marge

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About marge

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  1. Thank you everyone for your help. After a lot of prayer, prescription has been filled and I'm taking my medication, I wouldn't say it's guilt free, but I'm working on it 😊
  2. LOL, thank you, I'll try
  3. Hello everyone, I'm not really sure where to post this so I hope this is the right spot. I was wondering what the LDS view on contraception is? I was raised very catholic so was taught that contraception as a mortal sin. The only time it is acceptable to use contraception according to Catholicism (other than NFP, thats allowed) is in the case of health, and that the motivation for taking said contraception (like the pill for example) is for the health benefits and not for avoiding getting pregnant. I'm interested to hear the LDS view on this subject. I've just been prescribed The Pill to help with pre-menopause symptoms, and I guess the catholic guilt is strong! I'd love to hear a different viewpoint. Thank you Marge
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
  8. 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?
  9. 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)
  10. 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.
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    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
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    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?
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    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.
  14. This is brilliant news, I'm so happy for all 3 of you. Best of luck and God bless.
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    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.