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by NWwisdomseeker
25 Apr 2010, 07:28
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

One other thing about "knowledge" and my role in other people's knowledge: I don't believe it is my responsibility as an individual or as a member of a bishopric (or any other official calling) to get anyone convinced of anything. I think it is my job first to come to a state of being in which I am ...
by NWwisdomseeker
25 Apr 2010, 07:10
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

By biggest question is always "How do you know" You see I desperately want to know but all your methods of prayer and study never work for me. If you can give me some definitive experience beyond anecdotal or coincidental occurrences then I am interested. If not then I am afraid I must conclude you...
by NWwisdomseeker
24 Apr 2010, 07:57
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

If you came to my house I would ask you to provide some answers on an intellectual basis. Without falling back on scripture study and prayer can you give me some definitive answers to questions I have. What would the questions be that you would ask? As a member of a local bishopric, I don't believe...
by NWwisdomseeker
21 Apr 2010, 21:57
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

Don't be "just" the rep for the intellectual members or the heterodox. You need to help break down the divisions, not reinforce them. Be their "voice" in councils, but focus on everyone. Thank you so much for pointing this out. It is very important for me to read this and to remember it. There is a...
by NWwisdomseeker
21 Apr 2010, 21:53
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

If I were in your ward boundaries, I would welcome a visit if you could do the following for me: - Don't try to "fix" me. I'm not broken. - Listen to what is important and what bothers me without having to be defensive for the church. It is what it is. - Validate to me that even with my ideas...the...
by NWwisdomseeker
21 Apr 2010, 21:48
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

First of all, I am wondering - how do you know they are thinking of leaving, and on what grounds are they intending to leave (theology, belief, what)? Are they practicing still? Do they object to the practices (chastity, WoW, tithing) or just the beliefs? My own opinion is that beliefs are not a ch...
by NWwisdomseeker
21 Apr 2010, 21:40
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

Re: New bishopric member seeks advice

Weird situation! The situation of being labeled as "intellectual" is a little weird. However, I don't think it's weird (in the sense of unusual) for someone to be called into leadership -- I know lots of people in leadership positions from all over the spectrum. I do think it's weird to be in the b...
by NWwisdomseeker
21 Apr 2010, 14:08
Forum: Support
Topic: New bishopric member seeks advice
Replies: 35
Views: 1984

New bishopric member seeks advice

Hi, I'm new to this forum. Quick intro: I'm lifelong LDS (though from a part-member family); RM (Germany 83-85); long labeled myself "existential Mormon" before there were labels like NOM (which I'm not sure I like, but I'm not sure I like "existential Mormon" either). Temple married, temple recomme...