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by SilentDawning
22 Jul 2018, 16:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

In church today we had a lesson on Old Testament #27 about leadership. They read this quote: Encourage class members to be good leaders by giving service, trusting and obeying the Lord, having faith in him, teaching from the scriptures, and following the prophets. I think this is the training and e...
by SilentDawning
22 Jul 2018, 07:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Further information on the visit of a SP to our home
Replies: 13
Views: 651

Re: Further information on the visit of a SP to our home

It's another one of these "to kudo or not to kudo" situations. One one hand, he is serving and giving his time liberally for the church and presumably to help others. On the other hand, he came out because a general authority is coming to town. No GA, no visit. He was nice to us because he thought w...
by SilentDawning
22 Jul 2018, 06:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 578

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

We had one bad bishop in our 35 years in the church. He was so bad EVERYONE talked about him, but our SP was too proud to release him early. It took a change in SP to make the right decision. Sac Mtg attendance fell from over 100 to 40 during his 3 year terms as Bishop. The rest were OK given their ...
by SilentDawning
21 Jul 2018, 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

That's been my experience at church too. It is like they have a little box a leader is allowed to play in...they want them to be creative with new ideas within that little box...not out of the box. Everything else gets shot down. This video is fitting for the little boxes analogy -- short, entertai...
by SilentDawning
20 Jul 2018, 17:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

Perhaps some of the reason for that is because when you are wandering in the desert, it isn't about how to wander more efficiently or more creatively. More creative ideas don't necessarily get you to the promised land. Not really in my case -- this was a problem throughout my TBM experience in the ...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 22:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: Why do you stay?

So why do you stay? Mostly because my family is involved. Also since I don't think I could belong to another church if the LDS one hasn't delivered. Have your reasons for staying changed over the years? Pre-commitment crisis -- testimony. Post-comitment crisis -- see above -- family. What is your d...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 40
Views: 578

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

Question I'd like to put out there: Do you think the LDS Church is effective in cultivating good, strong leadership skills? In general, regardless of the trainer, I have found the Church is good at training people in procedures and policies. Basically, in the manual, when a new initiative comes out...
by SilentDawning
19 Jul 2018, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

With point #3, though, I'm interpreting that to mean the Church has not, and most likely will not be able to fulfill your needs (specifically, your need for leadership and meaningful service). Is it possible to be "satisfied enough", if the Church isn't meeting those needs? Because service and lead...
by SilentDawning
18 Jul 2018, 02:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

Only when I'm completely satisfied with the experience of a Mormon will I give that back again. Do you think this possible? What would it take? I need to qualify 'completely satisfied' to say "satisfied enough". What would it take? 1. A testimony boosting experience that convinces me the church is ...
by SilentDawning
17 Jul 2018, 18:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 25
Views: 432

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

The problem, for me, seems to be giving adulation when there are so many thing I believe are left undone, and I have experienced so much hardship because of my involvement in the church. I thought today that perhaps the solution to the problem is to give the adulation, and let my own "path" be my on...