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by oliblish
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 1503

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

I remember back when my wife and I used to attend the temple after we were married. She would always ask me afterward what I learned that was new. It added a little more pressure each visit because I would have to come up with something to say afterward. That little bit of extra pressure did't help ...
by oliblish
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling
Replies: 36
Views: 1069

Re: "We don't say that person is gay..." - I'm furious about labeling

I would love to hear an official explanation for keeping the name of their Mormon and Gay website: https://mormonandgay.churchofjesuschrist.org/ That's a double victory for Satan perpetrated by the church itself. Let's see. What should they change it to? https://MemberOfTheChurchOfJesusChristOfLatt...
by oliblish
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Silver fox is coming!
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Silver fox is coming!

Get an audio recorder app for you phone and record the meeting. It isn't too hard but make sure to test things out before the actual meeting. You never know when one of these guys will say something interesting, and it is always nice to have a recording of it. We are a record keeping people after al...
by oliblish
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: People Investigates: Cults
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: People Investigates: Cults

Wow, I need to watch this. It looks like you can watch the first season free on the website, but you need to pay for season 2. This channel might start providing content for HULU soon. I don't see it on Netflix or Amazon Prime. (It is on amazon but you need to pay) Most episodes/cults have very str...
by oliblish
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: People Investigates: Cults
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: People Investigates: Cults

Wow, I need to watch this. It looks like you can watch the first season free on the website, but you need to pay for season 2. This channel might start providing content for HULU soon. I don't see it on Netflix or Amazon Prime. (It is on amazon but you need to pay)
by oliblish
Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous

Shouldn’t his “balance on a knife’s edge” analogy be a template for all church messaging? They have to appease the old and the young. They have to appease the smart and dumb. They have to appease the believer and unbeliever. They have to speak out of both sides of their mouth in order to communicat...
by oliblish
Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Re: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous

Ironically enough when it comes to the race and the priesthood essay, the church is a "fence-sitter." You have got to admin that they are really in a bind. No matter which side of the fence (or knife edge) they come down on there are problems. Do we blame the racism on God or God's mouthpiece? So to...
by oliblish
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous
Replies: 15
Views: 582

Elder Snow: Race essay was intentionally ambiguous

Elder Steven E. Snow was recently interviewed on the Salt Lake Tribune podcast Mormon Land episode 93. When asked if the Race essay was carefully worded to be ambiguous he said: With race We kind of tried to balance it on a knife's edge ... We tried to really balance the best we could on the informa...
by oliblish
Thu Aug 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: An update from Holland - the country
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: An update from Holland - the country

Anything new going on with the church in Holland? Or are you even aware of how things are going there anymore?
by oliblish
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less
Replies: 19
Views: 879

Re: Elder Steven Snow: Most Members Couldn't Care Less

How can you care or not care about something you know nothing about and have never even heard about?
by oliblish
Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Are youth really leaving?
Replies: 36
Views: 1631

Re: Are youth really leaving?

I live in an upper middle income area of Alpine Ut, with several wards in our stake being very affluent. My observation is that I don't see many people leaving the church. In fact, we've had at least 6 new families move into our ward recently, each one more TBM than the last. I see evidence that so...
by oliblish
Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a good marriage counselor
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: How to find a good marriage counselor

wtfluff wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:56 am
PM's "sit in the outbox" until the recipient reads them.
Thanks. Good to know.
by oliblish
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a good marriage counselor
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: How to find a good marriage counselor

Thanks to everyone for their input. I have a couple of counselors to consider and might be contacting them soon. By the way, I have tried to PM a couple of people about their responses, but for some reason the PMs just seem to sit in the outbox and don't appear to be sent. Maybe I am doing something...
by oliblish
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?
Replies: 18
Views: 661

Re: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?

Nelson did not apologize, but the guy (Brown) and introduced him implyed he did, maybe in private? From the SLTrib reporting on the event: Nelson did not apologize for the church’s previous racial policy, but Brown seemed to suggest the faith already had. The Latter-day Saints “had the courage to s...
by oliblish
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Secret combinations
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: Secret combinations

I remember once in gospel doctrine class the teacher had us turn to the Book of Abraham Facsimiles and talked about them for quite a while. I was a believer at the time and thought it was kind of weird and tuned most of it out. I look back on that now and wonder if he was sending out a signal. One w...
by oliblish
Thu Jul 25, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a good marriage counselor
Replies: 10
Views: 348

Re: How to find a good marriage counselor

Who Knew? wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:11 pm
Sent you a PM.
I didn't seem to receive your message. My inbox is empty. Can you please send it again?

Thanks
by oliblish
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a good marriage counselor
Replies: 10
Views: 348

How to find a good marriage counselor

I am looking for advice in finding a good marriage counselor. I would need someone in Utah County or south Salt Lake that has worked with mixed faith couples before. Does anyone know of some good counselors of have advice on how to look for one? I think my RBM DW is ready to throw in the towel and I...
by oliblish
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Trickster God
Replies: 113
Views: 2491

Re: The Trickster God

https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.linkingarms.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F11%2FScreen-shot-2014-11-12-at-2.50.19-PM.png&f=1 Worth more than a thousand words as far adding to the trickster god pile. This photo was also in the June 1980 Ensign. There was a three page article...
by oliblish
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: To tell in-laws or not?
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: To tell in-laws or not?

I am going through something similar right now. I have not believed for going on 7 years now. I told my wife about it a couple of years later. I have not been attending church for about 3 years. My brother-in-law invited us to his daughter's baptism in a few weeks. My in-laws and other extended fami...
by oliblish
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Primary kid interviews?
Replies: 24
Views: 866

Re: Primary kid interviews?

Here is an actual photo of youth interviews as they will be in 2035:

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