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by SilentDawning
25 Jun 2019, 15:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

So, I'm as prone as the next person to refer to "Millenials" as a monolith, but last week I watched a youtube of Adam Conover talking about how generations are myths and very misleading. Which actually is one aspect of Jana's research that at first I found troubling (that so many Mormon millenials ...
by SilentDawning
25 Jun 2019, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

Red blood cells live for about four months, while white blood cells live on average more than a year. Skin cells live about two or three weeks. Colon cells have it rough: They die off after about four days. Sperm cells have a life span of only about three days, while brain cells typically last an e...
by SilentDawning
24 Jun 2019, 19:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

My opinion is: we are social beings. We need human contact. Some need it more than others. Some of us seem to do it naturally, others have to work on it. For me, it starts with my family & radiates outward from there. Are my relationships capable of lasting forever? Only time will tell. Is this one...
by SilentDawning
24 Jun 2019, 13:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

Curt Sunshine wrote:
24 Jun 2019, 12:19
Capable? Yes. Modern life makes it happen relatively infrequently now.
How so? I would have thought that with all the different ways we have to communicate -- email,phone, face-timing, facebook etcetera, that it would be easier than in the past. But maybe I'm missing something.
by SilentDawning
24 Jun 2019, 06:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

So, the Deist in me says God doesn't care and this whole relationship thing is man-made. In my view that includes the eternal part if it. However, I hope I'm wrong. The Deist view, in my understanding, is that God isn't really involved in the day to day affairs of humans. He did set up the world to...
by SilentDawning
23 Jun 2019, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

Thanks...seems like your experience is like mine to some extent. Meant by whom? By the God who created this infrastructure. It seems the nature of human beings is to bring such imperfection to their relationships that such relationships, at least, the deep ones, don't survive for very long periods o...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2019, 21:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

This evening I was reviewing all my relationships over my lifetime and it raised this question. I realized that most of my friendships -- even close ones -- have either been forgotten as I moved around on the planet, or someone did something to make the relationship no longer viable. A good chunk of...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2019, 12:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

My husband talks to other managers and work, no one knows how to assimilate Millennial style. I teach a lot of millenials. They are on their own schedule. You never know if they will be in class or not. We were trained in how to relate to them, and here were a few things I remember: 1. They need re...
by SilentDawning
21 Jun 2019, 08:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I can't question anyone's faith crisis or their emergence from it. It's really all about perception. Sometimes we choose the faithful route since it creates the least amount of tension. Sometimes we go our own path. It's all internal -- often there are experiences no one can verify either. Who is to...
by SilentDawning
21 Jun 2019, 08:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 318

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I see radical changes coming, since I believe they are necessary, but I am not willing to bet on the timeline. ^This, exactly. Two years ago I would not have picked any of these changes as happening in the next two years. I am ecstatic they have happened way sooner than I was hoping. I hope the cha...