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by hippo
24 Sep 2016, 14:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Dear well-meaning Elders.
Replies: 10
Views: 861

Dear well-meaning Elders.

Had the Elders stop by last night. Found myself writing them a letter I'd never send, but I have to share it with someone, and y'all have always been such an open group, I hope you'd listen and perhaps relate in how I feel. Dear well-meaning Elders at my door, Thanks for stopping by last night, desp...
by hippo
28 Sep 2015, 09:09
Forum: Support
Topic: No Support Needed - Just Venting
Replies: 36
Views: 1665

Re: No Support Needed - Just Venting

Part of me wanted to shout "To whoever is running this faith crisis show, I didn't ask for this. I did all the right stuff, I served with sincerity, I paid money and time, and faith. I read scriptures, I attended the temple, did the visiting teaching. And this - this journey of discovery is what I ...
by hippo
23 Apr 2015, 09:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism
Replies: 18
Views: 1214

Re: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism

We have a daughter high on the spectrum as well, and have run into issues too. She was terrified about going to nonmembers houses for a long while because they might offer her (gasp!) coffee and insist she drink it. :smile: What I have found that works with her is getting answers from someone she vi...
by hippo
22 Apr 2015, 18:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping a son thru his own FC
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Helping a son thru his own FC

Hey Guys, Thanks for all the feedback. I appreciate knowing that I'm not the only one parenting kids that struggle with faith, church, etc. I agree that faith crisis was probably not the best word to use, and I get what you guys are saying with regards to that. I also am glad to know I'm not the onl...
by hippo
21 Apr 2015, 08:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: THE main issue?
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: THE main issue?

I agree with you, LookingHard. I think that as hard as it was a pill for me to swallow that the church may not be "the one and only true church on the face of the earth," it was still harder to realize that the leaders of the church knew all about these glaring mistakes and chose to sweep them under...
by hippo
21 Apr 2015, 08:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping a son thru his own FC
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Helping a son thru his own FC

My husband and I both are coming out of a FC right now. Both of us have decided to stick with the LDS church, not because we think the church is true, but more because the people are good and it is easier on our extended family. We have an incredibly sharp 7 year old that has picked up on our strugg...
by hippo
21 Mar 2015, 15:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tipping Point
Replies: 17
Views: 1145

Re: Tipping Point

For me, it was the recent church statements on polygamy, buried and unauthored on lds.org and the church's excommunicating those who point out the reality of church history. Before that, somehow I hoped that maybe all this stuff I had discovered about church history really was somehow "anti-mormon" ...
by hippo
27 Dec 2014, 20:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues
Replies: 13
Views: 1186

Re: Introducing DW to some of the tough issues

I have also been the DW in the same spot your wife is in. All I would say is first and foremost, in all you do with regards to this, let your love for her be paramount. Take the discussion at her pace. Stop when she asks to, even if it is abruptly. And, start with all information and sources that wi...
by hippo
16 Jun 2014, 18:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Father's Day Talks - Update
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Father's Day Talks - Update

We had the most moving sacrament meeting I had been to in a long while. The kids were awesome, with a non-offensive primary song for the dads. For once, we could actually see all three of our little ones without anyone being covered up by someone. What was the most moving was a friend of mine talked...
by hippo
14 Jun 2014, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on anti-Mormon lit etc. (reply to hippo)
Replies: 17
Views: 683

Re: Thoughts on anti-Mormon lit etc. (reply to hippo)

If something is critical of the church, and makes the church look bad, is it ANTI MORMON literature even if it is TRUE? A very important question, I think. My main interest in posting was to discuss the nature of spiritual knowledge and faith. But that may not even be a direct response to his/her q...