What my boyfriend and I used to do when we were long distance is write really, crazy long emails to each other almost as long as my blog posts.
I recall reading a talk from Elder Nelson in which he indicated that the church teaches general principles and does not spend time teaching exceptions to general principles. This is by design.
All those are reasons to give the church some elbow room but they are not reasons for actually staying.
She views patriarchy as a quality of God.