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Discover the truth behind Mormon Patriarchal Blessings in this eye-opening interview with hosts Mike, Nemo, and John. From reflections on their own blessings to the harmful effects of this mechanism of control over members, the hosts delve into the nuanced nature of these individualized messages from God. With insights on how even past prophets have framed patriarchal blessings, and the agelessness of their messages, you won’t want to miss this deep dive into revelation in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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  1. Nathan Edvalson May 16, 2023 at 5:26 am - Reply

    Southern Israel was Judah and Benjamin. It is strange that Lehi was from Manasseh when you consider that

  2. EDiL13 May 16, 2023 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    I heard of a young woman (“sister missionary”) whose patriarchal blessing said nothing about what was going to happen after her mission, so she believed that she was going to die soon after she got home from her mission. I don’t know whatever happened to her.

    EDiL13 (Elohim’s Daughter in Law)

  3. Mitch Mortensen August 14, 2023 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    My son recently got his blessing before leaving on his mission. I’m sure the patriarch was a nice guy, but all he could talk about is how successful he and his kids are. Somehow the fast that he has 3 houses, is on the board of a billion dollar company, his kid is a very successful attorney, and that he just bought his wife a new Mercedes Benz came up during his “pre blessing”. I don’t even know what the blessing said because I was too busy not puking… unbelievable where they get these guys. I wish I could get my family out of this cult.

    • Maven August 16, 2023 at 7:10 am - Reply

      I’m so sorry, Mitch. Hang in there! It took me until my mid thirties to be ready to see.

    • Julie Brandt September 10, 2023 at 8:34 pm - Reply

      Wow, what a disturbing display of a lack of social intelligence. That’s insensitive, at the least. I hope it bothers the rest of your family. It was many years of poor, clueless, and harmful behavior from members that started to help me see what a mess TSCC was.

  4. Tiffany September 1, 2023 at 4:49 am - Reply

    I think it’s very harmful if specific things were said in a patriarchal blessing and if it’s not fulfilled he/she may blame themselves for not being worthy enough or righteous enough to receive those blessings promised in the patriarchal blessing.
    My mom literally took her patriarchal blessing as her guide for life, she’s doing everything she can to make it happen. It’s just so very toxic. It’s absolutely horrible.

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