marge

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  1. marge

    struggling with the law of chastity

    Are there other non-lds christians in your area? LDS are not the only christian church with strong rules about sex only within the bonds of marriage. Maybe try and make friends with like minded people who hold the same values you do, and lean on them for support when you find yourself struggling.
  2. marge

    Prayer: when you don't want to ask

    I'm sorry this is so hard for you Jane, but I think you are right to think of it how you would want your children to think about you, you want them to ask you for the things they need/want/desire. God wants you to ask him for the things you need/want/desire. But that doesn't mean the answer will always be yes, but God doesn't want that to stop you asking, just like you wouldn't want your no's to stop your children from asking you for things. Trust in God, he loves you
  3. marge

    Come Follow me 2020!

    this guy on youtube is pretty cool too, especially for a non member, he's very clear and easy to understand
  4. marge

    Come Follow me 2020!

    thank you so much, I've seen some of them on youtube, but get confused on the order so that playlist on the church's website is great
  5. I'm not LDS but my New years resolution is to stick to come follow me for the year, and its on the book of mormon, which is perfect, because I really should read the whole book. Anyone else excited for come follow me this year?
  6. Thanks so much for the responses. I was more interested in anyones experiences with young people and these courses. I think its a great thing for young men and women to do these sorts of courses, life skills don't seem to be taught to them in the mainstream school system. Do you think it helped the young persons chance of success? Do most of the youth do these courses? Is it expected that the youth participate in courses like this? Is it a cultural expectation of parents to want their children to participate in these courses? (sort like parents want their children to serve missions)
  7. I've been looking through all the self improvement courses offered by the LDS church, like the self reliance course, the job hunting course. I think its fabulous! I was wondering if this is a structured thing offered by the church in classroom settings, and if the courses are expected to be completed by members or are totally optional, or perhaps a mixture of both? Have you done or know people who have done these courses? I'm especially interested in the job search and starting a business courses offered. I think this is a great resource offered by your church, this sort of thing is not taught to our young people in schools, I think LDS youth have a great advantage with this information available to them.
  8. marge

    History Buff's

    I find the LDS word of wisdom fascinatingly accurate when it comes to providing good sound guidelines for a health code I saw a dietician (which wasn't cheap by the way!) a while ago and her advice was High fibre low sugar, lots of fruit and veggies and whole grains No coffee or tea (especially in the morning, you are already dehydrated and coffee or tea will just make that worse) Herbal tea is a good choice is you must have something More lentils and beans and limited meat Don't drink alcohol and of course don't smoke Sounds like the word of wisdom to me
  9. marge

    Why is sealing necessary?

    I think its the most beautiful teaching of the LDS church, I love the idea of an eternal marriage. I'm not an LDS member so this is just my personal view on it, but the bible says there is no marriage in heaven, so if you want to be married in heaven it needs to happen here, in the temple (or maybe in the spirit world? But before the resurrection), and because traditional marriage is only until death, you would need to be sealed for eternity so you your marriage is valid in heaven. LDS members, please weigh in and let me know if my interpretation is ok?
  10. marge

    Are all the leaders rich?

    I don't see a problem with church leaders being paid, that way they can dedicate their efforts to the church completely, it makes sense that the church would look after them. In my faith all the priests, bishops etc are financially looked after by the church, that way they can concentrate fully on their job in the church. I don't see an issue with it at all.
  11. This is brilliant news, I'm so happy for all 3 of you. Best of luck and God bless.
  12. marge

    the word of wisdom

    I wasn't aware that LDS members could drink instant coffee and green and white tea or decaf coffee, I thought these things were against the word of wisdom? Just trying to make sure I'm understanding the LDS beliefs correctly.
  13. marge

    Joy to the World!?

    I find this so interesting, the lyrics for Joy to the World were written in 1719 by Isaac Watts and while some of the original song is in this version of it, it is quite different, so I guess you'd have to look to the LDS church to find out what they meant when they changed the lyrics and if they intended those changes to change the meaning of the original song, which was about the birth of Christ. I've sung this song so many times it really took me aback for a second trying to work out what was going on. For anyone who would like to see the differences the original lyrics are below with the original words that have been changed bolded. Joy To The World Joy to the World , the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven and nature sing, And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing. Joy to the World, the Savior reigns! Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat, the sounding joy. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as, the curse is found. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, wonders, of His love.
  14. So if you did follow through on it, it would be the shock of his life and really get you the results you are after. You can't just complain and pray and hope that something will change, you need to take action, you need to follow through
  15. Thats why I think an ultimatum is appropriate. He either steps up to the plate and actually takes responsibility and actually does the job he insisted on having (stay at home dad) or he gets a job so you can do it. Make it clear to him that those are his choices. Stand your ground, I'd also be insisting on marriage counselling, you can't live like this for the rest of your life, something needs to change