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by Roy
20 Sep 2018, 12:21
Forum: Support
Topic: An Update About My Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: An Update About My Faith

I would like to do more to help the victims of abuse in our church, but I don't feel comfortable doing it the way Sam Young tried to do it, and I don't want to come obsessed with it to the point of not being able to enjoy going to church. Any suggestions? My only suggestion is in increasing awarene...
by Roy
20 Sep 2018, 09:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 18
Views: 331

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

I appreciate the thoughtful discussion here. I am pondering on your points. :think:
by Roy
20 Sep 2018, 09:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 7
Views: 155

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

BUT, I wanted to sustain my husband, and I wanted to be available for revelation - I think that revelation is mostly perception-based these days, but that a person needs to physically put themselves in a place that enables them to receive it. I really like this part. I like that you sustain/support...
by Roy
19 Sep 2018, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 18
Views: 331

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

When that pain is expressed, there is an implication that the pain is my fault anyway, so it’s mine to deal with. I felt that this line was insightful. We sometimes say that it was us that changed - not them. Yes, we did change but that does not mean that it is our fault that we changed. Just sayin...
by Roy
18 Sep 2018, 10:26
Forum: Support
Topic: New Members of YW and RS boards Announced - Big Step
Replies: 3
Views: 108

Re: New Members of YW and RS boards Announced - Big Step

Fantastic news! I am not really sure what the board does but I am excited nonetheless! Any diversity we can get in our governing bodies will make us into a more nimble and relevant organization.
by Roy
18 Sep 2018, 10:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 946

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I reserve the right to resign in the future, if I just can't stay over some policy or doctrine and I feel a kinship with those who have or will. I have said repeatedly that I would resign if one of my children came out as gay. This to me would be a show of solidarity with my child. Not to say that ...
by Roy
18 Sep 2018, 09:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday

mom3 wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 20:19
The best part of this weeks meeting was the Stake Relief Society President extolling the success lesson's from the creator of Spanx. Loved it.
I would just be happy if I could work the word "Spanx" into my SM talk. :thumbup:
by Roy
18 Sep 2018, 09:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 300

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

I am by no means an expert of Jehovah Witnesses - just sharing observations from my experience. Watchtower: For a time I was somewhat jealous of this publication. It seemed to have articles that were scholarly with footnotes. I got the impression that I was learning about a variety of topics (Scienc...
by Roy
17 Sep 2018, 09:49
Forum: Support
Topic: An Update About My Faith
Replies: 10
Views: 205

Re: An Update About My Faith

Thank you for the update ILC. I was once told by a Pastor from a Baptist church, "You can be saved and be Mormon, but it won't be the Mormonism that saves you." It struck me in a profound way and I still ponder on it from time to time. We rejoice with you in your successes and support you in your un...
by Roy
17 Sep 2018, 09:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 52
Views: 946

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I believe that there is a trajectory for many individuals that stand up publicly to make a change in the church and it usually leads outside of the church. This to me seems quite natural really. Once you become a public figure for change you will likely receive more and more exposure to stories of "...