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by nibbler
24 Apr 2018, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

It looks like dande48 and I have shared very similar experiences with Mormonism. Mormonism gave me a family I never had growing up. Mormonism helped break me of mild xenophobia by extending me an opportunity to love another culture and learn a new language; this would serve as the beginnings of me b...
by nibbler
24 Apr 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

AmyJ, I appreciate your post. While rereading these thoughts I found myself wondering about another nuance that often worked its way into the conversation when I discussed these things with orthodox members. I think another aspect we wrestle with is whether we're simply making excuses/justifications...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 12:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

As Amy and Dande have stated - our ability to choose is not unencumbered. I myself am a strong proponent of "limited agency." I'm right there with you. I've attempted to have conversations about this topic with some orthodox friends and the idea doesn't get much traction. We tend to only extend thi...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 11:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

Those juxtapositions can be tough. In the past I used to visit some other religion/church once per month. Just as an attempt at being more balanced, always with this idea that the LDS church was my home church. I've had the contrast between the two experiences go both ways, sometimes I felt more pos...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 11:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 293

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

The part that gets me is that we are not counting visits -- it's whether needs are taken care of. What do you say at the door of an inactive family? Hi, I'm here just to connect -- can we visit a few minutes? You can't just say "Hi, I'm your minister what are your temporal or spiritual needs right ...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 07:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

dande48 wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 07:41
Covenant-eers work out of a sense of duty. Volunteers work out of a sense of love.
:thumbup:
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 07:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

In the past I took the phrase to mean agency to freely choose. People that are overly concerned with justice and making sure everyone is properly punished pointed out how there is no "free" agency, meaning freedom from consequences. On the Wings of Eagles This leads us to God’s great gift to His chi...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants? Yes. ;) That meeting sounded like, "The beatings will continue until morale improves." The layers upon layers of guilt and shame we heap on people at church fail to motivate anymore, if anything I find this approach demotivating. I've found t...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of the ministering program?
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: What is the purpose of the ministering program?

He also specifically said the ministering elders assigned to the particular families were going to be taking more of the lead in those things, not involving the bishop at all and having less involvement of the EQP. Paraphrasing, he said if one of your families needed a project you are in charge of ...
by nibbler
23 Apr 2018, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 293

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

I like the idea of erasing the lines between the EQ and RS, making sure everyone is covered by someone in either group and having less overlap. It would be nice if we took the approach of allowing people to do things however they'd like instead of presenting one model for everyone to follow. E.g. if...