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  1. Seeing that he was going through a disciplinary council, he was most likely somewhere on the road of repentance. A person does not have to go through that council if he does not want to.
  2. When I think I'm clear in my communication about the chores my kids need to do, and 2 minutes later they are playing outside, or reading books. They were underly compelled.
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    Temples and Adult Converts

    From what I understand, the only exception is sealings. You can do sealings as a vicarious spouse before you've done that yourself.
  4. This sounds like serious depression. I've been there. It is rough, but treatable. I suggest seeing that he sees either your family doctor or a psychiatrist to take a questionnaire or two and get a diagnosis and help. I wish you, your son, and your family the best.
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    I am my own worst enemy

    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/scriptures/bofm/alma/8.10?lang=eng#p10 10 Nevertheless Alma alabored much in the spirit, bwrestling with God in cmighty prayer, that he would pour out his Spirit upon the people who were in the city; that he would also grant that he might baptize them unto repentance. I used to think Alma wrestled against God (spiritually) in opposition. It wasn't until years after my mission I thought of the other way "with" could be interpreted. That Alma was accompanied by God in his wrestle.
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    Primary Activities

    You had brought up the point of parent involvement. @Manners Matter was giving suggestions on how to proceed with that idea. It's too late (or too early ) now to do it in October.
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    I am my own worst enemy

    Alarms go off and then you turn them off. I've always found that awkward.
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    Tolkien Humor

    I think you meant MOO!!! MOOO!
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    Miracle Not Understood???

    Maybe the reason was to prompt you to post your question here and to get one or more forum members to think and reflect about miracles in their life... Thank you.
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    Miracle Not Understood???

    I don't recall anything like that in my life. Without more details (and I can understand that you don't want to share much of such an experience), it's hard to think of a reason. The one thought I have is, if there was another person involved, or witnessed it, that it was for that person and not for you?
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    Why Eternal Progression?

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    Why Eternal Progression?

    Any fantasy geeks here? This topic reminds me of Brandon Sanderson's Stormlight Archive series. There's a group of "magic users" (using the term loosely). They have to say a series of oaths to gain access to more power/abilities. Each order has a different set of oaths, except they all have the first one. https://coppermind.net/wiki/Immortal_Words
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    Essential Oils, Do they work?

    I had always been prejudiced against them simply because of the name "Essential." There's nothing essential (meaning necessary) about them. Then someone explained that the adjective is used because the oils are made of the 'essence' of the different plants. I guess that makes sense, but I still think the name is misleading.
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    Necessary Thanksgiving Foods

    If I was on death row and had to pick my last meal, it would be Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, all drowning in gravy, with green bean casserole and strawberry jello with a pretzel crust. Apple or cherry pie for dessert.
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    Ward Boundary Changes

    From what I understand, a person or family does not HAVE to attend the ward that they are geographically assigned to. Anyone is welcome to attend any ward or building they'd like. The leaders will probably strongly encourage you to attend the 'proper' ward. But I don't think many bishops will tell a person to stop coming because they don't live in the boundaries. I've witnessed the exact opposite on multiple occasions. I've even seen some families get their records moved to ward they don't live in. It's not usual, but it's an option. The town I live in has 16k people and 4 wards. A couple years ago, the boundaries were realigned. We kept the same number of wards. I've talked with some people who have been involved. They (the ones I talked to, not saying it's universal) looked at city and school boundaries, natural (mountains, valleys, etc) areas, number of children, number of tithe payers, Melchizedek priesthood holders, families that hold FHE, future development sites, and more.