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  1. Please do not read that into my words. God “controls” his wife the same as most husbands. Not at all. When you marry, you will gain this insight
  2. I think heavenly Mother does as She pleases. I have no opinion about what or why She does as She does. I’m sure that She and our Heavenly Father are in total agreement with one another. As a hypothetical, I can easily surmise what my wife would be doing. Upon waking she’s served breakfast in bed. Upon dressing, she immediately starts communicating with her special friends about where to go for lunch. After that, shopping. Later on, if not too tired, she may check on what’s happening with temple work. It’s a pet hobby horse of hers. Of course in late afternoon, dinner with family. She’ll be selective who she invites, of course, because the family is likely to be large. After dinner, if nothing better offers she will enjoy TV or the heavenly equivalent. Then after a long eventful day, to bed. I personally think she could do this for millennia. Eternity is good.
  3. A speech like this, with some ambiguity of meaning, is why I really dislike the Conference talks used as lesson material for priesthood classes. We believers know what he meant, and I don’t get all the angst in this forum when even the slightest shade of meaning of every GA utterance is parsed out to the nth degree. It’s quite ridiculous, and indicative that many of you need to get a life. BTW have you husbands out there have any serious degree of control over your wive’s actions? My experience is that my wife does what she wants. I doubt even the Great Almighty controls what his wife does. 😉
  4. The fact that Christ is Jehovah should be understood along with the doctrine of fore ordination. It is very clear in the scriptures that Christ had not achieved perfection until He had resurrected and ascended to heaven.
  5. To an atheist, ultimately, everything is relative. Religion is the anchor that holds humanity in place. But many don’t like it. They want to do their “thing”.
  6. Unfortunately, for many of us, he has a point.
  7. For you single guys: I personally know several guys who converted their wives before they married them. The church offers a lot to women. Mainly, dependable husbands. 🙂
  8. Traditionally they have been paid. Over 60 years ago my father was the first early morning seminary teacher in our stake. He received a stipend. Which he refused.
  9. In general, the Church has historically been against birth control, but has had the common sense to realize that we have our free agency, and that every situation is different. So no strict prohibition.
  10. Are Catholics less Christian for being Catholic? Lutherans, Methodists, Baptists, Episcopalians, etc?? Mormon are not less Christian for being known as Mormons. Just saying......................🤫
  11. The word Architecture in the LDS Church in the last 50+ years is an oxymoron. Maybe a few temples are OK, but they are also descending into what I call "generic Mormon". As for visiting, we have visitor centers, but in general our chapels are not open. IMHO having an open chapel can be a great missionary tool but only if the chapel has great architecture and art. None of which our chapels or even our temples have. There is an exception to this of course. The Rock Church is Cedar City Utah is very interesting and is open quite a bit to the public.
  12. I think that there is a misuse of Christians in the context of this discussion. I think what is being referred to is the Protestant movement. They call themselves Christians, but scripture says “their hearts are far from Me”. So let us distinguish the true Christians of the restoration, namely the LDS, from the Protestant movement. When you refer to Christians, other than Catholics, you should substitute the word Protestant.
  13. The Ten Commandments. At least for Christians.
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