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by Anon70
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The challenges of attending church
Replies: 19
Views: 812

Re: The challenges of attending church

It's weird, I used to do 2 hours pretty easily but died at 3. Now that it's 2 hours, I can barely sit through 1. I have no idea how to handle it better than I am--I just countdown how many years I have left and try to figure out how to get out of attending as much as I can without upsetting the DH.
by Anon70
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon guy's adoption scheme...again
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Mormon guy's adoption scheme...again

I had the same reaction to #2. Felt like a gotcha moment. I also found it odd that he even commented. Don’t the GAs keep quiet until told to speak up? Isn’t the MO to let the official church spokesman make the comment? I have a strong testimony that Elder Rasband was moved upon the spirit of Kirton...
by Anon70
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Explaining Miracles
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Explaining Miracles

my favorite was when Yahweh appeared to Moses and showed him his butt instead of his face. I clearly didn’t pay attention in my BYU Old Testament class :shock: Exodus 33:20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21 And the LORD said, Behold, there is a pla...
by Anon70
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 47
Views: 1599

Re: Tithing settlement

I quit going to tithing settlement a few years ago. We’ve paid via bill pay for a while and had no push back. But I read on exponent that headquarters is changing that now and bill pay donations will be reported. I immediately emailed lds donations honestly expecting them to just confirm what they h...
by Anon70
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Explaining Miracles
Replies: 12
Views: 543

Re: Explaining Miracles

Hagoth wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:27 pm
my favorite was when Yahweh appeared to Moses and showed him his butt instead of his face.
I clearly didn’t pay attention in my BYU Old Testament class :shock:
by Anon70
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Pleasant Surprise
Replies: 6
Views: 438

Re: Pleasant Surprise

Definitely progress! And I’m a big fan of the “live and let live” approach. I’m working on my DH giving me some of that :lol:
by Anon70
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Mormon guy's adoption scheme...again
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Mormon guy's adoption scheme...again

I had the same reaction to #2. Felt like a gotcha moment. I also found it odd that he even commented. Don’t the GAs keep quiet until told to speak up? Isn’t the MO to let the official church spokesman make the comment?
by Anon70
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Baby Steps
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Re: Baby Steps

Thanks all!! I worried there would be backlash but instead he suggested I leave during 2nd hour yesterday and take our daughter home. Maybe this is the beginning of the new us!
by Anon70
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Baby Steps
Replies: 7
Views: 381

Baby Steps

Read through some of my posts over the years here. It’s not a new realization but the reason my husband is ok with my faith crisis is because I have totally given in and for all intents and purposes am an active member. So today I reminded him that when the youngest is an adult in a few years I will...
by Anon70
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Outward expression
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Outward expression

Mormons are always trying to see them on other Mormons though...I’ve been garment checked by several family members and had a brother call me out for not wearing them.
by Anon70
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Loyal Christian's hanging onto mormonism

That would reasonably describe me. I am hanging onto Mormonism simply for family and friends. This is not something that would be a welcome discussion in your average ward. The LDS church simply cannot and does not let their members simply be "Christian". It seems that the LDS church operates by be...
by Anon70
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Fear as motivating conservative values
Replies: 18
Views: 548

Re: Fear as motivating conservative values

I used to talk about Satan like he was real but deep down I thought it was a little silly, like believing in the bogeyman. Like others, when I lost belief in God/Christ then Satan belief died too. When I started down this path a few years ago I definitely realized and acknowledged that my fear based...
by Anon70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Grooming
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Grooming

I hear you. When my kids were little I wouldn’t let them sit by other people or go to the bathroom alone. The more sex offenders are in the news the more anxious I get about littles. My older child was victimized by a relative. I realize strange men at a football game are much less likely but I can...
by Anon70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Grooming
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Grooming

I hear you. When my kids were little I wouldn’t let them sit by other people or go to the bathroom alone. The more sex offenders are in the news the more anxious I get about littles.
by Anon70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tired and worn out of the Church
Replies: 11
Views: 775

Re: Tired and worn out of the Church

So many armchair quarterback comments come to mind here but then I realize I’m not living your life. Your wife is! :lol: Perhaps find a therapist where you can work these issues out with your wife. It’s not mentally healthy to live under this pressure from the church and your spouse. You should fin...
by Anon70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Out Groups
Replies: 12
Views: 512

Re: Out Groups

This is a tough spot. Like jfro18, I live quite far from most of my family, but I can still empathize with you because when we are together, there is no discussion outside of the church topics. My brother and his wife humble brag about how his daughters were never allowed to see the new Beauty and ...
by Anon70
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New message about choosing to believe
Replies: 23
Views: 1050

Re: New message about choosing to believe

Religion is the only place in my life where I was warned that I was in constant danger of losing what I “knew”. I was warned to constantly share what I knew and to constantly shore up what I knew with more prayer, more study, more *you name it* and was still as risk to lose my testimony. When I aske...
by Anon70
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lila Tueller Interview
Replies: 12
Views: 762

Re: Lila Tueller Interview

I also found this one fascinating. I didn't realize that these GAs traveled so much during that time and that the children were farmed out so much. But, yea, family first!
by Anon70
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm going to Hell !
Replies: 18
Views: 708

Re: I'm going to Hell !

I love that the convo ended with a kiss. Good on ya.
by Anon70
Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Reformed Egyptian
Replies: 11
Views: 403

Re: Reformed Egyptian

I can't even consider turning my brain off and going back to TSCC. Every now and then my DH says something that makes me realize he's waiting for me to go back to believing. It's a bit startling that he doesn't realize there is no going back. I listened to the Mormon Discussions Jana Reiss podcast ...