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by MerrieMiss
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What's Helping Me Today
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: What's Helping Me Today

Fifi, I was thinking about you this morning, realizing I hadn’t heard from you in a while. I am so glad you posted; I love reading your thoughts. I miss my grandmother. She was a hard, bitter, and unpleasant woman; died a few year back and wasn’t well for the couple of years preceding her death, but...
by MerrieMiss
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12584

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Home Centered Church! It was prophesied! The church it true! :lol: :lol: Seriously tho... the first F&T after this is all over is gonna be hell. All the gushing and hero worship. Barf. Well, I've been telling my husband for the past year, "Home centered church, why bother going?" For the most part ...
by MerrieMiss
Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Church temporarily suspends all meetings....
Replies: 38
Views: 2039

Re: LDS Church temporarily suspends all meetings....

This is so weird. I got a mass email from the bishop saying that YM/YW was cancelled, but urged us to participate in the temple before it closes, and to wait for an update about Sunday. I'm not going on Sunday; I don't need anyone to tell me whether to go or not (and I always prefer not to go!), but...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12584

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Home Centered Church!

It was prophesied! The church it true!
by MerrieMiss
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a new identity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: How to find a new identity?

What does the fantasy look like? How should community and friendships be? (Serious question. I'm not sure myself, or whether the ideas I have about them are realistic.) Fair question. I think Ghost sums it up well. I hope this isn't too irreverent, but I heard a joke not long ago about how one of J...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12584

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Looks like they will be dropping all large meetings on the local level as well: http://newsroom.churchofjesuschrist.org/article/covid-19-impact-large-gatherings-latter-day-saints?cid=email-OCA_covid19_031020_Gatherings Wow, once in a rare while an Act Of God results in good consequences! Two weeks ...
by MerrieMiss
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How to find a new identity?
Replies: 16
Views: 1331

Re: How to find a new identity?

I’ve been struggling a lot with this recently. I never really fit into the Mormon crowd; even as a TBM, I had a “group” but I wasn’t really in – but I had this fantasy that if I could just get my life in order or find the right ward then I could be a part of the group someday. I’ve spent a lot of ti...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism bores me
Replies: 9
Views: 868

Mormonism bores me

January 2019 I told my husband I didn’t believe the church was what it claimed to be. Things were rough for a while, but life went on. He wanted to talk through some of the issues but I had a difficult time wanting to because I just didn’t care anymore. I’d spent years having arguments and conversat...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 25
Views: 2679

Re: What are you reading right now?

And I am picking at Kindness and Wonder: Why Mister Rogers matters now more than ever by Edwards. Just finished The Good Neighbor:The Life and Work of Fred Rogers by Maxwell King. It was an interesting read. I just finished "Going Clear", an expose of Scientology by Lawrence Wright. I'd recommend i...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does your avatar mean?
Replies: 36
Views: 3274

Re: What does your avatar mean?

I was so scared to sign up for NOM! I chose a user name that that does not describe me well and that morning I’d seen a heron on a walk, so I chose an image of a bird and hoped that everything was random enough to disguise my true identity. I don’t want to publish my name and address, but I don’t re...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Mar 01, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 196
Views: 12584

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

I live in the PNW and in a community next door to one that’s made headlines. This weekend has been crazy with the ways people have been shopping, wearing masks, etc. (What’s with the toilet paper? Do people really not have enough TP for a couple weeks?) Many companies and some schools are shut down ...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Offloading
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Offloading

I know this isn’t the answer to your question, but I’ll put this here in case it can help someone else with this or something similar.

Sometimes sunk costs are sunk costs, and the thing that benefits us most is to get rid of it and move on.
by MerrieMiss
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 25
Views: 2679

Re: What are you reading right now?

Books finished recently: The Year of Magical Thinking (Joan Didion) Gift from the Sea (Anne Morrow Lindbergh) – the book has held up surprisingly well for being 60+ years old Permanent Record (Edward Snowden) We Need to Talk about Kevin (Lionel Shriver) I Miss you When I Blink (Mary Laura Philpott)
by MerrieMiss
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tithing settlement
Replies: 47
Views: 3374

Re: Tithing settlement

My husband's salary is partially paid with stock, so we paid for years in stock which is 100% confidential. We told the bishop that last year when he asked about the $0 on our tithing statement (and we didn't pay anything last year). He said that a lot of people pay that way. Maybe. Or maybe they do...
by MerrieMiss
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What if....
Replies: 19
Views: 1264

Re: What if....

Something I find interesting. In the last conference Christofferson said: I haven’t met anyone who found the gospel later in life who didn’t wish it could have been earlier. “Oh, the poor choices and mistakes I could have avoided,” they will say. To the contrary, this thread and a lot of stories I ...
by MerrieMiss
Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?
Replies: 29
Views: 1903

Re: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?

I don't think he knows I post on NOM. If he does, he's keeping very quiet about it. Although it's a public space and never truly anonymous, I've felt able to post things here that are more personal than I would ever say to most people in real life. After I told my husband I no longer believed earlie...
by MerrieMiss
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New TR question
Replies: 47
Views: 2333

Re: New TR question

I can hear the testimonies now: We have been prepared for this day! The focus on observant sabbath worship in the past few years proves that the Lord's servants have been preparing us! We are living a higher law! Gross. And now the weirdos who post pictures of church attendance on their vacation to ...
by MerrieMiss
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New TR question
Replies: 47
Views: 2333

Re: New TR question

In all seriousness, does anybody really honestly discuss with the bishop and answer all these questions in any way other than a yes or no at the right time? They don’t care if you nuance as long as you say the right things! I think it's a personality type. I never did as a believer and I certainly ...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: New TR question
Replies: 47
Views: 2333

New TR question

So until I read Anon70's comment on another thread, I had no idea. (Hooray for not watching conference!) Apparently, Sabbath observance is added to TR questions. Beach. But I had to conference earlier with the DH. And the new recommend question about keeping the sabbath holy is probably gonna come u...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If you aren't doing conference, what are you doing?
Replies: 15
Views: 717

Re: If you aren't doing conference, what are you doing?

We didn't listen to any of it. We were going to go to the beach, but one of the kids got sick. Instead, husband tore apart the garage and I am helping kids with halloween costumes. Way better than conference, not quite as good as the beach.