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by slavereeno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Miracles - Why are they bugging me.
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Miracles - Why are they bugging me.

I have been inundated with miracle stories recently from family and friends. They shouldn't bother me, but they are. I guess, part of the reason they are buggin, is that they are being presented by family members who know I am out as a way to "prove" to me that the church is what it claims to be. - ...
by slavereeno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: John Larsen on leaving the church but not leaving it alone

I am envious of those that can get back to a place where they don't dislike Mormonism as much as I dislike it right now. I am currently seeing all the damage that it has caused (and continues to cause), the demands it makes, the division it creates. If it was just a simple community or faith story t...
by slavereeno
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Is the church really free falling ?
Replies: 4
Views: 80

Re: Is the church really free falling ?

If my family is any indication, then no. Actually, the church is at best just not seeing the more aggressive growth rates of the past.

I see it becoming more irrelevant, but not going extinct.
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What was your first NOM thought?
Replies: 39
Views: 1190

Re: What was your first NOM thought?

I guess that depends on what you mean, If this means the first item on the shelf... Then it would be the fact that I read, prayed, and fasted for a testimony of the BoM and never got squat. It never resonated with me, I kept thinking something was wrong with me. Why didn't I like it like everyone el...
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Message from Mormon.Org
Replies: 13
Views: 557

Re: Message from Mormon.Org

I heard from the IT folks over in Riverton that a computer glitch sent out the message to a secret email distribution list of all known members who have confessed to masturbation. When brought to the attention of the Q15, Elder Bednar said, "well let's not worry too much about it. The Deacons, Teac...
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Alternate Family Night Lessons
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Alternate Family Night Lessons

Ok I wanted to start a thread for non-correlated Family night lessons that we can share here. Lessons should teach generally universal morals/ethics while still valuing reason, logic, and thinking for ones self etc. Here is my first suggestion, I did this one with my family a couple of weeks ago and...
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Type 1 Diabetes Miracle
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Type 1 Diabetes Miracle

For her sake I hope it is a miracle but I guarantee that if, God forbid, the diabetes returns Facebook will not fill up with "oops, never mind, we were wrong." If anything it will just change categories from a miracle to a blessing in disguise, or possible a test. This was my thought. Where is his ...
by slavereeno
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Type 1 Diabetes Miracle
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Type 1 Diabetes Miracle

A friend of ours that used to be in our ward had a daughter that was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes on her mission about a year ago. She was quickly fitted with an insulin pump and sent back out. Upon returning home, her doctors have declared that her pancreas is functioning normally and she has bee...
by slavereeno
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: RMN is an extortionist
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: RMN is an extortionist

That was an amazing article. I can imagine most believers taking some offense from this message. I expect that a common claim will be that President Nelson was misunderstood or that some people are simply not understanding the reality and truth of the LDS Plan of Salvation. Opposition should be exp...
by slavereeno
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Mr. and Mrs. Græy's Stuff
Replies: 34
Views: 1129

Re: Mr. and Mrs. Græy's Stuff

There are days where I feel like she's starting understand me when I tell her things are not as we've always been taught. Nothing is black and white, including the church. Our conversations do sometimes include specifics (1st visions, anachronisms, faith-promoting but ultimately untrue stories, cor...
by slavereeno
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Thursday Night Group Therapy? (7pm pacific time)
Replies: 21
Views: 807

Re: Anyone need to talk through this stuff?

Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:51 am
Anyone up for Thursday Night Group Therapy?
Sure, what time?
by slavereeno
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Wrapping our identities in the church
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Wrapping our identities in the church

Sorry to hear this, and yeah it sucks. That is how the church operates, and why they will continue to succeed. Red Ryder's advice is good. I am struggling myself to become indifferent, especially when everybody and everything in my life pulls me right back in.
by slavereeno
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Intervention
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: Intervention

ELECTROSHOCK THERAPY! That's right. In the newly converted lab formerly used to shock the gay away! You'll receive an all expenses paid trip (to be tacked on to your back tithing invoice) to a BYU dorm where you will be monitored daily in between shock therapy sessions. In that dorm you will have a...
by slavereeno
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Intervention
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: Intervention

You're right about how you can leave the church but it won't leave you alone -- as long as you have family still active believers, it will always be a part of your life no matter how much you try to avoid it. Sending positive vibes your way and I hope that you can find a way to get the message acro...
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Intervention
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Re: Intervention

Thank you all for your replies and support. DW was pretty supportive, and not very happy with the way my parents are reacting. I have been doing a lot of non committal listening. My dad likes to use the line "they can leave the church but they can't leave it alone!" Which I think is funny since my e...
by slavereeno
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What would you choose?
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: What would you choose?

My parents have been called as temple workers and before they discovered my disaffection my dad grumbled all the time about the calling and had no problem getting a sub. Now that I am "struggling with my testimony" they talk about how spiritual it is. It now takes higher priority than anything else ...
by slavereeno
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

Ok, so if we aren't supposed to make announcements in Sacrament Meeting, maybe they are going to apply that to GC and start making announcements separately?
by slavereeno
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!
Replies: 123
Views: 2518

Re: General NOMfrence Sunday Afternoon!!!

I bumped into a member of the ward last night who asked what I thought of the missionary change. Since I have not listened to much of conference I wasn't sure what they were talking about. They claimed the duration for boys is now a choice between 18 and 24 months. Was this actually announced, or ar...
by slavereeno
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Intervention
Replies: 18
Views: 673

Intervention

My mother and father stopped by unannounced today. They expressed their love and then my mother proceeded to tell me that the adversary is real and that he's got me in his clutches. She said she was not going to "give up without a fight." She said all the temple ordinances were ancient and from God ...
by slavereeno
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: POX policy gone!!!
Replies: 37
Views: 1073

Re: POX policy gone!!!

So, instead of being excommunicated for apostasy, married gays will simply be excommunicated for fornication. This would be setting a trap for themselves for ostensibly unrelated reasons. Part of the apologetic defense of Joseph Smith's polygamy is that he did not consumate most(?) of the marriages...