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  1. So, I know that the Sacrament is very sacred. And there's no point in taking it if you haven't repented of anything. I often times just take the sacrament and treat it very very lightly. It's my goal to be more respectful of the sacredness of the sacrament. Growing up I don't think I ever really understand the Sacrament very well. Maybe because it was such a pattern in my life. I didn't get the meaning. Do you think children partaking of the sacrament is kind of a mockery? They don't have anything to repent of, nor do they understand. I think if children after they turned 8 were told they could take the sacrament, and explain it even more. It might help them to understand the sacredness of it. What are your thoughts? Liz
  2. My parents are amazing people. And, I've been so blessed to grow up in their home and see their relationship. I've never seen anyone who is as in love and who seem to go so well together as my parents. My dad was 28 and my mom was 19 when they married. My mom had been proposed to multiple times by a few different people at this point, and my dad had broken off his relationship with the girl he thought he was supposed to marry. Soon after they met. And my dad on one of there early date said, "Will you go look at carpet swatches with me and help me pick carpet? I want my wife to love the house I'm building." (My dad was in the process of building a house when they started dating.). My parents love for each other amaze me. And, I couldn't ever see them married to other people. My dad often says he'd never get remarried if my mom died and my mom would always say 'you know who would be a great mom? Sister___ from church. She's so nice. If I die, you should marry her. She'd help the kids and be so great." As a child I always thought that was weird. But, it just really demonstrates to me how much my mom wants my dad to be happy (My dad definitively couldn't raise us alone). Anyways. Do you think theres one person? or do you think think its all about timing and having yourself ready for when someone comes along?
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    When should parenting end (or at least change?)

    Never :). The amount of physical care just lessens. I've had the chance to live away from my parents 2,000 miles away for 8 months for school. The first semester I talked to my mom every couple days on facebook or on the phone. The second semester I called her usually everyday. It's not that I was incredibly homesick, or needed advice. It was that I was bored walking home from class and I know my mom cares:) Going home after those 8 months was a strange experince for me. I went to go see some old friends and I was nervous about what to say to my parents. Do I ask permission? Do I just leave? Do i tell them? I didn't want them to think I wasn't respecting their rules, but I also wasn't used to being taken care of. I went with my mom to the thrift store, and my mom put my jeans in her pile during check was just strange for me since I've been financial independent since last Fall. I felt out of place being home, because being taken care of was something I wasn't used to. Now that I'm back to school my mom and I have skyped, called, and fb chatted every day..well one of the 3. Maybe I don't get homesick because the first person I talk to about an interesting class or theory i've learned is my mom. But, her parenting style's changed. My parents have always been pretty leniant. I never really asked permission in high school, I just told them and they'd comment on what I was doing. I was never grounded or punished. Just talked to about certain actions. Maybe I do less stupid thnigs..I don't know haha. The only 'parenting' type thing I plan on talking to my parents about is insurance claims for a doctors appointment check up I need for a procedure I had. Other than that, I talk to my parents like I'd talk to a close friend. Maybe that method doesn't work for everyone, and some college students need there parents advice more then others. But, It works for me:) Haha. I love my mom:) She's great.
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    New to YSA?

    Hey anon. I was attending a BYU-I single adult ward 2 months after I turned 17. It's rare but happens. There might be a few younger students there as well. Look around for them if it makes you feel more comfortable. I didn't tell anyone i was younger, and it worked well for me :) No one but the bishop and my roommates knew. I love the quietness of YSA wards! haha, there are no noisy kids usually. Good luck! As time goes on you might not even notice your younger. I didn't.
  5. Just as a side note on that infograph. I feel like (at least at BYU-Idaho) college students care way more about there oral hygiene. I'm obessed with having clean teeth and I love having my teeth cleaned. My roommates and most everyone I knew at school always used mouth wash, flossing, crestwhite strips ect. Kinda of a surprising statistic to me.
  6. So, I'm not sure how many college students are on here. Or even people living away from home who have way younger siblings at home. My sister, Sarah, is 12. Yesterday she went to her first young women broadcast-I always loved those things! My parents told me that she's not going to mutual and doesn't want to go to church ect. Which, to be honest is understandable because she doesn't have any real friends at church. I remember being just like her at 12 until a new family moved into the ward. I've been really struggling with my testimony and while I'm still not quite sure where my beliefs lay I want my sister to enjoy mutual and church. Even if I'm not sure about the church, I want her at mutual. It's good for her leadership, character, social and spiritual devlopment. So, today I skyped called her right before her bedtime and I read her "The Parable of the Princesses" By Jenny Philips (An amazing short story. Any younger sister or daughter would enjoy. I liked it. I read it to the girls I visit teach). To my surprise she listened and when I asked questions she understood instead of zoning me out. I don't skype with my sister often. A few times a semester. I'm very excited to go home and see how she is. I didn't get along with her much when I was living at home. However, my goal for this summer when I'm home is to "Rebuild our relationship." So, what do people do to stay close to younger siblings when your away.
  7. It's a shame theirs not more midsingles groups around. Hopefully the area has a few older YSA in it. Going to BYU-Idaho to a student ward we were mostly younger 17-23ish. When I realized one of my FHE brother was 27 I was kind of shocked. He seemed younger. My home teacher there was late 20's and it was quite awkward. In my ward he was 'the older guy....whats his name. OH. John" I'd hate to be over 25 and in a YSA ward. When you reach YSA age, (and aren't going to a church school where attendance is mandatory to stay in college), I pretty much assume that they are their because they want to be and truly believe. That being said, finding a women in a YSA ward that would want to date a non-member seems slim. Unless the pickings there are slim. Personally, with my level of belief&views at this point in time ect. I'm hoping to marry someone that was raised in the church, goes for social reasons but doesn't fully believe :) But, if I wasn't going to a church school, I wouldn't ever be in church.
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    Dealing with peeping tom?

