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by jfro18
Sun Jun 20, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An alternate perspective on marriage
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: An alternate perspective on marriage

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Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:37 am
Thanks for sharing
Not to threadjack, but the Chris Cornell avatar is quite nice to see... that's my music! :)
by jfro18
Sun Jun 20, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Brian Hales slanders Sarah Pratt
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: Brian Hales slanders Sarah Pratt

I listened to this and had similar thoughts - it's funny how apologists so often do the very same things they accuse critics of whether it's cherry picking sources, dismissing people they don't like, or excusing bad behavior to privilege their preexisting beliefs. Where my problems really begin with...
by jfro18
Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

I understand this. My co-workers have no idea I’m technically Mormon because I’ve never talked about it. Embarrassed is an understatement. I'm glad it's not just me then. Since I live in an area where Mormonism is not a presence at all, if I mention it then it's like putting a giant spotlight on me...
by jfro18
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

As a small update to this, I ended up telling DW she was invited to go, she declined before I even got into the potential alcohol stuff so I went with our kid and then when I came back she said "I didn't know I was invited to go." :lol: So the can has been kicked down the road for another day. And I...
by jfro18
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Spiritual experience at Longhorn Steakhouse
Replies: 14
Views: 400

Re: Spiritual experience at Longhorn Steakhouse

We went to Texas Roadhouse a few weeks ago and when those rolls with the apple butter came in... I knew that those rolls had the spirit baked into them.

Seriously - I love those rolls almost as much as I like the steak, and I love steak.
by jfro18
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: I will try NOT to FIX you
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: I will try NOT to FIX you

When it comes to LGBTQ stuff, it's true that if you remove marriage then acceptance would come so much quicker. On Twitter whenever I post something about acceptance of same-sex marriage I immediately get replies of 'If the world throws away God's laws for the world, then what's left?" And I'm mostl...
by jfro18
Mon Jun 07, 2021 6:27 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

It is super awkward, those mixed tribe situations with mixed faith marriages. There's no easy answer here. So you make excuses as to why you can't get together and life moves on, but there might be another approach to try. "Guys, look, I'd probably be into beer, but I'm in a mixed faith marriage. T...
by jfro18
Mon Jun 07, 2021 9:42 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Saturday evening General Conference is canceled
Replies: 26
Views: 903

Saturday evening General Conference is canceled

The church has officially canceled the Saturday evening session of General Conference... apparently they realize they have nothing new to say and taking two hours will help lessen the burden of filling the time. https://ksltv.com/463814/church-discontinuing-saturday-evening-sessions-of-general-confe...
by jfro18
Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Re: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

Yeah there's just no way to have this conversation that doesn't end poorly... and it's really frustrating because these are super nice people and I'm stuck in this rut where I can't really invite my wife to come with or it's so awkward it's not worth it, or I do invite her and have her mad at me for...
by jfro18
Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:26 am
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Problems interacting with normal people as a family...
Replies: 11
Views: 492

Problems interacting with normal people as a family...

Our kid is on a youth baseball team and I've been coaching with two others this season and we got together a few weeks ago to go over lineups, positions, etc as the league transitions kids during the year to be ready for little league next year along with just hanging out since we've been coaching b...
by jfro18
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Witness film. Got your tickets?
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Witness film. Got your tickets?

And not to be a jerk, but getting the movie in 350 theaters is extremely cheap and easy right now given that there are only a few new movies currently in theaters and they'd be happy to take anything that could bring in some foot traffic.
by jfro18
Wed Jun 02, 2021 6:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Witness film. Got your tickets?
Replies: 24
Views: 967

Re: Witness film. Got your tickets?

This feels like one of those releases that will be seen by the diehards but talked about by everyone for a short period before it's forgotten. The trailer makes it look like it will address some of the problems with the stories (it looks like they have clips of historians/apologists talking), but I ...
by jfro18
Tue Jun 01, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: One Month Down. 59 To Go.
Replies: 20
Views: 869

Re: One Month Down. 59 To Go.

I love these updates - please keep them up if it helps you process and remember your time as bishop! I am amazed at how many members there are that don't believe. There are very few Mormons around here, and yet I have made friends with 4 people who have recently left - mostly because they found each...
by jfro18
Sun May 30, 2021 10:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: An alternate perspective on marriage
Replies: 11
Views: 560

Re: An alternate perspective on marriage

Welcome to NOM, Zeezrom! I hope you stick around - it's a fun little group which I suppose you know since you've lurked before. :lol: You make some great points and that's something I have definitely thought about as I've tried to talk to my wife about church stuff. i guess on some level if she left...
by jfro18
Sat May 29, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Angeles and Plates
Replies: 14
Views: 658

Re: Angeles and Plates

I heard someplace if you can make Angles and Gold Plates work everything else comes naturally. Makes sense that belief in one supernatural event opens your your brain to all sorts of other zany ideas. Its like being a conspiracy theorist, you see them everywhere. I've seen this argument used by apo...
by jfro18
Wed May 26, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: No more “time only” temple weddings
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: No more “time only” temple weddings

As much as I hate the temple, this feels like a step backwards to me. Instead of saying that both men and women can be sealed to more than one person, they said that previously sealed women who want to get remarried (and DO value the temple) aren't even able to hold their second wedding in the temp...
by jfro18
Wed May 26, 2021 3:26 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: No more “time only” temple weddings
Replies: 11
Views: 528

Re: No more “time only” temple weddings

I think this is just to start making the transition to making the temple about eternity only weddings. They already have to have civil weddings first in some countries, and there will be a point here where there will be laws against discriminating against LGBT weddings, so I assume this is getting p...
by jfro18
Tue May 25, 2021 6:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone else feel trapped?
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Anyone else feel trapped?

I feel trapped in the sense that I left ~15 years ago but was too afraid to even look until 3 years ago... so I carry a lot of baggage because of fear from both my wife and her family. They moved across the country because my wife and I were dating and I didn't join the church (and she didn't go to ...
by jfro18
Tue May 25, 2021 5:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anyone else feel trapped?
Replies: 18
Views: 776

Re: Anyone else feel trapped?

Yep. When I stopped going I felt that weight pretty quickly, and I think DW wearing garments was that daily reminder that even though I got out, it was still going to be with me forever. I don't think it ends until it does, which for some of us will be eventually if the believing spouse has that mom...
by jfro18
Mon May 24, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Gay Mormon student sent death threats after being labelled ‘anti-Christ’ by professor
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Gay Mormon student sent death threats after being labelled ‘anti-Christ’ by professor

I have no doubt you are correct - and even suspect some of the Brethren privately sympathize with DezNat. This is just one of many moral and leadership failings of the Brethren, so in that sense their non-response to DezNat is entirely predictable. You can generally count on them to not do the righ...