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by Kipper
16 Jun 2019, 20:53
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

Thanks MM, appreciate the suggestions. Are you willing to accept another calling in the Church? It is easier for the Bishop to accept your release if you can suggest other callings where you are willing to serve. If yes, I have a suggestion. I really like be the Family History Coordinator. For the f...
by Kipper
16 Jun 2019, 10:06
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

Amazing SD. Not just that you hear me and got you summary right but that you devoted much of your time and energy to researching and understanding my issue as well as offering strategies and advice. Not sure I deserve all this but it is definitely critical to my going forward. I'll concentrate on en...
by Kipper
15 Jun 2019, 12:02
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

I don't feel that I fully understand the issues clearly in this case. You would like out of your calling, but there are also issues with past mistakes, career development, and supporting your family. You would like to talk to local leaders, but we all know that is a dead end, potentially harmful to...
by Kipper
15 Jun 2019, 00:24
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

It sounds like it's the tension between what people are expecting of you, and what you are/believe that bothers you. Am I correct? Not exactly SD. Well, kind of but it is past tense. My beliefs are not the obstacle, I'll never deny the witnesses I have had but I am asked to deny my own personal rev...
by Kipper
14 Jun 2019, 18:35
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

Re: I need to come clean

...It sounds like you may need to unload or have a "come to Jesus" talk. When I talk to the bishop I hope to reveal just enough to avoid having to meet with the bishop again for the next six months to a year. I deduce that maybe the inauthenticity of being an unorthodox member is driving you crazy ...
by Kipper
14 Jun 2019, 13:47
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 15
Views: 245

I need to come clean

I need to have a conversation with my bishop about my situation. I'm using my writing skills to open up dialog because I lack verbal skills to articulate my thoughts and feelings. I'm not sure I'm going to describe it as a faith crises. My initial opening is about my appreciation for serving in the ...
by Kipper
06 Apr 2019, 11:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Waddell on Ministering
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Elder Waddell on Ministering

Elder Wadell's talk in GC seemed like a perfect example of ministering to the inactive as I saw it. I don't doubt the sincerity of his brother's questions during his final days and I realized how important it was for Mike spiritually and for the family that there was a Ministering Brother there who ...
by Kipper
06 Apr 2019, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your Answer May Come Right Away...
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Your Answer May Come Right Away...

Answer to your prayers may come right away or a day later. Your answer may come not in the way you hope for, it may take a month or years, your answer may not come in this lifetime at all. Doesn't that just about cover all possibilities? This is what faith is? I can never get past this without disap...
by Kipper
30 Mar 2019, 08:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saving Ordinances
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Re: Saving Ordinances

I'm sorry I wasn't clear, if only to myself :\ . I'm asking why is it said to us that baptism for the dead is the only way for the dead to be saved? Surely not everyone thru time who died and not heard the gospel is going to be bound by chains of death and hell unless that ordinance is performed for...
by Kipper
29 Mar 2019, 23:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saving Ordinances
Replies: 28
Views: 633

Saving Ordinances

...During those periods when the priesthood to perform the saving ordinances of the gospel was not upon the earth, there were millions who lived, many of whom were faithful souls. If there hadn’t been a way by which the saving ordinances of the gospel could be performed for those who thus died with...