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by DancingCarrot
21 Apr 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2313

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

I can't say for sure, and I love what I get from both symbolic and literal interpretations of Christ. I think I'm fine with either option ending up true. I think I get self-conscious in this belief, especially because the LDS Church tends to teach such a literal interpretation, but when I truly thin...
by DancingCarrot
18 Apr 2018, 13:19
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: True Forgiveness
Replies: 17
Views: 867

Re: True Forgiveness

Amen to AmyJ and afterall. AmyJ, your addition regarding charity provides another layer to consider. I love that charity helps to gain clarity about reality to help both you and the other person interact (or not, whatever the case may be) in the future. Charity is not some far-off ideal, but takes p...
by DancingCarrot
18 Apr 2018, 12:58
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Hypothesis: Purely Intellectual Faith Crises aren't crises

I'm confused at your term "purely intellectual". In dealing with people, I have no such experiences with any human that is purely intellectual, even on a single issue, despite how intelligent they are. Humans are designed to have and run on emotions. Even intellectual humans. Insinuate to any "intel...
by DancingCarrot
10 Apr 2018, 06:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Root of my faith crisis - trust
Replies: 21
Views: 624

Re: Root of my faith crisis - trust

I think this thread goes along nicely with the concurrent threat we have: Kirby and Misplaced Faith http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8894 The first question I want to ask after my trust has been broken or lost is "Do I want to put my trust in X again, and why?" There are lots of potentia...
by DancingCarrot
10 Apr 2018, 06:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard to find the right words
Replies: 15
Views: 512

Re: Hard to find the right words

it's difficult to see her struggle when I've found a way to cope and the same way won't work for her. This sounds like the crux of the issue for you, in my mind. We wish that we could solve other's problems and take away their hurt, and when we can't, we become hurt. But it sounds like she always h...
by DancingCarrot
09 Apr 2018, 14:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and misplaced faith
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Kirby and misplaced faith

I taught a lesson in RS yesterday similar to this topic, based off the talk from October 2016 GC: Turn to the Lord. The central question, for me, was: "How do we respond when events, often out of our control, alter the life we had planned or hoped for?" One woman's comments were along the lines of: ...
by DancingCarrot
31 Mar 2018, 15:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: Elder Gong

Wow. Just wow. This is exciting to hear! I gain a lot of hope from his appointment!


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by DancingCarrot
25 Mar 2018, 12:29
Forum: Support
Topic: I've decided I will be opening up to my bishop
Replies: 17
Views: 677

Re: I've decided I will be opening up to my bishop

I think Roy makes valid points. My biggest regret in “coming out” to my parents was my focus was transparency in my feelings as opposed to mutual understanding and respect between us. They handled it as best they could, but I wish I had been more clear on my purpose for it. Someone said it on here r...
by DancingCarrot
12 Mar 2018, 21:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Still struggling in stage 4: Selfish justifications are evil
Replies: 30
Views: 1623

Re: Still struggling in stage 4: Selfish justifications are evil

How’d you get such a wild imagination, Roy?? I’ve never heard of such musings! [emoji56]


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by DancingCarrot
11 Mar 2018, 17:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Jacob and Esau
Replies: 16
Views: 952

Re: Jacob and Esau

Yeah, Jacob sounds like a jerk. In Hebrew, Jacob means "he grasps the heel" or "supplanter". A quick Google search reminded me of the story of Jacob and Esau's birth, how Jacob grabbed Esau's heel in an attempt to be the firstborn. Google also told me that Jacob and Esau were the fathers of two nati...