Tag Archive for Marriage

The Elephant in the Room

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Anybody who tells you life is rosy after one spouse leaves the church is either blind or lying. I knew things would be difficult in our marriage after I resigned, but I didn’t know just how difficult it could be.…

The Holy Spirit of Promise

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I continue to ponder the dialog in one of the last High Priest Group meetings I attended. The lesson was on marriage. The discussion focused on the temple sealing ordinance. I was a little concerned by the comments I was…

Forgiveness

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3 Nephi 12:21–24 Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, and it is also written before you, that thou shalt not kill, and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment of…

Thoughtful Discussion of Controversial Topics

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I believe that sexual relations should be expressed privately in marriage, between a husband and wife. I therefore believe that all public displays of sexual activity are inappropriate. I believe that pornography is harmful and destructive to the souls of those who create it and those who consume it. It is not needed for sexual education.

Interpreting Impressions of the Spirit

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One of the most important duties we have in this life is to learn how to interpret the impressions of the Holy Ghost. This gift needs to be exercised and developed until we can go before the Lord with confidence and ask in faith for what we want. Sometimes it takes years to fully master.

Changing Requirements of Perfection

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I have never equated perfection as meaning without flaw or error, rather as having flaws and errors removed. The resurrection is a free gift to all. We will all live again with immortal bodies. But the quality of our life in the hereafter depends entirely upon us and our efforts to be worthy and prepared for the greatest of all the gifts of God – eternal life.

Just what was Portnoy’s Complaint?

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In this essay I demonstrate that the main character in Portnoy’s Complaint was really clueless about women and especially about mariage. He only wanted one thing – sex – and had no real consideration for the women in his life, probably because of the upbringing in his Jewish culture.