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by Roy
22 Mar 2018, 13:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Patrick Mason talk helping you StayLDS
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Patrick Mason talk helping you StayLDS


I wish we could do a series of EQ lessons digesting that talk.
by Roy
21 Mar 2018, 09:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Moved to the left
Replies: 13
Views: 235

Re: Moved to the left

I consider myself to be a moderate. I have noticed personal movement to the left. Let me explain. I pride myself on being able to be a bridge - to build on common beliefs and seek compromise. It feels like the "right" lately has been increasingly intractable (black and white, "for us or against us",...
by Roy
21 Mar 2018, 08:54
Forum: Support
Topic: Am I being honest by keeping my calling?
Replies: 8
Views: 169

Re: Am I being honest by keeping my calling?

Define honest... Honest is not full disclosure all the time. A large part of my job is conflict resolution. Full unfiltered disclosure is disastrous. I see people with no filter as less mature people with less self restraint. They "tell it like it is" and "don't sugar coat it" and feel good about th...
by Roy
20 Mar 2018, 08:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Reaching Out Update
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: Reaching Out Update

Hello, Here are some other gems I thought I would share: "One thing I love is the accounts of the growth of the spirit. Like yours. Like Jesus’s. I think most of us have a number of these accounts available to us, and it makes me love the human spirit that won’t give in to the status quo. Martin Lu...
by Roy
19 Mar 2018, 16:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bruce R McConkie
Replies: 10
Views: 282

Re: Bruce R McConkie

Here is another thread where we discussed BRM. Some good thoughts. And this is what I went looking for. It is the thread were the church announced it would stop printing copies of Mormon Doctrine. That was almost 8 ...
by Roy
18 Mar 2018, 08:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Hi Simon movie
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: Hi Simon movie

Looks like an excellent movie. DW and I plan to see it. "Seek first to Understand, and then to be Understood". I feel that people that take the time to get to know the situation and feelings of gay individuals in the LDS church tend to have an increasingly difficult time with the policy and the rhet...
by Roy
15 Mar 2018, 08:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ending Testimonies "In the name of Jesus Christ" - taking Lord's name in vain?
Replies: 21
Views: 634

Re: Ending Testimonies "In the name of Jesus Christ" - taking Lord's name in vain?

It’s like how the church uses Jesus’ teaching about swearing as another lesson on not using coarse language, but I’m fairly certain the real lesson is about making oaths and promises you cannot deliver on. And I swear by the moon and the stars in the sky I'll be there I swear like a shadow that's b...
by Roy
14 Mar 2018, 08:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Able to meet with DoubtingTom
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Able to meet with DoubtingTom

We sometimes talk about authenticity and how to avoid dramatic Jerry Maguire - "I am leaving and taking the goldfish. Who's with me?" moments at church. There is value to not emotionally vomit in public. However, I also believe that we humans crave acceptance and validation. I believe that it might ...
by Roy
13 Mar 2018, 17:02
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Jacob and Esau
Replies: 13
Views: 425

Re: Jacob and Esau

Thank you for that context OON.

The Native American tribe I currently work for has a number of origin legends and stories where trickster coyote is the hero. Perhaps there are some similarities there.
by Roy
13 Mar 2018, 16:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Therapeutic Moment
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Therapeutic Moment

I am blessed in that I am able to share my true feelings with my spouse. It helps a great deal. I feel I should add that it was not always this way. We went through different phases. For a long time she was hoping that I was going through a temporary phase and that I would snap out of it. I in turn...