Search found 4742 matches

by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 14:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 8
Views: 180

Re: Why do you stay?

child care arrangements. This is a pet peeve of mine. We live in an active, participative, self-reliant, and duty bound religion. DW was once in a presidency meeting and she brought up childcare for an RS activity. The response she received was that the husband needed to step up and give their wive...
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 13:03
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 11
Views: 228

Re: The Lord's Name

I have appreciated the discussion. Thanks!
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 13:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 33
Views: 436

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

Question I'd like to put out there: Do you think the LDS Church is effective in cultivating good, strong leadership skills? Some yes, some no. I believe that the church is good at helping people become accustomed to public speaking, shaking hands, looking people in the eye, wearing a shirt and tie,...
by Roy
19 Jul 2018, 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?
Replies: 33
Views: 436

Re: Would you want to be a leader in the celestial kingdom?

I agree that we get lots of mediocre leaders in church, but I have many more good ones than bad ones. I think it is fair to say that there is a lack of training for our leadership and this is a function of our lay clergy. It seems to me that our leaders' leadership styles are a reflection of 1) chu...
by Roy
18 Jul 2018, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

I can praise, celebrate, and complement all I want, but my commitment level remains as the residual effect of my concerns. A big part of my previous answer is a sense of distance. There is open space, gaps, or a buffer zone between what the church teaches and what I believe or do. I can shrug my sh...
by Roy
17 Jul 2018, 10:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Millenium
Replies: 25
Views: 1458

Re: The Millenium

Roy, I always thought that the "this generation statement" was referring to the last days, not during Joseph Smith's or the early apostles' lifetimes. At least, that what I was taught. Yes, our church tends to teach that now. Partly as I said, because as an established religion we are not as eager ...
by Roy
17 Jul 2018, 09:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 16
Views: 315

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

It helps me sometimes to look at the LDS church as a somewhat strange and esoteric social club. This makes it easier to say to myself, "oh well, their club - their rules" when the church moves in a direction that I do not like. I also feel more free to say, "good for them!" when they move in a direc...
by Roy
16 Jul 2018, 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source

I also find it worth reflecting that the faith crisis / faith shift of the 14th and 15th centuries was a necessary antecedent to both the renaissance and our own LDS "restoration" movement. Rebirth, renewal, restoration I am thinking about how this relates to forest fires. A fire can be healthy to r...
by Roy
16 Jul 2018, 13:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 9
Views: 227

Re: Spiritual Anchors

But there are thousands more holding me firmly in place in ways that I do not fully understand. These anchors don’t define me as a person, or even as a person of faith. But they do create the space in which my spiritual journeys must occur, and they constrain, but not completely, the routs that the...
by Roy
10 Jul 2018, 16:06
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lost Time Listener First Time Caller
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: Lost Time Listener First Time Caller

Hi Felix, Welcome I do not have a TR because I do not pay a full tithe. I support DW in paying tithes on her income. My children (12 and 10) do not know. I do not pay tithing because I became disillusioned on the tithing for blessings model that we promote at church. Most bishops I speak to encourag...