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by Rumin8
12 Apr 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 1981

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

Handbook 1 answers that question: Church officers and Latter-day Saint chaplains are not to use their ecclesiastical authority to perform marriages between two people of the same sex. If you want to get very technical, that sounds like a bishop could perform a same sex marriage but they would have ...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 11:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 5207

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

nibbler wrote:
09 Apr 2019, 10:43
Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
I think it all comes down to:

Yeah-huh.
Nu-uh.

For whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

:angel:
This is perfection! Love it.
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC

Rumin, I had thought that the church did recently authorize other forms a "stay close to home" mission for individuals that were not a good fit for a traditional mission. Can you help me understand what you would like to see that is different than this? Sure. Let me first say that what they have an...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 10:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Conference Reactions
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Conference Reactions

As a bit of background context, I have never enjoyed GC. It has always seemed to me that the focus is on everything we are NOT doing, and very little on what we ARE doing. I have internalized that in the past as a feeling of no matter what I do, it will never be enough. I struggled mightily 6 months...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 09:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Old Wounds
Replies: 13
Views: 652

Re: Old Wounds

What a great thread. Right now I have similar feelings to what Beachplease7 shared. Thank you for sharing. I have closed myself of since Saturday to "process." It's turning into an echo chamber. I need to open up and share. Thank you for that gentle reminder, Roy. And Nibbler, thank you for sharing ...
by Rumin8
09 Apr 2019, 09:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 279

Re: What Would It Take?

I can only share what I had to do in a similar situation last summer. My temple recommend was expiring last August. My son was preparing to go on a mission last July. I realized that I would have to put aside my strong dislike of the temple for a few hours so that I could go through with him as his ...
by Rumin8
07 Apr 2019, 17:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC
Replies: 8
Views: 417

Re: Types of Changes OR What to Watch For in GC

I too was disappointed. Not so much that not much was announced, but how we buy into the whole “take your vitamins” rhetoric. This can’t help but NOT live up to the hype. As for the WoW changes, it won’t affect me much one way or another. I’m on record with my wife that if it were sanctioned (or not...
by Rumin8
05 Apr 2019, 12:23
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What to carry with me
Replies: 10
Views: 663

Re: What to carry with me

Welcome, Daughter1! You are among friends. What a great journey you have in front of you! I am excited for you! This experience we share is "all the things." All emotions. I wish you the best with your journey and experiences. There are lots of resources and threads on this site that will help you. ...
by Rumin8
05 Apr 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 1981

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

My nephew is gay and is in an openly gay relationship. My brother is gay and is married to a woman and they have a child together. Each are happy, in their way. I can't really understand either lifestyle, except to say where there is love, let love be. I haven't spoken to my brother yet, so I don't ...
by Rumin8
05 Apr 2019, 10:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Courage This Change Took
Replies: 27
Views: 855

Re: The Courage This Change Took

I had an interesting conversation with my somewhat orthodox wife last night about this reversal. I shared that I was extraordinary happy that they reversed course on something I felt in my bones was very wrong in 2015 up to now. It nearly forced me out of the church back then, and only didn't becaus...