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by SilentDawning
18 Jun 2019, 06:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WOW Seminary Manual
Replies: 19
Views: 386

Re: WOW Seminary Manual

Not super surprising in light of the way things worked in what I hope is quickly becoming the "old church." That is, if it was in a manual, church magazine, etc., or mentioned over the pulpit, it just wasn't questioned. I think we live in a new era where we do and should question and I think Elder ...
by SilentDawning
17 Jun 2019, 22:47
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: I need to come clean

For me and my current situation and goals it is better for me to be seen as a less committed, perhaps lazy, member of weak and struggling faith than to be seen as defiant or apostate or even just agnostic non-believer. I do not consider the church as my primary social group and I do not rely on my ...
by SilentDawning
17 Jun 2019, 22:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

Sadly, when in situations that are unsuitable, or not changing fast enough, I remove myself from them. I find greener pastures, or sometimes withdraw from the situation for a while. We can't make our inner peace dependent on the choices of other people we can't control...Fortunately, we live in a ti...
by SilentDawning
16 Jun 2019, 08:44
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: I need to come clean

I read through the viewtopic you gave -- that helped. If I were to summarize your concerns. 1. You sort of resent all the time invested in callings you haven't wanted lately. You find leaders are persistent in asking you to do callings you don't want (they asked 3 times in one case). 2. You feel tha...
by SilentDawning
15 Jun 2019, 06:35
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: I need to come clean

I don't feel that I fully understand the issues clearly in this case. You would like out of your calling, but there are also issues with past mistakes, career development, and supporting your family. You would like to talk to local leaders, but we all know that is a dead end, potentially harmful to ...
by SilentDawning
15 Jun 2019, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

Gender equality isn't an area I expect to see full healing in the church for a long time. DHO stood up in GC and said that women receiving the priesthood won't happen. There will be changes that are sufficient to show effort, but they won't result in females in the Q12 or as the prophet in our lifet...
by SilentDawning
14 Jun 2019, 19:16
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 16
Views: 286

Re: I need to come clean

It sounds like it's the tension between what people are expecting of you, and what you are/believe that bothers you. Am I correct? To solve this, I would first assess what my immediate family wants/expects of me -- hold a TR? Be active in the ward? Go to church every week? Be a good example to kids ...
by SilentDawning
11 Jun 2019, 11:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Are all religions the same?

Some religions are destructive. The People's Temple, for example. Others are really hard to live and are only for the very committed -- Mormonism falls into that category. Others are very healing and helpful. The church I belonged to before I became LDS was like that. Others are a cakewalk and a soc...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 20:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 206

Re: Are all religions the same?

I think it's funny how most of the Christian world's beliefs depend on a vote of what was true by people at the Council of Nicea. And the Bible has become this be-all, end-all, final word, when there were many scriptures "rejected" for inclusion. As I have read and reflected, I'm convinced it's very...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 20:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a couple of thoughts...
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Just a couple of thoughts...

On this forum, we seem to be a group who have the qualities of: 1) - Being ourselves above all else. 2) - We have a tendency to question authority, teachings and doctrine. 3) - When we can't or won't conform, we may find ourselves on the outside looking in or remaining silent. Is this valid? Or, to...