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by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 09:11
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I wonder if Oaks' approach (recognizing that there's probably something wrong but deciding to be obedient to authority and remaining hopeful/patient) will work for rising generations? I suppose it has to, what other alternative is there? Or maybe that's the expectation of the members but rather tha...
by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 09:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 22
Views: 432

God works in mysterious ways. So we tell ourselves, when we don't understand why past prophets said what they said. Or we don't want to just accept prophets and church policies were wrong. Again, I would have thought, given what he said about his time in the midwest and east struggling with the ban...
by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 08:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I just listened to clips from Oaks’ talk. I’m amazed. He flat out said the ban was God’s command. What the heck?!? Mormonism has this weird conundrum... officially we follow the current president's counsel over the previous ones, but we still can't admit some of previous ones might have been wrong....
by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 02:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 22
Views: 432

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I just listened to clips from Oaks’ talk. I’m amazed. He flat out said the ban was God’s command. What the heck?!? I know this thread wasn’t in active topics, so I don’t expect more conversation. I just had to add my disbelief. Awhile ago I read (or heard, I can’t remember) Oaks recounting his joy a...
by Ann
23 Jun 2018, 00:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro & Hellos
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: My Intro & Hellos

I’m a free bird....
This is it for me. I am lonely, but feeling free for the first time is so valuable to me that I “take” everything that accompanies it.

I’m glad you found this site. You’ll get lots of good advice.
by Ann
19 Jun 2018, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 37
Views: 696

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

The church is seeking input, including original songs. I have submitted the following, though it is to a common tune (as they used to do). (sung to "If You Could Hie to Kolob"): If you could high five Dieter, with a twinkling in his eye, He'd then continue talking 'bout when he used to fly, Do you ...
by Ann
18 Jun 2018, 16:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 37
Views: 696

New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

And they’re asking for opinions and experiences with church music.

newmusic.lds.org
by Ann
15 May 2018, 23:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to find a safe space
Replies: 12
Views: 718

Re: Happy to find a safe space

I know there are others like me, and that is comforting. And can I just say, we need a symbol of our nuance so we can find like-minded members? Like the tapir pins or something... I started wearing a small cross. No one has asked me about it, and my husband is very down on the idea and sees it as a...
by Ann
15 May 2018, 23:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 771

Re: Ignorance was bliss

...how do I get over these stumbling blocks. I have felt like I have been spiritually running in place for the last 3 years and haven't gotten any where. This is kind of trite, but once I stopped seeing stumbling blocks everywhere (and I believe you when you say your list is long!), and saw the blo...
by Ann
29 Apr 2018, 19:57
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

I think I got this from a Greg Prince interview and it has stuck with me. He said that instead of a “let them obey” attitude towards the membership, McKay’s was “let them grow.”