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by Anon70
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Which “group” do you most closely align with?
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Which “group” do you most closely align with?

Years ago my DH and I took a course at the local college. At the beginning of the class they asked us to divide up into 7 or 8 loosely defined “groups”. We were told to choose the one that most closely aligned with our perspectives, beliefs, lives, or whichever group resonated with us the most. I ca...
by Anon70
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Major changes to organizations and auxiliaries set for October conference

On the exponent this week a woman shared a “confirmed leak” about upcoming changes to baptisms and temple sealings. Sounds like the wimmin folk might be given the authority to witness. Holding a baby during a blessing cannot be far behind! What’s really sad to me is that this does nothing for those ...
by Anon70
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A Nice Compliment That Enraged Me
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: A Nice Compliment That Enraged Me

Thanks for your kind words, all - and thanks for reminding me that the message delivered was more important than my rather impotent rage. I never considered the abuse/critical thinking angle, so thank you all for pointing that out. I think my remaining days will be spent helping people not only fin...
by Anon70
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...

Watching the same boring documentary over and over.

Skipped church today with the whole fam!! Was amazing. Didn’t miss a thing, I’m sure.
by Anon70
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash

I have been surprised by the number of TBMs that roll their eyes about RMN. I've seen a little bit of that, more mostly I've seen people gush about what an amazing force of revelation he is, as evidenced by such earthshaking proclamations as shorter meetings and slightly less sexist language in the...
by Anon70
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Four-year seminary graduation required for foreign missions
Replies: 14
Views: 393

Re: Four-year seminary graduation required for foreign missions

I was told that there are some foreign countries that will only allow missionaries to preach publicly that have completed a seminary training program before they can be religious ministers in their country. Don’t know if that’s true or not, but does make some sense. This is what we were told when o...
by Anon70
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash
Replies: 22
Views: 636

Re: Russell M. Nelson Birthday Bash

I have been surprised by the number of TBMs that roll their eyes about RMN. There are, of course, those that are adoring but I’ve heard a lot of critical comments about his sexism and his new policies (especially the name of the church). I waffle between hoping he lasts a long time and keeps annoyin...
by Anon70
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Writer excommunicated during ‘September Six’ purge loses her bid to rejoin the LDS Church
Replies: 22
Views: 672

Re: Writer excommunicated during ‘September Six’ purge loses her bid to rejoin the LDS Church

I found her story heartbreaking. To continue to attend faithfully all these years and still be found “unworthy”. A comment I read today that resonated with me: This adds to my observation that the current prophet absolutely cannot handle criticism (or anything he takes as criticism) especially if th...
by Anon70
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What should the church remain neutral on?
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: What should the church remain neutral on?

Might have been a shorter list to identify what they should have an opinion on.

10. Diet. Sugar is ok but coffee isn’t? Let the doctors/nutritionists be the experts.
by Anon70
Fri Aug 30, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch...I think?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Ouch...I think?

Thank you everyone. The “release” took 15 minutes. I said about 4 words. He spent a great deal of time reassuring me I had done nothing wrong which just convinced me they all felt I did. I was going to keep my thoughts to myself if asked but after that I decided to take your advice and talk about tr...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 1506

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

The odd thing was that I’d always been very good at memorizing things, but I could never, ever get the words of the temple ceremony right. A stupor of thought came through every single time. Again, I thought I was stupid or unworthy, but I should have remembered how the spirit testifies of truth… T...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does the church get right?
Replies: 30
Views: 876

Re: What does the church get right?

Emower wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 pm
It does business pretty well.
Ha! I was about to say Real Estate or the Stock Market ;)
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout
Replies: 22
Views: 796

Re: Good Discussion with TBM Family with some Fallout

My dad's side of the fam was TBM/LDS and my mom's was all kinds of religions. I think that helped me with boundaries. My mom's family did not discuss people's worth or their opinions on someone else's choices. The irony was that the Mormons believed in agency but judged everyone. I hope your wife st...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch...I think?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Ouch...I think?

Congrats!! From my point of view, the stake callings always seems to come and go often so 15 months seems standard especially (not trying to be rude here just pointing out reality) for the women. Nobody will remember you had the calling 3 weeks from now. On the bright side, that back door is now su...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch...I think?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Re: Ouch...I think?

I understand the feeling. Even after my views changed I still cared what friends and neighbors thought about me as a person. Yes. I'm having some of those "how will I be judged over this" and "only problems get released this fast" moments. As I've obsessed over it all morning, I've also realized th...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?
Replies: 59
Views: 1506

Re: What did you really learn from the temple ceremony?

I have tried to discuss this with my DH before, I don't learn anything, ever. And I used to feel that meant something was wrong with me. I used to listen to these sisters in RS go on and on about how they learn something new EVERY TIME they attend. I think it's just more oneupmanship and spiritual c...
by Anon70
Thu Aug 29, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch...I think?
Replies: 12
Views: 429

Ouch...I think?

I told you all about caving for a stake calling over a year ago. I've actually enjoyed parts of the calling and have made a way for it to work for me. I'm also a very hard worker and I have taken on the lion's share of tasks for the president. There have been some pretty big bumps in working cohesiv...
by Anon70
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing Question + An Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Tithing Question + An Introduction

As Anon70 said, you can pay anonymously to SLC directly. The amount paid is not reported to your bishop, only that a payment was made. You could pay $1 and it will show up the same as $15,000. So pay $1 per pay period and then keep paying 10% to local charities that you feel need it. You will be he...
by Anon70
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing Question + An Introduction
Replies: 21
Views: 618

Re: Tithing Question + An Introduction

I’ve paid anonymously for years and I never show them or have been asked for proof. I just say I’m a full tithe payer.

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by Anon70
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishopric -> EQP: And I feel.... numb.
Replies: 25
Views: 1094

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...