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by SilentDawning
20 Jul 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

Perhaps some of the reason for that is because when you are wandering in the desert, it isn't about how to wander more efficiently or more creatively. More creative ideas don't necessarily get you to the promised land. Not really in my case -- this was a problem throughout my TBM experience in the ...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 22:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 196

Re: Why do you stay?

So why do you stay? Mostly because my family is involved. Also since I don't think I could belong to another church if the LDS one hasn't delivered. Have your reasons for staying changed over the years? Pre-commitment crisis -- testimony. Post-comitment crisis -- see above -- family. What is your d...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 35
Views: 456

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

Question I'd like to put out there: Do you think the LDS Church is effective in cultivating good, strong leadership skills? In general, regardless of the trainer, I have found the Church is good at training people in procedures and policies. Basically, in the manual, when a new initiative comes out...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

With point #3, though, I'm interpreting that to mean the Church has not, and most likely will not be able to fulfill your needs (specifically, your need for leadership and meaningful service). Is it possible to be "satisfied enough", if the Church isn't meeting those needs? Because service and lead...
by SilentDawning
18 Jul 2018, 02:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

Only when I'm completely satisfied with the experience of a Mormon will I give that back again. Do you think this possible? What would it take? I need to qualify 'completely satisfied' to say "satisfied enough". What would it take? 1. A testimony boosting experience that convinces me the church is ...
by SilentDawning
17 Jul 2018, 18:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 17
Views: 327

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

The problem, for me, seems to be giving adulation when there are so many thing I believe are left undone, and I have experienced so much hardship because of my involvement in the church. I thought today that perhaps the solution to the problem is to give the adulation, and let my own "path" be my on...
by SilentDawning
17 Jul 2018, 06:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

The part I have difficulty with is calling someone that I consider a close friend to repent. That takes cajones. (that can be edited if it offends.) In that respect, I'm not blameless. ONCE, I pointed out that although I believe the church does a lot of good for people, one negative effect of havin...
by SilentDawning
16 Jul 2018, 10:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

I'm a do no harm guy also SD. If he brought up Fanny Alger I'd talk about it. And I might fall into the a trap if he were "baiting" me to talk about my unorthodox/heterodox views by being very assertive with his orthodox views. I think your earlier assessment of just avoiding religious discussion w...
by SilentDawning
16 Jul 2018, 05:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers
Replies: 55
Views: 1029

Re: My Tentative Conclusion about gospel convos with Traditional Believers

SD, where does your friendship stand since this happened? Assuming you're still friends, how will this affect your relationship in the future? The relationship is still good. Those interactions represented only a small portion of the 3 days we spent in the wilderness together. Much of the time was ...