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by LookingHard
17 May 2019, 05:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: Everything's on the table now

I do think arrogant is more apt than shady, but I get where dande48 is coming from. Psychologically, though, it is incredibly hard for anyone to truly internalize the feeling of being wrong because once we know we were wrong, we are "right" about having been wrong in the past. We never know what it...
by LookingHard
16 May 2019, 05:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: Everything's on the table now

I am with dande48 on this - and this is one of my main points pushing me away from the church. When I hear the, "oh he was just speaking as a man" pushed over and over - eventually to me it feels like, "the prophet is just like any of us - just a man". The older I get the more examples I see of past...
by LookingHard
15 May 2019, 16:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 378

Re: Everything's on the table now

This blog post was yet another one of Hawkgrrrl's posts that made me thing, "Dang she is insightful." I agree 100% with her assessment and I "felt" it (i.e. very frustrated), but the way she detailed the WHY was spot on.
by LookingHard
09 May 2019, 05:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More than enough
Replies: 25
Views: 549

Re: More than enough

I was about to essentially say what dande48 said in his first 2 paragraphs. For most people the sacrifice of paying tithing actually increases their commitment to the church. Once making such a sacrifice, mentally/emotionally it is hard to admit it you were wrong to do so. What to do about it? What ...
by LookingHard
06 May 2019, 11:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 56
Views: 1177

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

Seriously, though. How awesome that the Church is seeing past "because that's the way it's always been" and is trying to have less collateral damage with its policies. Is this really good. I too am one of those "convert families" that I and my siblings had to exclude virtually our entire extended f...
by LookingHard
23 Mar 2019, 11:36
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy
Replies: 12
Views: 567

Re: Sexual "Articles of Faith" for LDS Marital Intimacy

I have heard some say that it would be good if the church allowed people to get married civilly, then within a few days get sealed - maybe even go to the temple for the first time after the marriage. It is just so much pressure in one day and that pressure can get the marriage off to a bad start.
by LookingHard
13 Mar 2019, 18:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Our Own Hawkgrrl - A Book
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Our Own Hawkgrrl - A Book

I read this last week and loved it. It was so real. If anyone thinks that Elders are angelic, just read this. It was a great read.
by LookingHard
09 Mar 2019, 16:33
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 532

Re: Vox LDS growth article

All churches report membership numbers as broadly as possible I agree, but I have to think that most are not as aggressive as LDS - keeping people on the roles until they are 100... That is why I think it is best to go with more unbiased surveys such as Pew and especially Jana Reiss' "The Next Morm...
by LookingHard
07 Mar 2019, 06:37
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Legend of Hermana Plunge
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: The Legend of Hermana Plunge

I have ordered it and 2 day amazon is feeling really slow. I am really excited to read it.
by LookingHard
28 Feb 2019, 05:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Relief Society
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Teaching Relief Society

Nice!