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by hmb
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Are You a Failed Parent?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: Are You a Failed Parent?

I am. Society says I am. Mormons definitely say I am. I have a troubled, adult child who made bad decisions and is now in the prison system. I can't tell you how hurtful it is to read shared memes about how all of that kind of trouble is born in the home. Parents fault...PERIOD! Sometimes children m...
by hmb
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?
Replies: 29
Views: 1158

Re: Does your spouse know you post on NOM?

No because my DH is a nevermo and couldn't care less. For that I am truly grateful!! Amen.
by hmb
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Bob McCue: The Church is like a Narcotic
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Bob McCue: The Church is like a Narcotic

http://bobmccue.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/rs.most-common-questions.pdf This paragraph really describes the difficulty in leaving the church. It’s literally like getting off of drugs. The cumulative effect of what the Mormon Church does, as I have just indicated, is crippling to the individual. ...
by hmb
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Staying Positive While Being a Non-Believer
Replies: 10
Views: 514

Re: Staying Positive While Being a Non-Believer

Red Ryder wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:39 pm

Be aware of the church but don’t be a groupie!
Be in the church, not of the church... :D
by hmb
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Question about conference
Replies: 9
Views: 644

Re: Question about conference

Here is GBH's statement from that above mentioned Larry King show. "I condemn it [polygamy], yes, as a practice, because I think it is not doctrinal. It is not legal. And this church takes the position that we will abide by the law. We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, magistrat...
by hmb
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Fall 2019 Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 145
Views: 2816

Re: NOMference Fall 2019 Sunday Afternoon

Uh-oh. I missed the big weekend. I didn't even know it was conference until checking NOM this morning. If points were still allowed, I would say -10 for missing conference. +100 for not knowing it was even occurring. I do have to wonder if the leaders love to toy with the members and then just sit b...
by hmb
Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: Support
Topic: How to skip Priesthood mtg?
Replies: 19
Views: 688

Re: How to skip Priesthood mtg?

You could always tell her that it is a narrow-minded echo chamber that makes you frustrated to the point that the stress making you anxious and sick, so you need to take a break from it for a while. You don't have to fess up to a faith crisis to hate Priesthood Meeting. It is very hate-able all on ...
by hmb
Sat Sep 21, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: the Dark Night of the Soul
Replies: 21
Views: 765

Re: the Dark Night of the Soul

I felt liberated when I left. Big relief at the lack of guilt. Nevertheless, I still feel there is no purpose. I still feel cheated from an eternal afterlife in the telestial or terrestrial heaven. I was never interested in the Celestial Kingdom. It always felt too sterile and temple-like. Boring. N...
by hmb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Something new to look forward to
Replies: 12
Views: 688

Re: Something new to look forward to

Mahana, you ugly. Whoops. Wrong movie.
by hmb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Who would you like to meet in the after life?
Replies: 29
Views: 924

Re: Who would you like to meet in the after life?

Can I pick a trilogy as the 3rd choice? I would choose the 3 Stooges. I like the 3 stooges. (Yes, I'm simple minded)
by hmb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...

2bizE wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:47 pm
Is it wrong after fifty years of the same rerun to say this isn’t working for me?
YES! It isn't about being entertained. It's about (((obedience))).

At least with Lawrence Welk, you could always look forward to the bubbles. Haha.
by hmb
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: Sitting in sacrament meeting is like...

...going to a theme park with many amazing rides. Knowing that the best rides are all around you, but you are stuck on the same boring BENCH of a merry-go-round. BE IN THE PARK, NOT OF THE PARK.
by hmb
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?
Replies: 50
Views: 2295

Re: Is NOM going the direction of some other online groups?

I like to pop in and see what's new. How people are dealing with NOM-life. Resolutions to questions or problems. I don't say much because I am not comfortable in social settings (in person or online), and feel like an outsider to the core group. To be fair, I've felt like that since jr high school. ...
by hmb
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Humor to Soften Truth
Replies: 52
Views: 2730

Re: Humor to Soften Truth

Close your eyes (just for a second because you need to read this)... and imagine... You’re among other Mormons. Someone says a prayer, then someone leads everyone in singing. People take turns talking. Sounds familiar? Except picture everyone naked and in water. Now open your eyes (wider ;) ) and r...
by hmb
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are
Replies: 26
Views: 2396

Re: Maybe it’d be nice if everyone posted a very short intro who they are

My story is pretty dull (common). Grew up in the institution. Was born of "Goodly, righteous" parents. Very TBM upbringing. As an older teen, I was a rebel but eventually went full-on TBM. I was/am married to a never-mo, but a good guy that my family thought would eventually get dunked; still hope s...
by hmb
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Re: Still no thread on President Oak’s anti-LGBT bigotry?

There is a really doctored (sans the homophobia) version here: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/church/news/president-oaks-shares-most-reliable-prevention-for-anxiety-with-byu-hawaii-students?lang=eng I think this might have all of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQlF4gUCL7M But I'm at work ...
by hmb
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Woohoo!
Replies: 20
Views: 913

Re: Woohoo!

Yay. Thank you for solving the issue!
by hmb
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Support
Topic: My lucky day
Replies: 2
Views: 255

My lucky day

Here I am, sitting on a school bus, awaiting for a shuttle ride to the temple. My happy family playing the good Mormons (and interested nevermo). We are going to tour the Oakland temple before it’s dedicated. The things we do for TBM family. Hahaha. I spelled dedicated wrong. Spellcheck corrected it...
by hmb
Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"

Insurance! That should be so obvious. It's always about the $$. Since the boys are no longer under the "protection" of the BSA, will they have to stay local with less than exciting activities? I sure hope not, but I wish they would elevate the girls to the same level of activities. Combine some acti...
by hmb
Wed May 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Support
Topic: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"
Replies: 16
Views: 935

Re: New blog post- "But My Experience Was So Good!"

Well written. Up front with no finger-pointing. Everyone should identify with some part in your blog. I think of Boy Scouts. I really loved Boy Scouts, for the most part. I loved the campouts, the projects, and especially summer scout camp and high adventure trips. And...I'm was resentful for not ge...