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by SilentDawning
23 Oct 2018, 09:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President for a day
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: President for a day

1. Remove the one year penalty for getting married civilly in North America. 2. Allow Apostles to serve for a term, rather than for life. This is to allow the church to be more changeable than it is and also give hardworking men a break. Until recently, our gerontocracy is stifling us. 3. Expand LDS...
by SilentDawning
21 Oct 2018, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help (In a Good Way)
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Help (In a Good Way)

My mom and I are very close even though we live about 6 hours away from each other. These people are the panel for a panel discussion. We talk on the phone at least 1x a week for 35 minutes or so. She knows about all my challenges in general, and is acquainted with my faith transition. She is also ...
by SilentDawning
20 Oct 2018, 21:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Re: Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!

What do you want from your calling? I want to stay connected on a level that is not inconvenient. I don't want to have to confront doctrine or cultural values to which I object. I want to enjoy myself. I don't want it to distract me from the many other projects I have going. I want to show my wife ...
by SilentDawning
20 Oct 2018, 21:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

Our basement is filled with stuff "someone" could use but is never given away or offered to Goodwill, etc. (I'm starting to rant.) I believe this could be the accumulation of luxuries too. As you recognized, the accumulation of "things" can be unhealthy too. If you've seen that show 'Hoarders' you ...
by SilentDawning
20 Oct 2018, 21:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: Credit Where Credit Is Due

I struggle with this one too. The church deserves credit for: 1. Changing Home Teaching to make it less box checking, negative, and more inclusive of female youth. 2. Going to 2 hour church. 3. Combining the Priesthood Quroums 4. The humanitarian work it does do... 5. A commitment to youth programs ...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2018, 16:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 182

Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!

My wife told me there was an announcement that the teacher's council happens once a quarter now. Makes sense, starting Jan 1, when we are on two-hour church. I have to confess, it's been dragging, this "calling" as Teachers Council Facilitator (TCF). I taught the teachers everything I know. Teaching...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2018, 16:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

SD, you always post interesting topics. Many will leave me scratching my head for a number of days. This is one of them. This is my "come away" or conclusion from your post. Please tell me if I'm wrong. "After accumulating luxury items (or stuff), the process has run it's course, I'm done & I've le...
by SilentDawning
17 Oct 2018, 16:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

I find that my family enjoys accumulating stuff. Because of my frugal heart I encourage this accumulation through less expensive means on the post consumer market (yard sales, classifieds, ebay, etc.) For the first half of our marriage we were moving about every 3 years and this provided incentive ...
by SilentDawning
16 Oct 2018, 19:59
Forum: Support
Topic: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: To Everyone Who Lurks and Never Comments

Yep -- we are thankful for the people who are interested enough to read what we say!
by SilentDawning
15 Oct 2018, 09:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: PR Misdirection

Full disclosure: My theory is based upon my speculation. It makes sense to my mind. However, I do acknowledge that if an individual searches for practical motivations behind any "revelation" 1) they will likely be found and 2) the existence of practical benefits does not prove anything one way or t...