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by SilentDawning
15 Feb 2019, 17:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly
Replies: 7
Views: 91

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly

I remember how hard it was for me as a non-member, facing anti-Mormons every day, overzealous missionary leaders, and other problems. Having support from people who love you very kind. It will be interesting to see the impact... Here you can read more about it... https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/artic...
by SilentDawning
15 Feb 2019, 10:57
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

Our church has a different model. 1) There are no paid staff. Who would be in charge of the appreciation? The bishop? Perhaps the most overworked volunteer of all? 2) Our theology and culture has us promising obedience, covenanting and consecrating all of our time and resources. We basically feel t...
by SilentDawning
15 Feb 2019, 09:37
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

... So to sum up: We tend to pay much more attention to things we view as being urgent, off, wrong, or deviating from the status quo. And we tend to overlook or take for granted things which seem normal, consistent, and in-line with the status quo. This sounds like a human nature thing, rather than...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 23:44
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

For everyone's visuals. To make this more positive, I guess the way to cope is to simply continue embracing mediocrity as your highest expectation from leaders. Throw out expectatons for even basic leadership theory and principles, and do your best. Basic leadership theory meaning that the leaders s...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 23:19
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

And then, there is the valuation (by leaders), accommodation (by leaders), indifference (by leaders) and then less activity (by members) cycle at play. Had I been only coming out of less activity he probably would have fallen over himself to give me the names. No disagreement there. I feel that I h...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 23:16
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

At church, I hunted down the Bishop's councilor since the SS President wasn't present. I asked who the teachers are at this time. The Bp's councilor was more concerned that I wasn't following the chain of command and asking the SS President that question. That right there is weird. Very strange. Ch...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 11:34
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

Re: And the cycle repeats itself

Long story short, sometimes an individual may redirect a person back to the rather disfunctional chain of command because as frustrating as working through the chain of command may be - once a "work around" becomes established the less competant individuals shirk more and more of the work load unti...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This scares me
Replies: 0
Views: 77

This scares me

I read this article about the rise of narcissism in our society among the younger generation. https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/327964 If any of you have ever worked with someone who is narcissistic, they can be among the most damaging people to be around -- particularly if you are a good-hearted...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 00:48
Forum: Support
Topic: The Indifference Cycle
Replies: 11
Views: 174

The Indifference Cycle

[TL;Dr] [means too long, didn't read -- here is the short version] Not getting support from local leaders on minimal info needed to do my calling. Discussion and possible solutions. So, some of you know that I have issues with a few things in the church. One is the high standards of behavior requir...
by SilentDawning
14 Feb 2019, 00:07
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Apostasy: The Movie
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Apostasy: The Movie

I just finished watching this movie on Amazon Prime this evening. It's the story about a Jehovah's Witness family -- mother, and two daughters. One of the daughters gets pregnant out of wedlock and is disfellowshiped. The other needs a blood transfusion but chooses not to have it for religious reaso...