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by jaboc84
03 Oct 2015, 20:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2015 General Conference Thread
Replies: 132
Views: 3443

Re: October 2015 General Conference Thread

Ordinarily I quite like Elder Uchtdorf's remarks, but I felt belittled tonight. The tirade against skeptical thinking was a real downer. Best line of the evening goes to Anderson for "Just give Joseph a break". I don't get it. Joseph and the book of Mormon are the cornerstone of the church, but no i...
by jaboc84
22 Sep 2015, 07:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Authenticity Revisited
Replies: 14
Views: 515

Re: Authenticity Revisited

Thanks for your thoughts on Authenticity SilentDawning. I hadn't really thought about the especially important role leaders play in creating an environment where others can be authentic. I think giving others the space to be authentic and being slow to react negatively to the things people say/do is...
by jaboc84
10 Aug 2015, 21:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon Enough
Replies: 7
Views: 701

Re: Mormon Enough

Thank you for posting that. I really needed it, I have felt very out of place in my family lately. His story struck a chord with me.
by jaboc84
05 Oct 2014, 11:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 6277

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Dementia or not, I think President Monson hit a home run. Really a great talk.
by jaboc84
04 Oct 2014, 15:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 6277

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Really liked Elder Holland's talk too, very raw and from the heart. I agree with other's comments about the JS talk as well.
by jaboc84
04 Oct 2014, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: October 2014 General Conference
Replies: 127
Views: 6277

Re: October 2014 General Conference

Really only caught Uchtdorf's talk. I really liked it, he seems to be aware and thinking about those of us who struggle in their faith. I liked the analogy for absolute truth, but I wish all of us Latter-day Saints could accept we don't have all the right tools to know absolute truth. We can choose ...
by jaboc84
01 Oct 2014, 22:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moral obligations of a Church
Replies: 17
Views: 919

Re: Moral obligations of a Church

Transparency, no matter how problematic, is crucial. I believe the church does have a moral obligation to disclose the full truth (financially and historically) to its members and investigators. Each of us has the right to choose for ourself (agency), and any material misrepresentation or omission o...
by jaboc84
30 Sep 2014, 12:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing & Self-Reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 3063

Tithing & Self-Reliance

Recently my parents divorced after 30 years of marriage. I believe a major contributor to their eventual divorce is they never learned how to manage money prudently and were nearly constantly under financial pressure. For almost 30 years they did everything they needed to have a temple recommend, bu...
by jaboc84
18 Jul 2014, 08:14
Forum: Support
Topic: How to respond?
Replies: 13
Views: 783

Re: How to respond?

Hi bridget_night, I'm sorry for the strained relationships you are experiencing. Based on how your brother has responded to your choices, I'm not sure "defending" yourself will promote peace and healing in your relationship. However, I definitely think you should establish boundaries. It might be as...
by jaboc84
17 Jul 2014, 08:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Ask to be Released?
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Should I Ask to be Released?

Thank you both nibbler and SunbeltRed. It's nice knowing other people are experiencing similar challenges as I am. My previous faith had constraints, limits, rules. My new faith doesn't have to have those things. I'm more free to believe what I believe without worrying whether it adheres to a locked...