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by Roy
13 Nov 2019, 11:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Crazy Mormonism
Replies: 2
Views: 42

Re: Crazy Mormonism

I have gone from "this is what we believe" to "this is what I believe". I have also concluded that what I believe does not need to be true or historical or verifiable in order to be helpful and useful. (although I have moved most of my beliefs away from items that rely on historical events that can ...
by Roy
12 Nov 2019, 12:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Lord, Abide With Me - R.S. Lesson on Depression/Anxiety and Stuff PART 1
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Lord, Abide With Me - R.S. Lesson on Depression/Anxiety and Stuff PART 1

Thank you. Sounds like a wonderful easy to understand example. Often we lean too strongly on the "free agency or choice" side of things. This tends to manifest in the idea that everyone has equal choices and that those that are more successful make better choices. I like that in this spoon example, ...
by Roy
12 Nov 2019, 12:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Youth and Fan Fiction
Replies: 9
Views: 718

Re: Youth and Fan Fiction

Follow up. Thank you for the balanced opinions. DW and I had discovered that DD was accessing sexually explicit fan fiction. DD denied that she had actually read it but instead said that she was reading the headings (that provide brief descriptions of potentially offensive material) to see if it was...
by Roy
12 Nov 2019, 11:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Lord, Abide With Me - R.S. Lesson on Depression/Anxiety and Stuff PART 1
Replies: 6
Views: 605

Re: Lord, Abide With Me - R.S. Lesson on Depression/Anxiety and Stuff PART 1

Wonderful. These are really great points. I love that some people in positions of LDS authority have spoken on this subject to give you quotes to use. I would like to know more about the example with the spoons. I remember reading about the widow of a deceased GA that said she portrayed a happy face...
by Roy
12 Nov 2019, 11:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: New YW Theme/Gift of Grace R.S. Lesson
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: New YW Theme/Gift of Grace R.S. Lesson

I really love this!

Heavenly parents,
Personalized relationship,
"The WD-40 of Love is Grace",
Gentle pushback on the concept of Grace as something that kicks in after all our efforts are expended.

:thumbup:
by Roy
12 Nov 2019, 10:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 12
Views: 694

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

That does sound nice. However, I don't think that idea has trickled to where I'm at yet. I guess we'll see come Dec 22nd. In my neck of the woods, this meeting was also announced. It was highlighted that we would only have SM on that date (only one hour) and we were encouraged to invite people. I d...
by Roy
08 Nov 2019, 12:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 4177

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

"I have issues with some of the historical facts of church history. To be true to my conscience, I'm not continuing to donate to the tithing funds, or renew my temple recommend. I am worthy otherwise , I attend with my family, I will continue to serve in callings, but I'm not comfortable teaching a...
by Roy
07 Nov 2019, 14:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual

That is heart warming. I love that you were there to witness this show of support for your daughter.
by Roy
07 Nov 2019, 14:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 515

Re: New here

Ghost, I often felt I never loved up to my parents standards and just disappointed them to a degree. I am now a middle aged parent of teenager children. Despite our middle of the road approach to church, we still have really high standards for our kids. My daughter pushes boundaries and we are const...
by Roy
07 Nov 2019, 13:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: Achievement Day Fun - Not Spiritual

That sounds wonderful … and very messy. Good for you for planning such an ambitious activity.

Do I understand correctly that activity days goes away at the end of the year?