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  1. KScience

    struggling with the law of chastity

    Have you confided your feelings to anyone near you? As lovely as the people are here, internet support only goes so far. Meeting let alone dating members is more difficult in some places. I am in the UK where wards are mostly composed of lots of families and lots of single women. Depending on your age can also make it harder. Is there a Young Single Adult program or institute class you can attend? Knowing people who are in the same boat and choose the same standards as you can be really supportive. It may involve a lot of travel, but you get to know people well on a road trip. This is a challenge I have also faced. It IS hard. BUT it is achievable. I found really understanding the purposes for the law of chastity helped. Having a testimony of the purpose of the family and an eternal perspective can help to keep you focussed. We have very powerful hormonal urges for a reason, but there is a time and a season for all things. As a teenage convert myself it took a real shift in my thinking to embrace the law of chastity. I learned to walk away from people and situations that would make it more difficult and fill my life with positive things that would support me to live it more easily. It is SO hard to have faith that there will be a chance for you to find a partner, but stranger things have happened!!! I am now an older divorced single sister facing the same challenges as you and feel I have even less chance of finding a partner in the church. But I live a full life, try focus on the positives and have faith that my Father in Heaven loves me, has a plan for me... even if I don't know what it is. If I don't meet a church member, I could have a relationship with someone who respects my values. However these men are few and far between too. Sorry for my ramblings, but I do hope you can find someone to support you through this challenge.
  2. KScience

    The COVID thread

    The 2 week self isolation is imposed to avoid needing to test. My son lost his grandfather last week (my ex husbands father). He had a positive test for Covid 19. His whole extended family had a party the weekend before (despite the government restrictions in place). All of them are now in isolation for 14 days. That is at least 8 households. None of them will be tested unless hospitalised. My son did not go to the party and caught a LOT of flack from the extended family initially. We can't underestimate the effect of going to family party feel a bit under the weather (and now thinking it was the virus) is having on my sons cousin. Today his grandmother developed a cough and feels warm to the touch. She is also in her 70s and has underlying health issues. He may be 27 but he is still my son and not being able to travel to console him or just give him a hug is difficult. But not as difficult as it is for the staff in hospitals which were already stretched to capacity. Final year students on my course have already been drafted in to support...and its only just beginning here.
  3. KScience

    The COVID thread

    Disheartened by the reports of people swarming to public places over the weekend. The word avoid apparently is not strong enough for most is seems. Schools, pubs, clubs and cafes, shutdown and yet people have not figured that social isolation is needed. I can see total lockdown on the cards. Grateful that food storage has meant I have escaped most of the shopping madness. Appreciating the consistency of the Come Follow me Program, sad that I wont be able to partake of the sacrament for a while and missing my Sunday School class.
  4. It goes with the government order for social distancing: Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  5. Heard on the news this evening that The Church of England has cancelled all services but churches are staying open and Muslim leaders have called for all services including Friday prayers to be suspended. My (inactive) sons response ..... well looks like God told the prophet first
  6. KScience

    Another Boris Thrashing in the UK Parliament

    Corbyn will continue until a new leader is elected on 4th April. At the moment only the Conservative party are a functioning party, which is worrying as there is no one to hold them accountable. PM questions is often entertaining, however many parliamentary debates are poorly attended and less than thrilling
  7. KScience

    Sacrament at home prep

    Still waiting for instructions in our ward. At least my ministering brother contacted me (for the first time ever) and I got the chance to ask what the arrangements would be if this was to be a long term arrangement.
  8. KScience

    The COVID thread

    Well things are changing so quickly. UK government have held off shutting schools and implementing social distancing and getting lots of flack for not following most european countries. But different companies and organisations are cancelling events. I have now been personally affected as the university has been shut down and remote teaching for the next 3 weeks followed by 2 weeks of easter break. Still waiting to hear what is happening to placements, not sure many hospital wards are going to want students in the way. And UK travel to US is going to be added to the banned list from Tuesday
  9. KScience

    Moving away when you're the Bishop

    Things will only change if your son changes. If HE wishes to cut ties with the toxic relationship then it will happen, if not your moving him may back fire. He will just find other people who are similar because he had a need to seek this kind of relationship in the first place. You need to address the root cause of his seeking out relationships with people who you dont think are good for him. What does he get out of the relationship? How can that need be met in a way that is better for him?
  10. KScience

    Primary Activities

    It is an eye opener that you have so many activities a month! Here in the UK we had one a month. Attendance was always sporadic, although the "challenging" children always seemed to be present. We also did not have a specific activities coordinator it was down to primary presidency. I am now out of primary, but was chatting to my old primary Pres about how the changes were going. She is very happy to support the parents and intends to spend lots of time talking to, calling and emailing parents and encouraging them. her biggest challenge is teaching the adults how to set goals in a meaningful and supportive way, so that is going to be the Jan activity.
  11. At grassroots level it was unfortunately very obvious that this was going to happen. Labour needed to understand that this was an election about Brexit and all the other policies were window dressing. Corbyn's stance on Brexit was a HUGE nail in the coffin and not attacking the 10 year record of the standing party adequately did it for the Labour party. I am sure he would be a perfectly civil neighbour, but does not have the personality to go up against Johnson - even when Johnson refused to play his part in the media circus (avoided 2 major televised appearances and made some rather big bloopers when he did appear live on camera). I don't know anyone who was not a very left Labour supporter who was convinced by the party this time round. So people felt like they could vote for Conservatives (get out of EU) Labour (let's have another negotiation and a referendum on that deal and drag it out EVEN longer) or Liberal Democrat (revoke article 50)....... It was always going to be down to Brexit and people are SOOOO sick and tired of it they just want out.
  12. As the token Brit...... It was no surprise that the Conservatives won. The labour party went back to the 1970's with their manifesto - and we are will never be a socialist voting country. Corbyn was the wrong leader, too wishy washy on Europe and his "I will remain neutral" was indefensible on the doorstep or in interview. His extreme left views were always going to haunt him - wrong man for the job. The fact that the Labour party have publicly admitted this is more shocking. The surprise is how many voters swung to the conservative party in parts of the country that are confirmed red votes. I think this is more of a product of picking "worst best option". I worry that not having a credible opposition of any political persuasion means that the mechanisms for balance of power are gone. We will now see Boris Johnson's true colours as he has been trying to play to both sides of the fence with the very small majority that was voted into power just 2 years ago. In politics everything can change so quickly.
  13. KScience

    Financial Whistleblower

    SLTrib is unavailable in European countries......................... NO great loss then I am guessing???
  14. KScience

    Career Change - Advice?

    Well done, seems like things are all going in the right direction
  15. KScience

    Advice for a Gospel Doctrine Teacher

    Thanks everyone, Had a bit more time to digest your advice. I am not the type of teacher to deliver a lecture - so I am glad that many of you have given the advice which matches my preferred teaching style. I am much more predisposed to get people active and doing things (too many years of teaching practical subjects) In order to facilitate a class discussion which focuses on the doctrine and its application to individuals, I believe that I will need to be well versed in the doctrine covered in the reading; so am spending my time identifying the doctrines covered and making sure I have plenty of sources to keep the conversation on track. I know the importance of use good questioning skills to ensure that everyone can participate and contribute no matter what their level of understanding, so again am preparing a range of questions that may be useful to get things going. Of course this fortnights reading covers BOTH the second coming and the fall........ plenty of room for speculation and going off topic; so will make sure that the discussion stays on what is discussed by Paul at this time (is it time to start preparing for Revelation already???) and make sure we focus on the positive messages in the reading.