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by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 16:13
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 140

Re: Hi!

Welcome Tica, There is much fear involved for the spouse of someone faltering in the faith. First I would make your husband aware that you love your life together and remain 100% committed to him - tell him and show him. Your feelings about the temple are not your feelings about him OR how much you ...
by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 12:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well
Replies: 9
Views: 142

Re: Coming Back into Church after Name Removal when Things went not well

I agree with what has been written. We LDS can be pretty poor at continuing the friendship and support for new converts / reactivation. Like Nibbler said, I think much of this has to do with everyone just being busy with their own lives and is usually not intentional. Also in the church we have a mo...
by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 12:24
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

But one way to look at it is that the LDS church really can bless the lives of some people. The church is positioned to fill that spiritual gap in their lives. I think the mistake we make as a church is in assuming that the church is for everyone . Maybe the mistake we make on the other side is in ...
by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Sheldon
Replies: 8
Views: 115

Re: Young Sheldon

I found the sketch to be inaccurate in some of the details and perhaps the strangest description of our religion ever given.

It made it look like Mormons are weird and sexist, which we are - but not significantly more so than other religions.
by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 11:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 12
Views: 162

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

When talking to non-members / non-investigators I describe the church from a secular standpoint. "Sure, we have some weird beliefs but we also have a strong support community that believes in clean living, hard work, and helping each other out in hard times." Recently I was asked about the WoW. I di...
by Roy
16 Jan 2018, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church
Replies: 5
Views: 98

Re: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church

I believe that in the case of the September 6, the excommunications were to mark the works and writings of those individuals to be unacceptable and have real consequences. It served as a huge warning to many in the academic and journalism community. It also serves as a red flag for any unsuspecting ...
by Roy
14 Jan 2018, 14:57
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty
Replies: 15
Views: 196

Re: How to Resolve Feelings of Intellectual Dishonesty

To start, I think defining intellectual dishonesty (or "authenticity") is important. Are you intellectually dishonest when you try to present yourself in the best light on a first date? How about when you do not want to go on a date but do not want to hurt the askers feelings? I personally am fairly...
by Roy
14 Jan 2018, 14:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Keeping up the enthusiasm -- how to counteract the grind?
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Keeping up the enthusiasm -- how to counteract the grind?

I agree with taking a break or hiatus now and then. For example, I think that you could justify taking December and January off due to holidays and people being busy with travel and visiting family. Just send out an email saying that the class is cancelled because of these reasons and will resume on...
by Roy
14 Jan 2018, 14:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

Where that line gets drawn is something that has bothered me for a very long time. It has led me to believe in near-universalism. Yes, there are certainly some LDS teachings that can make the case for near universalism. It seems that the LDS church has a really good message for those that believe t...
by Roy
14 Jan 2018, 12:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Now the wife of a bishop!
Replies: 14
Views: 303

Re: Now the wife of a bishop!

Even when I broke down and told him that I feel like his heart is no longer mine and that I am not at all in this part of his life and that I feel alone, he blamed me for not being supportive and for creating this mess in my head. I'm sure this is a garbled mess on screen. It sure feels like that i...