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by Angel
Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: Dr. Laura gives advice to mormon couple

I'm not sure if I agree with "no details of why I left" idea. Different families have different dynamics, and there are kind vs. confrontational ways of sharing things... Why not - "I can share why I left with you, but know it would involve delving into subjects you might find painful. If you would ...
by Angel
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: WW Devo for YA Help
Replies: 2
Views: 205

WW Devo for YA Help

Long story short - mixed faith marriage, kids in the church, I am supposed to 'help' them study for their upcoming lesson from: https://www.lds.org/study/broadcasts/worldwide-devotional-for-young-adults/2018/06/hope-of-israel?lang=eng I would like to send them the *full* lesson, and was hoping you c...
by Angel
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy
Replies: 44
Views: 1568

Re: Need Advice - Potential Visit from a Seventy

I would conditionally attend - on the condition they agree to allow the mtg to be recorded. Let them know you represent a group of inactive members (us) who are all interested in what a mtg like this looks like. If they are truly interested in helping inactives who all have very similar concerns, th...
by Angel
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling...A Lot
Replies: 29
Views: 1001

Re: Struggling...A Lot

Sounds like you need a support group - if your spouse is struggling too, that might be good to do some kind of group together. What city do you live near? Maybe someone here can help with local resources for you?
by Angel
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Ruined relationships
Replies: 42
Views: 1164

Re: Ruined relationships

I feel your pain - I'm in a mixed-faith marriage with kids as well, and have also been given the lecture about "not keeping my covenants". Keeping covenants??!!?? I had no idea what covenants I would be asked to make in the temple, if I had known the polygamous nature of the "new and everlasting cov...
by Angel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts
Replies: 133
Views: 3962

Re: How to Reconcile LDS Doubts

It’s not a possibility to me personally because the Holy Ghost did strongly testify of this truth. I can not deny this testimony. My Eternal Progression depends on it. I just found this forum today. You sound JW to me? Yes, a lot of people here have felt the spirit, and yet here we are... Funny thi...
by Angel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: What did Jesus look like?
Replies: 34
Views: 717

Re: What did Jesus look like?

didn't really have a response to that because it stirred up a bad past memory of an encounter I had with a born again Christian who hammered me with the "You Mormons think that God had sex with Mary." That was a WTF moment. If you have not seen this, you need to. The Mary part is a gem. https://www...
by Angel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement

No, we didn’t give it to everybody, but we probably should have. Having known the youth leaders for so long, they were already following the two-deep policy. I’d actually been in YM before I was the EQP and they wouldn’t even give rides to kids without another person in the car with them. We emaile...
by Angel
Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Merry Christmas NOMinees
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Merry Christmas NOMinees

Merry Christmas Moksha!! OK - one good Christmas story deserves another - pull the little ones up round the Tannenbaum, light the fire - ... Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a mighty hunter whose name was Nimrod. Nimrod (and his mother - who was also his wife - whose name was Semiramis) ...
by Angel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement

Sheamus Moore wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:17 am
Makes one wonder what motivated the change - other than the usual platitudes espoused in the opening sentences...
The younger they are, the easier it is to indoctrinate them. :evil:
by Angel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement

We had to deal with this recently too. Not because of the age change obviously, but because I have a 13 yo daughter. We told her previously that she was not to be alone with any adult that isn't a parent. When she was offered a blessing she "forgot" and mom found her in a church classroom (at least...
by Angel
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Feeling anxious about new YM/YW announcement

Little policy changes = big aggrandized revelations...ug When are youth interviews held? The bishop interviews each young woman (several months before her 15th birthday) when she completes Primary and moves to a new class. He interviews each young man when he completes Primary and when he moves to ...
by Angel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Staying Faithful
Topic: Ten Useful Rules
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Ten Useful Rules

Marcus Aurelius' 10 Rules. Marcus Aurelius, the Roman Emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 A.D., was an example of the philosopher king written about by Plato." His book Meditations has inspired readers for centuries because of its timeless wisdom about human behavior. 1. Understand that people exist ...
by Angel
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Marriage Vows
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: Marriage Vows

DW and I did a vow renewal a few months ago. We both wrote our own vows. Here is mine: I,[Just This Guy], do hereby take you again to be my love, my best friend, and my wife. I promise to love, honor, and cherish you though the good times and the bad. I promise to be your support, comfort and stren...
by Angel
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Support through the holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Support through the holidays

Thanks Angel for posting. I'm usually a grump for the holidays but this year I decided to focus on Jesus and let the annoying things slip through my hands. Happy holidays! I can get into the Jesus thing too - the vengeful HF/God thing not so much, but that Jesus guy, sermon on the mount stuff? yea ...
by Angel
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Support through the holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Support through the holidays

What a great idea to make this thread! Thanks Angel!! Ever since my DS passed away (July of 2017) the holidays are my own personal hell. I have to keep my sh*t together to try and give my DD a happy holiday season, but all I want to do is break down and cry and not get out of bed. I'm really lucky ...
by Angel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Did Joseph ALWAYS obey God's commands?
Replies: 11
Views: 347

Re: Did Joseph ALWAYS obey God's commands?

Interesting - if the choice was a) obey the law, knowing you will be killed (commit suicide) b) disobey the law, and save your own life It seems like murder (suicide) is a bigger law to break than just going against the law of the land. Plenty of scriptures about the Jewish people rebelling against ...
by Angel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Support through the holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Re: Support through the holidays

I always have seasonal blues. I did schedule a holiday open house to celebrate a saint from my pre-lds heritage. Putting up the tree today. Thanks for starting this thread. The holidays are hard for a lot of people. I have been taking herbal supplements, using happiness guided meditations, sleep hy...
by Angel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Polygamy and later sexual repression
Replies: 127
Views: 3772

Re: Polygamy and later sexual repression

...ALL MEN were asked by the bishop and stake presidency both some additional questions: "When was the last time you looked at porn?" and "When was the last time you masterbated?" ... Will have to check out those books, thanks. (perhaps I will leave them for my DH to read LOL) Haha - not "have you ...
by Angel
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Support through the holidays
Replies: 28
Views: 985

Support through the holidays

Wanted to make a holiday support thread - how is everyone navigating this season? I'm trying to be multi-cultural, will be attending a winter-solstice party, am celebrating Hanukkah with friends this week (Happy Hanukkah!), and also went to our ward's Nativity exhibit - hope to attend a UU service b...