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by Wonderment
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)
Replies: 62
Views: 7430

Re: Ward Council is Closed (Minded)

n other words, as long as I only say "I'm not so sure about a, b, or c", and never go into any more detail. As long as I still bless the sacrament for our family, give priesthood blessings, help every single man/woman/child who needs a blessing or is moving a piece of furniture. As long as I still ...
by Wonderment
Fri Jul 03, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?
Replies: 22
Views: 904

Re: What aspect of Mo’ism do you still hold dearly?

Here are my top 10: 1) Interviews with bishop, SP, EQP, etc. especially when asked about my underwear. 2) Home teaching reporting: love telling them I didn’t do my HT. 3) White shirts: I just love them. 4) Cleaning church at 8am on Saturday: I’m a clean freak and just love cleaning. 5) Church farm ...
by Wonderment
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Frustrated/ambivalent about parent relationship
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Frustrated/ambivalent about parent relationship

Anyway, I didn't really want to visit with either person, but it still makes me grumpy and angry when things like this happen. I wonder if it's even worth giving them gifts or anything. He has told me in an email he will always have a different kind of relationship with my kids than his other (Morm...
by Wonderment
Wed May 13, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple Initiatory: Men vs. Women.
Replies: 14
Views: 758

Re: Temple Initiatory: Men vs. Women.

Alas wrote: You get a better feel of that when you get your endowment on the same day you are sealed and realize that your husband is your lord. God is not Lord for the woman, but the husband. Women tell themselves all kinds of stuff to make it less bad, so I really listened and the actual wording o...
by Wonderment
Sun May 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thank You Mothers
Replies: 5
Views: 426

Re: Thank You Mothers

Thank you so much ! Greatly appreciated. :) :) :) :) - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Sat May 09, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A one-liner that captures your disaffection
Replies: 101
Views: 8871

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

Also:

Remember, dear, that you're only a girl. :cry:
by Wonderment
Fri May 08, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: A one-liner that captures your disaffection
Replies: 101
Views: 8871

Re: A one-liner that captures your disaffection

One liner or one word that captures my disaffection: "Perfectionism".

Never good enough
Never good enough
You deserve guilt -- and shame !
Everyone must be perfect - in every word and deed !
NEVER good enough. :roll:
by Wonderment
Sat May 02, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anti-Tithing Anecdote
Replies: 12
Views: 1696

Re: Anti-Tithing Anecdote

Any time that a stay-at-home spouse wants to have exclusive control of deciding how much tithing is to be paid, then that is a red flag. TBM women often want the husband to be the leader of the family and make the difficult decisions, but in a discussion of tithing, they then want to take over and i...
by Wonderment
Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Top 100 list of silly Mormon ideas?
Replies: 30
Views: 3580

Re: Top 100 list of silly Mormon ideas?

Excellent thread ! The ideas you listed are not only silly --- they're crazy, IMO. :roll: I think that investigators sometimes get roped into getting baptized without realizing how absolutely off the wall some of these tenets are. JMO -- Wndr.
by Wonderment
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Post Mo Contact
Replies: 8
Views: 935

Re: Post Mo Contact

To Mormons “Do not contact” doesn’t mean what we think it means. It means contact anyway and let them feel the spirit and they will come running back to church with arms open! Keep trying, you can’t turn your back on the church once you know, you know?? Agreed. "Do not contact" means, "Maybe in a l...
by Wonderment
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Easter-less Message
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Easter-less Message

t's hard to get rich from the UU, though. They got enough in donations to keep themselves going and pay the people who devote significant time to the organization. I also attended a local Unity Church a couple of times. Their tagline, "A positive path for spiritual living", was pretty accurate. Ver...
by Wonderment
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Twitter Mormonism
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Twitter Mormonism

:) You may not have meant to be humorous, but I get the same kind of thing from well-meaning friends and relatives. There are some really crazy videos or e-mail chains out there, which circulate around Twitter. In general, there are some very kind and helpful people on Twitter, then there are some w...
by Wonderment
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Easter-less Message
Replies: 6
Views: 722

Re: Easter-less Message

You did an excellent job in counseling this sister, and clearly, your words provided comfort and reassurance to her. From experience, I know that counseling others can be exhausting, but I think this work exemplifies the meaning of Easter more than what is said in a lot of church meetings. - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm kinda worried about the children of fundamentalists
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: I'm kinda worried about the children of fundamentalists

I worry about this also -- not only kids of TBM's, but kids of preppers, and relatives of Q-Anon followers. Q Anon cultists believe that the stay-at-home order was not issued for the purpose of isolating people from COVID-19. It was issued so that the streets would be clear when thousands of people ...
by Wonderment
Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: Home Church and Women

Oaks’ confusing talk really exposed the fact that it is all made up crap and they have no idea why men have priesthood, but since it makes men superior....oops, since Christ ordained apostles....no, Christ called apostles, no evidence he ordained them, since they want men to have some glorious “thi...
by Wonderment
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Still in anger stage
Replies: 16
Views: 790

Re: Still in anger stage

Hagoth wrote: I was in a really good place, but the thing that has got me worked up again had been getting all of these emails from local leaders gushing about how this pandemic illustrates so clearly that we are being guided by a living prophet, when I think it makes it so transparently obvious tha...
by Wonderment
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:47 am
Forum: Support
Topic: I need a bit of help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: I need a bit of help!

As a suggestion, could you call or text your wife and tell her that you may need to wait until she returns so that she can help sort out the clean laundry? Get the laundry all washed and dried, then set aside the items that are causing the confusion. ( If you try to guess, it might confuse things mo...
by Wonderment
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: #Bringthemissionarieshome
Replies: 19
Views: 1873

Re: #Bringthemissionarieshome

Even if they don't show symptoms, they can transmit the virus. I think it is extremely unwise for them to be going door-to-door and shaking hands, etc. Since the church is canceling other face-to-face activities, IMO, the in-person proselytizing should also be canceled. ( In fact, I'd like to see al...
by Wonderment
Sun Mar 15, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 7844

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

Now would be a good time to send around a fake letter authorizing Women to bless the sacrament in their homes Yesssss ! And include a thank you to Pres. Nelson for having the prophetic insight to foresee this change six months ago, etc. I wish there were some way to get ahold of the letterhead/font...
by Wonderment
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired
Replies: 43
Views: 7844

Re: Cancelling Church is PROOF that CFM was inspired

This really should bring home the ridiculousness of women having to rely on men for "priesthood authority". Why should a grown-up, responsible woman have to have a man come bless bread and water for her so she can have the sacrament? What kind of foolishness is that? The whole thing is ridiculous. ...