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by MerrieMiss
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Jana Riess podcast on Mormon Land
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Thoughts on Jana Riess podcast on Mormon Land

My husband listened to an interview with Riess on Mormon Land and wants to discuss it with me. I just finished it and I have mixed feelings/thoughts. While I won't give away my exact age, I'm a very young GenX or very old Millennial (born between 1975-1985) so I fit the demographic she's talking abo...
by MerrieMiss
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Methodist possibly splitting up over LGTB
Replies: 9
Views: 518

Re: Methodist possibly splitting up over LGTB

We attended a Methodist church last year. My husband was happy it was over by 10 am, the people wore similar clothes to Mormons so we felt comfortable, and some of the hymns we sang were the same. We went on what would be similar to Relief Society Sunday where it was all female speakers from their w...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Transitional underwear
Replies: 21
Views: 1338

Re: Transitional underwear

Maybe I could buy some new ones and use a seam ripper to painstakingly remove the masonic symbols! [emoji1787] I tried doing that with some garments and just ended up with a hole. Those things are sewed in pretty tight. I did it with some of my husband's garment tops that my son insisted on using a...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Define: Manhood
Replies: 24
Views: 1320

Re: Define: Manhood

I don’t know exactly what Kish is asking for here, but this is a question I think about often. And I’ll put out a disclaimer right here that everything I am going to say has nothing to do with the fact that women are treated poorly in the church and even the greater culture has a way to go before th...
by MerrieMiss
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The exmo selfie train!
Replies: 21
Views: 1519

Re: The exmo selfie train!

The photos do send a powerful message. On the other hand, I think they can be harmful as well, in the ways that social media is generally harmful. And I'm not convinced that ex-mo selfies are any more authentic than TBM photos who post saccharine pics of their kids and say, "The Church is True!" Ver...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Sunday Logistics
Replies: 27
Views: 1675

Re: Sunday Logistics

It does feel shorter. My in-laws are complaining that wards are overlapping in their building so people can get out before 5 pm. Thankfully, our building has each ward start 90 minutes after the last so the last ward gets out of there by 1:30. And like others have said, it's too short now for me to ...
by MerrieMiss
Fri Feb 15, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What Would It Take to Keep You?
Replies: 18
Views: 959

Re: What Would It Take to Keep You?

They would stop the nonsense that it's the one "true" church. Of course, you throw that out and I don't know what it would even look like anymore. Who would wear their stupid underwear if they didn't have to? Prohibit family members from weddings? Pay 10% of their income to an institution that won't...
by MerrieMiss
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 25
Views: 2719

Re: What are you reading right now?

I just finished rereading Chaim Potok’s The Chosen and My Name is Asher Lev . Before that I read Jonathan Haidt’s Coddling of the American Mind and Johann Hari’s Lost Connections . I have a stack of books and I’m not sure where to go next. A biography of Bing Crosby during the war years, I’m plannin...
by MerrieMiss
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Trying to balance beliefs and kids and all of the church stuff that comes with it... the jfro update
Replies: 12
Views: 1340

Re: Trying to balance beliefs and kids and all of the church stuff that comes with it... the jfro update

I wish I had something helpful to say. When I told my husband I don’t believe last month he kept repeating something along the lines of how can we raise the kids if we have different beliefs? “But we have the same values,” I would reply, but it is so hard for those who are in to understand that and ...
by MerrieMiss
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Abducted in Plain Sight
Replies: 23
Views: 1954

Re: Abducted in Plain Sight

I haven't seen it, but a TBM friend of mine mentioned it to me a couple weeks ago. It reminded me of when my in-laws gave their retirement to their hometeacher to invest for them and my husband and brother in-law confronted them about it. "He's our hometeacher, he wouldn't do anything bad to us!" (M...
by MerrieMiss
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Support
Topic: The gospel for dummies
Replies: 20
Views: 1195

Re: The gospel for dummies

There's only one class now, the gospel doctrine class. It's made for a crowded SS in my ward. Yep. There was discussion in our ward on how to make GD more welcoming/useful to the people who attended GP. Leadership decided that SS would be taught to the lowest common denominator (investigator/new me...
by MerrieMiss
Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt
Replies: 10
Views: 734

Re: Book Club? The Happiness Hypothesis by Jonathan Haidt

I’ve read and enjoyed two of Haidt’s other books recently and am not opposed to reading this one, although it seems from the reviews that as the book was published in 2006, it contains some outdated ideas about anti-depressants.
by MerrieMiss
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 2nd Anointing Lost and Found
Replies: 17
Views: 972

Re: 2nd Anointing Lost and Found

2nd anointing is another major shelf breaker. Chances are that you will get you second anointing of you are a SP/GA Seems most of those are white collar upper middle class What about the janitors, blue collar workers? Elitist boys club nonsense. For me, too. I was possibly going to come to peace wi...
by MerrieMiss
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Is She Coming Around? Maybe, Maybe Not, and It's OK
Replies: 7
Views: 761

Re: Is She Coming Around? Maybe, Maybe Not, and It's OK

I forget that I'm playing the long game, and try to push a bit on her thinking. It never ends well, and I need to remember not to run faster than she has strength, yada yada. So isn't this the difficult thing? Husband and I are having a conversation, and I hold back because I think to myself, "long...
by MerrieMiss
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Mixed Faith Relationships
Topic: Mr. and Mrs. Græy's Stuff
Replies: 59
Views: 6699

Re: Mr. and Mrs. Græy's Stuff

græy wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:49 pm
In the end, I don't know what is left.
Yep.

I don't know that anyone can really understand this unless they've been there. I don't have any advice or thoughts to share, I'm just someone in a similar situation. My TR expires this year and I don't know if I should renew or not...
by MerrieMiss
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: 30-40 wives and no offspring?
Replies: 19
Views: 952

Re: 30-40 wives and no offspring?

Years ago I did a lot of reading about the Oneida Community. Religion and Sexuality by Lawrence Foster was an interesting read, focusing on the Shakers, Oneida Community, and Mormons. From Wikipedia on the use of birth control in the Oneida Community: To control reproduction within the Oneida commun...
by MerrieMiss
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does truth really matter?
Replies: 63
Views: 2651

Re: Does truth really matter?

Does truth really matter? Isn't this the post-modern problem we're in now? For a couple of decades the idea that truth is subjective has permeated the culture and as a result we have people who believe the earth is flat, antivaxxers, and people who believe essential oils are better than antibiotics....
by MerrieMiss
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Does truth really matter?
Replies: 63
Views: 2651

Re: Does truth really matter?

Lately I've been feeling like humanity may not be able to overcome tribalism and the problems associated with the intertwining of emotion and logic, interfering with our ability to make rational decisions on behalf of the species. If we don't nuke ourselves or the Universe causes our mass extinctio...
by MerrieMiss
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Yet another LDS fireside on doubts and faith crisis on 2/17 - This is really incredible to watch in real time
Replies: 40
Views: 2513

Re: Yet another LDS fireside on doubts and faith crisis on 2/17 - This is really incredible to watch in real time

I have heard rumors of a few stakes that have had special Sunday School classes on the essays. But it usually seems to be kept small because I think they end up with new faith crises and transitions. Our stake did this but they were taught in Priesthood/RS. I made sure I went to RS so I could sit i...
by MerrieMiss
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Book of Mormon DNA help
Replies: 19
Views: 1010

Re: Book of Mormon DNA help

I for one would really like to apologise to you and some other women I have associated with in the church for being a part of this debacle. Thanks. I did experience some of what you wrote about. Priesthood leadership always knew best. I thought I wasn't well-read or couldn't understand the gospel b...