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by NewLight
19 Sep 2016, 05:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How did you find out about JS' polygamy?
Replies: 39
Views: 3253

Re: How did you find out about JS' polygamy?

Joni, I too, have been a life long member and knew about polygamy in general, but I never knew about Joseph Smith's role in it until recent years and I am a guy in my fifties. The superficial "knowledge" I had about polygamy was also presented as something that would be considered noble as well, lik...
by NewLight
30 Jul 2016, 06:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How does this not drive some of you away
Replies: 18
Views: 1129

Re: How does this not drive some of you away

This is an excellent question, LH, and the whole suicide and lack of caring bothers me immensely.

I keep involved though because I want to be there if someone needs me. I hope I am walking the line such that one struggling for support because of their being gay feels they can approach me for help.
by NewLight
30 Jul 2016, 06:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 20
Views: 1387

Re: Speaking up in class

I truly wish that we had a culture where we are encouraged to DISCUSS more – church would be so much more enjoyable and maybe we could learn about accepting the experiences or others who differ from us and decide to love them in spite of it. I am selective on what I will say in class, but I will alw...
by NewLight
11 Jul 2016, 20:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nov 5 Policy
Replies: 27
Views: 1970

Re: Nov 5 Policy

This is a tough one because on one hand, I feel totally complicit like some bystander who does nothing when help is what is needed and required. The one thing that bothers me most is just how frightened members are of discussing anything related to “gay” and how obvious they are about fearing it. I ...
by NewLight
26 Jun 2016, 09:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Teacher Council Meetings
Replies: 23
Views: 3121

Teacher Council Meetings

Just curious... Has anyone here been involved with any training from their stake about the new Teacher Council Meetings being rolled out? What is your take? For those who are not aware what the format of these meetings are, check out this link for a brief definition: https://www.lds.org/manual/teach...
by NewLight
23 Jun 2016, 23:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Giving a presentation on polygamy...help?
Replies: 36
Views: 2749

Re: Giving a presentation on polygamy...help?

Wow QuestionAbound, Reading through this thread just broke my heart! I had such optimism for a positive outcome on the first couple of pages only to be shattered by what your experience evolved into when your presentation was given. I TOTALLY admire your willingness to jump into the furnace on this,...
by NewLight
23 Jun 2016, 22:30
Forum: Support
Topic: What to do about crazy lessons
Replies: 30
Views: 1693

Re: What to do about crazy lessons

Hi azguy, I haven't been on this forum much lately but saw your thread on this topic - it's a tough one but I felt like my approach might help you. I, like others here, opt for the Gospel Essentials class with my wife when I don't have an opportunity to teach a somewhat nuanced lesson to the youth (...
by NewLight
26 Jan 2016, 05:55
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Opinions/Help with the "Us vs Them" Mentality
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Re: Need Opinions/Help with the "Us vs Them" Mentality

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Loved the blog from the women who received all kinds of help in her struggles. I see this in the world today too. I agree that “us vs them” is a huge problem in our church as wayfarer has stated. It focuses on separating instead of supporting. In HPG group I really ...
by NewLight
25 Jan 2016, 06:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Opinions/Help with the "Us vs Them" Mentality
Replies: 14
Views: 1226

Need Opinions/Help with the "Us vs Them" Mentality

I'm not sure why this bothers me so much and why I feel it my “duty” to disagree when it comes up in a class (or HPG as it may be yesterday), but it absolutely drives me crazy when there is a lesson or comments made about how wicked the world is getting with an emphasis on the misguided idea of “we ...
by NewLight
13 Jan 2016, 07:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Paranoia and Tattling
Replies: 36
Views: 1819

Re: Paranoia and Tattling

Ugh, Joni, this is such a bummer for you! I can't imagine what it must be like when a spouse is simply committed to doing the "right" things they are told as my wife and I are mostly on the same page. She does have a brother though, who is quite by the book - is a former bishop with a wife very "com...