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by FaithfulSkeptic
15 Nov 2017, 16:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 44
Views: 2432

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

I'm one of those who was freaked out by my first temple endowment experience (in the mid-80's). I've never liked it, but I eventually learned to get used to it and not get so bothered by it. I really tried to prepare for it (temple prep class, talk with dad, reading The Holy Temple), but I was woefu...
by FaithfulSkeptic
14 Nov 2017, 16:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Heartfelt thanks and (maybe) parting thoughts
Replies: 10
Views: 836

Re: Heartfelt thanks and (maybe) parting thoughts

DT, Best wishes to you and I have enjoyed your posts. I think I'm in a similar place as you now on my faith journey, and I haven't spent as much time here lately at StayLDS for that reason. For family reasons, I still continue to participate in church, but my heart isn't in it. Like you, I don't agr...
by FaithfulSkeptic
18 Oct 2017, 12:18
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Struggling
Replies: 22
Views: 1885

Re: Struggling

Welcome Dkormond! Yes, you are definitely not alone! I'm struggling too with many of the same things as you. And I am hanging on (barely) and I stay engaged mostly for family. I finally got some relief when I gave myself permission to not try to believe everything anymore and not try do everything w...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Jun 2017, 15:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced
Replies: 12
Views: 941

Re: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced

Shawn,

Getting divorced is one of my greatest fears. I admire you for your integrity to follow your conscience and let the consequences follow. I'm sorry that your marriage didn't work out, but I hope this will lead to more peace and happiness in your life. Best wishes to you!
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Jun 2017, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 42
Views: 2738

Re: Help talking to a spouse

Such great advice here! DT, I just wanted to let you know how much I identify with what you're experiencing. I had a very similar experience in coming out to my TBM wife after the November 2015 policy was announced. I didn't want to say anything, but she could tell that I was really bothered by some...
by FaithfulSkeptic
05 Jun 2017, 11:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Comfort in the name of this Site
Replies: 17
Views: 1696

Re: Comfort in the name of this Site

Welcome 51Mag! I enjoyed your introduction and am glad you posted here. Bill Reel was a bishop as well when he went through his faith crisis. I don't envy your position at all. I've never been a bishop (although I have been in a bishopric and I was the son of a bishop), and I share your concerns abo...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 07:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Getting a testimony from a dormant God
Replies: 20
Views: 1568

Re: Getting a testimony from a dormant God

Great post, Syme! My bishop (who I've opened up to about my FC) sent me a text recently, quoting scripture in D&C 46 about earnestly seeking spiritual gifts and recommending that I ask specifically to know that the Lord has restored his gospel through Joseph Smith, and promised me that if I would si...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I ask to be released?
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Should I ask to be released?

You can asked to be released just because you want to be released. I just did. My former calling was eating me up inside with all the cognitive dissonance it was causing me, so I asked to be released. It's been a huge relief to me to be released from that calling (I still have another less-involved...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon LGBT Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 2018

Re: Mormon LGBT Questions

https://mormonlgbtquestions.com/2017/03/17/what-do-we-know-of-gods-will-for-his-lgbt-children-an-examination-of-the-lds-churchs-position-on-homosexuality/ My thoughts: I have read this paper by Bryce Cook. PLEASE read it also. It's long, but worth every single minute of your time. I cannot encourag...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you enjoy going to the opera?
Replies: 27
Views: 1849

Re: Do you enjoy going to the opera?

The problem isn't going to the opera. Going to the opera is a healthy thing to do. The problem is being told that I will be joining the opera and the rest of my life will be focused on preparing for opera, performing in opera events, memorizing lines, mentoring opera singers and constantly advertis...