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by glass shelf
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: How are you holding up?
Replies: 12
Views: 218

Re: How are you holding up?

I feel like I'm just waiting for the next big thing to hit at both of my jobs. They're both slow (which means low census and I go home early which means less money), but they're also feeling like they're ramping up. We'll see how it all goes. My husband and kids are home 24/7, so I walk in the door ...
by glass shelf
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Emotional Support Person
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Emotional Support Person

The sad news is that it's not just Mormons who view this as a personal attack.

I think the inclusion is fantastic, and it's something that makes medical spaces safer. I'm all for that.
by glass shelf
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 329

Re: Home Church and Women

Devout women who are deep in probably won't be too interested in doing it.

On the other hand, it's all made up garbage, so if it makes them feel better, whatever. :D
by glass shelf
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: #Bringthemissionarieshome
Replies: 19
Views: 639

Re: #Bringthemissionarieshome

There was one missionary in my extended family in a mission in a W. European country. They're back in the US in quarantine as of this week.

As my oldest kids near mission age, I'm once again greatful that the LDS church is in my family's rearview.
by glass shelf
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s your work situation?
Replies: 25
Views: 1017

Re: What’s your work situation?

I work in healthcare, and I have two jobs. I'm working unless I get sick or the powers that be decide to kick me out because they decide the risk of therapists entering the facility outweighs the benefits. Even then they might want me to do something else because so many employees will likely be out...
by glass shelf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The final curtain falls
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: The final curtain falls

It was so engrained in me that God had a reason for treating women like crap, er, separately, er, "in a way that honored their unique purposes.." Some like the term "equally yolked," but I've never seen a vertical oxen yolk where one ox is always above the other. haha Double decker oxen. :lol:
by glass shelf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Oaks face 2 face thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2737

Re: Oaks face 2 face thread

Seeing my kids as teens makes me delighted that they're not a part of this. My oldest child is a very happy introvert who invests his time and energy into his personal interests and a small group of friends. The LDS church would definitely try to convince him that there's something wrong with him, b...
by glass shelf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Oaks face 2 face thread
Replies: 48
Views: 2737

Re: Oaks face 2 face thread

Time will tell but the app sinks it. I know exactly how this will play out in my area. Leaders will pester kids until they install the app and then they'll use the app as a monitoring tool to make sure all the kids are participating in the program. It will suck any organic elements out of the progr...
by glass shelf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What does your avatar mean?
Replies: 36
Views: 3277

Re: What does your avatar mean?

Mine's a reference to rebuilding a life that you love based on things that are important to you with the pieces of the broken shelf. Learning that the LDS church was a huge con and realizing how damaging it was to be raised in it doesn't mean that you're doomed to be a bitter apostate no matter how ...
by glass shelf
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: The final curtain falls
Replies: 26
Views: 1843

Re: The final curtain falls

If you really think you'll miss the Masonic schtuff... No chance of that. My mixed emotions have entirely to do with not wanting my wife to feel abandoned in any way. So beautiful. I agree with your wife about the veil thing. I left before that happened, but I still have strange mixed emotions when...
by glass shelf
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: No more cell phones
Replies: 27
Views: 1763

Re: No more cell phones

Hagoth wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:54 pm
Or just keep using your cell phone. What's he gonna do?
Yep. Seriously.
by glass shelf
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Key Indicators?
Replies: 9
Views: 523

Re: Key Indicators?

Judging by facebook friend suggestions, there are new people who live in the ward that I no longer attend. However, I live far from Morridor and this ward is like almost all wards I've lived in--a backbone of the local families who have lived there forever and then professionals who move from UT or ...
by glass shelf
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Burial in temple clothes
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Burial in temple clothes

I actually count having no conflicting feelings about being cremated as one of the positives of leaving Mormonism. I always knew it was what I wanted, but the crazy Mormon beliefs I grew up with in the 80s made me feel like it was "wrong." My direct instructions to all members of my family 1) If I ...
by glass shelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: One hour church
Replies: 23
Views: 1298

Re: One hour church

Sounds like a rumor with no reality to me. Impossible to do a sacrament meeting in 25 min. Just announcements and the sacrament. Even I think that is lame and why would i go to church. Somewhere along the line they need to think of policies and programs that will inspire. Sent from my iPhone using ...
by glass shelf
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Burial in temple clothes
Replies: 34
Views: 1229

Re: Burial in temple clothes

I actually count having no conflicting feelings about being cremated as one of the positives of leaving Mormonism. I always knew it was what I wanted, but the crazy Mormon beliefs I grew up with in the 80s made me feel like it was "wrong." My direct instructions to all members of my family 1) If I h...
by glass shelf
Mon Jan 06, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: A New Model for the Future?
Replies: 11
Views: 481

Re: A New Model for the Future?

I really can't think of what a successful new model would look like. I can certainly think of churches out there with better models, but many of them seem to be struggling with membership as well. Part of it is just the move away from organized religion even if it does come with more tolerant belief...
by glass shelf
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Julie Rowe, Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow and her missing kids?
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Julie Rowe, Chad Daybell, Lori Vallow and her missing kids?

Yes, I keep seeing snippets of this on various sites. Crazy story for sure. I really wonder where those kids are.
by glass shelf
Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Why Priesthood At All?
Replies: 48
Views: 1664

Re: Why Priesthood At All?

I don't know what any apologists believe because I don't invest any time in listening to those things, but I agree with Alas. The priesthood is about authority--specifically, the authority of men (and boys who are 11 today) over women. The power of the priesthood (what I see as the ability to perfor...
by glass shelf
Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shifting towards gay acceptance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1468

Re: Shifting towards gay acceptance?

You might need to start taking orders, dude. Am I the only one who sings "Hey, Dude" in their mind every time someone says the word "dude" now? (From the movie Yesterday which I really enjoyed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbO-FdSP-RM I have the soundtrack, and there's a full-length version of "...
by glass shelf
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Shifting towards gay acceptance?
Replies: 31
Views: 1468

Re: Shifting towards gay acceptance?

(I'm still on team IHopeTheLDSChurchDisappearsForever , but if it has to stick around, I'm all for any steps towards kindness and acceptance.) Look at that! Another T-Shirt I " need ." #IHopeTheLDSChurchDisappearsForever I mean, maybe I could abbreviate it #IHTLCDF It's a lot kinder than the one th...