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  1. 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.
  2. Not outdated, but often misunderstood. Read this: "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!"
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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?
  10. weird. how do you even get there? I'm not sure the OP has provided enough information to make this kind of inference.
  11. Then you are bad by your own admission. I think you need to learn a little more about forgiveness before you make the statement you just made.
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    Revelation "activities" for youth

    Wow, just wow. If what you are stating about this guy is true, then I would run the program with my presidency as we deem appropriate, and hopefully get released......
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    Revelation "activities" for youth

    Do your calling to the best of your ability. Talk to your presidency about his guidance. If you guys come up with something different tell your bishop. If your bishop approves, then don't worry about it, and proceed as planned. The Stake president has no business micro managing something under the Bishop, and YW presidents stewardship.
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    Fence sitting doctrine? Fine, if you don't want to be out of bounds with your comment, I will modify to wrong. Yeah, you can do lots of stuff without holding a temple recommend, as if holding a temple recommend was some sort of barometer of righteousness????? Last I checked Tattoo's are not one of the temple recommend you know different? Yup God sees everything, and man will have to answer for sins which have not been resolved in this life. What does this have to do with Blacks and the priesthood? We are a Theocracy, that means whatever the Lord says is correct. The "voice" of the membership is irrelevant if you are a true believer. I read The Family: A Proclamation to the World, not sure where you are getting this advocacy stuff from. Maybe you can quote the Proclamation and prove me and the Prophets wrong? Everyone is actively sinning. Some you can see, some you can't. Your point?
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    You can still do lots of things at church while not holding a temple recommend: Primary President, Relief Society President, Sunday School President. Even those who are not exemplary members of the church can at times participate in saving ordinances i.e. baptism at the Bishops discretion. Lots of people who commit sins hold callings in church. Yes, if you are drunk at church you would probably not be allowed to teach. Yep, no coffee at church. What's your point with all of this? Out of bounds with this comment. Do some research. You can be displeased by the brethren. I don't care, but don't take a change in policy for God's inattentiveness. Pretty sure there is no advocacy for early age marriage. We are counseled to not delay. Different........