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by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 20:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Help for my wife
Replies: 11
Views: 498

Re: Help for my wife

Another +1 for SD's comment. That's what seems to work for me, too. I got a great letter from my missionary son for my birthday last week that drove this point home for me.
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 20:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: When Does Word of Wisdom get disavowed?
Replies: 107
Views: 5063

Re: When Does Word of Wisdom get disavowed?

My definition of what constitutes the WoW has absolutely changed. Does that mean I need to share that with the person interviewing me? Absolutely not. Does that mean I need to ponder and pray and meditate upon what that new interpretation means for me in my spiritual journey and my walk with God an...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 20:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trust the Lord or call a cab?
Replies: 11
Views: 373

Re: Trust the Lord or call a cab?

I'm a lot more in your camp when it comes to prayer vs. calling the cab. The cab is going to be much more helpful than the prayer IMO. I am glad you got home safely. I guess my question is about your hubby. Did he really expect that all you had to do was pray and you'd get home? Really? If God was r...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 11:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Meeting with the bishop

Thanks for updating us and sharing JHP. There was a time in my journey when I would have had a conversation very similar to yours if the opportunity presented itself, and by your description of the conversation it could have gone worse. Today I would be much more vague, but neither of us can change ...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 05:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Authority to void a sealing
Replies: 8
Views: 831

Re: Authority to void a sealing

Sorry I didn't get back to this sooner, Roadrunner. I've had a busy few days. I agree with what Ray says and I think that's what "hope" is all about. Revoked is an interesting word to use in the handbook. It does not say the bishop/SP revokes the blessings, however, it just says they're revoked. As ...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 05:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Asking for an autograph from a 60?
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Asking for an autograph from a 60?

Thanks for posting that Thoreau. FWIW, there is a general prohibition against photos/videos in chapels. I don't know why.
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 05:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Facebook and other communities
Replies: 12
Views: 405

Re: Facebook and other communities

Not a fan of Facebook and religion, either. I just don't think it's the right place for discussion of religion and politics. And for the most part they're like most of what else is on the web - either blindly TBM or anti. FWIW, I have also visited NOM, maybe a little more than you did. My impression...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 04:31
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the point of faith?
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: What's the point of faith?

I'm much like On Own Now on the subject. I was happy when I had faith, and in my atheist and agnostic phases I was unhappy. Now in the deist phase (where I have been for several years), I'm still not happy. Part of that certainly is that I yearn for the faith I once had but likely will not ever have...
by DarkJedi
09 Jan 2014, 04:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Just need some feedback..
Replies: 4
Views: 245

Re: Just need some feedback..

I haven't been to church in over 10 years. I'm just going to throw my 2 cents in that not going to church isn't the answer, either. Not going creates a new set of angst. You have to decide for yourself, but I'd recommend reduced activity as opposed to dropping out totally. You don't need to go to ev...
by DarkJedi
08 Jan 2014, 20:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Meeting with the bishop

I was Gospel Doctrine teacher when I reached the point you are at - I couldn't in good conscience teach what I either didn't believe to be true or had enough questions about that I wasn't sure were true. At the time there was more that I didn't believe or doubted than there was that I did believe. I...