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by Origami
24 Aug 2014, 17:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?

I appreciate the thoughts you all have shared. I glossed over a lot of details in my OP, we have already done a lot of what has been suggested here. I responded with a polite but blunt 4 line email to both SP and BP informing them that our position wasn't changing and then clearly telling them there...
by Origami
22 Aug 2014, 18:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?

I sent this letter to both SP and BP at the same time…

The SP is also in our ward.
by Origami
22 Aug 2014, 08:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Re: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?

He has a very strong authority complex and I don't think he likes anyone questioning that. I don't really care or recognize his authority, which doesn't help. I believe he would stick to teaching and asking strength of the youth definitions of chastity, trouble is I disagree with a big portion of th...
by Origami
21 Aug 2014, 21:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?
Replies: 24
Views: 1512

Bishop Youth Interviews: What would you do with this?

So my wife (GodisLove) and I have been trying to navigate a new paradigm with me nonbelieving and nonparticipating in church on a slow burn trajectory for going on 2 years now to where I am completely uninvolved for the past 8 months or so. GodisLove is very much a NOM and has issues of her own with...
by Origami
11 Feb 2014, 18:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If not literal then what?
Replies: 36
Views: 1043

Re: If not literal then what?

Lots of food for thought in this thread for me. I appreciate the comments everyone had made here.
by Origami
11 Feb 2014, 18:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If not literal then what?
Replies: 36
Views: 1043

Re: If not literal then what?

Curtis,

I agree it is nice to have those kinds of statements to use as support for something other than belief in the traditional literal truth position that is predominant in the church.
by Origami
11 Feb 2014, 15:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If not literal then what?
Replies: 36
Views: 1043

Re: If not literal then what?

Thus, Elder Holland can say, rightly, that the apostles won't ask someone to leave the Church if that person can't take the Book of Mormon as literal history - that they can accept any form of good that someone can take from it and remain in the Church. If you look at the actual quote, he doesn't e...
by Origami
11 Feb 2014, 07:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If not literal then what?
Replies: 36
Views: 1043

Re: If not literal then what?

We believe the BOM to be the Word of God... That is a BIG issue for me now that I believe differently. The magic is gone out of it for me. Maybe I'm still too angry to try to find or see the value. The church holds everything about it out as coming directly from God, until caught in the lie, then th...
by Origami
09 Feb 2014, 08:57
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I'm new here - my story
Replies: 15
Views: 3058

Re: I'm new here - my story

“faith crisis” last year. I hate that term – it makes me feel too much of a victim. Maybe “faith refinement” is better even if it doesn't quite capture the anguish that so many of us feel going through it. I'm glad you are here. I think you'll find this a great place to share and learn from. Thanks...
by Origami
09 Feb 2014, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: My wife said she's thankful for my faith crisis
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: My wife said she's thankful for my faith crisis

But she has surprised me at every turn and made me realize how grateful I am for her, and how badly I have underestimated her at times. She's definitely the woman for me. We still have our troubles, but I feel like our marriage is stronger and more intimate now than it has ever been. We are more op...