Why you are in a mixed-faith marriage; missionary dies in Africa

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Married to your beliefs

You and your spouse go to church every week. They both have temple recommends. You have callings. You pay tithing. You live the Word of Wisdom.

It may not appear so on the surface, but you are in a mixed faith marriage.

So argues Wheat & Tares blogger Hawkgrrrl. How come? Because, as the author argues, “Belief is unique”. A couple’s beliefs “may be on the same side, but you may not like that side while your spouse loves you.”

“Even if you believe the same things, you believe those things to different degrees. You can define the things you believe in differently. Your experience with these beliefs is also unique to you,” says the blogger. “And your orientation toward any belief you hold may be positive, negative, or apathetic, but it will differ from the opinion of others on that belief, even if they share it.”

Even if this “other” is sleeping next to you in bed.

The answer to responsibility

(Morry Gash | AP) In this October 14, 2003 photo, Steve Bartman (top center) catches a ball as Chicago Cubs left fielder Moises Alou grabs the right fielder in the eighth inning against the Florida Marlins during Game 6 of the National League Championship Series.

It’s now time for the baseball diamond’s next life lesson.

Fourth inning • Steve Bartman helps thwart the Cubs’ date with fate.

Yes, that 2016 crown — after a 108-year delay — helped ease a lifetime of disappointments for this Cubs loyalist, but I’m still a tad bitter about 2003. Another fan with a prime spot on the seeing left line Spoiling the North Siders World Series bid remains annoying. But even in the agony of defeat, baseball delivers another lesson:

With a great “seat” comes great responsibility.

It happens when you are promoted from the employee’s seat to the manager’s chair. It’s what happens when you go from kid in the high chair to parent on the couch. It happens when a senator moves from one of 100 seats in a square room on Capitol Hill to the chair that matters most, in an oval office on Pennsylvania Avenue.

As we go through life, we add not only years, but responsibilities as well. More is expected of an experienced tax attorney than of a young professional fresh out of law school. Of course, greater responsibility comes with its rewards. The longtime lawyer gets the window office. The young upstart is banished to the cramped cabin.

The latest Mormon Land podcast: Church image issues

The church’s image took another hit: A new Pew poll shows that Americans view Jews, Catholics, Protestants, evangelical Christians, Muslims, and atheists more favorably than Latter-day Saints. Quin Monson, a professor of political science at Brigham Young University, examines why that is, what it means, and whether it matters. listen to podcast Read the story.

Missionary dies in Africa

(Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) Jean Lendo Phuati, 26, of Democratic Republic of Congo, died March 10, 2023 while serving in the Mbuji-Mayi Mission.

A 26-year-old missionary from the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died while serving in his home country.

Jean Lendo Phuati has been working in the Mbuji-Mayi Mission since August 2021.

Phuati died in hospital on March 10, “shortly after feeling ill,” church spokesman Sam Penrod wrote in a press release. “The cause of death is still unknown at this time, although he was in hospital with symptoms related to a cardiac event.”

This was the first publicly reported death of a full-time Latter-day Saint missionary that year. In 2021, 11 converts died in the line of duty.

honor women

Camille N. Johnson, Relief Society (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) president, plays with a group of young children in a drought-stricken area of ​​northeastern Uganda in March 2023.

On March 8, International Women’s Day, Church leaders recognized the contributions of women around the world.

“The opportunity for women to look beyond their current situation and help someone else is truly the power of what women are doing to make a difference in the world,” said President Bonnie Cordon, churchwide leader of the Young Women organization, during her trip to Africa.

Camille Johnson, president of the Worldwide Relief Society, meanwhile, partnered with UNICEF to deliver food and medical supplies to drought-stricken northeastern Uganda.

“This is an attempt to go beyond our members to address the humanitarian needs of the world’s children and we found it. It was glorious,” Johnson said in a press release. “It was heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time.”

From the stands

(Image and courtesy photos) President Russell M. Nelson (below) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will receive the Gandhi King Mandela Peace Award from Morehouse College. Above are the namesakes of the award.

• President Russell Nelson is honored by a historically black college with a peace prize named after the who’s who of human rights legends: Gandhi, King and Mandela.

• Have you wondered what the Church will do to help the Great Salt Lake? Well, wonder no more. It donates approximately 20,000 acre-feet of water to the endangered lake.

• Family and friends in southern Utah help a 20-year-old missionary recover from a brain injury sustained while serving in Boston.

• Tribune guest columnist Natalie Brown advocates always making room for worship on Zoom.

from history

In 1842 in Buffalo, NY, Joseph Dart and Robert Dunbar invented grain elevators that blessed life by allowing farmers to produce and transport more grain in less time.

That same year, Church founder Joseph Smith invented an organization dedicated to blessing the lives of women and, through them, the world.

And it will be 181 years old on Friday.

Founded on March 17, 1842, Relief Society is one of the largest and oldest women’s groups in the world today, with more than 7 million members in approximately 170 countries.

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