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by SilentDawning
22 May 2018, 03:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of Non-Responders 101
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Philosophy of Non-Responders 101

I have a question -- when people WANT to be visited, or have legitimate needs, then it's not that hard to meet those needs. It's the people who don't care and aren't responsive that burn me out personally. As I have aged and matured, I have learned to work with the people who want to be helped, who ...
by SilentDawning
20 May 2018, 19:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 18
Views: 251

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I would like the "happier in other service organizations" badge.
by SilentDawning
18 May 2018, 19:46
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Speak up on non-doctrinal issues that are backed up with lds theology or little known GA talks....judgmentalism is a good one.
by SilentDawning
18 May 2018, 19:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Ouch - No church internet.
Replies: 21
Views: 616

Re: Ouch - No church internet.

Just use your data plan and you're back on.
by SilentDawning
18 May 2018, 16:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

How does the PH & RS address "ministering" in your Ward or Branch? The reason I ask is last Sunday during PH I was sitting with my "old" HT companion. At the beginning of the PH session, the new EQP gave each of us our "ministering" (HT) assignments. It was the same list when it was call Home Teach...
by SilentDawning
18 May 2018, 04:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Well, there went that plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: Well, there went that plan.

You'll notice that I've been using the word "dodge" a lot. I haven't come to terms with directly saying "no" because my wife wouldn't understand (yet) and because I've not wanted to announce my non-conformist attitude and beliefs overtly. This is the problem -- you used an avoidance strategy to get...
by SilentDawning
18 May 2018, 03:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

I have been thinking about this a lot. I think there has been successful ministering when the person expresses a need you can reasonably meet, and you meet that need . This has a number of implications: 1. When you meet someone at the highest level of contact they want, at their desired level of fre...
by SilentDawning
16 May 2018, 23:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

How do you measure success in "ministering"

Without that gold standard of a visit in the home as the measure of successful home teaching, I'm lost. Glad that metric is gone, as I spoke openly about it to various High Councilors, but now what? That you made an effort? For example, I sent letters to all my families asking them how much contact ...
by SilentDawning
15 May 2018, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 20
Views: 474

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

I just hope they don't make it really Mormon. That the new program isn't one that extends the indoctrination of the church, isn't focused on church-like outcomes rather than general, life-oriented outcomes. If it turns into just another program, piece of culture, or even doctrine whose primary purpo...
by SilentDawning
13 May 2018, 09:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Complete This Sentence: Life Is too Short . . .
Replies: 8
Views: 312

Re: Complete This Sentence: Life Is too Short . . .

to invest your time in things that don't bring happiness.