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by dande48
08 May 2019, 09:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 2020

Re: Ideas for Sacrament Meeting

I think with sacrament meeting, as well as a lot of other things, there's no "perfect" solution. I think with our current approach, and the approach you suggested, there are some real upsides and downsides. I've said before a problem we have with sacrament meeting, is it can be pretty boring. Our SM...
by dande48
07 May 2019, 10:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 8374

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

I had a question, I'd like to put out there: How often do you think this "new policy" will be put into effect? It's great to have that option available. There are several weddings I would've loved to attend. But I wonder if the emphasis on temple marriage over civil is far too strong. Despite the po...
by dande48
06 May 2019, 15:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 8374

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

DarkJedi wrote:
06 May 2019, 15:46
We want change and want change of things we thought wouldn't change and now those things are changing. Now we complain about the change.
I don't think anyone on here believed it wouldn't change; nor do I see any complaining about the change.
by dande48
06 May 2019, 13:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 8374

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

The challenge... the policy needed to change. 20 years ago, 20 years from now, whenever it changed it was going to hurt, especially knowing there will be no formal recognition of the real pain the policy caused. The only solace is that this particular policy will now hurt less people. I'm in the bo...
by dande48
06 May 2019, 09:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Forigiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships
Replies: 39
Views: 5739

Re: Thoughts on Forgiveness and Trust in Committed, Long Term Relationships

What makes people want to "throw the misdeed in the face of the other" do you think? We're still hurt. We're ashamed of being hurt. We want to feel justified in our misdeeds towards those who have wronged us (including feeling hurt); or at least feel we're "not as bad as they are". I think one of t...
by dande48
06 May 2019, 09:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 61
Views: 8374

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

And it's not even conference! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Still, I wish this had happened much sooner. :cry: But better late than never.
by dande48
05 May 2019, 22:15
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 5394

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

I found this article, written by Boyd K Packer, called "The Mantle is Far, Far Greater than the Intellect" , back in 1981. In fairness, it is geared towards seminary and Church history (~40 years ago), but I think a lot of the points apply to other academics and general Church policy. In an effort t...
by dande48
05 May 2019, 19:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 5263

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

According to one common LDS assumption if the prophet is about to lead the church astray then God removes that prophet from his post. Thus, there is no such thing as a fallen prophet in modern LDS interpretation. A prophet and president of the church is either a "living prophet" or … (makes slicing...
by dande48
05 May 2019, 13:42
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America
Replies: 29
Views: 5394

Re: "Forbes" Ranks BYU No. 1 as Best Value College in America

I suppose it would be somewhat strange if an organization did something that didn't benefit its continued existence either directly or indirectly. I suppose there can be some exceptions but as a general rule that is what organizations do. It's "survival of the fittest". But I still wish they would,...
by dande48
05 May 2019, 09:47
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?
Replies: 18
Views: 5263

Re: Joseph Smith: Fallen prophet?

It definitely goes against LDS doctrine. But I think when learning that a belief we held turns out to be more "complicated", like with Joseph Smith, we end up reframing it in a way that both makes sense, and helps us maintain our world view (and dignity). For example, Emma Smith was in clear and abs...