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  1. I grew up in N CA and remember watching it at the Stake Center and/or on our local PBS station. When my husband and I lived in MO in the late 90’s/early 00’s we’d go watch it at the church, though it seems like at some point we got a cable package that had BYU TV. Maybe that was after we moved back to CA in 2001 though.
  2. N. CA. We’ve been back to 2-hr in-person since . . . March? Maybe February. Technically we can have 50% of the building capacity, but our entire ward attendance does not rise to that level. We started singing last week or the week before. Meetings are still broadcast through both the church broadcast link and Zoom webinar, and it’s likely to continue for a while; apparently they’ve got members tuning in who haven’t come in person for years and years and they don’t want to cut that lifeline. Masking is nearly 100% in our ward, but our Stake Pres has been pretty insistent about i
  3. Huh. I’m in CA, but we go to Oregon for YW camp at a church-owned camp. My daughter attended a YCL event yesterday. It appears it’s still a go here.
  4. I haven’t been asked in a while, but I did have to explain something to my kid’s teacher the other day and just said, “We’re LDS”. I didn’t even think about how I said it until after the fact, maybe until this thread . . . It’s a years long habit that is apparently going to be hard to break😄. In any case, the teacher knew exactly what that meant and we don’t live in an area where the church is prominent.
  5. Agency means we are free to make choices, not that we are free to escape consequences. When we make covenants, we agree to certain conditions and limits on our behavior—that is we make an agreement to use our agency in a certain way. We are still able to choose behavior contrary to those agreements, but we do not have a choice about what consequences result from that choice. Don’t conflate freedom of choice with freedom from consequences.
  6. FWIW, my husband is currently serving as bishop. I would bounce that ball right back to the bishop. “Ok, so if he’s now having memory issues, what is your plan for keeping ward members safe and undisturbed?” And escalate to the Stake Pres if it’s not handled. There are absolutely protocols and avenues for handling these things. Bishops are put in hard positions, yes. Part of the calling, comes with the territory. And yes, they are human and new bishops are definitely climbing a steep learning curve, and we should grant them some grace. That being said, YOU are not the one
  7. ?? It’s like you didn’t even read my post. My whole point was that it’s never as black and white as this.
  8. 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
  9. Thank you, that was bothering me too. And I would add, not all abortions are done by D&C.
  10. “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!
  11. Yes, me too. This conference has caused some serious introspection for me and recognition of some areas in which I need to improve.
  12. 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.
  13. 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 😊
  14. 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).
  15. 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.
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