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by Wonderment
Sat Jun 25, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon No More on Hulu
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: Mormon No More on Hulu

That's amazing that Sister Ryder watched this with you. Do you think that you will watch any further episodes, or is it just too stressful? I have difficulty watching or listening to video/ audio with the voices of G.A.'s, other church officials, etc, because they strike me as being so toxic and so ...
by Wonderment
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:03 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Trump & Church
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Trump & Church

Hagoth wrote, Sure, democrats may respect the rule of law, but does that excuse the fact that they eat babies? I know because some guy on the internet said so. Which would you prefer, a white nationalist dictatorship or a bunch of baby brain suckers? Nancy Pelosi is coming for our children ! :shock:...
by Wonderment
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Major Depression Diagnosis by State
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Major Depression Diagnosis by State

Mrs. Hagoth still listens to church via Zoom and was a bit miffed this week about a talk on this topic. She was expecting (hoping) for some advice about self care, but then it took a 90 degree turn and became about how you're feeling that way because you're not doing enough. You need to step it up!...
by Wonderment
Fri Jun 24, 2022 12:27 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Trump & Church
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: Trump & Church

I was impressed with Rusty Bowers until he said that if Trump were running against Biden again, he would vote for Trump. Even after Trump thoroughly bullied him and threatened him, Bowers will still vote for Trump again. Until Bowers said that, I thought he was very honorable. -- Wndr.
by Wonderment
Wed Jun 22, 2022 7:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Major Depression Diagnosis by State
Replies: 11
Views: 276

Re: Major Depression Diagnosis by State

Many thanks to Graey for bringing up this important topic. It reminds me of a joke sign that used to hang in my supervisor's office at work: "Beatings will continue until morale improves at this company." In my opinion, high demand churches tend to use a carrot and stick approach towards increasing ...
by Wonderment
Sun Jun 19, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: Elder's Quorum Service Coordinator? (Calling offered to me)

I've only turned down one calling in my life, believe it or not, and that was several years ago when they tried to make me the building cleaning co-ordinator. After being very upset by the existence of the church mall, I basically said that a corporation that owned billions should not be making peo...
by Wonderment
Fri Jun 10, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Holy Fetch!
Replies: 28
Views: 982

Re: Holy Fetch!

That's amazing, RR. Part of what is happening can be attributed to your patience, understanding, and support. Please keep us posted. :) - Wndr.
by Wonderment
Sat May 14, 2022 2:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: You go Christina !!
Replies: 2
Views: 281

Re: You go Christina !!

HI Meilingkie ! Always nice to hear from you !! Thanks for sending this along ! Hope that all is well with you, and I look forward to listening to what Christina has to say. Best wishes, from Wndr. :)
by Wonderment
Fri May 13, 2022 12:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 33
Views: 1361

Re: Anxiety and Depression

Maybe I could talk her into both seeing her counselor to see if we could set boundaries with the church in our marriage. So yeah the church is a pain in my a$$. Stuck -- This is an excellent idea.If she likes and trusts the counselor, she'll then be open to listening and considering feedback. For e...
by Wonderment
Thu May 12, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 33
Views: 1361

Re: Anxiety and Depression

To add: I would like to suggest a good book, which is a true story about learning to set boundaries while living with TBM's. It's titled "Educated" by Tara Westover, who grew up in a rigidly strict Mormon family in rural Idaho. Her family was so strict, that they would not send her to school, but in...
by Wonderment
Thu May 12, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 33
Views: 1361

Re: Anxiety and Depression

Xanax or other medication can help calm the symptoms for awhile, and you should do whatever your doctor directs you to do. If the Dr. has you on prescription meds, then follow the Dr.'s orders about that. But medications sometimes don't get to the heart of the anxiety and depression, which is the cr...
by Wonderment
Thu Apr 28, 2022 5:32 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How deep is your hole?
Replies: 15
Views: 884

Re: How deep is your hole?

Here's another one. I decided to listen to Easter Sacrament Meeting this year. We have a great choir. My neighbor, a retired BYU professor, was the main speaker. He gave a really nice talk about redemption, and told the resurrection story from a very Mormon, but uplifting point of view. But then he...
by Wonderment
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Congrats to any BYU grads!
Replies: 8
Views: 562

Re: Congrats to any BYU grads!

Serious question -- Don't the BYU grads have something called an "ecclesiastical recommendation" or "ecclesiastical endorsement" which has to be signed off by a male university official before the grad is allowed to have a copy of the diploma and their transcripts? We used to have a poster here who ...
by Wonderment
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message From Heavenly Mother
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: A Message From Heavenly Mother

PS: Wonder I love your ideas and love reading your posts on NOM. If you were an active member of the church, I’d totally make you the General Relief Society President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saintz (I love hip hop too 😀) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: My dear RR - HM! !! You are SUCH a...
by Wonderment
Wed Apr 13, 2022 1:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message From Heavenly Mother
Replies: 12
Views: 733

Re: A Message From Heavenly Mother

As some of you know “Live, Laugh, Love” used to be my go to phrase until Hobby Lobby sold the shit out of it. Oopsie, excuse my potty mouth. The mantra is the same so I’ll keep it simple. Be kind to each other. Love wins. You all are beautiful people. I love reading your little corner of the intern...
by Wonderment
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: POST CONFERENCE UPDATE on the Stealths
Replies: 10
Views: 765

Re: POST CONFERENCE UPDATE on the Stealths

I think you're doing a wonderful job of supporting your wife through her transition ! You're showing lots of empathy and understanding, which is so important. It is sometimes said here that the good values found in the church are not exclusive to the church. They can be found in many other spiritual...
by Wonderment
Thu Mar 31, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I can't do this anymore
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: I can't do this anymore

Read the original GC talk given by Elder Ronald Poelman's in the November 1984 conference. OR a BY talk about how Adam-God is absolute doctrine and you cannot be saved if you do not believe it. End the talk by saying you next talk will be to read the 1948 statement from the FP on the state of black...
by Wonderment
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Why are we not discussing the Brad Wilcox fireside?
Replies: 66
Views: 5259

Re: Why are we not discussing the Brad Wilcox fireside?

Brad’s childish because Mormon’s never metaphorically graduate from the third grade. PG movies No sleepovers Modesty rhetoric… cOvER YoRe ShouLdeRz… Blessing donuts to nourish and strengthen. The thinking has been done. Follow the prophet. Nothing Brad said was offensive to Mormons. He was repeatin...
by Wonderment
Wed Feb 02, 2022 3:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Fight The New Drug
Replies: 95
Views: 8643

Re: Fight The New Drug

It's two very extremist ends of a relationship spectrum, and it is completely unrealistic. Both men and women become miserable trying to meet the demands and live up to the expectations imposed on them by purity culture at one end and porn culture at the other end. -- Wndr. Back to my original "Wha...
by Wonderment
Sun Jan 30, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm officially a lazy learner!
Replies: 26
Views: 2113

Re: I'm officially a lazy learner!

So I finally said those magic words: "I'm taking a break from church." I thought DH would be upset, but there was a football game, so he was only like 30% listening to me anyway. And you know something else - I haven't given a talk since 2015. I haven't held a calling since 2018. I don't feed the m...