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  1. This is heartbreaking. Prayers for you, Maidservant. ❤️
  2. I think with shortening church and a focus on simplifying, hopefully fewer families will suffer from too much time devoted to callings. "Inordinate church service" was mentioned in this talk and it's one of my favorites! https://www.lds.org/study/ensign/1994/10/our-strengths-can-become-our-downfall?lang=eng
  3. Thanks for your comments, everyone! That paragraph alone wasn't the only thing that made me wonder. This is what comes right before it. And sorry I didn't include the link earlier. I was slowly posting on my tablet and then things got very busy here. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2019/04/36nelson?lang=eng Of course, I don't personally believe that one person can make another person be unfaithful, but there are circumstances that make it much more tempting. I shared with my friend that when we covenant to keep the Law of Chasity, that covenant is made with the Lord - not with our husbands. Don't make a mistake that will take away your own temple blessings. Would most of us have our breaking point while being ignored in a supposedly eternal marriage to someone who acts like they don't want to spend 5 minutes with us, let alone eternity? Speaking from the perspective of a woman who is close friends with women (not men), I see them doing everything they can to save their marriages. It reminds me of Fried Green Tomatoes where she's taking one self-help class after another so that her husband will notice her again. Dressing up pretty, making his favorite dinners, etc.. Many of my friends come second to video games, sports, or much worse. Many of my friends are the ones to plan dates or beg their husbands to go on dates. They're the ones who plan FHE, who get everyone up for church (including their husbands). And then eventually they're the ones who demand marriage counseling since expressing their unhappiness to their husbands themselves isn't good enough reason for him to listen. It took a therapist telling my best friend's husband that his video game playing was the problem and he wasn't happy about it. My husband came home furious after witnessing him telling the kids to go have Mom put their shoes on while he continued playing. She says he plays less than he used to since counseling, but I can count on one hand the number of times I've seen him not playing games when I go over there. Typically he's playing and she's dealing with all of the kids stuff while making dinner. She says if she asks him to do things, he's good about doing them. But that feels like having another child. It's not hard to just step in and help.
  4. A friend just called and asked if I had read the Priesthood Session talk from President Nelson and then this quote jumped out at me. Is he saying if you mistreat your wife and she cheats on you, it's your fault? Trying to remember if I've ever heard anything similar from a prophet. Years ago when a friend was being ignored by her husband, her stake president asked her, "Does your husband date you?" She said no and he answered, "If he doesn't, someone else will." She was horrified, but not that long later she ended up getting romantically involved with a co-worker (kissing). That ended up being a big wake up call for her husband and thankfully things are better now, but she still feels terrible about it. I'm sure there are many women and men in the church who feel neglected or like their marriage is one sided.
  5. What I don't understand is why it was so hurtful to be considered an apostate when you make the conscious decision to marry someone of the same sex vs. giving into temptation? Is it less upsetting to be excommunicated for breaking the law of chastity? I think the real hurt was that people were hoping the church would take a step towards embracing same sex marriage and did the opposite.
  6. I have no words and can't believe I had to talk to my kids last night about not letting strangers threaten them like this. I actually dealt with a scammer from the Ivory Coast. I strung him along and when his plan didn't work, he decided to become a woman and change his name. Too lazy to make a new account. Another scammer wanted an iTunes card and gave me his real email after keeping his hopes up for two months. I found his FB account and after he was banned and came back with a new name, I posted his real photos to him. Now that an innocent kid has died, I'm more determined than ever to ruin them. Disgusting that they can't be extradited. My brother arrested a spoiled rich kid (well, technically an adult) who was sextorting teenage girls on FB. After he arrested him, he kept finding more victims and came in to charge him with more crimes. He snapped, "Is this going to keep happening?!" My brother said, "I don't know. You tell me!" I would seriously love to work undercover. I want to catch scumbags too!
  7. Yes. Sometimes he calls his parents every 3 months instead of once a year.
  8. She did awesome and she looked gorgeous too!
  9. I'm so sorry for the loss of your husband. I don't have any good advice, but I know you'll meet someone.
  10. She was an alcoholic who would disappear for months at a time, leaving my mom and her siblings completely unsupervised. They went into foster care and then my mom didn't see her again until she was 18. She sent my mom a letter right after she had my brother, but she never did meet him or any of her grandkids. The last time anyone heard from her, she asked her mom for money, saying she needed to see a doctor because she thought she had cirrhosis. She told her no - I'm sure because she thought she was lying. She lived on the streets off and on too. We have her SS#, but there is no activity on it. A private investigator was hired years ago and we have tried everything. Most likely she died and her remains were never identified. The Department of Justice has a missing persons DNA program where they match up unidentified remains with people in their database who are looking for their loved ones. There are many boxes of samples from Jane Does and those will be tested first. They used to bury Jane Does and then started saving samples and cremating them. They will exhume bodies last to test and a I was told it could take up to 20 years. My mom desperately wanted to find her and that most likely will never happen. I wanted her to at least be able to do her temple work. I worked countless hours going through Jane Doe files. Pretty gruesome. I took a long break after I had a miscarriage.
  11. My grandmother has been missing for close to 50 years now and we're sure she must have passed away. We can't do her temple work until she is 110. That's another 13 years and I know my mom won't live that long. Does anyone know what would happen if she were declared dead? It just occurred to me that maybe that's a possibility. I really want my mom to have the experience of doing her temple work. Would the church accept that? Our DNA is just sitting in a database waiting for Jane Doe to come up as a match.
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