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  1. I agree that existing happily in politically mixed marriage may be more of a challenge than a faith mixed marriage.
  2. Pray for the dead is not forbidden by scripture or church authority, so go ahead and feel good for your neighbor.
  3. I don't assume anything about others. It was easy for me. I never tried to quit; I enjoyed it bunches.
  4. My son, when a very young Bishop (age 28), was confronted with an elderly couple coming in for recommend renewal, was truly confounded. The couple assured him that their doctor recommended it for their health, so their Bishop signed off. When my dying adult daughter requested I stopped drinking, I did: right then and forever. It was so easy. I wish I had known that before.
  5. Nope, JWHA and MHA are not and never have been weighted equally when it comes to orthodox. There were much fewer presenters like Bill and Jan than mainline Church of Jesus Christ presenters.
  6. I am an alcoholic, sober more than thirty years now. Your brother's condition is so sad.
  7. You, perhaps. I have always found them orthodox LDS centered, unlike Sunstone or JWHA.
  8. I think MHA is wise to do so. It's mainstream orthodox LDS members can interact with one another personally if they so wish. Sunstone Symposium is doing the same next month. Only John Whitmer Historical Association (the best pure history annual Mormon conference) is doing virtual again this year, and I think that is a big, big mistake. It is good to see people I have not been with in some time, very refreshing.
  9. Obey the WoW should not be an impediment for anyone. It's not difficult, and anyone straining at a gnat about it should be looked at more closely.
  10. Narcissists are abusive, yes, whenever their fictions are confronted by facts.
  11. "No" is the answer to Is visiting other church's 'inappropriate'?
  12. "Church ends saturday evening sessions for general conference" is a relief for me. The women say they will miss the messages from the women's leadership.
  13. Certain family dynamics are poisoned (can be) by certain family members. Dealing with a schizophrenic member is much easier than dealing with a sociopathological or narcissistic person. We deal with this in our own family. You are on the other side now. Don't feel guilt. Don't accept the baggage the other person tried to load you with. Live your life and be careful of how you treat others. Best to you and your future!
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