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  1. 2 points
    bytor2112

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    I'll start....my son comes home from Italy Milan Mission on March 6th, my heart is now functioning at normal capacity and tonight I shook hands and spoke with Elder Andersen!
  2. 2 points
    Vort

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    1. The prime factorization of 2015 is a palindrome: 13 * 5 * 31 2. This year will mark my 27th anniversary, which is 3³. 3. 2+0+1+5=8, which is my favorite number.
  3. 2 points
    mdfxdb

    Recommend after Inactivity?

    You don't know until you talk to your bishop. He might have you attend regularly for a while before giving you a recommend. You can express your desire to attend the temple, but you need to back it up with action.
  4. 1 point
    prisonchaplain

    Seahawks vs. Colts?

    http://apnews.myway.com/article/20150122/fbn-deflated-footballs-2d3a36fde7.html Do we really want to teach our youth that cheating is okay, if you don't get caught? Should they learn that when you are older, more professional, cheating gets a slap on the hand? The Patriots cheated. They should be disqualified. The Super Bowl should feature the Seahawks vs. the Colts. Amen.
  5. 1 point
    Lilac

    Devastated and Lost

    I am a convert. I read ALL the negative stuff that is out there. I'm not joining a church without reading everything. i still joined. Joseph Smith was an imperfect man who was chosen to do something Holy. I agree, some of the things you read are not so good. But that does not negate the good things, the Gospel and the information that Smith brought forth. Joseph Smith was a human. He was probably as messed up as all of us are. I have no illusions that he was some saintly man who walked on water. I believe he was a very rough stone rolling ( I think he called himself that) and maybe that is why God chose him. He needed someone rough and a bit wild to do His plan. I'm sure Smith sinned. He made mistakes and stumbled, like we all do. And again, his humanity doesn't negate the holy message he brought to us. In fact, I think that is what drew me to the church. I like that Joseph Smith was not perfect. Far from it. He was just a man. I Whatever Smith did or didn't do, the message of the Gospel that he brought forth is True. Smith was simply a vessel. I focus on the Gospel and info. And, let's not forget, Smith lived fairly recently. There was much dislike for him and I can certainly understand why. Some guy claims he has a new Bible??? We would all be suspicious ourselves. Who knows if what was written was from haters or accurate journalism? All of the old Biblical prophets did not have modern journalist following them around. Only the good stuff has been preserved! For all we know, those prophets could've been pretty saucy too and no one published newspapers about it. It's because Smith is so recent that we have so much info on him. Regarding the Book of Abraham...I'm not sure what to think, quite honestly. But again, the Book of Mormon is true and so is D&C.
  6. 1 point
    Just_A_Guy

    Seahawks vs. Colts?

    I agree. I was listening to Hannity the other day and he was basically saying that cheating is part of the game, and doing so in a way that doesn't get you caught is just part of "smart competition". I was highly disappointed.
  7. 1 point
    Windseeker

    Left Socks and Right Socks

    Do your socks look like this?
  8. 1 point
    bytor2112

    SOTU (State of the Union)

    I always love how raising taxes somehow helps the economy....
  9. 1 point
    Connie

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    1. My youngest son gets baptized this year. 2. My youngest of all is now in Sunbeams. 3. My hubby is determined to get me a newish vehicle this year.
  10. 1 point
    Palerider

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    Trying to be nicer in 2015 Try not to laugh out loud so much in 2015 Hope I can endure 2015 But the post above mine is making it very difficult to pull off. Lol
  11. 1 point
    pam

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    1 I will be getting married this year. 2. I am taking a month trip throughout Europe. 3. I start treatment for the delusions I've been having lately. :)
  12. 1 point
    PolarVortex

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    My aunt was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2014, and early this year they discovered it was a misdiagnosis, and she's fine. (A medication she had been taking for something else had tremors as a side effect.) I am going to start learning how to play the piano again. If I get up the nerve, I may start going to sacrament meetings again in 2015.
  13. 1 point
    faith4

    Name 3 cool things for 2015

    My husband and I are taking our first trip to Italy together in May (my first time out of the country!), we're planning on adding a 5th baby to the family, and as of August of this year, all 4 of my boys will be in school (well the 4 year old will only be in for for half a school day, but still...) and I'll have the mornings to myself! (At least until #5 arrives )
  14. 1 point
    Good news! So I emailed the familysearch people they were able to halt the rest of my Grandma's ordinances!
  15. 1 point
    slamjet

    Why is prison chaplain here?

