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by Thankful
04 Dec 2014, 23:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Gone to a Better Place
Replies: 19
Views: 1277

Re: Gone to a Better Place

I'm so sorry.
by Thankful
04 Dec 2014, 22:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things MUST be changing.
Replies: 24
Views: 1300

Re: Things MUST be changing.

I have a hard time trusting "the church" given the extent of mistakes also. The analogy to parents didn't help me, because my parents are really "screwed up." Our home contained abuse. My parents are mentally ill. They caused severe problems for their children, that have persisted long into adulthoo...
by Thankful
26 Oct 2014, 21:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Forget priesthood — some feminists seek a middle way
Replies: 21
Views: 1818

Re: Forget priesthood — some feminists seek a middle way

For you Mike. Please read the following, and really try to imagine how you would feel if this were your lived experience. http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/2007/03/a-walk-in-pink-moccasins/ and this: http://www.dovesandserpents.org/wp/2013/10/lds-men-please-consider-this/ and this: http://www....
by Thankful
26 Oct 2014, 21:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are the Givens and Bushman apologists?
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Are the Givens and Bushman apologists?

Yes, of course they are. :o)
by Thankful
28 Sep 2014, 07:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Family Scripture Study
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Family Scripture Study

I'll be honest. We don't do family scripture study. My husband had a faith crisis first. I was the TBM still. When we tried to read as a family, it annoyed him and triggered many negative feelings. He said he no longer wished to participate, and I respected that. He said if he were reading with us, ...
by Thankful
27 Sep 2014, 08:26
Forum: Support
Topic: You need to start responding
Replies: 42
Views: 2577

Re: You need to start responding

I read every week. I respond when I have the energy. I'm also dealing with a progressive, potentially fatal illness and with major problems in my family of origin. I get exhausted and can only take so much stress and angst in my life at a time. I appreciate you all, but withdraw often for self-care....
by Thankful
02 Aug 2014, 09:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Forced Polygamy in the modern LDS Church
Replies: 53
Views: 3238

Re: Forced Polygamy in the modern LDS Church

I get where Hawkgirl is coming from. I'm glad most don't see wives as subservient to husbands in their daily lives. But that's not what the temple teaches. Men can become priests "to God" and women become priestesses "to their husbands." Pay attention to the wording. If men are priests to God, does ...
by Thankful
29 Jun 2014, 18:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beating the priesthood drum
Replies: 29
Views: 1236

Re: Beating the priesthood drum

Our ward has been discussing priesthood non-stop it seems. I'm sure it's because of the combination of recent events and the youth lessons this month. I admit at first I was annoyed. I felt like this was just a type of retrenchment. But as the month went on, I found myself grateful. I am in young wo...
by Thankful
18 May 2014, 20:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Jungian Interpretation of the First Vision
Replies: 11
Views: 518

Re: A Jungian Interpretation of the First Vision

Great job! I really enjoyed that. :o)