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by nibbler
20 Feb 2018, 17:59
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: A Part of my Story

The first time I attended the temple was not what I expected. I was terrified to attend in the first place because as a youth I’d had a YW leader teach a lesson about the temple and how wonderful it was to be washed clean and be told that she was “clean every whit”. That is the only thing I remembe...
by nibbler
20 Feb 2018, 17:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: People Who Were Spared...
Replies: 7
Views: 120

Re: People Who Were Spared...

I'm reminded of a Simpsons episode (they've probably covered everything by now). Marge: I thought you said the law was powerless. Chief Wiggum: Powerless to help you, not punish you. Literal event, non-divine intervention approach: History is written by the victors. Some crazy natural disasters went...
by nibbler
20 Feb 2018, 06:27
Forum: Support
Topic: A Pick Me Up
Replies: 5
Views: 99

Re: A Pick Me Up

Here's a thread:

Good things that happen at church

But I agree with mom3, another thread for good things is a good thing.
by nibbler
19 Feb 2018, 05:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

And to pour salt on the wound, this had to be the week that we talked about the Proclamation in EQ. In my ward that's called an even numbered month. Come to think of it, it's the odd numbered months too. ;) The church currently has an outright obsession with the proclamation. Church leaders in the ...
by nibbler
19 Feb 2018, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 14
Views: 198

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

I'll almost certainly end up preaching false doctrine here but I wanted to explore the idea of what the middle way means. Probably goes without saying, but this is an interpretation, not the interpretation. Some weeks, church is somewhat enjoyable. Others, I feel like a hollow shell or imposter. Tha...
by nibbler
17 Feb 2018, 16:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Tribal Living instead of Being an Island (Quasi-Vent)
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: Tribal Living instead of Being an Island (Quasi-Vent)

First off, it's a different world. I think human interactions are starting to take place in more virtual tribes. Maybe online forums and social media are starting to fill the human need of interaction that once could only take place in face to face meetings. Virtual tribes can be easier for introver...
by nibbler
17 Feb 2018, 16:04
Forum: Support
Topic: When you feel the need to apologize for the church
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: When you feel the need to apologize for the church

Can Christ's church really be the one that alienates thousands of good people, leads hundreds to suicide, and only works for a small subset of homosexual people? Would the church of God really demand that certain people give up a huge part of the human experience for salvation? Even if I were to ta...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 12:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Playing a different part in the church orchestra - Vocal Version
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Playing a different part in the church orchestra - Vocal Version

One of the things I have learned through singing the alto part for the last 20+ years is to tune out the other parts (mostly the soprano melody). I learned to focus on what my part was and listen for those who were singing my part as well. For the majority of church songs I actually wound up learni...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Speaking up in class

I feel like it's an art or a skill, one I don't have. It's easier for me to take the remain silent approach. But you don't get better by not practicing and you don't get good at something without a lot of failures along the way. Every failure is a step towards success. You've got to give yourself en...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 07:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 220

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

Finally she found something "doctrinal" that would work but she considers it personal revelation and will not reveal it. Secret doctrine? I'm guessing that what drives a lot of the "it's not secret, it's sacred" thoughts is the fear that if, in this case, Dew were to tell everyone what she had disc...