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by LookingHard
24 Sep 2018, 19:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 74
Views: 1249

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I am not sure Sam "wanted" to be ex'ed, but I do think he was "willing" to be ex'ed. I do think one other thing at play that he probably got caught up in is the same thing that John Dehlin found, but Sam's probably was harder. John mentioned that after he started getting some attention, he was flood...
by LookingHard
24 Sep 2018, 05:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why Do You Stay?
Replies: 10
Views: 125

Re: Why Do You Stay?

For my marriage. But "stay" is moving to "only attending sacrament meeting and not accepting callings".
by LookingHard
23 Sep 2018, 16:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

My wife and I invited a older single lady after the Sat night session of stake conference, but I guess we should have done Ice Cream. Instead we went to Pei-Wei and since we said we were buying she didn't feel comfortable telling us she doesn't like "spicy foods". We didn't order anything with extra...
by LookingHard
22 Sep 2018, 10:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

mom3 wrote:
20 Sep 2018, 18:33
We keep getting the big namers. We must be doing something naughty and no one's told me yet.
I think the strengthening members committee watches this site and they know generally where you live so they keep trying to flush you out. :lol: :D :lol:
by LookingHard
20 Sep 2018, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 784

Re: YSA Fireside

Mormon Matters just did a good podcast on the SAINTS. I think it was good and well balanced. A few things I got out of it were (and I am not claiming to be balanced on what I took away) For some people "the story of Mormon history is their theology." Many people joined the church because of the narr...
by LookingHard
20 Sep 2018, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 18
Views: 388

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

Mom - I too just attended a Mormon Stories retreat a few months ago. I found it to be better than expected. Quite a bit of time was spent by John Dehlin in explaining (not in what I thought was a condescending way) why TBM's act the way they do and how you need to not push their buttons as that only...
by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 317

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

And what is the worst about JW (and scientology) shunning is how it is "enforced" especially in families. For a JW that finds himself on the outs, his parents are really pressured to knot even make eye contact with the child, let alone ever talk with them. That is just cruel.
by LookingHard
17 Sep 2018, 07:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 74
Views: 1249

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I have one question though, how do having all these resignations help Protect the Children? This initially started to protect kids and youth during interviews. Now what happens? If everyone who had a stake in the initial agenda leaves, was the effort worth it? What about all the children left behin...
by LookingHard
16 Sep 2018, 18:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report
Replies: 18
Views: 317

Re: Jehovah's Witnesses, return and report

Gerald wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 08:55
I once worked with a woman who was a JW. She told me about a young woman in their congregation who had become pregnant out of wedlock and was shunned as a result.
Shunnings within the JW is WAY more than in the LDS church. Go listen to the podcast "Shunned" to get a sampling.