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  1. Okay well thank you for your input. I've never had anyone correct me on this since I joined The Church years ago, so I appreciate it 👍
  2. I can respect this. It's easy for us to judge others based on the little we know, but it's always better to actually talk to someone face to face and get real answers.
  3. Thanks for your explanation. I've heard the history of that group was pretty interesting, and that The Church could've gone that direction if it weren't for Brigham Young. Upon reading I noticed that they do have some different doctrinal beliefs than we have, with some being completely different like that Jesus was not the Son of God (a false belief), but I noticed that they go to church on Saturday instead of Sunday to observe the Biblical Sabbath. My question is, how come we don't do this?
  4. Thanks for the links @Jane_Doe and @The Folk Prophet and @NeedleinA So they're not affiliated with the Community of Christ?
  5. No not at all. Just opinions on what they believe, the history, compare/contrast, etc.
  6. I just recently heard of the Strangite LDS Church, and was told it was a cult. What are all of your thoughts on them? Officially they call themselves The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Strangite).
  7. I feel like you need to go back to the beginning. Back to where you and your wife were dating and not yet married. Remember what drew you to her in the first place; there must have been a little bit of attraction right? Or what is it her personality that was attractive to you? Ponder it all, and write it down. That way you can review it at a later time and look at it on paper. We don't start out dating people that we don't like, or that we find unattractive. So that's why I'm telling you to go back to that time, because whatever drew you to her could help you out now. I've had issues with my husband too, and we've been married less than 2 years. I did what I'm telling you and it helped me realize that despite the issues of today, that person I married is still the same person I met several years ago. The same could be said with your wife I'm sure. The fact that she came from a single mother household means that she has some deep-rooted issues that she needs to open up with you about. When you find her in a good mood (or at least calm), talk to her about HER. Her past, how she feels every day, what her definition of love is...get to know her again. Getting her to open up with you will alleviate a lot of the tension that you're experiencing with her. Bring God into the marriage again. The problem with today's world is that people think they can have a happy, romantic marriage with lots of "love" but leave God out of the equation, and it doesn't help that movies and music portray that too. I'd say the first step to bringing God in is by praying together, every day. Even if neither of you feel like it; that's the time to get on your knees.
  8. That's so rude of those members to tell you which ward you "should" go to. That's none of their business. In regards to singles wards, usually they want singles between the ages 18-30 (sometimes 31, at my old singles ward there used to be a guy there who was 32). If you're older than that, then the family ward is the next step. Simple as that Again sorry that you were told that, it's so offputting but sometimes people don't have filters. What can you do.
  9. I've explored the forums before introducing myself, so I should probably do that huh Anyways my name is Morgaine. My husband and I are newlyweds and have just begun our new life together. We are both active members of the LDS church, and are working towards enriching our spiritual lives. I was brought up in a fundamentalist Christian home, and converted to the LDS church when I was in high school. Currently my husband and I are both working full time and working on finishing up our degrees. I love horseback riding, classical music, and family ❤️ Jesus comes first in my life, and I'm trying to get closer to Him. I've been a ghost follower since last year when this site was called MormonHub, and love to read the posts and give my input. Looking forward to getting to know everyone and explore. Have a great day!!!
  10. If he says he doesn't care whether you attend or not, give it time to see if he really means that. Why give up on someone you haven't gotten to know yet based on an assumption, you know? I'd give it a try if I were you.
  11. That's not the same thing. It says in scriptures that we cannot go to the Father without going through the Son first; it doesn't get any plainer than that. If this wasn't true, our church wouldn't be called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  12. I feel like it all depends on you and the guy. You can make it work out but it takes two to do so, and a lot of commitment from both sides. One thing to keep in mind is when you are marrying/dating someone of a different faith, that it will be 2x harder to keep the relationship stable than if you were with someone like-minded. Don't get me wrong, people with the same beliefs face their own problems. With that being said, it's good to start out getting to know each other's beliefs on small things. If you two mesh really well and actually have things in common in those topics, then it's easier to move on to getting to know their deeper beliefs. It's good to have this foundation before you follow through with something serious. To make it work out, I would suggest that you get to know each other's things that you have in common and dwell on those. Do things together that you like doing, go to church with him to be supportive (if it doesn't go against your beliefs to attend), etc. And he would need to do the same for you. That's why I stress that making it work needs to come from both sides. Another thing to add (I could go on forever trust me haha I'm trying to refrain myself) is that you need to have some respect for what he believes. You don't have to believe it, but accept that he does and that it's his life. And he must do that for you. This makes it so when he does things to enrich his spiritual life, that you won't get annoyed or angry at him. Vice versa. I hope it works out! LDS guys are great 😀
  13. Don't worry. I am totally against fornication and cohabitation before marriage that is a great deceit that exists in my generation and other generations before me, that living together is the way to go.
