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by crossmyheart
Fri May 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?
Replies: 29
Views: 523

Re: Is NOM really "middle way" to any extent anymore?

New Order Mormons are those who no longer believe some (or much) of the dogma or doctrines of the LDS Church, but who want to maintain membership for cultural, social, or even spiritual reasons. New Order Mormons recognize both good and bad in the Church, and have determined that the Church does no...
by crossmyheart
Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One More Please
Replies: 26
Views: 644

Re: One More Please

Just learned a new benefit of not wearing garments this week! We live in a rural, wooded area, a few acres of land, lots of yard work. My hubby used to get ticks in the crown jewels pretty regularly when we clear brush. But now that he wears regular fruit of the loom, no more ticks in the nether reg...
by crossmyheart
Fri May 10, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Trip to SLC this summer
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Trip to SLC this summer

Is it too late to suggest you want to visit some of the outdoor awesome places in Utah like the 1000's of lakes in the Uintas or Goblin Valley or the Spiral Jetty or the Salt Flats or Arches or Zion or Bryce or Capitol Reef or any other of a hundred other things NOT related to TSCC?! Thanks for the...
by crossmyheart
Thu May 09, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Trip to SLC this summer
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Trip to SLC this summer

Going to a family reunion this summer in SLC. I haven't been back in 8 years. I started to tell my never-mo friend about the trip and she asked what we plan to do on all of the other days before/after the reunion. It put me in panic mode. 8 years ago I was still mostly all-in. We went to the JS memo...
by crossmyheart
Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Baby steps - but progress!
Replies: 14
Views: 463

Re: Baby steps - but progress!

cool!

my favorite is sonic's diet green tea with a shot of raspberry flavor
by crossmyheart
Thu May 09, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 605

Re: Unintended consequences of civil marriage announcement

Will some TBMs continue to do the Temple only because as the church keeps watering down it's super special peculiarness, zealous TBMs will grab on to any last remaining remnants? I think there's a percentage there that like to feel like they are a cut above the rest by living the letter of the law....
by crossmyheart
Thu May 09, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 23
Views: 810

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

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by crossmyheart
Tue May 07, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: The Silence (Netflix)
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: The Silence (Netflix)

Finally got a chance to watch it- thanks for the recommend. Really enjoyed it. They really wrapped up a quick summary at the end- could have played that out for a sequal. The car crash scene with the uncle and dog was a great climactic arc. Made my daughter cry. Have to say- this post-apocalyptic cr...
by crossmyheart
Mon May 06, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage
Replies: 68
Views: 1558

Re: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

If you'll forgive the link to Reddit, someone there suggests this was a way of diverting press from the Vice News story, and I think there is something to that: https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/bldsmr/the_temple_marriage_change_very_interesting/ Brilliant, really. Instead of unloading all...
by crossmyheart
Mon May 06, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: And sometimes it comes back, in weird ways
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: And sometimes it comes back, in weird ways

Her sales pitch is no different than the church. Just trying to sell you an unattainable ideal to hook you in exchange for 10% of your income.
by crossmyheart
Mon May 06, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage
Replies: 68
Views: 1558

Re: Couples Married Civilly Now Authorized for Immediate Temple Marriage

I will grant that this is good news overall. It also reduces the need for me to maintain a temple recommend for my one child most likely to get married in the temple. And this is exactly why it took so long to make the change. They know that people, particularly millennials, are not bowing the knee...
by crossmyheart
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Sabrina the teenage witch-Netflix
Replies: 1
Views: 80

Sabrina the teenage witch-Netflix

I have been watching this series with my teen daughter. Some adult situations. We get a real kick out of the way they turn the tables on christian worship to normalize satan worship as exactly the same but opposite. For example, instead of saying " why in hell would this happen" they say "why in hea...
by crossmyheart
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Digital Sabbath
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Digital Sabbath

Kishkumen wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 3:44 pm
lots of diverse families in those photographs.
yeah- diverse... did you notices the blatantly posed one of the tattoo on his forearm?
by crossmyheart
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Rumspringa
Replies: 18
Views: 620

Re: Mormon Rumspringa

I cannot speak to the Amish- and how they handle the return of the youth once their rumspringa is over, but for Mormon youth, it would be full of shame and judgement. All of the public shaming that comes with being not allowed to take the sacrament, hold a calling, participate... It would probably p...
by crossmyheart
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Real estate offer
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Real estate offer

What I would give to be able to afford to live in Golden Colorado!

The suggestions though- a dog kennel or funeral home? Hmmm
by crossmyheart
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church really free falling ?
Replies: 17
Views: 833

Re: Is the church really free falling ?

I live in the midwest/south. I am seeing it here- an area nearby that had to split to 3 wards 10 years ago now does not have enough active members to fill all callings. Whispers of going back down to 2 wards are happening. I have noticed more and more married women attending church alone. I have hon...
by crossmyheart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My chance to speak on Easter
Replies: 18
Views: 670

Re: My chance to speak on Easter

Love it. This is what came into my evil mind: References for my Easter sacrament meeting talk today are from The case for Christ and A handmaidens tale from Netflix as well as from Game of Thrones and Big Love from HBO... OMG- I love it! I wish I could get up to give a talk and start out with refer...
by crossmyheart
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Alternate Family Night Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Alternate Family Night Lessons

Read from "Man's Search for Meaning" and tell the story of Viktor Frankl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl
by crossmyheart
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Spouseman and the Priesthood
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Spouseman and the Priesthood

EQP was mouthpiece focusing on this man's need to increase his service. The man is in the hospital with major, major, stuff going on. But service! Spouseman said it was no different than any other blessing. Felt the same, despite our debaucherous lifestyle of second Saturday and coffee. I thought i...
by crossmyheart
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My chance to speak on Easter
Replies: 18
Views: 670

Re: My chance to speak on Easter

One of the most spiritual sacrament meetings I attended was when someone gave a talk on the stations of the cross. I am sure you could google a pretty good narrative and base your talk on it.