Grunt

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    Prayers Verses Blessings

    I just listened to that talk again this morning.
  2. Depending on the age it happened and his age now, I wouldn't get all broken up about it. He's repented and moved on. Talk to the Bishop about it.
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    Why Jews And Mormons Are Smarter.

    Is this the record for necropost?
  4. The missionaries have missed or rescheduled meetings, usually not telling us until they are already late. Is this normal? It's frustrating, to say the least. I've been talking to the "chat missionaries", but it's not quite the same. Thoughts? Suggestions? I don't even know what my goals are. I'm just interested in learning more. I've been reading the Book of Mormon and many articles online. I don't have any particular questions at this point. I suppose I just wanted to see what they had to share. They call to set an appointment, then don't make it. It could be that it just stinks for them because I live in the boonies.
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    Missionaries

    I've lived all over the world. I hate sand. If I can find a beach with zero sand, I'd love it. Even rock beaches have sand.
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    The Man Shack

    I can't wait to see Zil's response to this. We need a popcorn emoji.
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    The Man Shack

    Nobody wants to read my drivel. I don’t even want to read it.
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    The Man Shack

    My Sunday talk was on fatherhood.
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    Missionaries

    You lost me at “beach”. I hate beaches. If my wife ever leaves me it will likely have something to do with a beach. ALTHOUGH, I did have wedding photos taken at the beach just for her.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    I don’t see anything to really “adapt” to personally. If you don’t have same-sex partners in your tree, you’ll just drive on as normal.
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    Missionaries

    Well, I’m looking for a new ward.....
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    Same here. That's why I said "meh". It wasn't a topic I wanted to "argue" about. Just make my opinion known.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    I'm assuming, perhaps falsely, people who argue with a direction agree with it. If not, then they are just arguing to argue. I have no problem understanding what you state are the reasons. As I very clearly stated, I disagree with them.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    False equivocation. Whether or not we should record divorces is a topic worth discussing. Being born of fornication doesn't change your bloodline.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    I'm not disinterested in the topic. I'm disinterested in mounting an argument that supports why the acceptance, and normalization, of same-sex marriage, is bad for the individual, society, and the church when others clearly believe it's a great thing and the divisiveness my argument and the ensuing discussion could create in the forum isn't worth "winning" an argument to me.
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    Podcasts

    Anyone listen to podcasts? I would love to find a real podcast that is entertaining but reflective of Mormon values. Every time I think I find one I hear an episode that makes me raise an eyebrow. I’d prefer it to be about Mormon doctrine and/or culture. If not, let’s start one.
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    Missionaries

    Talk day! I'm still leaning towards the option of fainting on my way to the podium.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    Because, as I clearly stated, it is a big deal to me. I have an opinion on the subject. The fact that it doesn't directly impact me doesn't detract from that.
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    struggling

    Hard to form a relationship, or hard psychologically/sociologically? Regardless, both are very hard. There are people in my ward that seem to have no interest in forming a relationship with anyone. They come to meetings then leave. You never see them at service projects, events, etc. When we have events like the campout last night, people who want to make friends show up. Spending a weekend with a friendly group really helps open that door. So does attending service projects, etc. In my opinion, that's the best way to build those connections because the people who go usually want them, too. I never wait to be invited. I hear them in the announcements and show up. It must be super tough if the ward doesn't have events or do service projects.
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    struggling

    We had a ward campout last night. We do a lot of events like that where you can get to know members. I think it goes a long way towards developing friendships, even with age and interest differences.
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    Prayer-kneeling vs sitting

    This sounds horrible as I say it but I can't think of better phrasing: I get on my knees (if the situation allows) if it's an important prayer, asking for forgiveness or asking for something. Otherwise, I prefer to stand rather than sit, and have no problem sitting if standing or kneeling is problematic.
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    Family Search- same sex marriages

    Meh. It's kind of a big deal to me, whoever one that affects me not at all, so it's not like I'm losing sleep over it.
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    struggling

    I can't help you with ANY of that, and I'm really sorry you are experiencing this. I CAN tell you "what the point" is, though. Eternal life with God and family. That's what you go to church for.
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    Fiancee hasn't converted yet...

    If you've found a man who isn't baptized and he's been fine with you following the Law of Chastity for over TWO years while remaining faithful to you, he either loves you immensely or is a man of character, I think. The rest is a decision you need to make.