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by azflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are you mormon?
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Why are you mormon?

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:30 pm
Dad + Mom + Temple Marriage + Garment Covered Sex = Mormon RR
I love how much you obsess about garments...
by azflyer
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly now
Replies: 27
Views: 891

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly now

BYU NATION Salt Lake, UT Feb. 15, 2019 10:31 a.m. My advice to the missionaries is to still only call home on Mother's Day and Christmas if you want to baptize more and receive extra blessings. The zone leaders and AP's for sure should only call home twice a year to set a good example to the other ...
by azflyer
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does truth really matter?
Replies: 63
Views: 1364

Re: Does truth really matter?

This is a thread that has been running through my head for quite a long time. The only conclusion I've been able to come to is that truth is relative. As I've had these thoughts, the hymn below has had so much more meaning. I'm sure most people would interpret it to take a more absolute version of t...
by azflyer
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with Bishop Tonight
Replies: 26
Views: 803

Re: Meeting with Bishop Tonight

Good luck. The less you say the better you'll be. "Bishop, I'm dealing with a bout of depression and need to reduce my life responsibilities including my church calling. It's been fun, thanks for understanding. I'll see you next Sunday!" Then fade away as needed. This is good advice. I've opened up...
by azflyer
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Do I tell DH I've tried alcohol?
Replies: 20
Views: 750

Re: Do I tell DH I've tried alcohol?

I had MASSIVE WoW hangups for quite a long time. My wife had started distancing herself from the church first, and it totally destroyed me emotionally. Then, after that, I found her secret stash of alcohol. It just further added to my misery and emotional instability. I started sending her articles ...
by azflyer
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Guess who the new GD teacher is in our ward?
Replies: 23
Views: 1273

Re: Guess who the new GD teacher is in our ward?

You'll do a great job! :)
by azflyer
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church historical issues in other languages?
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Church historical issues in other languages?

I recently had a former missionary companion from South America send me a history channel video that was dubbed in Spanish that essentially claimed Lehi's journey was not possible. I've included a link to the English portion of the video below. I don't really want to debate the video, but what I am ...
by azflyer
Wed May 02, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How feasible is the middle way?
Replies: 22
Views: 1114

Re: How feasible is the middle way?

I've been doing what I consider the middle way, in one version or another, for years. Over time I've drifted further and further from being TBM. I'm sure most people that see me at church think I'm just a 'normal' Mormon, like everyone else. I've had the chance to have a few more detailed / intimate...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Big Changes?

Can the "different" feeling be attributed to Nelson's mental capacities vs. Monson's incapacities? Ten years with Monson at the helm could accurately be described as watching paint dry. Now with Nelson, we are watching the church repaint the same wall with a fresh coat of the same color of beige. M...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Big Changes?

I think it is an interesting commentary on Mormonism when the fact that a guy is born in Calif . instead of Ut is noteworthy. He may be of Chinese ancestry but he is church broke through and through . He went to BYU and is married to a Lilly white girl from Ut whose father just happened to be a GA....
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: We can't criticize everything

The aggregation of all men into a single priesthood quorum makes sense. Doctrinally, I don't know how that works out. It seems to have some potential implications to church hierarchy and scripture that may be problematic. In some areas where the church is smaller, I think this change could be quite...
by azflyer
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: We can't criticize everything

I didn't see / hear any of conference but from the discussion, it appears that Nelson led meeting management much better. Some of the sessions, notably when he introduced changes, were even thematic and organized from speaker to speaker. That's an improvement over anything I've seen in a long time....
by azflyer
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 1241

Re: Big Changes?

Really, in my mind, there were four big things that make this conference historic. 1) Two new apostles were called. Neither apostle was born in Utah. One is from Brazil and one is Asian-American. This adds needed diversity to the church's governing group. 2) There is consolidation of the High Priest...
by azflyer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: We can't criticize everything
Replies: 33
Views: 1797

Re: We can't criticize everything

I attended priesthood session last night and was pleased with how that meeting was used by Nelson. It was very different than previous meetings. I was also quite surprised with the changes. It takes balls to demote your most faithful group of supporters. I'm glad to know I wasn't the only one on th...
by azflyer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing during GC?
Replies: 27
Views: 1228

Re: What are you doing during GC?

I'll be in attendance. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Mission Call

Last night, my youngest brother opened his mission call. There were at least 75 people there to watch him open and read his call. On another note: This whole culture surrounding the way kids "open" mission calls nowadays is W E I R D . OK, maybe it's only weird compared to the way us old-fogies use...
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My ideal temple recommend interview
Replies: 8
Views: 458

My ideal temple recommend interview

I have seen others post about this and thought I'd weigh in here as well. I'm a little strange. I really enjoy talking about my thoughts and beliefs about religion with people that have different beliefs than me. I'd love to be able to have an open an honest temple recommend interview where I get th...
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Mission Call

As of late, I've been more conscious about sharing too much information about myself online. If you are really that interested, please PM me and I'll let you know where he's going.
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping out the bishop
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Helping out the bishop

I really like the approach you used in the conversation with your bishop. Even though you were in his office, you took control of the discussion. Good for you.
by azflyer
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mission Call
Replies: 15
Views: 862

Re: Mission Call

I would love to know more why you feel you can't stay a part of the church with unorthodox belief. You are a card holding temple "worthy" member. In practical terms you're no different then many of the others sitting on your pew at SM. Everyone assumes the others are doing the whole enchilada when ...