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  1. forget the link. THIS: WE, THE FIRST PRESIDENCY and the Council of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God and that the family is central to the Creator’s plan for the eternal destiny of His children. ALL HUMAN BEINGS—male and female—are created in the image of God. Each is a beloved spirit son or daughter of heavenly parents, and, as such, each has a divine nature and destiny. Gender is an essential characteristic of individual premortal, mortal, and eternal identity and purpose. IN THE PREMORTAL REALM, spirit sons and daughters knew and worshipped God as their Eternal Father and accepted His plan by which His children could obtain a physical body and gain earthly experience to progress toward perfection and ultimately realize their divine destiny as heirs of eternal life. The divine plan of happiness enables family relationships to be perpetuated beyond the grave. Sacred ordinances and covenants available in holy temples make it possible for individuals to return to the presence of God and for families to be united eternally. THE FIRST COMMANDMENT that God gave to Adam and Eve pertained to their potential for parenthood as husband and wife. We declare that God’s commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth remains in force. We further declare that God has commanded that the sacred powers of procreation are to be employed only between man and woman, lawfully wedded as husband and wife. WE DECLARE the means by which mortal life is created to be divinely appointed. We affirm the sanctity of life and of its importance in God’s eternal plan. HUSBAND AND WIFE have a solemn responsibility to love and care for each other and for their children. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalm 127:3). Parents have a sacred duty to rear their children in love and righteousness, to provide for their physical and spiritual needs, and to teach them to love and serve one another, observe the commandments of God, and be law-abiding citizens wherever they live. Husbands and wives—mothers and fathers—will be held accountable before God for the discharge of these obligations. THE FAMILY is ordained of God. Marriage between man and woman is essential to His eternal plan. Children are entitled to birth within the bonds of matrimony, and to be reared by a father and a mother who honor marital vows with complete fidelity. Happiness in family life is most likely to be achieved when founded upon the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. Successful marriages and families are established and maintained on principles of faith, prayer, repentance, forgiveness, respect, love, compassion, work, and wholesome recreational activities. By divine design, fathers are to preside over their families in love and righteousness and are responsible to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers are obligated to help one another as equal partners. Disability, death, or other circumstances may necessitate individual adaptation. Extended families should lend support when needed. WE WARN that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets. WE CALL UPON responsible citizens and officers of government everywhere to promote those measures designed to maintain and strengthen the family as the fundamental unit of society.
  2. "praying to God to change my girlfriend...." You have a lot to learn. as pertains to all of your previous responses regarding marriage, adoption, etc...https://www.lds.org/topics/family-proclamation?lang=eng&old=true please click on the link and read. If you have a testimony and support our prophets, seers and revelators, then you will agree with the link as posted.
  3. Junior, 1. You need to break up with her right now or marry her. Choose one, but do it now. Don't be a monster. 2. You are paying 1/2 of her medical bills? Wow bro. you need to do better than that. like it or not she is the mother of your child. 3. Bishop doesn't decide if you are forgiven. He is the facilitator through which you are guided to forgiveness. He needs you to do the things he has asked and meet with him when scheduled. Not keeping your commitments is an indicator that you are not repentant. 4. If you keep on this path you en-route to disfellowship or excommunication. 5. Do not go live with your girlfriend/ex/baby momma after the kid is born unless you are husband and wife. Don't be ridiculous. Part of being a grown up is taking responsibility for your actions. Doing what is right even when you don't want to. You have made decisions that impact the lives of 3 human beings. Time to man up.
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    Feel unworthy to wear garment

