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by doug
20 Oct 2012, 13:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Brethren (and sistren???), adieu
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Re: Brethren (and sistren???), adieu

Thanks, guys. I didn't plan on following up with this, but just wanted to leave contact info. Should anyone wish to contact me directly, you can email me at lurvetheoneyourewith at gmail dot com. Thanks again! Over.

[moderator edit: altered email address so it can't be harvested by bots]
by doug
19 Oct 2012, 18:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Brethren (and sistren???), adieu
Replies: 12
Views: 1220

Brethren (and sistren???), adieu

For the present, I am taking a breather. I had a frank discussion with DW after GC, and we agreed to a compromise of sorts. My intention had been to let my TR lapse but to still try to be supportive in any way I could while maintaining a semblance of integrity. For various reasons that was unaccepta...
by doug
03 Oct 2012, 23:45
Forum: Support
Topic: I don't want to be a member of the church.
Replies: 23
Views: 1738

Re: I don't want to be a member of the church.

InquiringMind wrote: But it might upset at least one of my roommates who, after I told him about my faith crisis two days ago, said that he wished he'd made church attendance a condition of all new roommates who'd move in.
Sigh ... :problem: Yeah, sounds like you could use a break.
by doug
03 Oct 2012, 23:35
Forum: Support
Topic: I don't want to be a member of the church.
Replies: 23
Views: 1738

Re: I don't want to be a member of the church.

Yep, some context would be helpful. What is your current motivation for staying connected? BTW, being in stage 5 and being or staying LDS are not necessarily the same thing, or even correlated. There are no hard and fast rules in the process of spiritual growth. For me this makes the journey much mo...
by doug
03 Oct 2012, 23:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The One Year Waiting Period
Replies: 26
Views: 4862

Re: The One Year Waiting Period

recent MS podcast on the topic here . I had always thought that the one year deal in the States was for legal purposes. After doing some searching on Google it appears that I thought wrong. You could get married in Washington State and then a few months later get married to that same person some pla...
by doug
02 Oct 2012, 23:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God Told Her to Dump Me
Replies: 33
Views: 3168

Re: God Told Her to Dump Me

Been thinking about this over the past week. My heart hurts for you just thinking about this. Yeah, there are a lot of worse things that can happen to people, but a broken heart just plain sucks. Top that off with intimations that this was really the hand of god effectively stabbing you in the back,...
by doug
02 Oct 2012, 21:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: High Priests and Old Elders
Replies: 17
Views: 885

Re: High Priests and Old Elders

I would rather be in a Elder's Quorum being taught over High Priests anyday.
QFT. I would looove to be able to go back to EQ. But I know what you mean. It does seem kind of arbitrary and unnecessarily hierarchical.
by doug
02 Oct 2012, 21:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knocking over the pedestal
Replies: 11
Views: 648

Re: Knocking over the pedestal

My daughter came out with something the other day that made me realize something. When she learns who I REALLY AM, she's going to be really deflated. She has me on this huge pedestal. But when she learns I'm not what she thinks I am, I'm afraid it'll rock her world. Any advice on how to deal with t...
by doug
02 Oct 2012, 01:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New to the group
Replies: 31
Views: 3248

Re: New to the group

Welcome from a fellow agnostic deist.
by doug
28 Sep 2012, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Strengthening the Members Committee
Replies: 20
Views: 1219

Re: The Strengthening the Members Committee

To be honest, some days I wish the Strengthening the Members Committee would come knocking on my door. It would make life so much simpler.