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by DarkJedi
24 Jun 2019, 13:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Relief Society
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Teaching Relief Society

I do believe more people like us need to be in positions of influence, and RS teacher is one of those. It's not so hard to do the nuanced thing and not do damage or out yourself once you get the hang of it.
by DarkJedi
23 Jun 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

So, the Deist in me says God doesn't care and this whole relationship thing is man-made. In my view that includes the eternal part if it. However, I hope I'm wrong.
by DarkJedi
23 Jun 2019, 05:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?
Replies: 13
Views: 302

Re: Are relationships really capable of lasting forever?

I would say at least some of my experiences have been similar. I don't have regular contact with anyone I graduated high school or college with, nor do I have regular contact with any of my Army "buddies" or missionary companions. When I have left jobs generally I have left any of those relationship...
by DarkJedi
22 Jun 2019, 08:45
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I think the earthquake is a good analogy, Mom. In my area it's flooding. As a young teen we lived through a flood where we lost absolutely everything. When we were evacuated I was wading through water up to my knees. Our house was washed off it's foundation and floated about a quarter mile down the ...
by DarkJedi
21 Jun 2019, 16:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

Except we all don't have the same experience. For whatever reason (pr perhaps no reason at all) some people get an immediate witness while others may go years, decades, or a lifetime without that witness. I suppose an extra frustrating part about this video from that perspective is that once Bro. M...
by DarkJedi
20 Jun 2019, 15:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I think he had a very real faith crisis, but his experience was very different from mine. My only problem with the video was how some people who knew I was going through a faith crisis tried to apply it to me, assuming that what worked for him should work for me too. This was essentially the case w...
by DarkJedi
20 Jun 2019, 15:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I think major change is inevitable. Even in the last few years I've been at BYU, I've noticed some significant changes in the culture. Students are becoming much more open about expressing pro-LGBT and feminist views. I want to be optimistic about the timeline. I think there will be many big change...
by DarkJedi
20 Jun 2019, 15:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I see radical changes coming, since I believe they are necessary, but I am not willing to bet on the timeline. ^This, exactly. Two years ago I would not have picked any of these changes as happening in the next two years. I am ecstatic they have happened way sooner than I was hoping. I hope the cha...
by DarkJedi
19 Jun 2019, 15:18
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: How I came back

I'm still very curious about what the catalyst for your return was. I want to try to understand.
by DarkJedi
19 Jun 2019, 15:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

Not to jump on the "negative" bandwagon, but.... I had previously seen this video as well, recommended by a well-meaning friend. I was unaware of Mom's perspective of his depression issues, but I remember wondering then and wondering now if what he had was really a faith crisis. I suppose if he thin...