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by SilentDawning
16 Jun 2019, 08:44
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: I need to come clean

I read through the viewtopic you gave -- that helped. If I were to summarize your concerns. 1. You sort of resent all the time invested in callings you haven't wanted lately. You find leaders are persistent in asking you to do callings you don't want (they asked 3 times in one case). 2. You feel tha...
by SilentDawning
15 Jun 2019, 06:35
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: I need to come clean

I don't feel that I fully understand the issues clearly in this case. You would like out of your calling, but there are also issues with past mistakes, career development, and supporting your family. You would like to talk to local leaders, but we all know that is a dead end, potentially harmful to ...
by SilentDawning
15 Jun 2019, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

Gender equality isn't an area I expect to see full healing in the church for a long time. DHO stood up in GC and said that women receiving the priesthood won't happen. There will be changes that are sufficient to show effort, but they won't result in females in the Q12 or as the prophet in our lifet...
by SilentDawning
14 Jun 2019, 19:16
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: I need to come clean

It sounds like it's the tension between what people are expecting of you, and what you are/believe that bothers you. Am I correct? To solve this, I would first assess what my immediate family wants/expects of me -- hold a TR? Be active in the ward? Go to church every week? Be a good example to kids ...
by SilentDawning
11 Jun 2019, 11:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Are all religions the same?

Some religions are destructive. The People's Temple, for example. Others are really hard to live and are only for the very committed -- Mormonism falls into that category. Others are very healing and helpful. The church I belonged to before I became LDS was like that. Others are a cakewalk and a soc...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 20:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Are all religions the same?

I think it's funny how most of the Christian world's beliefs depend on a vote of what was true by people at the Council of Nicea. And the Bible has become this be-all, end-all, final word, when there were many scriptures "rejected" for inclusion. As I have read and reflected, I'm convinced it's very...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 20:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Just a couple of thoughts...
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Just a couple of thoughts...

On this forum, we seem to be a group who have the qualities of: 1) - Being ourselves above all else. 2) - We have a tendency to question authority, teachings and doctrine. 3) - When we can't or won't conform, we may find ourselves on the outside looking in or remaining silent. Is this valid? Or, to...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 20:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?
Replies: 15
Views: 375

Re: What is Priestcraft? Is THIS Priestcraft?

I wonder if Paul H. Dunn making up stories so he can sell books was considered Priestcraft. He was subject to some discipline as a result of that...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 09:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Are all religions the same?
Replies: 11
Views: 204

Re: Are all religions the same?

In a fascinating book, The Shack by William Young the main character is talking to Jesus and in conversation asks to Jesus, “does that mean all roads will lead to you?” Jesus responds,”not at all, most roads don’t lead anywhere, what it does mean is that I will travel any road to find you.” How hav...
by SilentDawning
10 Jun 2019, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has the church really changed
Replies: 13
Views: 244

Re: Has the church really changed

I hope that's the lesson people take away, that it's okay to make the church experience one that works for you without waiting around decades for the desired change to become official... if it ever comes. That said, there are many other things about the church that no one has control over. Don't li...