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by hope
25 Mar 2015, 07:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Deleted
Replies: 14
Views: 1980

Re: Hello from California

Welcome! I loved your intro and related to so much of what you said. I am in my mid 50 ' s and hail from cali, although I have lived in utah for the past 22 years. My faith awakening began about 2 years ago and I was the second to last to get on board in our family of seven. My husband and our 5 chi...
by hope
24 Dec 2014, 04:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Age of Faith Crisis
Replies: 43
Views: 2919

Re: Age of Faith Crisis

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I refer to it now as a Faith Awakening.
by hope
30 May 2014, 20:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: BYU Professor Manual Quote
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: BYU Professor Manual Quote

I have felt the need to learn how to pray all over again. Once I took a step back from the church I saw how my prayers had become so wordy and beautiful, carefully choosing each word. I stopped praying outloud for a long time and instead began pondering and being more introspective. It was awhile be...
by hope
28 Feb 2014, 05:57
Forum: Support
Topic: What Is Real?
Replies: 18
Views: 611

Re: What Is Real?

I want to thank you all for your thoughts, personal experiences, and ideas. Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to me through your heartfelt words. What an amazing group of friends. :wave: I keep reading and rereading each of your comments. It's as if you are part of this huge jigsaw ...
by hope
27 Feb 2014, 12:30
Forum: Support
Topic: What Is Real?
Replies: 18
Views: 611

What Is Real?

I have believed all my life in the literalness of: The First Vision, Adam and Eve, the Book of Mormon, the translation of the plates, the story of Job, and so on and so on. In Primary, Sunday School, Sacrament Meeting, and as a missionary (full time, ward, and stake), I was either taught these thing...
by hope
24 Jan 2014, 19:48
Forum: Introductions
Topic: TheOtherHeber
Replies: 19
Views: 1311

Re: TheOtherHeber

TheOtherHeber, I hung onto every word and felt every emotion. Thank you for sharing your journey and being so open.
by hope
12 Jan 2014, 17:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Church Shouldn't Be This Hard
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Church Shouldn't Be This Hard

I loved this article. Thanks for posting it. In my experience, the LDS Church really isn't a safe place to be totally & completely human, nor to be completely honest & open. It actually seems to backfire, at least in my experience that has been the case. And I am not talking about being blatantly ho...
by hope
12 Nov 2013, 22:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple, tithing, garments
Replies: 14
Views: 809

Re: Temple, tithing, garments

I just wanted to add a little here as well. I stopped wearing my garments, attending the Temple, and paying tithing within the past six months. I remember when my world began to unravel..there were many tears and the feeling of, "If not this, then what?" You are not alone. Finding this site was a Go...
by hope
05 Oct 2013, 10:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference October 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 2645

Re: General Conference October 2013

Elder Uchtdorf - I love the way he addressed those who are honestly seeking for truth, and, using their agency sometimes find themselves out of the church. He was so eloquent and I am simply paraphrasing. However, the portion of his talk that addressed this was beautiful. Ray, thank you for includin...
by hope
01 Sep 2013, 12:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Is staying really a viable option for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: Is staying really a viable option for me?

MayB, I feel as if you have been visiting my heart and mind, as everything you said we, too, have been contemplating.Our youngest of five children is 14, so we are not in the same place as you are in that way, however. Once I began giving a voice to my concerns and opening up to our family about the...