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by SilentDawning
17 Mar 2019, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pros and Cons of Supplementing
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Pros and Cons of Supplementing

Curious if anyone else supplements and if you've had a similar experience. Definitely. I have long since believed the scriptures and GA talks are inadequate for solving problems in families, personal problems, unemployment, etcetera. The scriptures are "strategic" in that they give you general guid...
by SilentDawning
11 Mar 2019, 07:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme
Replies: 38
Views: 713

Re: A Spiritual Ponzi Scheme

Then when it finally came time for me to cash in and ask for God's help, I broke open my spiritual piggy bank only to find it was completely empty. That's it exactly. It's how I felt the first, second, and third time I got hit with Empty Piggy Bank syndrome. The church requires massive sacrifices n...
by SilentDawning
07 Mar 2019, 00:17
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 410

Re: Vox LDS growth article

I read it. A key paragraph, for me, is here: One-quarter of Americans are religiously unaffiliated today, a roughly fourfold increase from a couple of decades earlier. Christian denominations around the country are contending with massive defections. White Christian groups have experienced the most ...
by SilentDawning
05 Mar 2019, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Re: Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff

I have trouble with churchumonies (prounded church-you-mowney). A churchumony is when people get up and carry on about how great the church is. I am glad the experience works for them, but it reminds me that not all church experiences are created equal.
by SilentDawning
03 Mar 2019, 17:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 703

Re: TR interview and porn

I'm going to interpret your STake President's question the way Curtis might read the words...given his ability to see different meanings than everyone else in the same passage... The SP said "Do you live the law of chastity, which includes pornography?" A person could answer: "Yes, I live the law of...
by SilentDawning
03 Mar 2019, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 181

Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff

There used to be a return and report thread for items like this but I couldn't find it. There is a positive things at church thread -- but mine is a mix, so feel free to move this if you want... I am loving 2 hour church. I can handle an hour of sacrament meeting if I know there is only an hour of l...
by SilentDawning
03 Mar 2019, 11:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR interview and porn
Replies: 28
Views: 703

Re: TR interview and porn

There was a time in our history when leaders were askign if oral sex was happening in people's lives. I have read this in different forums, and it was part of a cassette tape talk I had listened to when my family hit me with anti-Mormon literature. An ex-Mormon told me about that on the cassette tap...
by SilentDawning
28 Feb 2019, 08:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Methodist General Conference Decision. The Lutherans Reply
Replies: 5
Views: 182

Re: Methodist General Conference Decision. The Lutherans Reply

I am simply posting the Lutheran reply here. With my favorite paragraph highlighted. https://www.elca.org/News-and-Events/7960?fbclid=IwAR12XLLixkx3fGG3h5IqncsSVFPj0DpOzaNpFR414dl0b5XK39dSga4Y478 I ask this church, then, to continue by the side of the UMC, exchanging gifts and sharing burdens. In p...
by SilentDawning
26 Feb 2019, 09:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession
Replies: 13
Views: 362

Re: Here’s a hypothetical: bishop’s son and pornography confession

I would let his conscience be the guide. Explain to him why pornography isn't good (along with whatever comes with it), but indicate acceptance of the sexual urges. Encourage him to pray about what he should do about it, and to act on his conscience as a result. Encourage him to do what is right reg...
by SilentDawning
24 Feb 2019, 22:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happen at church
Replies: 111
Views: 7997

Re: Good things that happen at church

I did a teacher's council today and it went well. 7 people attended, and I did it as lecture/discussion. Everyone seemed to really get a lot out the lesson. I decided just to be myself and told them I was going to speak like an Academic. After running through the basics of operant conditioning techn...