  14. This brings up another question to add to the OP's questions: When we say "Lord", who are we referring to?
  15. So in John 14:13-14, what do you think Jesus is referring to? When you ask for something in Jesus' name, aren't you praying to/addressing Jesus?
  16. It can go both ways. You can end the prayer with "in Jesus' name Amen" or begin with "Thank you Jesus for...." or "Dear Jesus, etc...". I know that @zil wasn't arguing with me. Her and I were having a peaceful debate about what is written in scriptures. True, there are many ways to interpret scriptures but it's clear who we worship/pray to.
  17. I wouldn't call quoted scriptures "anomalies". Jesus instructs: "And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it". This is in John 14:13-14. That's fine if you don't agree with me. You may pray as you wish. But you can't deny what's in scriptures. That's all I have to say about it.
  18. Thank you so much! I do have supportive family and a couple of close friends, but it means a lot to have like-minded folks like all of you to help me out in this hard time. I knew him for many years before this, so I assumed I knew him really well. He always took his duties and the Gospel seriously, but would on and off struggle with curiosity to worldly things. I guess you don't really know a person until you live with them; and we never lived together prior to marriage. He says that I'm not entirely innocent in this because I knew what I was getting into, but in a way I didn't. I would've never signed up for this. But we've been going to counseling it he seems to be getting a bit better, and I'm becoming more patient. We'll see what happens. I definitely believe divorce should always be the absolute last option.
  19. Thank you for words. How do I put my name down at the temple?
  20. He does plead our case, which is why we need to address Him in prayer. The Bible mentions it countless times: “We have one who speaks to the Father in our defense—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world” (1 John 2:1, 2) , and "to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both their's and our's" (1 Corinthians 1:2). In coming to Jesus, we come to the Father. And yes, Jesus did teach his disciples how to pray to the Father in Matt. 6:9. But in His (Jesus' name). Keep in mind that Jesus instructed that before His crucifixion and resurrection.
  21. No you're right, I guess I just worded it wrong. But when it comes to repentance/asking for forgiveness, we must address Jesus Christ since He is our Mediator between us and the Father.
  22. When I pray, I pray to both God the Father (Elohim) and Jesus Christ. Because they are separate Individuals, and also because They are both in the Godhead. Jesus is our Mediator, so when we repent of sin or pray in general, Christ is the one who receives it, and then the Father. It's important to worship Both Father and Son and address them by name. I agree with you that Protestantism and the Christian world in general (the LDS church included) have brought in a lot of pagan customs and traditions that should never have entered the church. Our major holidays like Christmas, Easter, and Halloween all stream from pagan roots, and these roots include spiritualism, human sacrifice to gods/spirits, and other things that are in direct contrast with our Christian roots. We see the family aspects of these holidays, because the Christian world has adopted these holidays and made them fun and seemingly innocent. God requires of us to discern and "dwell in the world but not be of the world". Which means we separate ourselves from anything that isn't holy.
  23. I think that even if like is going A-ok, it's still important to have ministers visit and spend their time with you (or anyone in general who is having things go well) because in an instant, that can change. Life has a funny way of doing that. In happy times, we have to build up our faith so that in not-so-great times, we can draw upon that faith because it's so strong. That's how I feel anyways.
  24. When we ask God for knowledge (doctrinal, spiritual guidance, survival, etc.), He will grant it to us. Matthew 21:22 says "And whatever you ask in prayer you will receive, if you have faith". After we receive this knowledge, it's our responsibility to put it into action. This is why we are called to self-reliance; we are relying on God to guide us so that we can find the strength to pursue the insight that God grants us to follow. We can't carry out His will without using our own mental/physical strength.