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by Ann
17 Sep 2017, 23:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The P and M words....
Replies: 41
Views: 1067

Re: The P and M words....

I believe part of the issue is that she has been going through puberty at an early age, she started early stages a few years ago. None of her close friends are showing any signs so she feels out of place. She almost as tall as me and catching up in many "other" ways. So she is trying to make sense ...
by Ann
16 Sep 2017, 21:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The P and M words....
Replies: 41
Views: 1067

Re: The P and M words....

Spocklover, At a time like this, you almost wish you didn't love your kids so much, or want their lives to unfold a certain way so badly. Oh, my goodness, yes, this isn't a talk for her and the bishop. If you think it would help you, it would probably help responders here to know more about her side...
by Ann
19 Jun 2017, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds
Replies: 55
Views: 1428

Re: Of Testimonies and Twelve Year Olds

I agree with lots of what's been said. What a mess. But Bro. Gordon, and it's perfect right to say whatever he wants, just escalated matters. The idea that twelve year-old don't discuss such things is patently false. A twelve year-old boy in our ward gave a very touching Father's Day talk yesterday ...
by Ann
18 Jun 2017, 02:27
Forum: Support
Topic: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.
Replies: 47
Views: 2118

Re: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.

Joni, I'm sorry for the tough times, and even sorrier that you and your husband are at such a standoff. My sister had a very troubled young adulthood and some mental illness. At one point she lived with us and I took it upon myself to make church attendance a condition of our help. Yeah. Looking bac...
by Ann
18 Jun 2017, 02:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 42
Views: 1424

Re: Help talking to a spouse

My response is always to recommend Thomas Wirthlin McConkie's "Navigating a Mormon Faith Crisis." Not at Deseret Book last time I looked, but maybe Signature and certainly Amazon. The title is boring with a capital "B," and the cover art is off-putting, but I think it's pure gold on the inside. http...
by Ann
12 Jun 2017, 16:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women's Salvation Dependent on the Man?
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Women's Salvation Dependent on the Man?

I taught the lesson in HPG last Sunday, using the assigned talk: Elder Oaks' "The Keys and Authority of the Priesthood" from April 2014 - the one where he said that women exercise what I call direct and indirect priesthood power and authority, especially those who have been endowed. The Temple Pres...
by Ann
12 Jun 2017, 16:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church abuses
Replies: 42
Views: 1429

Re: Why the Church abuses

One part I would disagree with is the attack on the Q15, here: Most of the Q15 seem to have an abusive value system. Elder Ballard apparently does. "Where will you go?" also speaks volumes. Elder Holland apparently does. "I am so furious with people who leave this church." "Don't break your mother'...
by Ann
02 Jun 2017, 09:36
Forum: Support
Topic: How to be authentic but not cause a scene
Replies: 30
Views: 1253

Re: How to be authentic but not cause a scene

Journey Girl - There is so much good stuff here. Only two things are coming to my mind. Try to find something - however small - you're willing to contribute to your new ward. I think that in times of stress, overload, and transition, giving what we still can in good conscience give is important. The...
by Ann
02 Jun 2017, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Baby Steps for Women's Status
Replies: 18
Views: 655

Re: Baby Steps for Women's Status

I think elevating the Ward council over PEC was a step in the right direction. I understand WC meets more frequently than PEC, which gives women leaders more of a voice than they had in the past. I like this one a lot. No one likes meeting just to meet. There may be more of a "let's work this out i...
by Ann
02 Jun 2017, 07:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women's Salvation Dependent on the Man?
Replies: 22
Views: 944

Re: Women's Salvation Dependent on the Man?

But we have changed [the temple endowment] in the past. I'm left with the sinking feeling again - maybe they don't want to change it. Thread jack: The last (major) change to the temple endowment was in 1990. I didn't have a pulse on the culture of the church in 1990. I find myself wondering whether...