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by fetchface
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

moksha wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:06 pm
Sometimes the desire for a Diet Coke becomes unquenchable.
Indeed, but my wife gets exceptionally talkative when she drinks caffeine for some reason so heaven help me!
by fetchface
Mon Jan 11, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Communicating and the risk of being misunderstood

I love Hermey's pictures. That one pretty much says it.
by fetchface
Mon Jan 11, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

Thanks, guys! Right now she seems pretty motivated to make this official. She just sent in the family resignation letter! It's going to be really kind of weird to not have the church hanging over my life in any real way. My only exposure will be when I visit my parents, I guess? It really seems like...
by fetchface
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

Well, the conversation with the kids went well. None of them seem at all bothered that we are all resigning. I think they'll miss activities with the others but other social groups can be found... Is quitmormon too much of a bother these days? Should we just send the resignation letters straight to ...
by fetchface
Sat Jan 02, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Re: Wife dropped a bomb on me

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. I'm thinking it would be nice to have the conversation sooner rather than later with the kids. Maybe tomorrow.
by fetchface
Wed Dec 30, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wife dropped a bomb on me
Replies: 19
Views: 854

Wife dropped a bomb on me

Out of the blue last night, she says to me that she is done with the church. Like wants to resign and everything, and wants the kids names removed as well. I had to say that we need to slow down just a bit and talk this out with the kids (4 teens). While none of them is super enthusiastic about chur...
by fetchface
Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Zygotes on thrones
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: Zygotes on thrones

They seem to be trying to buddy up to Tea Party style fundamentalist Evangelicals for the strength in numbers. That means a package deal that lumps pro-life together with anti-LGBT and pro-guns. We're seeing Christianity in this country fighting (and winning) more "religious liberty." However, "rel...
by fetchface
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Zygotes on thrones
Replies: 18
Views: 1160

Re: Zygotes on thrones

I always assumed that abortion was not murder because it was allowable in certain circumstances (rape, incest). It wouldn't make sense to allow a rape victim to kill her healthy baby after birth, so abortion must not be the same as murder. That's how I understood it as a TBM. I think that the prohib...
by fetchface
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: #givethanks
Replies: 54
Views: 2239

Re: #givethanks

Something about this really struck a nerve with the TBM wife. She hates this campaign and the fact that RMN didn't use his time to unambiguously straighten out the anti-maskers. Personally, I feel like I am the victim of a denial-of-service attack when it comes to Facebook right now. I'm just stayin...
by fetchface
Wed Oct 28, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1783

Re: The Best Two Years?

Assuming you were still a TBM, what changes to mission rules would have make your mission better? The rule that would have made my mission better: Only go on a mission if you want to. I'm pretty shy and talking to strangers all day was a pretty miserable experience. It got easier but it never got f...
by fetchface
Tue Oct 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Best Two Years?
Replies: 39
Views: 1783

Re: The Best Two Years?

The mission experience is objectively speaking a full-on cult experience. The best two years for me? Hell no. I was being manipulated 24/7 for two years. It was an abuse of my dignity as a human being. Were there benefits? Sure. #1 benefit is that I learned exactly what it is like to be under cult m...
by fetchface
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Canonized Stupidity
Replies: 33
Views: 2064

Re: Canonized Stupidity

* Except... "The book" actually says that they put doors in both the top and bottom of the dish-barges, because after being "tossed about" they wouldn't know which way was up, and they would have to open the doors to see which would let in air or water. Yeah: Jaradite barges are one of the first sh...
by fetchface
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM interview with David Bokovoy about biblical scholarship and the Book of Abraham
Replies: 7
Views: 657

Re: New RFM interview with David Bokovoy about biblical scholarship and the Book of Abraham

Will post more later after I finish, but the Book of Abraham is beyond dead at this point between Hauglid, Ritner, and now Bokovoy. Yep, it's a good one. Biblical scholarship is fascinating and it is nice to see it applied in this way. The Book of Abraham is as false as the day is long. It's kind o...
by fetchface
Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What happened in General Confernce
Replies: 9
Views: 802

Re: What happened in General Confernce

No talks from Dallin Oaks on homosexuality/transgender evils? Does that mean we'll get two from him in six months to balance out?
by fetchface
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Next biblical scholarship overview - the global flood and mormonism
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Next biblical scholarship overview - the global flood and mormonism

Red Ryder wrote:
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:57 pm
Holy Fetch.... a Fetch drive by!

How You doing? Stop by more often and give us an update.
I really doing great. I've been successful at finding community outside of the church and that's really the key to moving on I think.
by fetchface
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Next biblical scholarship overview - the global flood and mormonism
Replies: 9
Views: 1186

Re: Next biblical scholarship overview - the global flood and mormonism

I don't have anything insightful to contribute but I thought I'd leave this here for everyone's enjoyment: https://www.theonion.com/sumerians-look ... 1819571221
by fetchface
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Houston we have a problem !
Replies: 38
Views: 8062

Re: Houston we have a problem !

I can't tell you what you should do, that's something you are going to have to decide for yourself. I can share my experience, however. I had a moment of clarity in my disaffection process where I realized that if I pretended to go with the program so that people would love me, then they really woul...
by fetchface
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The church would collapse faster if...
Replies: 25
Views: 8289

Re: The church would collapse faster if...

I seem to recall that from a doctrinal point of view, the entire Presidency of the Seventy could ordain a new apostle who could restart the quorum. Once he filled all fifteen slots, the articles of incorporation could kick in from the Corporation of the President and reconstitute the organization. ...
by fetchface
Thu Jan 23, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dreams equal visions?
Replies: 13
Views: 2572

Re: Dreams equal visions?

The church's position on this today is pretty simple and straightforward:

If it increases faith in and obedience to the leaders, your dream is a revelation from God. If not, it is just a dream.
by fetchface
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Houston we have a problem !
Replies: 38
Views: 8062

Re: Houston we have a problem !

Fetchface, I am in the same position as you, still doing the 1 hour thing as a way to keep the peace and help wrestle kids so she isn't an abandoned widow in sacrament meeting. How did you handle the garment transition? For me that has been one of the last hurdles. I was quite furious with the chur...