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by SilentDawning
18 Aug 2017, 05:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...
Replies: 13
Views: 239

Re: What I thought was inspiration probably isn't...

This one confuses me. I have found greater happiness and a sense of control in my life when I dispensed with the idea that God was directing my thoughts and pulling strings in my life. That way lay too much disappointment and a sense of sucking air when I prayed for certain things to happen. So, I t...
by SilentDawning
18 Aug 2017, 05:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Daily Scripture Study
Replies: 9
Views: 122

Re: Daily Scripture Study

I think the advice to read daily, particularly the BoM is partly to increase commitment to the church as a whole. But I think the top leaders think you get closer to God by reading the BoM than any other book based on what JS said. I think that is their primary motive. I do see spiritual benefits of...
by SilentDawning
17 Aug 2017, 05:44
Forum: Support
Topic: The Gift of Being Broken
Replies: 20
Views: 1005

Re: The Gift of Being Broken

I re-read the article....this quote struck me: Why? Because our brokenness connects us to each other, and our brokenness brings us to Christ. It is by bringing our broken hearts to Him that we are made whole. A couple weeks ago something happened that broke my wife's spirit a bit. It put her right i...
by SilentDawning
17 Aug 2017, 05:35
Forum: Introductions
Topic: How can I enjoy staying?
Replies: 16
Views: 173

Re: How can I enjoy staying?

People ask for releases from their callings all the time. You are right NOT to express any doubts or go naked with your true feelings about the church -- that way lies lots and lots of problems. I have rarely ever seen any good come from it. But you can ask for a release -- you just have to have a r...
by SilentDawning
17 Aug 2017, 05:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Abusing the Priesthood
Replies: 17
Views: 164

Re: Abusing the Priesthood

Here are some ways it gets abused: 1. If you're the male in your home and therefore the patriarch, you make decisions without listening to others and force your will on them because you're the alpha male. 2. You appeal to your position to get people to do things "I'm the HPGL so it's my call that yo...
by SilentDawning
16 Aug 2017, 19:26
Forum: Support
Topic: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!

SD, just to be clear, I never said a thing about private vs. public education. My concern is with for-profit education and the abuses I have seen there. There are lots of excellent for-profit colleges; unfortunately, there also are a lot of shady, coercive, manipulative, over-priced for-profit coll...
by SilentDawning
16 Aug 2017, 09:50
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Cheap Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 280

Re: BYU and Cheap Tuition

I am thankful for the fact that it's there. I did have peace of mind when my daughter left a year ago knowing that there was some kind of moral code in place, most of the kids there had jumped through some hoops to get in. She was only 17 at the time, so it did help me feel at peace about it. And th...
by SilentDawning
16 Aug 2017, 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, help me figure out Home Teaching
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: So, help me figure out Home Teaching

I like the idea of phoning them and asking them if they want me to come over. I used to always go there personally and talk to them, which is time consuming. This way I can vet them first. Some might not want me, in which case I'll see if a letter is enough. Or maybe a quarterly drive by. I may well...
by SilentDawning
16 Aug 2017, 06:46
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Cheap Tuition
Replies: 22
Views: 280

BYU and Cheap Tuition

I was wondering if anyone knows the motivations of the church to provide such low cost tuition to our young adults and adults who need to upgrade their education. I heard GBH indicate they were not going to expand the university system because it is so expensive -- this was in conference or in a pri...
by SilentDawning
16 Aug 2017, 06:39
Forum: Support
Topic: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: <Fingers Crossed> Pathways, Here I come!

I also want to clarify one thing -- I work in private education. Have done so for 22 years. Although I recognize that some schools have not been perfect, the one I work at genuinely cares about its students. As faculty we go the extra mile to make sure they understand. We give them a ton of office h...