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by LookingHard
11 Sep 2019, 14:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Re: My Intro

I might suggest you join the facebook group "marriage on a tightrope". It is a group setup for marriages with one believer and one that no longer believes. There are a lot of good conversations on how to navigate a "mixed faith marriage." It would be good if your wife were to also join. They try to ...
by LookingHard
09 Sep 2019, 10:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby is the best
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Kirby is the best

I won't comment on the Trib itself other than I sure hope they survive. Kirby was talking about how Lavina Fielding Anderson was part of the September 6 for her writing (among other things) on exposing abuse within the church. She to this day attends church. She requested (or should I say her bishop...
by LookingHard
12 Aug 2019, 18:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Understanding a Faith Crisis...
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Understanding a Faith Crisis...

I have read the David Ostler book and it is GREAT. It needs to get into every church leaders hand.

If you want a preview he has done 3 interviews that I know of on podcasts: Leading Saints, MormonLand (SLTrib), A thoughtful faith podcast, and Greg Kofford Books Authorcast.
by LookingHard
08 Aug 2019, 07:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Big Universe
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: The Big Universe

Most of my TV watching is on space and the universe. I feel tremendous awe when watching these. I just can't seem to get anything close to that feeling with church and teachings.
by LookingHard
08 Aug 2019, 05:47
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

In reading AmyJ's response, I feel compelled to clarify my "trust" comment. I do not feel that the top church leaders are evil and I hate them. I actually have some sympathy for them as there are some serious issues for the church and if I was fully a believer and in their shoes, I would be torn on ...
by LookingHard
06 Aug 2019, 19:34
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 661

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

I am really looking forward to this book. It rings true what the recap says. Trust top leaders - 99% shot for me. Local - some good, some not so good. Belonging - I fit the mold and generally get along well and have tons of friends at church. This and my wife being "in" is the only reason I attend a...
by LookingHard
06 Aug 2019, 08:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Understanding a Faith Crisis...
Replies: 9
Views: 711

Re: Understanding a Faith Crisis...

I am SO excited for a book arriving tomorrow - Bridges: Ministering to Those Who Question by David B Ostler. I will be reading it over the next week and will give some feedback here on it. You can listen to him on "MormonLand" podcast to get a feel for him and his message. He has some mormon cred - ...
by LookingHard
22 Jul 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why Churches Work
Replies: 3
Views: 263

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: 727

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...