Originally Posted by NewCrunchyDaddy
That depends on where you are coming from. In the Jewish faith, anything with the name of God written on it can never be destroyed or ruined, so she always writes Gd or G-d, even in emails, and I often do the same thing. So under certain circumstances, an abbreviation can be considered respectful.
To me the difference would be the intent-- is one shortening for convenience or out of respect?
The custom refered to in the Jewish faith sounds like one of the symbolic customs that was done away with (for us) with the old law. I mean, that's certainly not a latter-day teaching. I've thrown away lots of paper products with the various names of God on them, and with no disrespect of course-- I just can't have paper clutter everywhere-- old talks, Ensigns, lesson notes, etc etc.
I have not used the abbreviation 'HF' (I don't think) because when I have gone to use it, it just didn't sound right to me-- didn't express the love and tender devotion I feel for Him. I never thought about it being disrespectful. That's an interesting thought.
So, church was wonderful yesterday. All of yesterday was great. Tonight we are going to dinner with my Dad, which is great because he lives on the other side of th country and we haven't seen him in 10 months. He's never met DS2.
Last night was . . . rough, though. DS1 had nightmares or something, starting at about 11:30 at night, and it took hours to really get him back to sleep-- he kept waking and wimpering in his sleep before that.
I assume it was nightmares, I suppose he could have felt sick or something, I don't know. I'm really tired.