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  1. "No Problem" especially from someone serving/waiting on you. Of course its no problem, you're being paid to do it!!! "My pleasure", or "Certainly Sir/Ma'am", or a lot of other responses are more graceful and proper.
  2. Germany, currently probably. Another year or 2 with Merkles immigration policies - no way. DW's brother who has lived in Germany 35 years now (with 2 kids born there) is talking about moving back to the U.S.
  3. Some Temples I like, some I don't The Dallas Temple (and the ones like it) is made for midgets. The dressing rooms are too small for a full sized 6'1" man to comfortably get changed, the lockers are so small everything you put in them gets wrinkled, the chairs in the endowment room are too small and too low for a large man and the Celestial Room is gray looking and looks dingy and is very small - you get more than 12 people in it and its crowded. I feel no Spirit there at all except one of depression. Having lived here for 15 years now, I've been to it 4 or 5 times and I've had a valid Temple Recommend through all of it. I do love the Orlando Temple which we visit every time we go back there (used to live there and were sealed there)
  4. There are LDS Singles dating websites. I met my wife on one way back in the very early days of the internet. We were both middle aged adult converts. Google "LDS Singles"
  5. I was half expecting them to need to re-organize the First Presidency between sessions. President Monson did not look good. I saw that he was helped out by a younger man and then a women took his other arm. I don't believe the Church is hiding things, I believe his health condition is a personal thing to him. I do wish he had given his talk sitting down though.
  6. Are LDS as 'judgmental' as Christians are? Come on PC -- LDS ARE Christians
  7. The new name/key word = iPhone Seriously, I've often wondered if the 'stone in the hat' Joseph Smith used was actually a crystal that served the same purpose as our computer/tablet/phone screens.
  8. I thought the forums were for the members - I guess I was wrong. Probably won't be here a lot then, I'm sure that's no loss to anyone here.
  9. Why did 'they' disable the ipc format? - it was what made this new site bearable How do we get 'them' to re-enable it?
  10. No, have not seen a news broadcast in well over a decade. I preferred newspapers before the internet, and been getting my news online since the days of dialup. I really dislike visual formats, my brain works too fast and I have been tested at reading over 600 wpm. Someone reading the news on a TV or monitor is just too slow for me. I almost never do news video's online.
  11. Oh, this is me, 100%. I know not all people are good at public speaking but please PLEASE take the time necessary to prepare and don't wait until the last minute or 'wing it'. A 10 minute talk takes much more than 10 minutes to prepare. I think I spent 4 to 5 hours (over the 2 weeks I had) preparing my last talk (which ran 13 minutes)
  12. Yeah, I don't doubt for a minute that its hard, but you know what? most worthwhile things are. Cravings whether its porn, cigs, booze, etc hit hard for a while, then with time they get to be less and less. I gave up smoking long before joining the Church, man that was rough, but I've been smoke free for 27 years now and let me tell you, I have not had a craving for a long time (at least 25 years) and in fact I can't stand to be near a smoker. Cravings are strong for a few months, may be even a year but then come further and further in between. It'll eventually be the same with your porn issue, just hold to it. As my tagline says: Worship, without sacrifice, is just words. We all have our favorite sins, but we can rise above them, its not always easy but its worth it. I wish you well.
  13. 6 months, you are lucky. To me a Full tithe payer is one that pays for an entire year. Are you actually looking for the Blessings of going to the Temple, or do you just want to claim you have a Temple Marriage? something to think about. All I know is what I read on your post here, I don't know you or your circumstances but it appears to me you have not yet caught the Spirit of the Temple and what it actually stands for, and perhaps that's what the Bishop is seeing also..
  14. That's kind of like telling your kids "Because I said so" I think we bend over backwards sometimes to believe things just because they are in an ancient record called 'The Bible' I think we really need to acknowledge that the Book of Genesis was a primitive peoples way of explaining things they had no explanation for. It was an oral history handed down for 2000 years or so before it was written down. I look at much of the Old Testament as allegory and faith promoting story. I learn the lessons available with out having to believe they are historical and accurate.