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by Brown
04 Mar 2011, 00:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Stuggling with addictions in the Church
Replies: 42
Views: 2329

Re: Stuggling with addictions in the Church

Fair points. I definitely agree on the zero tolerance policies. So I get drunk a couple times a year on special occasions, does that make me an alcoholic? Same logic would apply to other things as well. And honestly, judging from the lines outside the stores when the latest "must have" video game or...
by Brown
03 Mar 2011, 19:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What makes you happy?
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: What makes you happy?

I haven't been incredibly happy the past couple of years, either, and I don't know why. I probably blame the church a little bit too much, when in reality it is my own decision and attitude that makes the difference. As for true happiness, it is all that sappy stuff that money can't buy and that I t...
by Brown
03 Mar 2011, 19:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Complex Loving God
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: The Complex Loving God

Good post, Orson. It doesn't make me feel any better about child abuse but it is some good food for thought.
by Brown
03 Mar 2011, 19:11
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Man Presides in the Home -- good reasons for it?
Replies: 42
Views: 2752

Re: The Man Presides in the Home -- good reasons for it?

I know that ONLY I can take out the garbage correctly. :smile: My wife often tells me how good I am at remembering to take the garbage to the road on garbage day. She is just no good at it, she hates that. (Gently stroking Heber's ego). "Yeah, I'm pretty good at taking the garbage out...here let me...
by Brown
03 Mar 2011, 19:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Stuggling with addictions in the Church
Replies: 42
Views: 2329

Re: Stuggling with addictions in the Church

I can see where you are coming from. But I don't agree with the Twilight book reference. I think porn is different in that you are seeking out something specifically for arousal, it's not a somewhat innocent side effect. In that regard, I think it is more like drugs. You are seeking something for th...
by Brown
02 Mar 2011, 23:05
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 7
Replies: 13
Views: 798

Re: The 14 Fundamentals: Number 7

The prophet tells us what he wants us to know, not always what we wish to know. If the prophet is telling us what he wants us to know, who is telling us what God wants us to know? P.S.- sorry if is is uncool to dig up threads from a few weeks back. I'm new and popping all around the forum right now...
by Brown
02 Mar 2011, 22:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Man Presides in the Home -- good reasons for it?
Replies: 42
Views: 2752

Re: The Man Presides in the Home -- good reasons for it?

I think it is just a Priesthood thing. In matter of the Priesthood, the man presides over the home because that is his duty. Does it mean he gets to tell his wife what housework and cooking to do and rule with an iron fist? No, because that has nothing to do with the Priesthood. I think it is more a...
by Brown
02 Mar 2011, 22:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Satan - Fact or Myth?
Replies: 16
Views: 1034

Re: Satan - Fact or Myth?

jamison wrote: Jesus has to have a Nemesis otherwise what would be the point.
Perhaps the enemy to Christ is ourselves. Really that's who we have to overcome in this life, isn't it?
by Brown
02 Mar 2011, 22:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Stuggling with addictions in the Church
Replies: 42
Views: 2329

Re: Stuggling with addictions in the Church

Lately my wife has been checking up on me and asking, "Have you been looking at porn (again)?" Of course, there is only one acceptable answer from her perspective and I worry that she will be able to tell if I am lying so most of the time it is easier to just not worry about porn that much anymore....
by Brown
02 Mar 2011, 19:19
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Complex Loving God
Replies: 31
Views: 2174

Re: The Complex Loving God

The part I have a hard time with is how things like sex crimes (especially on children), starvation, torture and other unspeakable things can be part of the plan. I understand having to deal with a job loss can be character building, but how can being born into the family of an abusive monster be pa...