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by HappierNow
Sun May 26, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The Book of Mormon and Modern Conflict
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: The Book of Mormon and Modern Conflict

After I studied at the BYU Jerusalem Center, I left the experience supportive of Palestinians after seeing how Israeli society oppresses them. I think that was a common reaction among the BYU students studying there. I think the Church needs to maintain strict neutrality to be able to continue the B...
by HappierNow
Fri May 17, 2024 4:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Original Doctrines
Replies: 20
Views: 2945

Re: Original Doctrines

Thanks for sharing the fascinating information Felix…I wasn’t aware of much of it. Here are the parts that really stood out to me: The story of Michael/Adam was the story of our Heavenly Father who had to complete his final task of becoming a God and bringing one of his wives to populate the earth. ...
by HappierNow
Mon May 06, 2024 8:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Today was a hard day !
Replies: 20
Views: 1938

Re: Today was a hard day !

Even though it doesn't sound like much my small victory over the years is that she knows I am pimo !!!! And she knows I only attend for her. It is a small victory but it's Huge for me. Congratulations Conman on this victory, on communicating to her that you are sacrificing for her because of your l...
by HappierNow
Thu Mar 28, 2024 9:17 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: David Archuleta song about stepping away from the Church
Replies: 3
Views: 2725

David Archuleta song about stepping away from the Church

Poignant, lovely song from David Archuleta about the moment he told his mom he was stepping away from the Church.

https://youtu.be/bAysF5mJjM0?si=gsThbXRmeQpXLhsW
by HappierNow
Sun Mar 17, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Teaching the wrong stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 28450

Re: Teaching the wrong stuff

Good points, alas, about how the church’s teachings about temple marriage were hurtful, in addition to being useless. You nailed it when you said in your initial post that the church teaches whatever serves its institutional interests, regardless of whether it is harmful or hurtful to the lives of i...
by HappierNow
Sun Mar 17, 2024 2:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Teaching the wrong stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 28450

Re: Teaching the wrong stuff

Thanks for your thought-provoking post, alas, and also for the helpful communication tips in your other thread. Marriage is one area where the church teaches all the wrong stuff. In the 80’s and 90’s, the church’s programs for teens and young adults put an enormous focus on avoiding pre-marital sex ...
by HappierNow
Sun Oct 01, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Daughter on records of church never baptized
Replies: 6
Views: 6414

Re: Daughter on records of church never baptized

You might try calling Member Services at Church Headquarters: 801-240-3500. They have access to the membership database, can look up people’s membership record numbers, and can possibly cancel your daughter’s record faster than can be done through your local ward.
by HappierNow
Sun Jul 23, 2023 1:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: After 10+ years inactive, I decided to return for good
Replies: 27
Views: 14206

Re: After 10+ years inactive, I decided to return for good

Probably, if I was male instead of female I would have stayed active. First of all, I wouldn’t have been a sexual abuse survivor if I had been a boy in my family, and also a lot of the emotional abuse I got from family of origin was because girls were worth less. But staying active, I really got ti...
by HappierNow
Sun Jul 23, 2023 12:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Slowly fading away? The future of NOM?
Replies: 54
Views: 21272

Re: Slowly fading away? The future of NOM?

I’ve been a lurker here for nearly 10 years and created this account just to express my appreciation for the insightful comments here, and for those who make this site possible with financial and/or technical contributions. I’ve moved past thinking about Mormonism much and am now married to a never-...