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  1. ?? It’s like you didn’t even read my post. My whole point was that it’s never as black and white as this.
  2. I'm going to preface this by saying that my personal beliefs with this issue align with the church. But it's a nuanced issue. It's easy to sit from a position of privilege and say "Well, women just shouldn't have abortions, full stop," and ignore the very real social issues and constructs we have that make this an ongoing problem. Cheap or free? The last time I bought birth control, it was a device that was going to cost me. . . wait for it . . . nearly $1000 out of pocket. Luckily someone did some some wizardry with my pharmacy benefits and I was able to get it for about $40. That did
  3. Thank you, that was bothering me too. And I would add, not all abortions are done by D&C.
  4. “Where we make sacred covenants with God — the temple — is temporarily closed. Where we keep covenants with God — the home — is open.” —Elder Jeremy R. Jaggi Love this!
  5. Yes, me too. This conference has caused some serious introspection for me and recognition of some areas in which I need to improve.
  6. No. I literally can't remember the last time we had an Eagle scout in our ward, though to be fair, we also do not have a large quantity of youth. Scouting was dead here long before the church finally pulled out. None of the boys that age were interested, beyond a little bit of camping/fishing.
  7. Oops, sorry, didn’t mean to detract from your question. I just thought there might be some confusion about what people have heard about TR vs pre-mission questions 😊
  8. This seems to vary by mission president. We recently had another one come home to work on morality issues, and he was given the choice by his MP to stay or to go home for his repentance process (I know this because his mother told me—my husband isn’t disclosing confidential things).
  9. My DH is currently serving as bishop. I’m pretty sure they aren’t supposed to go off-script for TR interviews. That being said, after our stake had a couple of missionaries come home early to address some morality issues, our stake president at the time told all the bishops to be a little more direct in their pre-mission interviews. I have no idea if that came from higher up or not.
  10. Yeah. I think it’s a common thing. I’ve seen missionaries who left from my ward setting up similar things in the areas where they’re serving. I had to explain to the two serving here that none of the teenage kids use Facebook anymore. They’re all on Instagram and Snapchat.
  11. Ours have been doing service and having a fair amount of zoom meeting discussions. They are bored out of their minds and only allowed to leave their apartment for a few select reasons. They aren’t allowed in member homes right now. Their mission President is on them to populate a Facebook group with local members and their friends but almost nobody is interested.
  12. Looks like combined. “The evening session on Saturday, October 3, at 6:00 p.m. will be for all members and friends of the Church.” https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/events/october-2020-general-conference?lang=eng
  13. Yep. We haven't met since March 8th, but a few of us went in to clean the building on March 21st (since it hadn't been done before we stopped meeting). At that time, I cleaned the kitchen thoroughly myself. Two weeks ago, my husband (serving as bishop) and I went to the church so he could do a batch of tithing and checks with his clerk, and someone had left a whole bunch of dirty dishes soaking in water in one of the kitchen sinks. Literally looked like someone had a party with cake and ice cream and failed to wash any of the dishes. So someone had been in there serving food to a group du
  14. That article was an April Fools day joke. But I’d love to see that stuff replaced. My daughter ran into a corner in a dark church hallway and had a set of “stripes” on the left hand side of her face for quite a while.
  15. Last I saw her Facebook, it was mostly activist and political with the occasional anti-Mormon snark. She’s rabidly pro-abortion. I don’t follow her, but I’ve looked to see what she’s up to a few times.
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