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by beetbox
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The subtleness of Satan?
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: The subtleness of Satan?

Congrats on the exciting commute. Sounds wholesome enough to me, but I guess I'm just a hopeless apostate who doesn't have the Spirit anymore, so maybe it was the devil putting a temptation in your path. So what did you do on the second exchange? Did you give her like a cool nod? Did you flash your ...
by beetbox
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I Worry
Replies: 18
Views: 1536

Re: I Worry

I think you need to tell him that you have doubts, at the least. It's normal enough for a Mormon to have doubts and think certain things are weird. So it might not blow your cover, and it would help him if he's struggling to make sense of things. And he is less likely to resent you for not telling h...
by beetbox
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: being there for a victim of sexual abuse
Replies: 13
Views: 1272

Re: being there for a victim of sexual abuse

I don't have anything to add, but I think you sound like a great friend. I imagine your willingness to acknowledge her pain and listen to her means quite a lot. Btw, did they ever find that guy that purposely went missing? I think about that often. Do you mean the husband of the LDS mommy blogger fr...
by beetbox
Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: It's been a while
Replies: 8
Views: 1343

Re: It's been a while

Good to hear from you, friend. I don't come on NOM very often anymore, but it feels good to see a familiar face. Speaking of which, it's been way too long.
by beetbox
Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello!
Replies: 13
Views: 1613

Re: Hello!

Welcome! I commend you for being willing to engage in conversation here. I'm the non-believer in a mixed faith marriage, and I recognize how difficult it can be to confront the issues that now separate you as a couple. It takes quite a bit of bravery and self confidence to expose yourself to new ide...
by beetbox
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I lost my son
Replies: 74
Views: 4480

Re: I lost my son

Mopag, I know I can't pretend to understand your grief right now. My heart aches for your loss. My dearest sympathy to you and your family as you move forward after this tragedy.
by beetbox
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Don't think I can go back to church after today
Replies: 41
Views: 3612

Re: Don't think I can go back to church after today

Hi Misbehaved, I don't have any advice but I wish you all the best as you transition out. It's not easy. I'm glad you have your husband along for the ride.
by beetbox
Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Good quotes from old NOM
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Good quotes from old NOM

This is a great topic. I posted the original question, and there were a lot of good responses. I believe the response you quoted here came from fetchface. I did end up letting my wife know how much it bothers me to know that my kids are hearing grown-ups at church say "I know Joseph Smith was a true...
by beetbox
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: It's the little things...
Replies: 11
Views: 1607

Re: It's the little things...

Corsair, before you throw them out, could you first draw some mustaches, monocles, blacked-out teeth, etc. on their faces and share that with us? It's childish, but I still appreciate a good defaced picture of someone. There are some things I never grew out of.
by beetbox
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Gatherings, Events, and Announcements
Topic: Phoenix NOMs
Replies: 38
Views: 10991

Re: Phoenix NOMs

Uncorrelated will be our featured guest this week. I think. I'm having a hard time remembering who is who, especially with the migration to the new site. 8-)
by beetbox
Tue Nov 01, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: i just accidentally outed myself...
Replies: 9
Views: 1338

Re: i just accidentally outed myself...

That was beautifully written. I think it's a perfect way to come out and make a stand against a harmful church policy while doing so. I hope at least some of your LDS friends read it.
by beetbox
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: The "D" Word
Replies: 33
Views: 3395

Re: The "D" Word

Communication is so tricky . . . I often write these scripts in my head and when the actual conversation doesn't follow the script (because the other person doesn't know what I'm trying to communicate or what I hope for from them as a response) it can be really distressing and confusing to both of ...
by beetbox
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: The story so far.
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: The story so far.

Our compromise on kids (ages 10, 7, 3) is this: neither of us will ever do or say anything to the kids that makes the other spouse seem lost/misguided/wrong. Both of us are allowed to share how we feel. I'm allowed to be open with the kids about the fact that I don't believe, and she's allowed to te...
by beetbox
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: The "D" Word
Replies: 33
Views: 3395

Re: The "D" Word

Hey Stig, I don't have anything to offer but my sympathy. I hope things make a turn for the better. I'm happy chat anytime you need someone to commiserate with.
by beetbox
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Praise to the Man
Replies: 18
Views: 1852

Re: Praise to the Man

Ah, perhaps this is why my wife hasn't said anything about the primary program. She knows I'm not going to be happy to see my kids singing that song. My then 9-year-old mentioned once that this is his favorite primary song. It really bothered me to hear that, but your explanation that this is probab...
by beetbox
Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 52
Views: 5790

Re: Konfession Time!

It was my turn to put the toddler to bed. Part of his nightly ritual includes kneeling at his bedside and saying a "prayer" with him. I opened with "Dear Flying Spaghetti Monster . . . ." He thought that was the funniest thing he's ever heard. Hysterical three-year-old laughter. It warmed my heart. ...
by beetbox
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: HIPS Family Update
Replies: 9
Views: 1576

Re: HIPS Family Update

Great update, HIPS! I love that things are working out well for you.
by beetbox
Wed Oct 19, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Mrs. Hagoth is reading RSR
Replies: 20
Views: 2688

Re: Mrs. Hagoth is reading RSR

That's great, Hagoth. I hope she comes away with more appreciation of your position. My wife read it right after I confessed I no longer believe (which happened not long after I read RSR). She said it reaffirmed her faith, and she has never waivered a single bit since then. Sigh.
by beetbox
Wed Oct 19, 2016 9:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Konfession Time!
Replies: 52
Views: 5790

Re: Konfession Time!

Lithium Sunset wrote:I started drinking Earl Grey Tea. I know, I know, it's a small thing but I was having a hard time branching out from herbal to that sinful tea.
Earl Grey is the perfect gateway into the sinful beverages.