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by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 20:18
Forum: Support
Topic: "Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other."
Replies: 7
Views: 437

"Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other."

In light of my post that sounded somewhat negative earlier, let me share a part I loved and find helpful and therapeutic. 'When I spoke to a friend recently who is questioning his faith and no longer feels comfortable at church or in the temple, I suggested that he find his own sacred grove and nurt...
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 20:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Mormonism Allow for Free Agency?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Does Mormonism Allow for Free Agency?

I think I agree with you both, but I think there is some nuance here. To clarify or emphasize my point/question, do you think the punishments fit the crime? In so many other religions, disobedience or non orthodox living doesn't even raise an eyebrow. In my world, when people who know I'm Mormon see...
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 16:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Continuation of Brian Johnson's recent post
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Continuation of Brian Johnson's recent post

^ great advice Ray, thanks
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 16:23
Forum: Support
Topic: "Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other."
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: "Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other."

Ray, Thanks for sharing. I did enjoy reading this and took some items to heart. But I didn't love all of it (like you assumed some wouldn't) I have no problem accepting that the leaders of the church aren't perfect and that they have made mistakes. She says it is naive to assume that "all was reveal...
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Mormonism Allow for Free Agency?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Does Mormonism Allow for Free Agency?

I've been thinking about this all day while listening to the most recent MS podcast with Christine Jeppsen Clark. Do I really have my agency? Towards the end of the interview, Christine compares a member's traditional mormon upbringing to the Disney movie 'Tangled' where Rapunzel is stuck in her tow...
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 14:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Continuation of Brian Johnson's recent post
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Continuation of Brian Johnson's recent post

Brian posted a report today from his recent interaction with his stake president that I found very insightful and compelling. I wanted to ask the group a follow up question. Although I don't believe that I have done anything to warrant a DC, I have considered speaking with my ward and stake leaders ...
by EuSouScott
09 Jul 2014, 14:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I requested a meeting with SP and a church court
Replies: 12
Views: 1116

Re: I requested a meeting with SP and a church court

Great post and thank you for sharing. In order to avoid hi-jacking your post, I will post a question in the support forum regarding the consequences of 'coming out'. Thanks for this update though. I hope more and more local leaders develop the compassion and understanding to be able to deal with 'th...
by EuSouScott
05 Jul 2014, 11:40
Forum: Support
Topic: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?
Replies: 91
Views: 9181

Re: are garments getting your panties in a bunch, too?

It's really hard to feel good about garments when I consider that, as a woman, my daily underwear choices are determined by a committee of elderly men whom I have never met. I was thinking the same thing last night, only about how it relates to my wife's underwear. I had never ever thought about it...
by EuSouScott
02 Jul 2014, 22:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument

I know 'liar' is a strong word. I like how Ray calls it 'creative honesty'. But does anyone really argue that the institutional church (as run by the 1st Pres and the Q12) has been totally honest with the rank and file? I don't feel like they have. The problem is that is a tough thing to say to a TB...
by EuSouScott
02 Jul 2014, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Frequent Rebuttal to My Faith Crisis Argument

Whenever I share with anyone (seldom) my faith crisis and why I choose to not live an orthodox Mormon life (coffee, inconsistent garment wearing, non-existent temple attendance) I seem to get the same sideways look followed by 'You can't expect me to believe that the first presidency and quorum of t...