    @Spring girl. Yeah. I told him to get into counseling ect. He's said he's handled the issue by never going home for more then a few hours. I know he has masturbation and porn issues. But it's just like. Over the top to hear the whole thing with his sisters. He told me right after I had some similar issues with my older that point I just decided most everyone's messed up and in the end, you can't really trust anyone.
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    Son without a testimony

    It's great that he's told you. As someone else said, make sure he knows you love him. Even if he doesn't believe. I skipped church one week and my dad told me to move out. "If you live in this house. you go to church with us!" He was soo angry, screaming and yelling ect. If I told my parents my true thoughts about the church I have no idea how they'd react. I don't want to hurt them, nor do I want them to think of me differently. People can be good people without being true believing Mormons.
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    Dealing with peeping tom?

    I had a friend who's LDS, parents raised him right ect. And he told me a few months ago that since he was a young kid he's been spying on his sisters naked and masturbating to it. I was very shocked to hear him say this. He moved out of his parents house after HS and is living in an apartment about an hour away from their home. He told me he won't move back in with them again because of this issue (they don't know but he's trying to stop). And he only see's them every few weeks for dinner. I was really freaked out ect and wished he'd never told me. But, as others suggested LDS family services would be helpful. Try and solve the problem quickly.
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    Testimony meetings not blastimony meetings

    Your ward experinces sound mild compared to mine... A lady would go up every month and read letters to her dead dog. Another women would talk about the importance of getting flash drives to put info on because everything would be gone when their was a flood ect. 2nd coming is soon! ect. One women would tesify how well the last ward activity was (she was Ward activity chairperson) and how she had prayed for matching center peices. And found them at goodwill. God really did love her. He gave her those center peices. Don't even get me started about testimonies at girls camp and Youth confrences. People would go up multiple times. During one meeting no one went up for 25 minutes straight. And then everyone who went up before the lull went up a 2nd time.... And then theirs always those teenagers that announce what a rough year they've had, and how they almost commited suicide, didn't get asked to prom, will be 16 soon. Ect ect ect. Arghh.
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    Watership Down by Richard Adams

    Read a lot of it in 5th grade. A girl and I decided to read each others favorite books...HATED this book. Who wants to read about a bunch of bunnies..not me. And, the stupid glossary of words in the back. Cause we all need to know bunny language.... Maybe I should relook at it with a more mature mind....But thats just what I remember from my first encounter.
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    Analyze my dream

    Or a secret underground tunnel. As a kid most of my dreams involved secret underground tunnels. I was a sucker for spy movies and anything involving being a detective! haha.
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    Making baby headbands

    Etsy is also really cool!
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    Girl told to leave Prom over dress

    It's a really good thing these chaperons weren't at my one would be at prom. Except the guys.
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    pills vs candy

    100 level one 90 level two 60 level 3. Frankly, I think the real lesson to be learned is they need to stop making vitamins and pills look like candy. Adult vitamins with pinstripes on them..really (question mark.) Also, I got a "Fantastic!" at 60%...What does that say about today's expectations (question mark.).
  17. Just curious, how does everyone handle the sacrament with their kids?
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    Do You Dream (Spiritual) Dreams?

    I never have spiritual dreams. There always nightmares or sexual. I have a friend that says she has all sorts of spiritual dreams about those she does temple work for. Makes me wonder if I'm just not church focused enough.
  19. So, I know my parents share everything. Whats my moms is my dads. What my dad earns, my mom is welcome to. What my mom earns, my dad is welcome to. Everything goes into one account. My mom and dad will switch off who sends the check to the electric company ect. Often times i hear a "David go pay the electric bill" or "Rebecca, this bill needs paid. Can you do that today?' Everything's shared. I always thought this was odd when they bought presents for each other, since technically they were spending each others money to buy each other gifts haha. My friends parents do things a bit different. They keep the money seperate. And, the dad covers housing expenses, the mom covers groceries and they each have there own car payments ect. So, if its not too personal, What do you and your spouse do? Did you try different things? What works best? What would you wish you could do?
  20. As someone who's just beginning to drive (and failing at it) I find it quite helpful :)
  21. Whats on your list? Have you taken the trip before?
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    Road Trip Across USA? What's a must see?

    I've had boiled peanuts from a road stand in the carolinas :) i didn't like them much.
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    My crazy, scary dream.

    So, I had a dream last night for the first time in years. I NEVER DREAM! So, a week ago my VT came over and talked about how its sad that a lot of people we're leaving the ward in the coming semesters. And she only hoped the bishop could find valiant members to serve as RS, EQ ect. Dream: I was walking the hall at church and the first counsler pulled me aside. And in the hall way he said "So, future relief society president. When are we setting you apart?" I stood there thinking "RS pres? How am i supposed to be a RS pres when I'm not even sure where I stand with the church!" At first I thought he was joking. And then he went "Oh right. I'm suppoed to ask you first, Will you serve as RS president?" I ran out of the room so fast. And, woke up completley freaked out hahaa. I never, ever dream. And, to dream about church stuff is even more surprising. Have any of you had crazy church dreams?
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    David Archuleta to serve LDS mission

    He's going to chilie :) And, he started on Thursday I believe. I went shopping with a friend who announced all excited "David's starting his mission today!" I guess she knows someone who knows someone :) I honestly don't think he's very attractive. One of my friends saw him while doing baptisms in the SLC temple. She came back and said "See. Thats why I make sure i'm worthy! So i can see David at the temple!" haha.
  25. So, I'm sorry this is off my other topic but i couldn't figure out how to make it into a poll after I posted. So, please just click the little button. And then for comments go to the other thread?