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by Anon70
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishopric -> EQP: And I feel.... numb.
Replies: 18
Views: 456

Re: Bishopric -> EQP: And I feel.... numb.

I feel for you!! I agree with previous posts about doing it your way. I’ve been in an unwanted stake calling for over a year now (mainly for my spouse’s feelings). And I don’t even try to act like a TBM. I am vocal in my opposition about activities I don’t agree with (trek) and I give talks I feel l...
by Anon70
Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Premarital Exam
Replies: 15
Views: 541

Re: The Mormon Premarital Exam

Thoughtful wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:38 pm
I had a pre-wedding ob/gyn exam. It was a baseline pap smear and birth control rx. No sex ed. No dilators. No big deal.
Ditto for me 28 years ago. And I sent my DD to one recently for same reason.
by Anon70
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New youth program being defined
Replies: 25
Views: 872

Re: New youth program being defined

The best thing about the new program is that all “treks and youth conferences” are to be put on hold. Amen & Hallelujah! I hadn’t prayed about it but wish I had so I could say my prayers had been answered. I had actually been the only vote against trek here and had said that with all the issues they...
by Anon70
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: 'What do you believe?'
Replies: 15
Views: 623

Re: 'What do you believe?'

Not knowing what was true or real was very upsetting at first-the church had an answer for everything before my faith crisis. But, like Emower, years down the path I feel so much peace at not knowing anything. I don’t even know what I believe most days. I find it very freeing. I actually feels it’s ...
by Anon70
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Will Nelson apologize to the NAACP?

I keep glancing at the title of this thread and think it's a thread about Willie Nelson for an instant before I realize it's really about some other dude with the last name of Nelson, and I am disappoint. What does Willie Nelson have to do with MORmONism? https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/comm...
by Anon70
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Yes Men?
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: Yes Men?

In the church council I am currently serving on, we are told we can disagree all we want internally. Discuss. Dissect. Disagree. But when we leave the room we need to be a unified team that is consistent in our messaging. It sounds good in theory but I don’t agree with a lot of the decisions made af...
by Anon70
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM and RMN's telling of whoppers
Replies: 11
Views: 599

Re: RFM and RMN's telling of whoppers

I’m not sure if this is on topic but I have to give a talk in a few weeks due to my calling. We’re always given a GC talk as topic. I always hate mine. Without fail. So I’m reading it and then reading all of the scripture references to see if I can find some tiny thing of value to talk about. Multip...
by Anon70
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Nephite Interpreters
Replies: 45
Views: 1018

Re: Nephite Interpreters

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by Anon70
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Primary kid interviews?
Replies: 24
Views: 789

Re: Primary kid interviews?

2. When you do a survey like this you likely want to target a certain group of the population to get a good representation from each group. This way they aren't sending surveys to the entire church constantly. A guy messaged me yesterday they he just took a survey on "leisure travel" from the churc...
by Anon70
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: Regretting the mindset I had for relationships pre-mission

It’s interesting to look back and wonder. I dated a bit in high school—members and non members. Dated a lot in college all members. I always told my kids to date around! Have lots of fun dating experiences! All of my dating eligible kids have been in one long term relationship after another. Some go...
by Anon70
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 47
Views: 1646

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

It seems to me that we create unnecessary problems when we think of homosexuals as people with certain sexual behaviors rather than as a segment of the human family. Imagine being heterosexual and knowing that you are primarily thought of as one of those people who goes around sticking penises in v...
by Anon70
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: GA Visit Review
Replies: 8
Views: 376

GA Visit Review

A GA has been visiting our area and was in my ward for a couple of weeks. Despite their being a clear program he asked to speak at the end of both meetings. We went over 10 minutes both weeks. Most of his remarks were telling unremarkable experiences about himself or his ancestors and then using tho...
by Anon70
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Heal Me
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: Heal Me

I used to be a huge believer in priesthood blessings. I remember a talk I gave on the power of the priesthood. Cringe. Every now and then the conditioning is strong and asking for one will pop up in my mind. I wait and things work out the way they work out (and would have worked out regardless of pr...
by Anon70
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 60
Views: 2457

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

Yes, I think believe what you believe and be indifferent about the rest is the best way to be in the Middle !!! There is a Middleway Mormonism for sure . Patrick Mason describes it just that way in his book Planted. When I was in the beginnings of my faith crisis I was so angry and wanted to argue ...
by Anon70
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: My kids baptism experience
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: My kids baptism experience

“Emotionally flatline” - I like that. I’ve got a family wedding coming up that I don’t want to miss so I left my integrity in the dirt and renewed my TR. This was my first TR interview though where, as I answered the questions, I didn’t even feel bad or guilty for lying. I just viewed it as somethin...
by Anon70
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS church in the news
Replies: 17
Views: 717

Re: LDS church in the news

I just don't get why they keep doing this. There MUST be someone near the top of the hierarchy making money off of these completely stupid re-enactments. I will keep a reference to the Pioneer Trek heatstroke story because my stake is doing a Pioneer Trek next summer. I'm in a YM Presidency so I wi...
by Anon70
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case
Replies: 53
Views: 3220

Re: Martinsburg Abuse Coverup Case

I watched part 1 & 2 from the links. Sickening. I also felt like there were some details missing based on what I’ve read about the case over the last year. The mother should have been prosecuted for actively pursuing homes with children for her son to be in/babysit for. She knew he was a predator an...
by Anon70
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Julie Rowe got ex'ed
Replies: 9
Views: 747

Re: Julie Rowe got ex'ed

Hagoth wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:38 pm
because they understand that you can't receive the signal if you don't have the antenna.
Best. Line. Ever.
by Anon70
Wed May 15, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The day it all sinks in
Replies: 12
Views: 595

Re: The day it all sinks in

Bad days are hard--and they can make you feel like that's all you have going on in your life.

I'm glad you're having a better day and I hope you can see the good stuff in your life and find ways to add more to your life that brings you peace and joy.
by Anon70
Wed May 15, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: It's that time of year again!
Replies: 13
Views: 718

Re: It's that time of year again!

That's a false theory--"these things are not central to salvation"--the historical facts speak directly to whether or not Joseph made this whole thing up. If there was no godly or angelic visitation and if there were no books to translate from, then there is no "truth" around his gospel of salvation...