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by turinturambar
08 Sep 2016, 08:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Basset Hound Has Passed
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Re: Basset Hound Has Passed

Mindy Little.jpg Mindy was the sweetest dog you could ever meet. She felt things very deeply. I had come from 5 years of the pain of being completely alone, to having her always with me. She (like most pets) loved deeply and unconditionally. And joyful! She was joyful. Among my favorite moments are...
by turinturambar
07 Sep 2016, 12:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Basset Hound Has Passed
Replies: 10
Views: 1109

Basset Hound Has Passed

Yesterday, my little bassett girl passed away due to liver failure. I miss her so badly. It seems like all the color has gone out of life. I am devastated.
by turinturambar
16 Jul 2016, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nov 5 Policy
Replies: 27
Views: 2605

Re: Nov 5 Policy

I'm out. I can no longer trust the Brethren. Period. I have to protect myself.
by turinturambar
17 May 2016, 16:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Moving Beyond Stage 4
Replies: 23
Views: 1753

Re: Moving Beyond Stage 4

I like Fowler's model of spiritual development--however, it is just that, a model. It is an approximation an simplification of reality, which is definitely more complex. I think I'm in Stage 4. I strive for 5, but I'm still working on the tasks of Stage 4. As I understand it, the tasks are: 1-Moveme...
by turinturambar
14 Feb 2016, 19:31
Forum: Support
Topic: Living a Celibate Life.
Replies: 44
Views: 3451

Re: Living a Celibate Life.

IMO it isn't celibacy that is the biggest issue. It's lack of intimacy, isolation, ostracization, loneliness, and having no companionship or family.
by turinturambar
29 Jan 2016, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: LGBT Suicides & Church Response

While I don't particularly like that all the church has to say is "sorry," I do like that this was addressed in the church newspaper. I was further impressed that it is a fairly lengthy and in-depth article that gave some attention to some people who could be considered somewhat dissident or at lea...
by turinturambar
29 Jan 2016, 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1661

Re: LGBT Suicides & Church Response

It's simply an impossible situation. How many of us have the empathy to say we would forego companionship for life? None of those who have placed this requirement on our gay brothers and sisters are willing to do that. Some who have put this policy in place couldn't even resist the temptation to be...
by turinturambar
15 Jan 2016, 12:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Paranoia and Tattling
Replies: 36
Views: 2486

Re: Paranoia and Tattling

I like the idea of loving your husband and making sure he feels that you love him and you aren't going anywhere. I like the idea of setting boundaries with family. Why should you be a doormat? Something in current Mormonism encourages passive aggression, tattling to authorities, and going behind peo...
by turinturambar
15 Jan 2016, 12:24
Forum: Support
Topic: A Knife in the Back
Replies: 17
Views: 1317

Re: A Knife in the Back

To all, thank you. If you were my ward, I could come back to church. But you aren't, and I can't. And it makes me very sad but resigned to find spiritual nourishment where I can. But not as a Latter-Day Saint.
by turinturambar
13 Jan 2016, 21:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Outside the House of God - Ardis Parshall
Replies: 11
Views: 825

Re: Outside the House of God - Ardis Parshall

I'm sure Ardis has her struggles like everyone else. But when I read of her desire to not be out in the cold, I find it convenient for her that she happens to be a heterosexual. Otherwise, the choice would be a lot harder for her, I'm sure.