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by Ann
19 Jun 2018, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 35
Views: 536

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: 35
Views: 536

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: 700

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: 761

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: 547

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.”
by Ann
25 Apr 2018, 01:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 685

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

I went visiting teaching today because we haven’t gotten training yet. I think I’m going to like ministering because of (I assume?) less reporting hassle and hard deadlines, but I was just struck today by the beauty of it all. That I could be there as she opened up and gave us a window into her inne...
by Ann
25 Apr 2018, 01:06
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "The CES Letter"
Replies: 16
Views: 632

Re: "The CES Letter"

It's an entirely liberating concept to me to "own my own decisions", and how I have felt about my new direction itself if a strong testimony-builder that there are more ways than one to grow close to God.... I agree. And it was so strange to have the distinct impression and comfort of God waiting w...
by Ann
25 Apr 2018, 00:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 12
Views: 515

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

If I could start fresh with no bad effect on kith and kin, would I choose this church? I’m almost afraid to say aloud that my answer is “no.” Not with things as they are now. It’s the sad but honest truth, so I chose option 2.
by Ann
21 Apr 2018, 17:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2406

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Ilovechrist77 wrote:
20 Apr 2018, 20:49
Even after having a faith transition, I can still say YES!
I know what you mean, I think. For me it’s especially after my faith transition.
by Ann
19 Apr 2018, 20:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Attempting equilibrium
Replies: 7
Views: 339

Re: Attempting equilibrium

I now have a few confidants (not my wife) that I can share and be 100% authentic with. One day I hope I can do this with my wife, but we have a ways to go. What has literally SAVED me, and helped me try to navigate to some form of equilibrium are those confidants. You’re really fortunate, but I can...