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caligirlsighs posted a topic in LDS Gospel DiscussionWell, Christmas was...interesting. Conversation with my family at Christmas: A family member uses the word "mormon" while another family member uses the word "LDS" to describe our church and ask if we were still members and attending. My 16 year old lovingly tried to correct them with some of the suggested tips President Nelson asked us to use regarding the name change. After they apologized and started asking her some questions about the church and some of her activities she's been involved in lately in and out of the church they asked where they could go to get some of the information she was talking about. "LDS.org!" she excitedly told them. Cue the eyebrow lift in my direction on their end. A few more minutes go by. Then we pulled the Bible out to read the Nativity story for Christmas. My son asked if we could watch the movie too. My family said, "the movie?" "Yeah!" he replied. "Where can we find it?" they asked. "Mormon.org." Now I was getting THE LOOK from them. i just let them have it. What can you POSSIBLY say to that other than "you win!" They laughed. I laughed. At least they know I believe in Jesus. *Sigh* Sink down in chair. Conversation with kids on the way back to where we were staying: "Maybe as we visit more family members this week we just NOT hit on certain subjects, okay?" My now humbled 16 year old. "Done." Please share your funny The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (gulp for breath) name change stories.
I'm looking for guidance or help or general support. My husband went through a life crisis about 4 years ago. A few really hard things happened on his life and he didn't handle it well. as a reaction, he claims he doesn't believe in God and has no faith. I married him in the temple. We both were strong, active returned missionaries. We both married agreeing on living a life in the Church. We have 3 kids, and my husband doesn't do anything with regards to church. He refuses to use his priesthood. He hasn't been to the temple in a few years. What do I do with this??? He is anti-God and claims he doesn't believe in Christ, the Atonement or anything to do with God.
CuriousSaint25 posted a topic in LDS Gospel DiscussionI have a question regarding our roles as "agents unto ourselves". If we have complete free agency as humans, and must be tested to see if we will always choose the right in all the crazy and hectic scenarios that life will throw at us, then how does God protect us? What is his role in our lives? And how can the verses found in Matthew 6:25-34 be applicable in our lives? In those verses, Christ states we should take no thought for what's to come tomorrow, from what we eat to what we wear...but if you feel that you are being met with crazy challenges in life but you have agency of how we should deal with our cllenges, then what is God doing to guide us to a great life?