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by Roy
21 Feb 2018, 12:39
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: A Part of my Story

But the chance of all this happening, as we planned out (and were often told), is virtually nil. Dande, after reading your list I had a rather sarcastic thought occur to me. The cast of the TV show "Friends" lied to me in every episode! Real life is nothing like that! Where is my "Central Perk" cof...
by Roy
21 Feb 2018, 11:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Getting back your mojo
Replies: 9
Views: 89

Re: Getting back your mojo

Advice for mojo:
Boyd K. Packer wrote:
21 Feb 2018, 11:15
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”
by Roy
21 Feb 2018, 11:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 14
Views: 224

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

I feel as if I'm pretending at church. Endless sheepese, pretending to believe in things I just don't know... Yeah. All that. Every week, it seems there is less and less hope for being a middle way Mormon. I don't think I'm cut out for it. Some weeks, church is somewhat enjoyable. Others, I feel li...
by Roy
21 Feb 2018, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Observations
Replies: 8
Views: 152

Re: Today's Observations

Considering that church is an echo chamber at times, I think they really only mean the latter. Yesterday I went home teaching with a member of the stake high council. He shared a preview of his stake conference talk. He read from the scripture (1 Corinthians 2:14) that says the things of God are fo...
by Roy
20 Feb 2018, 18:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: People Who Were Spared...
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: People Who Were Spared...

That's one of the greatest appeals of all Abrahamic Religions; that God will one day smite and punish those who have wronged us (the wicked), and that all of our pains and sufferings will be made right and our righteousness rewarded. Historian Richard Bushman was asked about some of the questionabl...
by Roy
20 Feb 2018, 12:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: A Part of my Story

I almost forgot! Your chosen name of "Walls" reminded me of an analogy I found on a blog post a few years back. "How to Stay Mormon When You're Tired of Mormons." The entire post is worth perusing in my opinion. https://dinosaursarefun.blogspot.com/2015/05/how-to-stay-mormon-when-youre-tired-of.html...
by Roy
20 Feb 2018, 12:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 13
Views: 166

Re: A Part of my Story

Welcome Walls, I identify with much in your story. In some ways, I feel like I was lied to growing up. We sit in church and everyone teaches how wonderful it is to be married, and how that goal will lead to a blissful forever full of love and understanding where you pray together and your problems d...
by Roy
20 Feb 2018, 09:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: People Who Were Spared...
Replies: 8
Views: 138

Re: People Who Were Spared...

I have a hard time with this concept. Entire cities destroyed in gruesome ways because of their unrighteousness. There is a hint that perhaps the cities cast the righteous out of their midst so that there were none remaining in the city (like the story of lot). There were several references to the w...
by Roy
20 Feb 2018, 09:21
Forum: Support
Topic: A Pick Me Up
Replies: 5
Views: 104

Re: A Pick Me Up

Wow, that is a cool ward. Thanks for sharing DC!
by Roy
19 Feb 2018, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Selfishness vs. Self-Care/Self-Preservation
Replies: 6
Views: 85

Re: Selfishness vs. Self-Care/Self-Preservation

Sometimes DW will bemoan some task that has been requested of her that she dreads. She will usually say something like the following, "I want to say no but is that Christ like?" I almost always tell her, "You are not Jesus." DW is very conscientious. When she takes on a responsibility she will "pick...