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by LookingHard
22 Jul 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Churches Work
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Re: Why Churches Work

I have attended Oasis (not SLC) and it was good. Maybe just shy of 100 people. I was told an ex-Mo was there, but he was busy conducting that Sunday and I didn't get a chance to chat. Good music. Good speakers. Donuts/fruit/coffee. Good social breaks. They organized lots of service projects - enough...
by LookingHard
18 Jul 2019, 04:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

Having spent more than a decade in YM and most of that time as a ScoutMaster I too have mixed feelings. I have seen my share of Mom's get their Eagle scout rank via their boys. But I have also seen the program work well for most boys. Most boys really like most of the outdoor activities. Quite a few...
by LookingHard
12 Jul 2019, 08:30
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: How I came back

I might almost venture to say "he didn't REALLY go down the rabbit hole as much as I have" (I get it - that is judging to say that). But resigning is usually a sign that someone is taking things seriously and it isn't just that "the bishop ticked me off one Sunday". But I want to be clear. I am tryi...
by LookingHard
09 Jul 2019, 09:24
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: How I came back

I am happy you have found a way to make it work. I am glad to see someone that can. From what has been describe I have to say, "I don't get it". I assume it is just difference in people, their history, their circumstances, their ward and leadership, etc. But what I hearing you saying just doesn't re...
by LookingHard
26 Jun 2019, 05:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

I have seen this also. I hired a millennial and they seemed to have most of the stereotypical behaviors his generation is seen as having by old farts like me. He wouldn't show up to meetings (including walking in late to a meeting with a VP - TWICE). I kept coaching him and it seemed it wasn't impro...
by LookingHard
26 Jun 2019, 04:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: FM Changes

On a technical note, the FM group was outsourced and most all the FM employees were moved to that separate company. I don't know if this is just the US. I do know that temple maintenance was NOT outsourced. But why is it bothering you? I can't answer that, but I can say that it feels that people are...
by LookingHard
14 Jun 2019, 11:59
Forum: Support
Topic: How I came back
Replies: 18
Views: 574

Re: How I came back

... finally left the church resigned etc etc Still attendee church as a non member. Almost two years later I was rebaptized and am now waiting for a year to have all priesthood and temple ordinances restored. I was able to come to terms with it all. Thanks so much for sharing. I do feel like I am c...
by LookingHard
11 Jun 2019, 07:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Returning to help others with a F/C
Replies: 6
Views: 505

Re: Returning to help others with a F/C

Glad to have you back. I would love to hear your story as it seems so infrequent (like almost never) that someone goes down the rabbit hole including removing their name from the church, then to return. I know I look at myself and I can't think of anything that the church could do to make me want to...
by LookingHard
02 Jun 2019, 06:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RS video
Replies: 4
Views: 213

Re: RS video

I do think there has been a fairly consistent theme within the church of "only showing the nice parts" of our lives and this is fueling perfectionism (assuming others are close to it). Facebook and other social media are amplifying this. But as a devout Brene Brown follower, I believe being upfront ...
by LookingHard
28 May 2019, 19:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with a calling
Replies: 20
Views: 642

Re: Struggling with a calling

being a bishop's counselor is absolutely less busy than being YMP or Scoutmaster. I agree here also I have been a bishopric counselor a few times and I was scoutmaster for a LONG time. It felt like a cake walk to JUST be a counselor. A bishop is one thing, but a counselor usually isn't nearly so bu...