"I don't make the double standards...

Discussions about negotiating relationships between faithful LDS believers and the apostates who love them. This applies in particular to mixed-faith marriages, but relations with children, parents, siblings, friends, and ward members is very welcome.
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Thoughtful
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"I don't make the double standards...

Post by Thoughtful » Sat May 05, 2018 10:47 pm

...I just point them out."

:twisted:

This is probably something that everyone already figured out, but it's been so helpful to me of late: placing responsibility where it belongs.

I sort of ended up going full on mama bear and became estranged (kids and I) from my ILs. With very good cause no one can argue with. However, Spouseman feels that the parameters of reconciliation are too extreme (they are not).

My response, "if you have a problem with this situation, take it up with those who caused it." Game changer. I refuse to take responsibility for things I am not the cause of. He hasn't complained again. Might eventually go over there I suppose, but that's his choice.

Later, different day, I said something off hand about the funding of city creek and use of tithing funds. Also $19k temple rugs. Spouseman felt it was uncalled for. Well, teasingly I provided the title track, in which I don't make the double standards. :D A laugh and "good point". Responsibility sits with the church for their behavior, or the ILs, or whoever, but not me as messenger.

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Enoch Witty
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Re: "I don't make the double standards...

Post by Enoch Witty » Thu May 10, 2018 11:55 am

I felt The Spirit™ reading your post.

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Re: "I don't make the double standards...

Post by Thoughtful » Sat May 12, 2018 4:48 pm

Enoch Witty wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:55 am
I felt The Spirit™ reading your post.
You're welcome!

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Re: "I don't make the double standards...

Post by Mad Jax » Sat May 12, 2018 8:54 pm

Thoughtful wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 10:47 pm
This is probably something that everyone already figured out, but it's been so helpful to me of late: placing responsibility where it belongs.
Unfortunately, it appears to be the human condition to find fault where it doesn't lay and overlook it where it does. People may "know" they need to evaluate where the problem originates, but confirmation bias is something I don't believe human beings "overcome." I think it's something that a person always has to make an effort to avoid, no matter how intelligent or aware they may be.
Free will is a golden thread flowing through the matrix of fixed events.

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