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by jnjnelson
June 23rd, 2015, 8:57 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Pornography addiction and divorce
Replies: 180
Views: 13462

Re: Pornography addiction and divorce

What can I do if anything to get her to try and work things out? I love her and its totally worth it to me. I have to say - I do not envy your situation. It seems very difficult and I feel for you. Having said that, I have some experience in overcoming relationship problems and I know a few princip...
by jnjnelson
June 16th, 2015, 9:20 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Game of Thrones
Replies: 14
Views: 2176

Re: Game of Thrones

Reading through the parental guide on IMDB was enough to convince me it isn't worth my time. The parental guide makes it very clear the show is both flagrantly pornographic and graphically violent.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0944947/parentalguide
by jnjnelson
February 11th, 2015, 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Dehlin Circus is Getting Ugly
Replies: 108
Views: 5896

Re: Dehlin Circus is Getting Ugly

I find it very amusing that, even in a discussion regarding Mr. Dehlin, the situation surrounding him becomes a non-issue.
by jnjnelson
December 12th, 2014, 7:40 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

jbalm in the post directly above ^^^ classified what the scriptures are. it does not include the proclamation, for the strength of youth, preach my gospel, mormon doctrine, the ensign, any general conference addresses, or the church handbook of instruction. seriously, that's pretty fundamental stuf...
by jnjnelson
December 11th, 2014, 12:15 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

Lizzy60 wrote:I am confident that the Family GUIDEbook is not scripture. Like the Proclamation on the family, it is a GUIDE.
Are you saying that the Family Guidebook, and other publications of the Lord's church, are "The philosophies of men, mingled with scripture"?
by jnjnelson
December 11th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

The philosophies of men , mingled with scripture . Really? Are you suggesting that the Family Guidebook falls under the category of incorrect philosophies? "The philosophies of men, mingled with scripture" is usually a statement of contrast, where the "philosophies of men" refer...
by jnjnelson
December 10th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

JohnnyL wrote:Requires a sign-in for me. That is the link, though. :)
That's kind of silly for them to require a language. Try this one: https://www.lds.org/handbook/handbook-2 ... h?lang=eng
by jnjnelson
December 9th, 2014, 1:04 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

Check the Church Handbook of Instruction (CHI), which you can find on the Church's website, IF you can sign in. I'd ask a leader with access to the book, if you can't sign in. Heck, double check with one or two anyway. Yes, you can just close blessings as a prayer, which will make them "done i...
by jnjnelson
December 9th, 2014, 1:01 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

As a side note, naming and blessing children is not a saving ordinance. The main temporal function for performing this ordinance is to ensure that the records of the church are updated to include the child, and the spiritual function is basically the same as a father's blessing.
by jnjnelson
December 9th, 2014, 12:58 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

Mainly, after adressing HF in prayer, are you to indicate you are doing it "in the name of Jesus christ"? There would be nothing particular wrong with stating that you are doing it "in the name of Jesus Christ" at the beginning, after addressing Heavenly Father, but it should no...
by jnjnelson
December 9th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Naming an Blessing of Children
Replies: 25
Views: 2588

Re: Naming an Blessing of Children

So if I'm blessing my baby in my home, do I then become the presiding authority? Thus only requiring myself? That would be a father's blessing, which you are authorized merely by having been ordained to the Melchizedek priesthood. The bishop or someone specifically assigned by the bishop of your lo...
by jnjnelson
June 19th, 2014, 1:12 pm
Forum: Gospel Discussions
Topic: Why should we excommunicate people?
Replies: 51
Views: 3175

Re: Why should we excommunicate people?

I found this article an interesting read on the subject: http://ldsanarchy.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/the-doctrine-against-dissent/ Unbelief is an infectious plague, that if left unchecked will affect the entire church body, causing both spiritual and temporal destruction to come upon the church. Spir...
by jnjnelson
October 17th, 2013, 8:38 am
Forum: News
Topic: Provo is now safe and vibrant!
Replies: 32
Views: 2153

Re: Provo is now safe and vibrant!

