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by Heavy_Laden
02 Mar 2020, 13:09
Forum: Support
Topic: What is StayLDS.com to you? (What do you hope for?)
Replies: 29
Views: 5056

Re: What is StayLDS.com to you? (What do you hope for?)

I guess, for me, StayLDS is much like some of the Ex-Mo groups that I have been involved with. In those groups, we don't spend a ton of time debating topics or shaming leaders but instead we trade stories and seek support. We all have a story to tell, all of them are sacred, unique and important. We...
by Heavy_Laden
02 Mar 2020, 12:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing Wards/Stakes
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: Changing Wards/Stakes

I have some experience with this. My "LDS Home" is outside of the Stake, in a Ward that is more working class (which is the type of people I get along with best). I try to go there every month but there are often time that I miss for one reason or another. Out of all the places I go, the LDS Ward do...
by Heavy_Laden
19 Feb 2020, 12:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My farewell to StayLDS
Replies: 10
Views: 1818

Re: My farewell to StayLDS

Sometimes we inhabit a temporary space while in transition. I appreciate having this space here to post and be in community. I don't know anyone here in person, but I feel that we are all brothers and sisters trying the best we can.

Thank you for your service to us all!
by Heavy_Laden
19 Feb 2020, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Handbook Highlights from John Dehlin
Replies: 5
Views: 757

Handbook Highlights from John Dehlin

The new LDS Church General Handbook of Instructions is now available. Included below are some early and relevant screenshots. Some initial analysis (will update over time): - The Mormon church still TOTALLY and OFFICIALLY believes in eternal polygamy. - I cannot find any language regarding the bapt...
by Heavy_Laden
31 Jan 2020, 13:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to release new public handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 1106

Re: Church to release new public handbook

Transparency is a step in the right direction. No more looking for the secret version though. The hunt for it was more fun than having it.
by Heavy_Laden
31 Jan 2020, 12:48
Forum: Introductions
Topic: oh no!
Replies: 12
Views: 3379

Re: oh no!

That has happened to me before. Sorry about your lost time. Maybe it was divine influence? :thumbup: :angel: Regardless, welcome to the site.
by Heavy_Laden
31 Jan 2020, 09:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 13
Views: 4237

Re: Support StayLDS!

Made a small donation
by Heavy_Laden
09 Nov 2019, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 56
Views: 6990

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

I tend to decide pretty early if I'm going to listen to a speaker or not, and it's very dependent on what they say and how they present themselves in the first minute or two. Honestly if the first line is something like "The bishop caught me in the hall last week even though I was trying to hide fr...
by Heavy_Laden
04 Nov 2019, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Moving for a ward boundary?
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: Moving for a ward boundary?

Yes, Elder Oaks was speaking about SSM at the time of this statement. However, I can't help but think that some of the same sentiment permeates the situation DJ describes. That by submitting to church policy and attending where we are told, we are furthering the kingdom and plan of God as well as p...
by Heavy_Laden
03 Nov 2019, 05:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Moving for a ward boundary?
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: Moving for a ward boundary?

As someone else that doesn’t care for my assigned Ward, I can really sympathize. I am hoping that one day, this obsolete and unnecessary micro managing of members will be a thing of the past. At the very least, leaders should be good shepherds and do whatever it takes to keep people active and happy...