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by SilentDawning
13 Dec 2018, 15:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Maintaining and building relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: Maintaining and building relationships

Understand their level of orthodoxy and don't challenge it in any way, even through casual expression of your beliefs. Participate in their church conversations. You can still ask them questions about how they feel about the 2 hour block, the combined priesthood quorums, and other changes that are v...
by SilentDawning
13 Dec 2018, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

I just had a thought... I wonder if current Church doctrine is teaching us, especially leaders, to be ashamed of our weakness. In line with current Church doctrine, most Bishop's and leaders are highly untrained, yet expected to have all the answers the moment they need them. More or less, they are...
by SilentDawning
13 Dec 2018, 14:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 79
Views: 4138

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

In some ways I see this as similar to the story of Peter and denying Jesus. (I do recognize that there are different interpretations of the story, let's go with the "common" interpretation that Peter didn't think he be in that position.) Any member could be Peter. He did not doubt that Jesus was wh...
by SilentDawning
12 Dec 2018, 10:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking

I think anger can be good, as can resentment and rage -- but only for a while, and not expressed in violent ways. Anger and a bit of resentment can be good because it can lead to focused problem solving and strong resolve. And these things tend to mitigate anger and turn into a kind of pride in what...
by SilentDawning
11 Dec 2018, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

I'm with OON on this one. I also didn't like the talk and for the same reason. Yep -- the focus was on the guy who was offended. And I understand it. It's between the person and the Lord....so if the guy said he was a full tithe payer, however calculated, shouldn't the BP have granted the recommend...
by SilentDawning
11 Dec 2018, 20:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Anger, Rage, and Revenge seeking

It can be important for me to remember that the LDS church is not my enemy, The people in fast and testimony meeting that seem to take such comfort in saying things that do not quite ring true to me are not my enemy, even my in-laws that think that playing with face cards or drinking caffeinated so...
by SilentDawning
11 Dec 2018, 20:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Trip to Salt Lake City -- impressions
Replies: 6
Views: 660

Re: My Trip to Salt Lake City -- impressions

My main comment is that I wish I'd had a chance to meet you when you were here. I would have loved to have that opportunity. It's not often I get to talk to an unorthodox Mormon in real life. :D So here's a shout-out to any of the rest of you who might find yourself in Salt Lake City. Let me know t...
by SilentDawning
10 Dec 2018, 07:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

I simply will say individual experiences and perspectives can be very different. In that light, I will say that I have heard Elder Holland preach reconciliation by leaders on more than one occasion. If I made a list of the current top leadership and the likelihood of each individual giving such a t...
by SilentDawning
09 Dec 2018, 20:07
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

When I realized that everything is subject "to the will of God" in exercising the power of God, I realized I don't really have any power at all -- unless somehow I'm able to guess at what God wants, and say it -- all while having a baseline of righteousness I probably am not perceived to have right ...
by SilentDawning
09 Dec 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 22
Views: 394

Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

This was the subject of EQ today. His talk on reconciliation. I had to keep my mouth shut, although I ended up making comments that could be taken two ways. Here they are: 1. After you've been deeply wronged, the relationship is normally different than in the past. You wouldn't voluntarily jump back...