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  1. @without_you - First, welcome! I'm sorry you're struggling. I haven't read all the responses but what comes to my mind is 'what you feed, grows' so I suggest focusing on your strengths and what you do have/did get. Focus on the positives and choose to be optimistic and trust that things happen when they're supposed to (even if we don't see/understand it). Wishing you all the best!
  2. @AbramM - First, welcome! Second, I admire the fact that you're putting having a common church with your fiancée as such a high priority. If it helps, these are our beliefs in a nutshell: 1 We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost. 2 We believe that men will be punished for their own sins, and not for Adam’s transgression. 3 We believe that through the Atonement of Christ, all mankind may be saved, by obedience to the laws and ordinances of the Gospel. 4 We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the Gospel are: first, Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; second, Repentance; third, Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins; fourth, Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost. 5 We believe that a man must be called of God, by prophecy, and by the laying on of hands by those who are in authority, to preach the Gospel and administer in the ordinances thereof. 6 We believe in the same organization that existed in the Primitive Church, namely, apostles, prophets, pastors, teachers, evangelists, and so forth. 7 We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth. 8 We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God. 9 We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God. 10 We believe in the literal gathering of Israel and in the restoration of the Ten Tribes; that Zion (the New Jerusalem) will be built upon the American continent; that Christ will reign personally upon the earth; and, that the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory. 11 We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may. 12 We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law. 13 We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men; indeed, we may say that we follow the admonition of Paul—We believe all things, we hope all things, we have endured many things, and hope to be able to endure all things. If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report or praiseworthy, we seek after these things.
  3. Oh, and good luck with the job hunt!
  4. Right from the CFM manual:
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    Hi im new

    Welcome! Glad to have you here.
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    Name of the Church

    To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven - Ecclesiastes 3:1
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    Law of Chastity questions

    First, welcome to the forum. As mentioned, go to your bishops asap since that is who can answer your questions. Aside from that, put some measures in place to prevent this from happening again.
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    Did you ever use second hand things with your baby?

    @Junior - My parents raised a bunch of kids and none of us were put in costly strollers, cribs, outfits, etc yet all of us survived just fine. Please be a voice of reason to your girlfriend and keep in mind that giving in is not always the best thing to do.
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    Nonbeliever's questions about your faith

    We don't really stick our noses in other people's business and just hope people will make different choices as they learn and grow. There is a consequence though. Not following the Word of Wisdom is one of the things that can keep a person from having a temple recommend. That said, everything God asks us to do is for our benefit so even if drinking coffee seems harmless, God (who created us) says otherwise.
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    Temple Names

    @Grunt Since the OR feature is new, your ward consultants may not be very familiar with it yet. If that's the case, you can always call the help line 1-866-406-1830.
  11. Every kid is different and what works for one may not work for another. If you were an easy child to raise, your mom may not have any idea what to do if your son is more of a challenge. *Please* spend some time listening to the podcasts/reading the posts on the site I posted earlier. It will help all of you.
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    Not opening priesthood with prayer

    Just had another thought - Have either of you been to the temple? The endowment is a Priesthood meeting full of instruction and doesn't begin with prayer. There's your precedence.
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    Can you name the artist?

    Thanks so much @Nuero!! You rock!!
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    Not opening priesthood with prayer

    Seems to me there's nothing stopping him from saying a silent prayer beforehand.
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    Can you name the artist?

    I was going through some files and came across this image. I can't make out the name that seems to be written on the left shoulder. Anyone have any guesses of the artist or where I might look for where it may have been used before and when (ie Ensign in the 80s...)? Thanks so much!