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by FreeFallin
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart
Replies: 50
Views: 1925

Re: Alcohol Content of Beer in Utah vs Walmart

With gas, most cars in the US only require 87 Octane. So spending more for higher octane gas will not improve performance in the fast majority of cases. Because the common method of increasing octane is by mixing in ethanol that has a higher octane value, but less energy per volume, high octane gas...
by FreeFallin
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 5026

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

The polygamous marriage proposal is indirect, a remarkable combination of the romantic and the non-romantic. “I love Fanny,” Smith tells Hancock, yet he does not profess his love to Fanny face to face. He uses an intermediary, a male relative, to propose to her. Despite the indirection, this is ent...
by FreeFallin
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How did I believe this?
Replies: 15
Views: 806

Re: How did I believe this?

I had been working through depression and began having questions about the church - not doubting, just wondering why prophets hadn't addressed very well an issue so many struggle with. At this time I came across a book, Teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith . I read a quote in that book from Joseph ...
by FreeFallin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Including spouse in decisions to transition out of Mormonism
Replies: 14
Views: 755

Re: Including spouse in decisions to transition out of Mormonism

Excellent question. One of the big gains from leaving the church is the unprecedented autonomy. For the first time in life, especially as a woman, I was the boss of myself. I didn't give my husband a say in my decisions, but I was open. He knew when I tried alcohol, coffee, removed my g's. I hear pe...
by FreeFallin
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Halloween Unveiling 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 1263

Re: Halloween Unveiling 2018

Happy Halloween!
by FreeFallin
Sun Oct 28, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What would you expect if the church was true?
Replies: 26
Views: 1300

Re: What would you expect if the church was true?

I would be satisfied with fruits of the labor resulting in things like: -Effectiveness. Imagine if living the principles of the Gospel actually supported people's happiness, growth, and development. -Love and acceptance of all humans. Not just for the in-group. -Happiness. Just a natural by-product ...
by FreeFallin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Top 10 lies about masturbation
Replies: 13
Views: 859

Re: Top 10 lies about masturbation

Technically there's 11 listed. This guy has a real PhD? Ok what dung infested rabbit hole I've been down googling this guy. He's the author of "Developing Heterosexual Desire". Seven Blocks to Experiencing Heterosexual Attractions: Block Number 6 to Experiencing Heterosexual Attractions: Heterosexu...
by FreeFallin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is RMN senile?
Replies: 13
Views: 1102

Re: Is RMN senile?

Delusion #3 he thinks that because he feels strongly about it, it has to be super important to God. Pretty much the fruit of the LDS philosophy of the Spirit right here. In Mormonism, strong feelings = truth. He's the top dog in the religion, therefore his strong feelings are the most important. Wh...
by FreeFallin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What Does It Mean to be Worthy
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: What Does It Mean to be Worthy

First off, thanks everyone for your comments. Freefallin, your post really made my heart ache. I have struggled with a feeling of brokenness or unworthiness for as long as I can remember. I was drawn to the church and converted as a young adult because the initial message was of unconditional love a...
by FreeFallin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What Does It Mean to be Worthy
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: What Does It Mean to be Worthy

In my experience it isn't a sense of worthiness that needs a source, it is a sense of unworthiness that has a source. It's much like girls and women in the church developing a sense that they aren't as important as boys and men, they aren't born with this sense they are less than, they are taught i...
by FreeFallin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What Does It Mean to be Worthy
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

Re: What Does It Mean to be Worthy

Brent, thank you for your kind words and response. I love that you go out of your way to reach out to those struggling in sadness. You're confusing "worthiness" with Worth. That checklist to make sure you were "worthy" is a false paradigm... The paradigm of being "worthy" must be flawed because ever...
by FreeFallin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What Does It Mean to be Worthy
Replies: 16
Views: 1016

What Does It Mean to be Worthy

Dear NOM Friends, I'd like some help with feeling 'worthy.' So much of my church life and beliefs revolved around concepts of 'worthiness.' And actually that concept was made easier by the Mormon checklist. Worthiness meant something concrete and definable. Most of the time I felt worthless, but I k...
by FreeFallin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Soundtrack of the NOM
Replies: 129
Views: 12555

Re: Soundtrack of the NOM

Didn't see this song, but it surely belongs here: Take Me To Church https://www.google.com/search?q=take+me+to+church&oq=take+me+to+church&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.5106j0j7&client=ms-android-sprint-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#wptab=s:H4sIAAAAAAAAAONgVuLRT9c3LDQzqKrINa98xOjJLfDyxz1hKYdJa05eY7Ti4g...
by FreeFallin
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: McKenna Bears Testimony in Bishop's Ward
Replies: 47
Views: 2306

Re: McKenna Bears Testimony in Bishop's Ward

Damn! My heart was beating out of my chest watching that. She's got courage. Awesome to see people taking back their power.
by FreeFallin
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Can someone catch me up please?
Replies: 30
Views: 2592

Re: Can someone catch me up please?

Great to see you sundance. Welcome home. :)
by FreeFallin
Tue May 08, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: "It gives me hope..."
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: "It gives me hope..."

I think that your wife may also have hope that if you are inside the temple, the holy Spirit can work on you, and you will have that spiritual experience that the LDS narrative promises. Then your eyes will be opened to the truth and you will be fully converted. Magic.
by FreeFallin
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined NOM
Replies: 16
Views: 1171

Re: Just joined NOM

Welcome! I look forward to hearing so much more. This is a great place to unwind all the crazy. ;)
by FreeFallin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dilemma: Helping the Poor and Conservatism
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Dilemma: Helping the Poor and Conservatism

Considering that the donations that support the church welfare system have come from generous, open-handed members, it seems right for the benefits to be generously offered to those who have need. Being conservative with welfare benefits seems rather hypocritical and self-serving of this very wealth...
by FreeFallin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why I told my kids
Replies: 18
Views: 2611

Re: Why I told my kids

Beautiful SBM! I love the way you are taking your power back - with yourself and with your family.
by FreeFallin
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Utah Teen Suicides increasing at 6X the National Average
Replies: 21
Views: 1251

Re: Utah Teen Suicides increasing at 6X the National Average

What sad news. And even more unfortunate is that it happens in an LDS environment where people can't consider the possibility that they may be wrong about something and then make healthy adjustments. One thing I've noticed is how hateful and angry my mormon friends and family have become on facebook...