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by Awakening
17 Sep 2017, 22:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Re: Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM

Well, guys, I'd love for one of you to finish it. I would be interested to hear how you felt about the way he tied the characters and experiences altogether. I was quite touched but of course, I am no longer a believer. I am so, shocked at the division that I see among believers and others either nu...
by Awakening
16 Sep 2017, 21:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM
Replies: 5
Views: 671

Helpful Idea for Bridging Faith Transition with TBM

I love this story my brother wrote to explain his faith transition with his very confused high priest group/ward member friends. Some just don't understand and continue to reach out to bring him back. I thought I would post a copy here in case others are trying to navigating this very sad and confus...
by Awakening
08 Jul 2017, 22:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Help me find meaning...
Replies: 27
Views: 2447

Re: Help me find meaning...

A saying that became far more meaningful in my faith transition is "It's always darker before the dawn". This is tough. I told you in another post that my hubby began all this and I was the TBM. Do you know he even moved forward and baptized our twin boys even though his heart and mind was not reall...
by Awakening
08 Jul 2017, 22:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 42
Views: 2869

Re: Help talking to a spouse

Oh boy, this is tough! I can relate to all you are saying because I was in your wife's situation a few years ago. Her sobbing and tears are out of loss and fear. Here once secure thoughts of eternal family is now being shattered in her mind. She doesn't want to talk about it because it is so painful...
by Awakening
08 Jul 2017, 22:02
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you reconcile Joseph Smith?
Replies: 70
Views: 3862

Re: How do you reconcile Joseph Smith?

I wish I could say something to help you feel better. It is devastating to reach the points you are expressing about Joseph Smith. Once upon a time he was one of the most amazing men to me. I honored and respected him so much. When I started to learn all the truth about Joseph, I was certain the thi...
by Awakening
02 Jun 2016, 07:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing on surplus?
Replies: 54
Views: 3380

Re: Tithing on surplus?

Hi Bear, I am going to share my personal story.....A few years ago, my husband went through a job change. We had been self employed and with the economy problems at the time, our business of 14 years changed dramatically and it became necessary to find other employment. We had been successfully self...
by Awakening
23 Apr 2015, 15:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism
Replies: 18
Views: 1091

Re: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism

Hi Roy, I had this exact same issue come up last year! My boys, now 9, were telling me all about the 3 degrees of glory and explaining to me about being together in the celestial kingdom if we are all good! This has bothered me so much that since we have moved out of state last summer, we have rarel...
by Awakening
21 Apr 2015, 21:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Weaving through other's misunderstandings....
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Weaving through other's misunderstandings....

Ok, i dont know how yo do the fancy quote box but Bill you say, "Thanks for the kind words.... It means so much to hear that especially in the midst of some of the faithful speaking ill of me and my work." Bill, you are doing so much good for so many, faithful speaking ill of you and your work? I'm ...
by Awakening
20 Apr 2015, 11:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with how my faith crisis is affecting my marriage
Replies: 14
Views: 805

Re: Struggling with how my faith crisis is affecting my marr

Hi All, Great post Keither. Boy, many of us can relate to this. I have been married 31 years!!! I was "the wife"! ;) For all of you struggling with spouses who don't understand, I just want to say I am so sorry. I am sorry for your pain and loneliness. If I could go back and erase the way I reacted ...
by Awakening
16 Apr 2015, 15:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Weaving through other's misunderstandings....
Replies: 26
Views: 1076

Re: Weaving through other's misunderstandings....

Thank you friends. A lot of thought provoking and insightful remarks have been made and I really appreciate your input. Because of my unwillingness to begin anyone else's faith crisis I navigate carefully when controversies are aroused. I do cringe, however, a bit at the misconceptions that are also...