    You should only stop wearing your garment if advised to do so by your priesthood leader (bishop), otherwise keep it on. Remember it is a reminder of sacred covenants between you and the Lord. You have also covenanted to wear the garment both night and day as instructed in the endowment. Do not break your covenants.
  5. Go to church. If your son is fussy, go to the cry room or foyer. Take the sacrament. He will be eligible for nursery in 1 month.
  6. 2nd Mrmarklin. If your brother in-law is an adult, then he needs to figure his own life out.
  7. OP just read through this thread. Nothings going to change until you are ready to change. 6 pages of whining. It's time to make a decision. Don't do it for yourself. If you truly love your son like you claim you do, then do it for him. Once he is 18 and out of the house you can go and ruin your life however you want.
  8. Not outdated, but often misunderstood. Read this: https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2015/04/the-gift-of-grace?lang=eng "The prophet Nephi made an important contribution to our understanding of God’s grace when he declared, “We labor diligently … to persuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by grace that we are saved, after all we can do.”31 However, I wonder if sometimes we misinterpret the phrase “after all we can do.” We must understand that “after” does not equal “because.” We are not saved “because” of all that we can do. Have any of us done all that we can do? Does God wait until we’ve expended every effort before He will intervene in our lives with His saving grace? Many people feel discouraged because they constantly fall short. They know firsthand that “the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”32 They raise their voices with Nephi in proclaiming, “My soul grieveth because of mine iniquities.”33 I am certain Nephi knew that the Savior’s grace allows and enables us to overcome sin.34 This is why Nephi labored so diligently to persuade his children and brethren “to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God.”35 After all, that is what we can do! And that is our task in mortality!"
  9. I don't like the ROTH but it stems from my general mistrust of government in general to look out for our well being, remember these are the same guys who said social security would never be taxed.
  10. Um.....See my previous posts. Get out a little. You do not need this. Leave her and find someone better. Believe me they are out there. Plenty of attractive girls who would love to be with you.
  11. OP You need to dump her. She is playing you. It is obvious. Boys and girls can't really be friends. Those that say they are are the 1 in 1000 exception. Don't live your life by exception. Find a girl that is loyal to you only. There are lots of them out there.
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    Apostle’s wives

    Your brother needs to be sure he is going into this with eyes wide open. Anyone who has been twice divorced with two kids has by definition struggled with broken families, because they have two of them behind them. Statistically it will be difficult for him to make a successful marriage. A lot of it depends on the circumstances of her prior relationships and her role in the divorces. How having an Apostle of Christ go through the same experience is irrelevant, simply because statistically it is almost impossible to make a success of this. If an apostle made it successful, well all I can say is I hope your brother is an apostle.
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    Picking up people at the side of the road

    no way. you have been lucky so far. don't push it
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    Newlywed Considering Dvorce

    As stated above, we are only getting 50% of the story, so I am going to move forward with the premise that only 50% of what you are saying is true. Even if 100% of what you are saying is true, my advice doesn't change: Both of you together visit your Bishop and ask him for advice. He should send you to a qualified marriage and family therapist. He will ask you if you are living the gospel, reading the scriptures together and individually, praying together, and keeping your temple covenants. Be ready to answer this truthfully either you are or you are not. He cannot "make" you feel, you choose how you feel. Remember you cannot change him, you can only change yourself. Is he providing for you? Is there a future plan for you and your family 5 yrs, 10 yrs? What are you doing to bring yourself closer to him physically? Flirting, kissing, cute outfits? It's a two way street. Your husbands participation is key in the above. If he declines to participate, then that is an indicator that things aren't going to work. But only an indicator. After you have visited and counseled with your bishop, after you have visited with the MFT (more than once) and taken both of the advice of both, and after you have looked in the mirror and evaluated yourself honestly, only then are you ready to make any sort of decision for divorce. Please ignore all the advice above about Porn, and how the Savior taught that divorce is OK.
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    Disappointed Patriarchal Blessing

    1. This shouldn't weaken your testimony. Remember the patriarch is just a regular guy, and mistakes happen. Regular guys get nervous, and flustered. Forgive him. 2. On occasion the church gives permission to have a blessing re-done. Perhaps at the juncture where the patriarch realized his mistake, he should have re-scheduled with you rather than try to do it again while flustered. Again, he's just a guy who makes mistakes. Talk to him, or your bishop about having it re done. Patriarchal blessings are amazing, and I would encourage you not to be upset, or lose testimony over this. What has changed? You didn't have a blessing, you went to get one, a mistake was made, and you essentially don't have one now. So what has changed?