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Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Baptism
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Family Baptism

Co-Parent is a positive way to say "Ex-Wife". When I got divorced my state requires all divorced parents to take a 4-hour course on how to behave as a divorced parent. It was a _really_ good class and we have really striven to implemented all of their suggestions. One of those suggestions came from ...
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Baptism
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Re: Family Baptism

2 quick side stories that were hilarious -- After the baptism but before confirmation I was sitting in the hall of the church waiting for my children to come out of the font room. A woman in the ward stopped in front of me, gripped my cheeks, leaned in about 3 inches from my face and said, "YOU NEE...
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Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Baptism
Replies: 6
Views: 693

Family Baptism

I went to a baptism a few weeks back. My co-parent's nephew was getting baptized and my children were invited. My co-parent declined to go because she was within a week of her due date and it was too soon for her since leaving the faith to attend a baptism. So, I took the children. Behind her back, ...
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Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: Big Changes?

The combination of quorums is a good move. My father was an "old" elder (early fifties) and to be honest, there were some comments about worthiness that went around the ward. It chased my father away more than welcomed him. He became more active once he was made a high priest and could go to class w...
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Re: Big Changes?

Never mind, just heard about the home teaching.
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Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Big Changes?
Replies: 20
Views: 2112

Big Changes?

Hi, guys. Long time. Happy Easter. So, my family has a Facebook messenger chat with all of us on there. And they are constantly referring to big, big changes that occurred this time around. I can't tell if this is normal "HISTORICAL CONFERENCE" or if something actually happened. Any quick summaries ...
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism

Tell us about your time consuming hobby? I re-read my post and it sounds like something actually interesting! It totally isn't. My time-consuming hobby is music, but it has expanded. Outside of my normal 30 minutes of practice (on top of my rehearsal for services), I started teaching a few more stu...
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Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism

I think the time that active LDS members commit to the church is mostly put into maintaining the organization. And it's a high-maintenance organization. I agree. The high-maintenance is often just indoctrination which is fascinating. In other sense every church is high-maintenance in that it is hel...
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Re: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism

(continued) Today: - I am active in my church life - I have a full time job - I am a single parent of four children Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - I am a single parent of one on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday - I have a part time job of about 5 hours per week and 10 hours during the busy season - I...
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Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Remembering the Time Commitment of Mormonism

During both Lent and Advent, there is a large time commitment required for an organist to be at church. I have longer choir rehearsals, meetings with musicians, worship meetings, and so forth. The closer I get towards Easter and Christmas, the more stretched I feel. In the busiest season, my schedul...
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Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sealing Cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Re: Sealing Cancellation

Rob4Hope, I absolutely do not judge the man. There are many things we do in divorce that people question because they don't understand the whole situation. Many of my friends are quite judgmental to the fact that I get along with my ex-wife when I'm "supposed" to be hateful or something. Everyone lo...
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Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sealing Cancellation
Replies: 18
Views: 1837

Sealing Cancellation

It's been a while y'all. Mormonism hasn't really been around me much, the longer I'm out, the less I think of it. My mother received a letter in the mail from her ex-husband's bishop regarding a cancellation of their sealing. While the letter spells out that her children are still sealed to her, she...
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Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: LDS Church and Utah Lobbying
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: LDS Church and Utah Lobbying

The local stake became heavily involved in censorship of books in our local high school. It came about from a single book, a single section, where a lonely teenage boy admits that he masturbates to comfort himself while depressed. The only problem was that the high school teacher who selected the bo...
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Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: You Are Not Unique
Replies: 9
Views: 941

You Are Not Unique

I admit I have been out of the Mormon loop for a long time. The only updates I ever get is when something "big" happens inside of the church. So, pretty much the only thing I've heard in the last what feels like forever is my mom mentioning that Coke is apparently cool now. It seems like the only ti...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:47 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: BYU-I Prof fired for post on Face Book
Replies: 17
Views: 1558

Re: BYU-I Prof fired for post on Face Book

I learned from a few of my friends that there is a stark difference between BYU and BYU-I in the culture and staff. There are professors at BYU-I and administrators who consider BYU an apostate liberal university in need of serious reform. Considering the stories that I have heard coming out of BYU-...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:44 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Confused, directionless, and lonely
Replies: 27
Views: 3044

Re: Confused, directionless, and lonely

I feel like all my posts on here are so damn whiny. But you folks are all I've got, so here I am. Never feel that your posts are so damn whiny. NOM quite literally saved my life at one point by giving me support through posts here and in a few cases a few members of the board checking up on me thro...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I lost my son
Replies: 74
Views: 4205

Re: I lost my son

I'm so sorry. There are no other words.
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Problems not unique to the LDS church
Replies: 3
Views: 635

Re: Problems not unique to the LDS church

I have been frustrated with Mormons for a few years over their belief that all things good about the church are completely unique to the LDS church. Some examples of this are visiting the sick, helping people move, volunteerism, going to church regularly, and putting casseroles on counter tops. Heck...
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Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another shot at Runnels CES letter
Replies: 27
Views: 2864

Re: Another shot at Runnels CES letter

I've glanced through it, and self-righteously said to myself: "I already know all of this. Nothing to see here. Move along..." It was very much the same for me. I know of the letter and know generically what the contents are (because everyone talks of it so much), but it doesn't really interest me ...
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Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Another shot at Runnels CES letter
Replies: 27
Views: 2864

Re: Another shot at Runnels CES letter

Confession: I have never read the CES letter. :)