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  1. I haven’t seen it anywhere else though haven’t looked, most faiths see angels as different species than men.
  2. Insult to the label “father”. While technically accurate for some, I hope that any inclination to use it shifts to bio donor or something purely referring to genetic material.
  3. Not if it amounts to half the couples. Even if 10% or 5% of couples, this does not qualify as the exception. I am finding it difficult to find stats on childlessness and married, sousing for now childless women. In Europe in 2010, almost 25% of women age 40-45 were childless. Chances are a good many of them had been in partnerships or marriages over the years and would be in the future. Even if only 1/5 were married, that would be 5%ish. http://www.familiesandsocieties.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/WP33MiettinenEtAl2015.pdf 29% of households in US are childless...(ne
  4. Then you are using "true" and "family" in a very different sense than most in this context if a rapist and their victims can be considered a "true family" by your standard...which is simply biological connections. A rape, a one night stand, an incestual relationship produces "true families" for you as long as there is a child, even if that child is then abandoned at birth, abused, etc. I doubt anyone would agree with your label, especially when there are plenty of other ways to describe those biological relationships without the connotations/nuances of "true" and "family" adding confusion ov
  5. So you see a rapist or abusive partner and their victim as more of a true family than two people choosing to adopt children in need and caring for them together? If biology is the primary requirement, there are a lot of destructive true families out there. (not saying biology isn't important in family structure, just saying it doesn't create "true families" on its own and is not a required feature, though it is tied to less abuse overall https://www.center4research.org/child-abuse-father-figures-kind-families-safest-grow/ )
  6. If so, they are risking destroying their recent accomplishments by tanking the world economy as well as using up way too many of their own resources to roleplay a lack of a vaccine. The country has too much to deal with already with its changing economic system with its rural population flocking to cities, etc. They need stability in imports, etc to help them deal with their inner turmoil, not uncertainty.
  7. Wouldn't that depend on the percentage and how one defines "unable"? If less than half of families have children (going off the stats given by cal boy), that is not an "exception".
  8. From 71, references student wards: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/new-era/1971/03/so-youre-going-to-college?lang=eng
  9. 39% in 2000 if going just by married population (12.07/30.69) divided by full population (this may be off if children are counted in full population) Rate in 2019 is 38% (14.14/37.59)
  10. The extended family cannot exist without the nuclear family as its building block and the nuclear family is meaningless eternally without the extended family (our dead).
  11. But is the rate of marriage going up? https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/91-209-x/2013001/article/11788-eng.htm 2011 Hard to find specific recent analyses. One page said the government was saving money by not collecting stats that weren’t being used enough to be worth it. Divorce rates are going down, speculation is that this is because fewer people are getting married (rate is going down) and they are getting married when older. https://phys.org/news/2020-02-canada-divorce-revealingand-murky.html
  12. Tested on yours, the heart at least upvotes, but it didn’t show up until I left the page. I assume if the heart and the up arrow upvotes, so do the others.
  13. CFR, Tacenda, that the above was issued as a proclamation to the world in the same fashion as The Family was as well as 5 others. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.deseret.com/platform/amp/faith/2020/4/5/21208843/church-proclamations-history-mormon-lds-latter-day-saints-gordon-b-hinckley-russell-m-nelson Not saying the above doesn’t exist as a Statement, but to present it as something that it is not is deceptive. https://www.thechurchnews.com/archives/1999-11-06/proclamations-declarations-clarify-reaffirm-lds-doctrine-121422
  14. Humanity in general are clueless imo while thinking they know it all, who should the Church be much different?
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