked, but the evidence was interesting and compelling. When I brought it up to my wife, she got upset with me and said something ...