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by Thoughtful
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

Thanks..."he" is incarcerated, pending trial. Unfortunately there's more now, more perpetrators we've become aware of, more higher level (highest level?) cover ups, and Spouseman holding the line has turned overt aggression on him from people with everything to lose and a long history of getting th...
by Thoughtful
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Church and Politics
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Church and Politics

Interesting discussion. I am fairly liberal minded but was raised by extremely conservative parents. My inability to reconcile the conservative viewpoint with the gospel was a notch in my shelf early on. Interestingly, leaving the church was freeing for my existing views instead of changing them. I...
by Thoughtful
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 563
Views: 114181

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Re: false negatives. They are telling people here with symptoms to self isolate 14 days with a negative test to be sure. I've had 2 saliva tests recently as part of screenings. Due to my public facing job I'm anticipating getting the vaccine as soon as this coming week. Waiting to hear about an appo...
by Thoughtful
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Church and Politics
Replies: 19
Views: 556

Re: Church and Politics

Interesting discussion. I am fairly liberal minded but was raised by extremely conservative parents. My inability to reconcile the conservative viewpoint with the gospel was a notch in my shelf early on. Interestingly, leaving the church was freeing for my existing views instead of changing them. It...
by Thoughtful
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you drinking right now?
Replies: 442
Views: 88466

Re: What are you drinking right now?

A coffee grinder, better filters and a good machine were enough for me.

Today though, red wine with my garlic chicken pizza.
by Thoughtful
Mon Dec 21, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Happy Solstice!
Replies: 16
Views: 387

Re: Happy Solstice!

Happy Winter Solstice to all the NOM-Type folks (In the Northern Hemisphere - Happy Summer to you Southerners.) May you have an enjoyable day, whether you're celebrating Yuletide, Saturnalia, Brumalia, Sanghamitta Day, or if you're just celebrating that our tiny rotating 'blue' sphere is tilted at ...
by Thoughtful
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this on top of everything else, Thoughtful. MORmONism basically estranged my family of origin from each other, even when we were all attempting to be good MORmONs. "The Church" was always the most important thing in my family, which is what I believed caused t...
by Thoughtful
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

I'm sorry you have to deal with all of this on top of everything else, Thoughtful. MORmONism basically estranged my family of origin from each other, even when we were all attempting to be good MORmONs. "The Church" was always the most important thing in my family, which is what I believed caused t...
by Thoughtful
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

Sorry to hear that you are feeling estranged. That sucks. DW has gone to lengths to hide our disaffection from our family. However, there is still some suspicion, so we still get avoided a little. Thank you. This sounds like my side. My folks have taken it all better than I thought. I finally told ...
by Thoughtful
Thu Dec 17, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Re: Estrangement

I know I'm not the only one informally estranged from certain family members. However, it's anyone formally estranged from specific relatives within a big old ugly Mormon dynasty? Did you set boundaries with other family members regarding events where you'll both be present/ invited to? Do you tell...
by Thoughtful
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Estrangement
Replies: 16
Views: 842

Estrangement

I know I'm not the only one informally estranged from certain family members. However, it's anyone formally estranged from specific relatives within a big old ugly Mormon dynasty? Did you set boundaries with other family members regarding events where you'll both be present/ invited to? Do you tell ...
by Thoughtful
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 563
Views: 114181

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

One of my best friends has symptoms. She has been so careful. She almost quit her job to avoid it. Her coworker has been at work sick all week and was afraid of the nasal swab. Coworker finally was tested and its positive. So my friend likely is positive also. My house is the safe space for LGBT Tee...
by Thoughtful
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: #givethanks
Replies: 54
Views: 2252

Re: #givethanks

My thought is: what breaking controversy or scandal is this covering up for?

If not, its just attention seeking and self validation.

But I told my mother I thought it was a nice message and we had a good moment on the phone. Sigh.
by Thoughtful
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 563
Views: 114181

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

Its fascinating to me how the lawsuits from churches and businesses are overriding the best scientific knowledge. America will kill itself off via rugged individualism and personal "rights". Meanwhile, other countries govts incentivise compliance and they are succeeding, at least, more than we are. ...
by Thoughtful
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Coffee question
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Coffee question

I prefer a Folgers-like coffee. I like the most boring, non flavored coffee with some half and half, and a little sweetener. I've tried some of the "fancy" stuff and I don't like it. If I'm out and about (which is almost never), and stop at Starbucks, I get blonde roast. It's not so bitter. The les...
by Thoughtful
Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Coffee question
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Coffee question

I drink filtered dark roast coffee with a splash of almond milk, using freshly ground beans. Seems to be pretty consistent. One thing to consider is that unfiltered coffee has some health detriment compared to filtered. I do not filter mine because it tastes more bitter without the oils the filter ...
by Thoughtful
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Marital stress
Replies: 13
Views: 1407

Re: Marital stress

stuck wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:16 pm
Thank you Alas, those are some great ideas. Now I just have to get the guts to speak with her about it.
Good luck. Let us know how it goes.
by Thoughtful
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Are member's testimonies changing?!
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Are member's testimonies changing?!

Spouseman was in a conversation with an active TBM lady week and they volunteered the thought that, "the church is really a mess right now. Their aggressive stance against everything LGBT, women, and race is just spiraling into crazy."
by Thoughtful
Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Keeping up with Trump
Replies: 440
Views: 15037

Re: Keeping up with Trump

Interestingly, BYUs Frank Fox the creator of American Heritage 100 gen ed class that is basically republican indoctrination, and who is a self proclaimed conservative republican is coming out with videos and posts on why Trump's actions are reminiscent of dictators and very problematic for a democra...
by Thoughtful
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Worship the church rather than Christ
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: Worship the church rather than Christ

So, so many sacrament meetings where Christ was only mentioned in the prayers.

Spouseman and I used to tally Jesus references because they were rare.