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by SilentDawning
06 Nov 2018, 10:02
Forum: Support
Topic: StayLDS reference center
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: StayLDS reference center

Mom -- would be nice to know what the general topics are of the talks above....
by SilentDawning
01 Nov 2018, 05:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophets rule the roost
Replies: 28
Views: 493

Re: Prophets rule the roost

OK, this name of the church thing. 1. The scriptures say we are the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 2. President Hinckley said "Mormon" is OK and accepted for us. 3. President Nelson now disagrees.... On this one, I think it's pure leadership interpretation and roulette. Also, the idea ...
by SilentDawning
28 Oct 2018, 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ending Pageants
Replies: 20
Views: 472

Re: Ending Pageants

Again, I am feeling the PR department isn't trusting us with the real reasons. They haven't given a good reason here. They did say 'a focus on families' but that's reaching. When you consider the size of active church membership, I don't see the pageant as THAT much of a drain on resources,particula...
by SilentDawning
28 Oct 2018, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The ministering interview numbers are in
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: The ministering interview numbers are in

I'll bet the people at the top are cringing now...essentially no one is doing anything. A few people might be ministering, but even the leadership isn't doing interviews. I know I haven't been interviewed in my Ward, and I did some ministering in the beginning. But then it felt too much like home te...
by SilentDawning
26 Oct 2018, 07:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Anxious about daughters baptism
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Anxious about daughters baptism

I felt similar anxiousness when my daughter went through the temple. Except I had to broadcast the fact I wasn't a temple recommend holder by my absence from the sealing room. I sat out in the foyer. I also felt VERY nervous teaching Gospel Doctrine a couple months ago, even though I'm a seasoned, c...
by SilentDawning
23 Oct 2018, 20:48
Forum: Support
Topic: I Have Met the Name and It is Us
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: I Have Met the Name and It is Us

We need a revelation with a short name of the church with Christ in it, and a name for the adherents due to changes in technology in our modern day. Let's get with it and stop trying to make a name that is too long, and conceived in the 18th century, fit. It's a square peg in a round hole. Nelson is...
by SilentDawning
23 Oct 2018, 09:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President for a day
Replies: 31
Views: 779

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: 390

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: 302

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: 535

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 ...