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by Roy
06 Dec 2021, 11:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Question on Marriage in the Plan of Salvation
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Question on Marriage in the Plan of Salvation

I feel like god is a sociopath and it makes him hard to trust him. I have sometimes had similar thoughts myself. A friend has told me, "Maybe it is ok to become disillusioned with our concept of God because we all worship a false God on some level." This was really impactful for me. The ways in whi...
by Roy
05 Dec 2021, 16:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed Orientation Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Mixed Orientation Marriage

From listening to a lot of podcasts (mainly Questions from the Closet, some Listen, Learn & Love), it seems most people in mixed orientation marriages don't want to be held up as an example of the "right" way to be gay in the church, and it looks like this couple doesn't, either. Unfortunately, int...
by Roy
03 Dec 2021, 13:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed Orientation Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Re: Mixed Orientation Marriage

I am doing just a little extra digging in relation to this subject and I ran across another article about a different couple. https://nypost.com/2020/08/11/what-its-like-to-be-in-a-mixed-orientation-marriage/ Recently, he and his colleagues conducted a study of Mormon adults, either practicing or de...
by Roy
03 Dec 2021, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mixed Orientation Marriage
Replies: 5
Views: 106

Mixed Orientation Marriage

Recently, LDS Daily featured a newlywed mixed orientation marriage. https://www.ldsdaily.com/personal-lds-blog/nick-jordan-applegate-a-mixed-orientation-couple-in-the-church-of-jesus-christ/ Nick and Jordan Applegate have been married for just over a year. I really, really, really want to avoid crit...
by Roy
29 Nov 2021, 17:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: The Physical Sensations of the Spirit

I have had tears come when reading the BoM with a friend. I do not know how to explain the tears. They were super embarrassing at the time. I took that to be the spirit. I have felt a feeling of power/tingling when I helped set a young man apart for missionary service. I have felt a sense of peace w...
by Roy
15 Nov 2021, 09:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Sad about possessions lost
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Re: Sad about possessions lost

Congratulations on the move. That is always an accomplishment. I am sorry about the lost or damaged items. Sometimes I get real down about losing or damaging something that is really pretty small. I even remind myself that it is not worth stressing over. That helps a little sometimes. I think someth...
by Roy
14 Nov 2021, 15:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?

Yes, thank you for the clarification.
by Roy
14 Nov 2021, 14:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Baptism for the dead/priesthood?

As part of this, it is important to remember that the "priesthood ban" restricting men of African descent also restricted them from the temple.
by Roy
10 Nov 2021, 17:51
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Eternal progression?
Replies: 12
Views: 3271

Re: Eternal progression?

Having said that, I also believe that the division of kingdoms is more allegorical and motivational than absolute. I think it is necessary to teach an understandable generality, but I think that generality fades away in the end. I believe ultimately the judgment is a foregone conclusion by the time...
by Roy
08 Nov 2021, 15:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....

I do pray for ONE THING now and then, and am persistent at it, but only when I see no way of getting the thing I want through my own efforts. So, the fact that I ask for something and HOPE that it comes to fruition shows faith that God hears prayers and sometimes answers them. This to me sounds lik...