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by Angel
Sun Apr 07, 2024 4:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Best part of conference?
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Best part of conference?

This weekend I hung up little inspirational quotes inside cabinets and behind doors, to see in the morning, when coming and going. Covenant bond? Naaa, try everyone bond - “Namasté,” I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides; I honor the place in you of love, of light, of truth, of ...
by Angel
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:46 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Returning to the fold

I was sooo tempted to post that to my social media, but realized only a small % now would get it (most of my current connections are now nevermo- don't know my history). I've never known any x's who have returned. If that happened - if one of my kids wanted to return or something - ugh, would be a r...
by Angel
Wed Apr 03, 2024 4:38 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Would you do it all over?
Replies: 9
Views: 282

Re: Would you do it all over?

I would change soooo many things if I could start life over again knowing what I know now. I've never quite understood those who say they wouldn't change a thing... really? You wouldn't avoid that car crash? You wouldn't change which job you accepted? You wouldn't reach out and help that kid who was...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 7:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: From 15th to 23rd
Replies: 8
Views: 369

Re: From 15th to 23rd

I sometimes feel lucky to have grown up in the era I did. Aside from the obvious (not living in a war zone or subject to starvation, etc.), it seems like kids had a lot more unsupervised play in the recent past than they do now. And how would my life have been different had I carried a mobile phone...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 6:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Returning to the fold
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Returning to the fold

After a reflective Easter holiday experience, I've come to realize the profound significance of my Mormon faith in my life. The themes of renewal, rebirth, and spiritual growth echoed throughout the chocolate coated celebrations resonated deeply with me, prompting a reevaluation of my beliefs and va...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM needs to be a safe place
Replies: 22
Views: 714

Re: NOM needs to be a safe place

It's been awhile since I've posted. The last little while the site seemed to be down. I'm in the dark as to what happened here. Site seemed to be down for me too (or was I banned?) - haha, I am permanently banned from some other not to be named discussion site. Testing, testing, 123 testing I seem ...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 2:15 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Teaching the wrong stuff
Replies: 25
Views: 864

Re: Teaching the wrong stuff

Getting here late, but if anyone wants a teachers $.02 about mass shootings... Yes, I've had troubled people in my class. Have been through several situations... Here's one - I'm just about to start class, and we hear commotion down hallway, a dozen cops are marching down the hall - I wonder whose c...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:53 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Events on Earth 2
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Events on Earth 2

To me, the multiverse scenerio is the only scenerio where God exists. Let everyone have existed everywhere experiencing everything - reincarnation, we all experience being poor, being rich, living in each life - equal opportunities, equal existence and experience - it is the only fair and just scene...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Doubt
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Doubt

It wasn't a gradual fungus for me. It was pretty much just that one phone call informing us about his arrest.... followed by a few more meetings where it was crystal clear the good-old-boys club protects priests - not kids. They would not testify in court against him. They already knew, had known fo...
by Angel
Mon Apr 01, 2024 12:39 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Apologizing for your faith?
Replies: 9
Views: 258

Re: Apologizing for your faith?

The other day a couple students were chatting about religion after class, they turned to me and said - I hear a lot of educated people aren't religious, is that true? I try avoiding religious/political discussions at work (though I have a lgbtq safe zone sticker on my lab, so everyone kind of knows ...
by Angel
Sun Mar 31, 2024 6:37 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: GC wish list !!!
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: GC wish list !!!

My GC wish is to have special guests - Pope Francis - The Dalai Lama - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - (Shia Islam) Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I - (Eastern Orthodox Church) ... ... all of them - standing together with choir singing Imagine by J.Lennon Imagine a short service, just one song, followed ...
by Angel
Sat Feb 17, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?
Replies: 19
Views: 656

Re: Who wants a Christian "Sharia" society?

I'm reminded of the movie Cool Hand Luke (1967) - The Captain's speech " What we've got here is failure to communicate. Some men you just can't reach. So you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it. . . well, he gets it. I don't like it any more than you men." Let me try to com...
by Angel
Thu Feb 08, 2024 9:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: Communication skills

I have been thinking about what to tell Angel about not trusting feelings. This is really quite common in the mental health world. The cure for it depends on the reason for it. Some people take it so far they stop having feelings and become kind of like Mr. Spock. They operate as much as possible f...
by Angel
Fri Feb 02, 2024 3:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: Communication skills

Boundaries - in NYC everyone learns to live in a crowd, limited personal space, rushed life, limited resources. NY'ers don't use fuzzy words like "please respect my boundaries". They say "No" haha. Direct, clear, you make deals with people, its businesses - this for that - consequences for actions. ...
by Angel
Thu Feb 01, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: Communication skills

Back to the idea of feelings telling us stuff. First point is that like logic, emotions are only as accurate as the information they are based on. So, garbage in, garbage out. The trigger may not be accurately interpreted. Or, you may have some faulty beliefs that lead to faulty feelings. Now, some...
by Angel
Wed Jan 31, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 54
Views: 5271

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

I just had someone from old ward reach out to me for help - I connected them with support services in area. (my school serves low income/ immigrants etc so I'm in the loop of where to go for what).

There are amazing groups out there.

The church isn't one of them.
by Angel
Wed Jan 31, 2024 5:14 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: Since we don’t have moderators

there is a great story on not ruminating on past pain - knowing to drop the feelings - when the fight is over, let it be over, reliving it, emotional pain does nothing to help. "This pain isn't real", nothing is currently wrong, I don't need to be triggered right now etc. I've learned to pull mysel...
by Angel
Mon Jan 29, 2024 9:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 54
Views: 5271

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

I have also seen TBM member do things that helped. One friend knew a woman was in an abusive marriage. The elder’s quorum told the men not to help her move out f the house as she was going against the bishop’s advice to stay with her temple marriage. He was the only man who showed up to help her ge...
by Angel
Mon Jan 29, 2024 8:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you define Mormonism?
Replies: 54
Views: 5271

Re: How do you define Mormonism?

Angel, you said members won't go outside the box to help a child? I did. When I was still a TBM I observed a man physically abusing a child alone in a classroom during sacrament mtg. I got in his face and told him to stop immediately. I told him he knew that was wrong. He didn't argue. I called CPS...
by Angel
Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:24 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Communication skills
Replies: 61
Views: 3651

Re: Since we don’t have moderators

Hey, your feelings were not lies, just based on incorrect information. So, rather than distrusting your feelings, just keep searching for the best most accurate information. They were lies: Everything I felt good about, feelings of trust, feelings of comfort, love, safety - that "warm fuzzy" holy s...