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by MalcolmVillager
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: In preparation for GC, the FV, etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: In preparation for GC, the FV, etc...

2bizE wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:39 pm
Could you please share the recipe for your Dad’s beans? They sound tasty.
Pinto beans, ham, onions, salt. That is about it ;-) I always out cheese on them.
by MalcolmVillager
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: In preparation for GC, the FV, etc...
Replies: 2
Views: 111

In preparation for GC, the FV, etc...

So I have been studying the various FV accounts and reading several resources about them. I have encouraged my teenage daughters to read the Essay and the actual accounts themselves to gain their own opinion. I also wrote these 3 versions of a true story from my own life. I think you will see where ...
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormonism bores me
Replies: 9
Views: 874

Re: Mormonism bores me

Right there with you MM. My DW has recently considered leaving the church, and sees the day when that could happen. However our life in the MorCor is so intertwined and we are not ready for the loss of community and backlash from family. The boredom is real. The biting of tongues in family conversat...
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gross thought, grateful for Purell
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Gross thought, grateful for Purell

So this struck me today. I hope the church has stocked up on Purell, since it is sold out everywhere. No other community on the planet consumes foods touched by teenage boys like we do. I am guessing 90% have abused themselves in the last month, 60% in the last week, 25% in the last day, and 10% in ...
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does your avatar mean?
Replies: 36
Views: 3284

Re: What does your avatar mean?

:Malcolm" in the Middle (of a Mormon enmeshed system) and "Villager" from the movie "The Village" which represents the part of me that understands the Mormon community and the hope it represents for an impossible utopia. I would probably pick something else if I could today, but it has been surprisi...
by MalcolmVillager
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: YM Specialist
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: YM Specialist

Such mixed feelings. I have a friend in my ward who is an open non-believer and he teaches my oldest daughter's SS class. I like it that he is there to keep the lessons reasonable. I recently was released from the stake YM (easiest calling for 3 years of nearly nothing). Now I teach 10 year old prim...
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Dreams equal visions?
Replies: 13
Views: 996

Re: Dreams equal visions?

My parents are huge into dreams, dream interpretations, and even visions. I can never challenge their foundational visions and revelations about various topics. Interestingly, none of them really testify of the COJCOLDS or specific religion even. Just of love, protection, and eternal families.
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Tragedy and the Tribe
Replies: 9
Views: 387

Re: Tragedy and the Tribe

I read that article this afternoon, as well as the posts by readers. It is heartbreaking. My oldest DD is his age. Life is too short. It is likely all we have. In all reality, it is all we have since any "veil of forgetfulness" effectively subdivided a "life" into disconnected pieces. May those who ...
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RFM Flies to St. George
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: RFM Flies to St. George

Downloaded. Cant wait. Wish I could have been there live.
by MalcolmVillager
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I’m Catholic now.
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: I’m Catholic now.

Interesting. There are thi gs I like about the tradition, ritual, and high liturgy there. I took my family to Christmas mass. It was a good change from our regular COJCOLDS attendance.
by MalcolmVillager
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: It's not even wrong
Replies: 19
Views: 1004

Re: It's not even wrong

FinallyFree, I love that "the glory of God is intelligence." Concept. I had not seen it in that exact light before. So gaining intelligence (not experience, obedience, or mastery) is the goal. We are doing CFM as well. Not as DW's insistence but on th the t of my girls. We raised them young as TBM a...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: On losing your temple recommend
Replies: 42
Views: 1631

Re: On losing your temple recommend

Mine expires at the end of this month. Outside of a few youth baptism trips, a sealing for one of my past YM, and one last session to see the new video when it came out several years ago, I have not gone. Surprisingly my DW hasn't had one for a year. IDK what we will do. I just got released from my ...
by MalcolmVillager
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: New RFM episodes on Translation
Replies: 9
Views: 556

Re: New RFM episodes on Translation

Loved it. I'm a donor. You deserve more.
by MalcolmVillager
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Casual dress in church ????????
Replies: 29
Views: 1317

Re: Casual dress in church ????????

Hagoth wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:59 pm
I'd love to show up in a robe and sandals. Just like Jesus. And see how that goes down.
Bwahahaha if they tried to kick you out ;-)
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Last Podcast on the Left
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Last Podcast on the Left

My semi-active but believing BIL got me on their podcast about a year ago. After that series on Mormonism I asked him if he listened. He said he purposefully avoided it because he knows how thorough they are in their research. He asked if I did, and I said yes. He asked what I thought. I told him th...
by MalcolmVillager
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Support
Topic: It's been a while. What next
Replies: 33
Views: 1654

Re: It's been a while. What next

AZF it is good to see an update from you. It sounds like you have navigated this the best for your situation. Each of us here has different complicating factors that weigh in the decision to continue in quiet active unbelief, or slow fade on your terms (as much as possible), or the abrupt bandaid ri...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 33
Views: 4565

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

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More importantly, when are you going to be flying south for another visit?
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I know right?!!

We are not doing as much business with that vendor so IDK if work will take me down anytime soon. Maybe a personal trip is in order. The cold is really making me crave some AZ weather!
by MalcolmVillager
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: do I want to catch the monkey?
Replies: 33
Views: 4565

Re: do I want to catch the monkey?

Haha, back to the slow grind. We are both mentally out but the kids and community make it complicated. She hasn't had a TR in a year and keeps saying maybe she should get one. Mine runs out in 3 months. I have no desire to go back, but not sure I want to be excluded from family stuff either. Slow fa...
by MalcolmVillager
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?
Replies: 29
Views: 1913

Re: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?

For years, the answer was no. Now it is yes. She is now a NOM as well, just not on NOM. We are both active, calling having, non believing members stuck in the generational and community cult like community.

But aren't we all stuck in similar communities we dont love fully?!
by MalcolmVillager
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Gods All The Way Down
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: Gods All The Way Down

Turtles all the way down.
Gods all the way down.
One eternal round.
We had parents in heaven.
We will become gods.
The chicken and the egg.

All different ways to say we just dont know but we want a simple answer.