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by On Own Now
22 Oct 2020, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do I Say?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: What Do I Say?

AmyJ, My #1 piece of advice when it comes to spiritual guidance of children in a mixed-faith home is to talk it over with your spouse before anything else. And because we are the spouses who have changed, the burden lies with us to make it agreeable, more so that our beloved spouses who have stayed ...
by On Own Now
07 Oct 2020, 13:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member perception of happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Member perception of happiness

Just to be totally clear, I consider myself to be quite happy. It's just that I'm probably 0.9x the level of happiness I was before all this happened. I'm in a great place, and I am glad for that. I simply say that I am not as happy as I once was, and I don't think I ever will be again. My situation...
by On Own Now
06 Oct 2020, 14:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Member perception of happiness
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: Member perception of happiness

Some thoughts: 1 - I think we all feel this way to some degree, church or not. And let me illustrate this with differing views of a vacation to the Caribbean. For some people, the ideal vacation is to sit by a pool and read a book; no interruptions, no decisions, just relaxation. For others, it is t...
by On Own Now
16 Sep 2020, 17:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 925

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

Hi everyone. Thanks, nibbler, for the link(s). Some comments: On the discussion, in general . I think it's useful to remember that it is THEIR forum. So, yeah, they are going to say things the way they see them. That won't mesh well with our view. In exactly the same way, if RAR/SisRAR came here to ...
by On Own Now
07 Sep 2020, 12:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

SD, it's a great question. How does it work for you? I'll toss out my view, but I recognize that this is different from others, so I caveat this all with: whatever works for you is fine with me. I don't think of the Atonement has having anything at all to do with forgiveness. I don't think of receiv...
by On Own Now
06 Sep 2020, 14:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?
Replies: 31
Views: 2876

Re: Wouldn't it be easier just to tell us?

if there's so much good in the world, why does the news tend to be more bad then good? This is one of the most important questions we can ask in our current seemingly crazy world. IMO, it is this way because "the news" is big business... and 'good' doesn't sell the way 'bad' does. Once we accept th...
by On Own Now
25 Aug 2020, 07:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regarding Tests of Loyalty
Replies: 32
Views: 2191

Re: Regarding Tests of Loyalty

It has been helpful to me to give myself the freedom to reframe and reinterpret those things I disagree with. This allows me to create a version of Mormonism in my mind which I can support. This is a perfect example. I do not believe that God would ask his servant to murder his son. Period. End of ...
by On Own Now
24 Aug 2020, 14:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Online Seminary
Replies: 11
Views: 957

Re: Online Seminary

Seminary credit is not a specific requirement for BYU admittance, but it is one of many factors under consideration for acceptance. From the BYU Universe, 2016: Seminary graduation could improve a student’s chances of being accepted, but it is not necessary. In 2015, 96.2 percent of students who wer...
by On Own Now
24 Aug 2020, 13:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Quest for Perfection
Replies: 8
Views: 961

Re: The Quest for Perfection

Hi, everyone. I just wanted to weigh in on this one. <long explanation, entirely my own view> It's a great question. One major problem is that within Mormonism, we tend to think of perfection as the absence of sin. If you sin, you need to repent and not do it any more. It is as if the way to God is ...
by On Own Now
22 Jul 2020, 16:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More temple ordinance changes
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Re: More temple ordinance changes

My guess is that the Church has taken to heart some of the suggested changes that have been made over the years here at StayLDS. Personally, I'm betting on this one: I do not believe the story of Adam and Eve, and by extension, the Temple, can ever be truly equalized if taken as a story that represe...