I realized that Alma had discovered what I had discovered:
Alma 32:27 “But behold, if ye will awake and arouse your faculties, even to an experiment upon my words, and exercise a particle of faith, yea, even if ye can no more than desire to believe, let this desire work in you, even until ye believe in a manner that ye can give place for a portion of my words.”
Going back to how (25 years ago or so), I remembered hearing the story about the question “Do you believe you and your wife can have a good relationship?” and the answer “No”, then the final answer, “Then I can’t help you.” were wrong. Lots of honest people will answer, “No.” but that doesn’t mean they and the relationship can’t be helped. Here is the real question that is important: “Do you wish that you could believe that you and your wife could have a good relationship?” If “Yes,”, that’s enough to work with!
Alma got it first!