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  1. I agree, Jeanne, the sad fruits of Polygamy have been the large numbers of people who turned away from learning about the church because of this practice.
  2. I am descended from a polygamist family in the early days of the church. It doesn't surprise me at all that so many active members do, with that "relic of barbarism" preventing so many people from being interested in joining the church. It is to be expected that those who are more accustomed to the idea would accept it. The innate inequity of women under such circumstances repels most fair-minded people. Just because something was practiced in biblical times doesn't mean it is the highest form of living the gospel of Jesus Christ. Many practices of biblical days are not favored today, which is likely a good thing. I stand with the Book of Mormon in rejecting polygamy because it breaks the hearts of the daughters of God.
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    This is not a takeover...

    Well, I have to note that in Relief Society, we have functioned without a division for many years. RS presidents have probably felt burned out and struggled with so many sisters to look after, but they are generally very successful. So, if you think a combined group of Elders and High Priests would be too much work, talk to your RS president, they do it all the time and could probably give you some tips!
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    Elder Holland

    This new ministering approach is extremely similar to the way things are done in my sister's baptist congregation, and a friends evangelical congregation. My sister loves their system. Her family has another family that does things with them and because my sister lives far from extended family, their ministering family includes them in Holiday meals and activities, etc.
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    The worst comment in Sunday School ever - Part 2

    I had a friend whose mission was to Scotland. He said that swear words were a bit differently weighted there. If was not unusual to hear the f word, even from the pulpit. But it would have been very poor form to use the word bloody.
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    Temple wedding policies

    I think that the big reason many prospective couples who want to be sealed, also want a civil wedding first, is to prevent heartbroken non-member parents from missing their child's wedding, and the subsequent relationship struggles that can bring. I've mentioned this before, but I'll repeat the idea that I think would be a good possibility. If a very simple civil wedding could be held in a designated waiting room at the temple, followed by the bride and groom going to the sealing room with those who can attend and having the sealing performed. The parents, and close relatives that couldn't attend would remain in the waiting room, where a temple worker could explain and teach them about the temple sealing and what it means, that would show such love and respect to those family members, and rather than causing hurt, the marriage could be be a wonderful opportunity to strengthen bonds with new family members and prevent much heartache. I don't think it would in any way be disrespectful of the sealing ordinance. Just my two cents. jcake
  7. This article is the only one I've read about this issue: https://www.cityweekly.net/utah/warrior-spirit/Content?oid=4802182 Do any of you know of additional sources of information about this? jcake
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    BYU hosts LGBTQ Mental Health Forum

    Glad to read of this!