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by Wonderment
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sexism of exmormon men
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Sexism of exmormon men

Thank you, and I think you're doing a great job of self-awareness. 8-) In my experience, once self-awareness occurs, about 80% of the issue is resolved. - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Wed Feb 03, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sexism of exmormon men
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Sexism of exmormon men

Thank you for posting this link. She means: Just because people leave the church, it doesn't mean that they stop having thoughts or behaviors that are sexist or racist or prejudiced against other groups of people. Leaving the church doesn't mean that people automatically lose their biased thinking ...
by Wonderment
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Sexism of exmormon men
Replies: 26
Views: 854

Re: Sexism of exmormon men

Thank you for posting this link. She means: Just because people leave the church, it doesn't mean that they stop having thoughts or behaviors that are sexist or racist or prejudiced against other groups of people. Leaving the church doesn't mean that people automatically lose their biased thinking a...
by Wonderment
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Overview project I've been working on going through church topics one by one...
Replies: 21
Views: 815

Re: Overview project I've been working on going through church topics one by one...

Excellent work, jfro ! It takes a lot of time to pull together all these resources. This is a handy, quick-reference guide. It will save hours of searching, which can be exhausting and stressful. Thanks for this very comprehensive and organized guide. It will be very useful to those who are research...
by Wonderment
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Scripture Study - D&C
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Family Scripture Study - D&C

This makes me sad,then it makes me angry. You're a person too; with feelings, beliefs, and values. Why does the partner undergoing the faith transition always have to be subservient to the TBM partner and force himself/herself to buckle under to the lockstep structure that the TBM wants to impose? :...
by Wonderment
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you cope with lost friendships?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: How do you cope with lost friendships?

Stuck, I'm glad to hear that you reconnected ! :) Even if things are not the same, it still helps to relieve anxiety when you are in contact with someone who can provide clarification about what is going on. This past Christmas, I reached out to a high school friend whom I have not seen in decades. ...
by Wonderment
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you cope with lost friendships?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: How do you cope with lost friendships?

It's hurtful when a friend distances himself/herself over a church issue. I think this happens a lot because TBM's become fearful of associating with non-believers who might cause the TBM to question his/her own faith. As former believers, we tend to blame ourselves ( or at least I do), wondering wh...
by Wonderment
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: You know you have turned a corner when...
Replies: 23
Views: 1186

Re: You know you have turned a corner when...

...your wife gives you worldly boxer briefs for Christmas. :D :lol: :lol: :lol: You know you've turned the corner when you feel grateful to be able to wear "normal" undies and not think anything of it. - Or get and give "normal" Christmas presents like a coffeemaker, gift card to Starbuck's, some b...
by Wonderment
Mon Dec 21, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Attending my Daughter's Temple Wedding?
Replies: 29
Views: 1347

Re: Attending my Daughter's Temple Wedding?

Red Ryder said, Just go. Hasn’t the church stolen enough from us? Why let them take away the chance to see your daughter get married. You got the ticket. So go Completely agree. One of the cruelest aspects of the church organization is that it makes absurdly prohibitive regulations that separate par...
by Wonderment
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 568
Views: 128773

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

Just This Guy -- Sorry to hear that you are ill with the virus. Please take care, get better soon, and keep us posted on how you're doing. Sending healing energy to you ! -- Wndr.
by Wonderment
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I miss...
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: I miss...

One thing I appreciate about NOM 2.0 as opposed to NOM 1.0 is that the mods have considered banning me fewer times. Moksha, I'm glad you're here. I find your sense of humor to be delightful. :) Speaking of the old days, I remember when a guy named Equality was banned because he got into a huge back...
by Wonderment
Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Trigger Warning: Surviving Sexual Assault
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: Trigger Warning: Surviving Sexual Assault

"For the Strength of Youth" has been revised slightly in the past 10 years or so. It takes a more compassionate view of survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse: "Victims of sexual abuse are not guilty of sin and do not need to repent. If you have been a victim of abuse, know that you are innoce...
by Wonderment
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I miss...
Replies: 17
Views: 984

Re: I miss...

Everyone else I’ve missed - this place isn’t the same without you. I dream about a NOM reunion where we are all hotel’d up in a conference room wearing avatar name tags and wondering around looking for each other. You know, like when we all pass through the veil into the celestial kingdom and look ...
by Wonderment
Mon Dec 07, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin
Replies: 62
Views: 3768

Re: Kwaku, FAIRMomon, and terminating Dehlin

I have always found FAIR to be an extremely toxic group. Toxic people latch on to other toxic people, which is why Kwaku and Cardon Ellis got involved. Dehlin is reporting that his family is very worried about what might happen to them, and that's why he called the police. I think he was right to no...
by Wonderment
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The fall and rise of Brother Jake
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: The fall and rise of Brother Jake

Very best wishes to Brother Jake. He's wonderful at satire, and his personality is really fun. I look forward to the time when he produces more videos, as they are both entertaining and thought-provoking. :) --- Wne.
by Wonderment
Sun Dec 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Preference Falsification
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Preference Falsification

This is why they can claim that it is the fastest growing church in America. Do they still claim this? I'm not there to hear it, but I find it fascinating if they still make that claim. Maybe it's just my perspective, being on the other side of the fence. I thought their numbers were all in trouble...
by Wonderment
Sat Dec 05, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The fall and rise of Brother Jake
Replies: 9
Views: 736

Re: The fall and rise of Brother Jake

Brother Jake is hilarious. :lol: He's very good with a narrative and graphics that point out the absurdity and irony of Mormonism. I love his content on YouTube. I'm glad to hear that he is on the road to recovery. Wishing him all the best. - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Sat Dec 05, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Preference Falsification
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Preference Falsification

Imagine a church where real progress could be made and happiness found within? I’d be a willing participant in that kind of church any day. Instead we have an institution that worships within a toxic dishonest cycle built to guilt, framed to shame, and prohibits the free agency and desire to live a...
by Wonderment
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Happy #givethanksGiving everybody!
Replies: 4
Views: 308

Re: Happy #givethanksGiving everybody!

Happy Thanksgiving to all the NOMies. :) :) Thanks to all of you for sharing your insights, ideas, and support. I've always said that NOM is the best ward ever. :) - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 568
Views: 128773

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

Here's what the CDC is actually saying about masks: Source Control to Block Exhaled Virus Multi-layer cloth masks block release of exhaled respiratory particles into the environment,3-6 along with the microorganisms these particles carry.7,8 Cloth masks not only effectively block most large droplet...