    PC is here to set the example of what true theological discourse among fellow brothers should be like.
  16. 1 point
    Jane_Doe

    Grandma baptized without permission

    Ask a stickler for the rules, I see temple submission for names as two groups: Group 1) People born more than 150 (not 110) years ago. These people are long dead and not likely to have surviving immediate family. I'm less picky about these people. Group 2) People born <150 years ago and likely to have living immediate family. Do NOT do if you are not immediate family-- specifically to avoid cases like the OP. The system is being so abused I think that upon submittal you should have to prove that your are directly related and submit the digital signature of the the closest relative. Hitting just the one "I have permission" button is so easy blow past.
  17. 1 point
    Um...did they change it then since my last one? 'Cause they sure asked me that.
  18. 1 point
    Litzy

    Recommend after Inactivity?

    Follow your impressions to return. I would walk away from any negative comments if you're uncomfortable. Plenty of kind people to sit with, and you will find them. And try to make yourself noticed.
  19. 1 point
    notquiteperfect

    Future Spouses?

    Not when casually dating but definitely before getting engaged. It's only fair they know before making a serious commitment.
  20. 1 point
    Bini

    Future Spouses?

    I would not share that information on a first date and think it unnecessary to share it when casually dating. I think an appropriate time to share that information is when the relationship has become exclusive and you foresee marriage. Of course, you share what details you want when you feel promoted to, but don't overthink it and stress. To answer your question, yes, I believe past struggles are worth mentioning to potential spouses.
  21. 1 point
    Statistically, children who grow up in the aftermath of a divorce, are more likely to get divorced themselves, more likely to be convicted of a crime and imprisoned, less likely to start or finish college, and more likely to live under the poverty line. Not saying that any of that stuff would happen to your kids, but if he cares about them, you'd think he'd want to tilt the odds in their favor instead of stacking the deck against them.
  22. 1 point
    Excellent input already and agree with yacket about depression and/or an addiction possibly being the undercurrent of this. Which leads me to wonder - is he happy with his job or anything else in his life? I ask because it may just be that you and the church are the easier targets. Also, this may be a rough patch but two months is hardly enough time to be wondering if you should 'give in and give up'.
  23. 1 point
    No way of knowing how this will turn out, of course, but your children need you to set an example of how to be strong in the face of adversity. It's one of the greatest gifts a parent can ever give a child. I know it's hard, but it will bear tons and tons of fruit when they are adults. I can't help but wonder if your description of your husband mentions only the surface symptoms and omits some deeper problem that he won't admit to you. I've been single my whole life and I'd give anything for a wife and kids, even if they were imperfect. I hope your husband finds the strength to deal with the causes of his unhappiness. And garryw is correct, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. I have a friend who acted much like your husband. A year after his divorce, he looked down upon the new ruins of his life and told me glumly, "The grass [on the other side of the fence] is brown."
  24. 1 point
    I'm sorry you are going through this. It sounds like it is possible that he is suffering from a little bit of depression or possibly an addiction. Losing faith, wants to be alone, says he's not good enough etc. Some good advice from Backroads; probably give him some space and to be honest love him. Love him the best way you can and let him know that you do love him very much. A very sad situation . . . your kids must be very young and for their well-being and happiness they need their father to provide the love that only he as your husband can provide. As a father, I can truly say the happiest memories are spent with my kids and wife. Earlier this year I was chasing my son around the house, popping out of closets and scaring him half-to death. If I died today, I'd want my last thoughts to be of chasing him around the house and him giggling and laughing. Having very young children is very difficult. My son was a challenge, but a significant portion of it was learning how to be a decent parent. I'm glad I didn't bail in the really hard moments in life, it makes the good moments even so much sweeter. It's nice to have those personal moments, but as a parent it's all about sacrifice. But really it's not a sacrifice b/c by giving up what I think its a sacrifice, I gain so much more in life than I possibly give up.
  25. 1 point
    My advice would be to stand back a little bit, give him the space he needs (make plans for you and the kids every now and then to give him his solo time), get some counseling for yourself, and try to be understanding. Don't pressure him to fake a testimony, but do encourage him to be respectful of the church in front of the children. But I would also advise you to give yourself (and your husband) a deadline to change tactics and reconsider things so you aren't stuck "hoping things get better" forever. You are his wife, you are committed to this relationship, and that means you may have to try different things. If he were asking for advice, I'd tell him to sit on the divorce question awhile longer before jumping into it. Is it really what he wants?