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  1. Going to break this down: The 110 year for non-immediate family is a very good thing. We want to give living "Bob" the opportunity to serve his deceased mom/dad/sister/brothers first and foremost. Baby boom rush: there are billions and billions of people whom have lived on this Earth. We have so many people to serve, that a baby-boom rush honestly isn't going to make much of a difference. As to options for you to do: if you have done all the records going back as far as you can, then start working on cousin branches. There's also indexing and other opportunities to serve. As for Family Search suggesting things: it's a flawed computer program, working with very flawed information. So yeah, strange things happen sometime.
  2. God Himself. All other sources are lesser.
  3. It's a really grey area, depending where that person is wanting to go. If a person wants to be bitter and is looking for a reason to be bitter, they'll find it there. If a person wants to try to stay, it could be a ok place. Regardless, it's not a place I would recommend to anyone, having throughly checked it out during my own faith-rough-waters time.
  4. While there weren't any new Truths discussed over the session, there were some Truths that we so often neglect/space that were said very firmly last night. We (and that includes me) needed to hear them. Things like the importance self worth, divine heritage, and a women's power as a disciple of Christ. For a specific example: I'm an LDS Christian lady married to a supportive generic Christian dude. It has always been True that there is God's power/pressence and priesthood in my home, even if my husband is not a priesthood bearer. We do not lack. And I have said this for years to many people who don't see that. To have the Lord's prophet declare it from the General Conference podium was... incredible.
  5. I keep skipping from shouting in joy to happy crying. GREAT session.
  6. You got a place I can look up / at the underline part? I missed watching this afternoon.
  7. Haha! It happens to be "break time" between sessions
  8. Wyoming. My building has 2, but it's more common for them to have 3.
  9. Welcome I'm an active LDS lady, though haven't always been active. I'm also not the most "normal" in the way I think about things. My hubby is a generic Christian, and we have a little girl. One of my hobbies is getting to better understand what different people beliefs. I recreationally visit random churches, discussion groups, forums, and all sorts of places with people of different beliefs, just to better understand and love them. Through the process, I find that is also further develops my faith and love of God, even through the times I completely disagree with another's beliefs.
  10. First things first: Joseph Smith was a sinner. I also believe that he was a prophet, but he was also a sinner (as are all men). That's just stating a fact. As to how you approach criticizing a person/their actions (this applies to any person): try to keep criticism constructive / addressing actual concerns. Versus trash talking, which is never productive. Running with an example of productive with Joseph Smith: "I am concerned about Joseph Smith's sealing to Fanny Alger, for reasons A, B, C. Can any one help me work through this?" (while seeking honestly talk work through it. An unproductive example of Joseph Smith criticism: "Fanny Alger proves that Joseph Smith as a %*&Q#$ pedophile- such %(*#Q*. He need to %)*Q#%". There's just no where productive to go with that.
  11. 25 posts. You can also ask your questions on other sub-forums like this one.
  12. Hi @Pneumos, welcome to the forum. Robert Smith already posted the rules, so that's covered. A little bit about this forum--- as you know, there's a wide spectrum of beliefs LDS Christians have on certain topics. This particular forum has a lot of folks that are very unorthodox or inactive, as well as some more traditional folks, and a few downright anti trolls. So you'll likely find a LOT of diverse views on here-- way more than you'd expect. Talking and discussing this is allowed, pending the forum rules are followed, which does forbid a some temple specifics and stress the need to be respectful. But pretty much everything else it ok. Tips for remaining productive and respectful-- One topic per thread helps prevent rabbit trailing. Talk about the topic instead of posters. It's not personal that somebody has a different view than you, so don't take it personally. Treat even those that completely disagree with you as the same respect you'd like to be treated.
  13. Both: they are ONE. Two different persons, but the exact same one will. That is speculation on speculation on speculation territory.
  14. Agreed. The changes are necessary and important things to protect people. But there is some beautiful and meaningful 1-on-1 contact that unfortunately lost in the process.
  15. I'm an LDS Christian lady married to a Protestant Christian dude. Ok, so I'm going to break your OP down into different questions: -- How do these relationships come to? I actually added this question, because it's important. You'll get interfaith marriages lots of different ways. You could have a couple that gets married when both are active in different faiths. You can have couples where they were the same faith (LDS Christian or not) and one later converts to a different faith. You can have one or both people be inactive in a old faith, and later reactivate. And so many other ways. --How often does this happen? It depends on where you're talking about, and the local LDS Christian population density. In very high LDS Christian population areas, you'll get a much higher percentage of LDS-LDS marriages than in an area where there's very few LDS folks. -- How does it play out? That really depends on family to family. There's a lot of factor's going into it. Running with the example of my marriage/family: I'm an LDS Christian, he's a Protestant Christian. Little girl is too young to have made her choice, but comes to church with me. Hubby really dislikes going to any church so he usually stays home. We don't have any conflicts over drinking or coffee or smoking because we are both anti that stuff. Keeping Sunday's quiet he's actually more adamant about than me actually-- "Sunday is family day!". We're in agreement on the functionality pretty much everything. He'll occasionally come to a church event with me (like I'll drag him to the ward back-to-school picnic at the park in a few weeks here) and is... honestly he's ussually just bored, but goes to support me. He's very supportive of my personal faith, and we talk about everything, and he actually talked me through lot of pre-endowment jitters. He doesn't go to sealing-marriages in the family, but honestly if he had his way he'd ditch the entire wedding festivities just because he doesn't want to be social. As to our extended family: mine's completely chill with things, very supportive, ad most of the time pretty much forget he's not LDS. He atheist dad actually harasses him about "son, you should go to church with your wife and have family time". His Evangelical mom is ... very not supportive of the faith aspects of our marriage, but doesn't want to even think about it. Rest of his extended family is chill-- faith doesn't really come up.
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