The most important discussion here should be about whether this type of prohibition is within the proper role of government or not. Every time I see government action, I ask this question: How does this protect freedom and liberty? It isn't about caring for the poor and homeless, its about restricti...
by jnjnelson
April 29th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: About baptizing my child
Replies: 23
Views: 2004

Re: About baptizing my child

My daughter will be 8 in a year. (how time flies.) I appreciate the church very much. I have been ordained to both priesthood's, and have received my endowments. My wife and I were married in the temple when I returned home from my mission. However since that time (about 8 years ago) we have not be...
by jnjnelson
April 22nd, 2013, 4:03 pm
Forum: Alternative Health Solutions
Topic: Natural birth vs Epidural birth
Replies: 49
Views: 7304

Re: Natural birth vs Epidural birth

My wife and I have seven children, and each birth was a struggle for her. She has experienced everything from completely natural to a C-section. My only recommendation for a husband in your position is this: If your wife has made the decision to have an epidural, I recommend that you get behind her ...
by jnjnelson
April 20th, 2013, 4:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

All I have to say is that a lesbian couple having a family is also more valuable to the survival of the society than a double-income-no-kids couple. The first rule of demographics is quite blunt: he who survives, wins. So you are focused on the "big picture" problem - the priority is to c...
by jnjnelson
April 19th, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

Oh, jnjnelson many of the modern prophets were illegally married to their wives. Only the first wife was recognized as a wife by the US government. So legally the man whose statue graces the Utah capitol building, Brigham Young, has two dozen wives he was not married to. I disagree. I do not consid...
by jnjnelson
April 19th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

For instance, what of all the modern prophets who were not leally married to their wives? There are no modern prophets who were not legally married to their wives. Has any official Church statement been issued using as harsh a description for gays as for using birth control? Please, share if you ca...
by jnjnelson
April 19th, 2013, 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

So I will ask you, who is being more sinful towards both nature and the intent of God regulating sexuality, the DINKS or the pregnant lesbians? According to all the modern prophets, the law of chastity is nothing more nor nothing less than the commandment that sexual relations be exercised only bet...
by jnjnelson
April 18th, 2013, 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

… In fact I would say that if, for instance, a lesbian couple opts for IVF to raise a family they are far more righteous than the double-income-no-kids heterosexual couple. So you believe the sin of using birth control is a "far more" serious a sin than extramarital sexual relationships? ...
by jnjnelson
April 17th, 2013, 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Homosexuality: Disorder
Replies: 707
Views: 46867

Re: Homosexuality: Disorder

I'd be more inclined to listen to some commenters if I knew one of your children struggled with SSA, and that you'd really had to wrestle with the reality instead of the hypothetical. I can't help but wonder how much of this "disorder" (like all the mental illness) comes from the way the ...
by jnjnelson
March 6th, 2013, 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing statements
Replies: 202
Views: 11022

Re: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing stateme

Col. Flagg wrote:Babylon = money.
Tithing = money. Money = the ability to provide for my family. Hmm. Babylon doesn't seem so bad by your definition.
by jnjnelson
March 6th, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing statements
Replies: 202
Views: 11022

Re: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing stateme

So when did the Lord sanction investing tithing in Babylon to earn interest income to earn even more money by using those funds to construct for-profit retail businesses? Oh, I guess I should answer the question. The Lord never sanctioned investing in Babylon, and those who direct the Lord's Church...
by jnjnelson
March 6th, 2013, 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing statements
Replies: 202
Views: 11022

Re: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing stateme

Col. Flagg wrote:1963 - N. Eldon Tanner started investing tithing money into commercial real estate for the church and it has continued ever since - this is how and why the church is a $30 billion quazi-corporation today.
Commercial real estate is not equal to "Babylon".
by jnjnelson
March 6th, 2013, 11:50 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing statements
Replies: 202
Views: 11022

Re: Can we get clarification on early church Tithing stateme

So when did the Lord sanction investing tithing in Babylon to earn interest income to earn even more money by using those funds to construct for-profit retail businesses? Oh, I guess I should answer the question. The Lord never sanctioned investing tithing in Babylon, and those who direct the Lord'...