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by stealthbishop
Mon May 16, 2022 9:29 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Whatever happened to the POX?
Replies: 8
Views: 142

Re: Whatever happened to the POX?

The POX was one of the most (if not THE most) disgusting and cruel episodes perpetrated by the Q15 hierarchy in my LDS journey. I turned in my TR when it came out and it pushed me further away. Absolutely horrid. Imagine, targeting little children for the alleged "sins" of the parents. And DENYING t...
by stealthbishop
Mon May 16, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxiety and Depression
Replies: 21
Views: 289

Re: Anxiety and Depression

I think it is more rare for someone to NOT experience anxiety and depression when they go through a faith crisis/transition. I had to go on meds and get therapy over 10 years ago. My wife is currently doing so.
by stealthbishop
Mon May 09, 2022 10:25 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Was Jesus a martyr?
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Was Jesus a martyr?

My sense is that Mormons absolutely not only believe that Jesus was the ultimate martyr but also all of his original apostles (other than Judas) were eventually martyred as well. Martyrdom is a major part of the DNA of Christianity and we inherited that. Almost all believing Christians (and Mormons)...
by stealthbishop
Mon May 09, 2022 6:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Supporting our own
Replies: 33
Views: 1068

Re: Supporting our own

Really well done!! Excellent job!!!
by stealthbishop
Mon May 09, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Destigmatizing Therapy
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Destigmatizing Therapy

I thought this post would be the perfect place to share some good news. I’m so excited to share that yesterday I received an acceptance letter into the MSW program that was my first choice. I was really nervous that I wouldn’t get in since the acceptance rate is less than 30% and I know of two othe...
by stealthbishop
Wed May 04, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks

Have you seen the woman's response video to how the professor responded to her original Tik-tok post? She said the professor reached out to her, was very understanding, apologized, will make changes to his lectures, and told her that the videos she posted will have no adverse effects on her standin...
by stealthbishop
Wed May 04, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism

Stealth, I know your background is in mental health and your wisdom is invaluable. What’s a proper course of action to alleviate the nagging voices? A therapist in this case would typically use CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). I also like Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and DBT (Dialectica...
by stealthbishop
Wed May 04, 2022 1:57 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism

You have every right to these feelings. I feel it too. For me it also includes this nagging sense of urgency and/or anxiety of making up for lost time of being who I always wanted to be but I was constrained by Mormonism. I'm in my 50s now and it's hard to let go of feelings of bitterness and resen...
by stealthbishop
Wed May 04, 2022 8:06 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Unbundled Corruption and the LDS Church
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: Unbundled Corruption and the LDS Church

This adds a lot of nuance to the other thread on the widow's mite etc. And I agree with it. At the local or micro level there are harsh punishments but at the macro level I suspect it is may be a different story especially in terms of benefits for GAs in addition to their salaries. The corruption ma...
by stealthbishop
Wed May 04, 2022 6:48 am
Forum: Support
Topic: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: End-of-history illusion and Life after mormonism

You have every right to these feelings. I feel it too. For me it also includes this nagging sense of urgency and/or anxiety of making up for lost time of being who I always wanted to be but I was constrained by Mormonism. I'm in my 50s now and it's hard to let go of feelings of bitterness and resent...
by stealthbishop
Mon May 02, 2022 11:54 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: The widow's mite, or the widow's MUST

This is pretty common language in LDS hierarchy trainings in my experience anyways. I heard this kind of language all of the time as a bishop and before I was bishop in our trainings. My sense is that it is perhaps a threat to would-be embezzlers. It's also a way to keep in mind the sacrifices of wi...
by stealthbishop
Mon May 02, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Skewed Morality
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: Skewed Morality

Not sure if this statement is attributed to the historical Jesus and/or the devotional Jesus but I definitely would agree with his statement either way of the absurdity of those who "strain at gnats and swallow camels". I think these lists of "gnat straining" and "camel swallowing" really show how o...
by stealthbishop
Mon May 02, 2022 11:34 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Chewed gum
Replies: 5
Views: 238

Re: Chewed gum

Super powerful. Definitely something that needs to be broke open and something that I can support.
by stealthbishop
Mon May 02, 2022 11:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: BYU-I Censors Anatomy textbooks

Further evidence of decline in LDS culture towards more religious fanaticism and fundamentalism. Our culture used to have a love of and a thirst for knowledge and learning about everything. This is so sad and pathetic. We are marching towards further alignment with ultra orthodox evangelical Christi...
by stealthbishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Congrats to any BYU grads!
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: Congrats to any BYU grads!

She is just so incredibly courageous. It takes a lot of guts to do that. Wouldn't be surprised if she is getting death threats as a consequence of Holland's call to arms.
by stealthbishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How deep is your hole?
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: How deep is your hole?

Hagoth wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:08 pm
stealthbishop wrote:
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:50 am
I'm with you 100%. My wife and I are in this hole too and trying to get out as best we can.
Funny how deep you can get before the treasure slips away into the earth!
:lol:

Nicely played! :lol: :lol: :lol:
by stealthbishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Destigmatizing Therapy
Replies: 20
Views: 470

Re: Destigmatizing Therapy

This is good overall with the caveat that LDS Family Services does have SOME unethical therapists and practices. Some of these therapists will blame mental health issues on pornography or masturbation or other "sins". Many of them of course, will, to one degree or another, strongly encourage fidelit...
by stealthbishop
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Support
Topic: FSY and good, better, best
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: FSY and good, better, best

It is not unusual for high demand religions to have these summer camps for children and teens. Even in low demand religions such as reform Judaism have summer camps that help pass on Jewish traditions and Hebrew, etc. The problem for me is not that these things exist but how much pressure is on the ...
by stealthbishop
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show
Replies: 41
Views: 1434

Re: Under the Banner of Heaven TV show

Might need to subscribe to Hulu...
by stealthbishop
Mon Apr 25, 2022 6:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How deep is your hole?
Replies: 15
Views: 490

Re: How deep is your hole?

I think this is a very serious core issue for many of us who leave or distance ourselves from the church. I call it "tribal disentanglement" and it is really difficult and gut wrenching for so many of us especially for a high demand religion that is so culturally deep. The hole is deep. It can take ...