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by JohnLocke
06 Jan 2014, 22:47
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

Shawn wrote:Thanks for getting me out of the hatch.
Thanks for not shooting me when I found you.
by JohnLocke
16 Dec 2013, 23:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Re: Breakthrough

Yes, it's made me realize even more how vital it is to have someone, anyone that you can trust in and rely on during this journey. Connections between people transcend all beliefs and creeds. Human interaction and love must be the basis. My heart goes out to those who don't have that person they can...
by JohnLocke
16 Dec 2013, 23:28
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah
Replies: 47
Views: 2483

Plural Marriage and Families in Early Utah

I'm pretty sure this just came out as the newest "tough gospel topics" essay. http://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-and-families-in-early-utah?lang=eng Thoughts? Here are my initial ones: Positive: -It dispells some of the myths within our own culture about it - like that there were way more wom...
by JohnLocke
15 Dec 2013, 23:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Breakthrough
Replies: 8
Views: 462

Breakthrough

I had a lengthy and good discussion with Dad on some of the doubts and issues I have been facing concerning the church. Dad was very supportive. He said I was normal, I wasn't weird, and that going through this would make me more mature. He said that time often gives new perspectives on things in li...
by JohnLocke
15 Dec 2013, 23:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The reaction of Traditional Believers to the disavowal
Replies: 35
Views: 2045

Re: The reaction of Traditional Believers to the disavowal

Actually, I lot of what's being researched and published now is preparation for an overhaul of the adult manuals. It's pointless to change the manuals before all of the historical documentation is completed - or at least enough to make a change mean a real change. I don't know if we will have a spe...
by JohnLocke
12 Dec 2013, 09:13
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Race and The Priesthood
Replies: 98
Views: 7224

Re: Race and The Priesthood

Just was reading this statement again and had a thought while reading this part: "Today, the Church disavows the theories advanced in the past that black skin is a sign of divine disfavor or curse, or that it reflects actions in a premortal life; that mixed-race marriages are a sin; or that blacks o...
by JohnLocke
12 Dec 2013, 08:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Re: Hello!

Thanks everyone! I am very glad I have some support. No one has "thrown me under the bus" yet, so to speak. I'll make sure that I post the reactions I get when I bring up various topics with people. Being a BYU student at this time has been an interesting experience as well. I wish there was some ki...
by JohnLocke
11 Dec 2013, 09:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 16
Views: 1478

Hello!

Howdy all! I have enjoyed reading the discussions for a few months now and thought I'd actually join in the discussion now. A little about me: I'm a senior at BYU, raised in the church, served a mission, married in the temple, and am fully active. My questions were mostly shelved until about a year ...