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by SilentDawning
23 Jun 2017, 20:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The culture of marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: The culture of marriage

We should care about their future, and that doesn't mean just getting them pregnant at the first sign of fertility. We do a very poor job encouraging women in this church to be able to be financially independent which leads to some of them being abused, not able to divorce, or reduced to poverty. T...
by SilentDawning
23 Jun 2017, 10:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The culture of marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: The culture of marriage

My question: Is it bad to marry young? What is the downside if they find someone they are in love with and are willing to figure things out as they go along? By waiting longer...isn't someone just adding new variables to a situation, not really getting a more sure answer on who is going to be right...
by SilentDawning
23 Jun 2017, 08:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The culture of marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 113

Re: The culture of marriage

To Heber's points above... I have trained my daughter to understand her emotional needs from www.marriagebuilders.com. We went through what she felt was important to her and she emerged with a very clear idea of what she needs from a spouse -- given this stage of her self-awareness. As a result, she...
by SilentDawning
23 Jun 2017, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The culture of marriage
Replies: 10
Views: 113

The culture of marriage

I have regular conversations with my daughter who is in Utah and BYU-P right now. I am amazed at how strong the "get married" culture is. She talks a lot about getting married, which is fine with me, but they even have phrases like someone "wifing" another person, etcetera. Going on dates is very po...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 19:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Transitioning into adulthood
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Transitioning into adulthood

I'm in between jobs and when I have nothing to do I tend to slip back into depression which I've dealt with for many years. I try to tell myself that I'm going to do positive things with my time off and then end up spending the day on Netflix rather than filling out job applications of getting read...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 13:59
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Introduction Part Two
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Introduction Part Two

I did end up completing the full term of my mission, but I did things my way, and it was all in all a pretty great experience that helped me grow in so many ways that I don't think anything else would have let me do. Do you care to share how you managed this? I am interested. Many of us struggle wi...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 13:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Quick update on another meeting with SP
Replies: 40
Views: 451

Re: Quick update on another meeting with SP

DT, what are your plans regarding church from here on? I'm still working on that, but that was also the case before my meeting with the SP. I have decided that I will figure things out on my own terms in accord with what's best for my wife, children, and me (ideally in that order). I won't let my S...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 10:27
Forum: Support
Topic: new website to build bridges
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: new website to build bridges

Hope it is okay to share this here http://mormonprimer.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/mainCoversmall.jpg Mormon Primer : An examination of controversial issues within Mormonism from multiple Perspectives http://mormonprimer.com I feel like people share a certain other pdf that will go unnamed in an...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 09:55
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: Fanny Alger, First Plural Wife?

I think it was an affair. Fannie was apparently very attractive, Joseph succumbed. I do think plural marriage was a cover up for JS's sexual appetite. It also played into the hands of the church in creating fast population growth among the more committed members when institutionalized as plural marr...
by SilentDawning
22 Jun 2017, 07:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Quick update on another meeting with SP
Replies: 40
Views: 451

Re: Quick update on another meeting with SP

To echo what SD said... OUCH!!! The most difficult part of a faith crisis, is that under the "absolute 100% knowledge" that "the Church is true" (whatever that means), there are very few reasons why someone would turn away from their faith; and it all comes down to the temptations of the devil, and...