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by SilentDawning
31 May 2020, 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just how necessary is all this?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Just how necessary is all this?

I think the driver of change back to business (pronounced busy-ness) in this case will be what the church sees in its health metrics. There are the time-honored metrics of % of endowed members with an active TR, tithing and donations levels, new member baptisms, etcetera -- when theses start slippin...
by SilentDawning
29 May 2020, 22:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just how necessary is all this?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Just how necessary is all this?

I agree that you can still live a positive, rewarding, selfless life without the church in it. I guess that's kind of my point. I also want to say that I haven't felt an increase in temptation above normal levels without all the teaching and training we get each week either. That's just me... Now, y...
by SilentDawning
29 May 2020, 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just how necessary is all this?
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Just how necessary is all this?

I hope I don't get eaten alive with this question. As you know, I've cut back on church effort significantly in the past five years. I'm really no worse off -- in many ways, better. I spent so much of my time doing things that I would rather not be doing during my active years. Now, with no church t...
by SilentDawning
11 May 2020, 19:52
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Peace without forgiveness
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Re: Peace without forgiveness

I suppose for me, actual forgiveness becomes more important for those that are closest to me (immediate family members, etc.). I agree with that. I think indifference is a healthy emotion when the person isn't close to you. Or when you can decide for yourself how much time you will invest in the re...
by SilentDawning
10 May 2020, 21:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Peace without forgiveness
Replies: 8
Views: 1017

Peace without forgiveness

I want to share my experience with achieving inner peace, without forgiveness. I won't go into the details of the event requiring forgiveness, only to say I've held a grudge for many many years against different people. Part of some self-administered therapy I have been pursuing has helped me see th...
by SilentDawning
10 May 2020, 20:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: EMDR Therapy and the Holy Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: EMDR Therapy and the Holy Ghost

I thought this might be a good place to share something. Many of your know that one of the precipitating causes of my less-activity was (in short) a nasty note about my leadership personally distributed to the entire Ward leaders years ago. Rather than leading to censure for the woman who wrote it, ...
by SilentDawning
04 May 2020, 00:00
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Journal 8
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: The Journal 8

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by SilentDawning
03 May 2020, 23:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Journal Writing Best Practices
Replies: 6
Views: 665

Re: Journal Writing Best Practices

I have never been good at traditional journaling. I have been much better at simply recording my thoughts - mostly on my personal blog and here. I often take comments I wrote here, or that others wrote, and put them in my journal with a cut and paste. Sometimes context is necessary before I do so. ...
by SilentDawning
03 May 2020, 13:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Week Eight of Lockdown
Replies: 8
Views: 1070

Re: Week Eight of Lockdown

The trouble has been to keep the abuse by the GA from bringing remembrance and pain from those early days back. I'll continue to love and be grateful to God for those members of the Church that brought me so much healing. As to those who hurt me, God will deal with them someday. I think I finally r...
by SilentDawning
03 May 2020, 12:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: EMDR Therapy and the Holy Ghost
Replies: 8
Views: 849

Re: EMDR Therapy and the Holy Ghost

Wonderful SD. It sounds like you are being thoughtful, reflective, and deliberate. Those are big steps forward. Thanks Roy -- I appreciate how with many of my "dud" topics I can always count on you to make a kind comment that shows you read it. I mean that sincerely. Yes, the therapy seems to be wo...