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by LDS_Scoutmaster
10 Oct 2017, 17:34
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment

I have had my frustrations as well at and with church, at and with Ward members. It's difficult to just let things go and not let it bother when it is so personal. My evolving faith has allowed me not to land on any absolutes, the reason I bring this up is because it has helped me to cope with all o...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
03 Oct 2017, 13:25
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, my name is Longbottom...
Replies: 9
Views: 261

Re: Hello, my name is Longbottom...

Glad you found this safe place. Having a spot to bounce ideas and concerns and get some really great feedback has both helped me and broadened my understanding. I also want to thank everyone for your comments and support.
by LDS_Scoutmaster
06 Jun 2017, 08:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Re: Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?

It seems like there has always been this 'proof' both for and against for me. And I agree that spiritual matters don't need to rely on historical facts or even reality for that matter, but my usual knee-jerk reaction is that i do sway a bit either way. Then like SD, I step back and start to objectiv...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
05 Jun 2017, 15:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What to do with the Lamanites?
Replies: 15
Views: 918

Re: What to do with the Lamanites?

There has been a lot of controversy recently about Middle Eastern DNA having been found amongst Cherokee. Look it up. Some of the sites discussing it are fringe, but there has been a lot of backpeddling and headscratching over it. This doesn't tie in with Lamanites but it is curious. Ah I just post...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
05 Jun 2017, 15:08
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?
Replies: 21
Views: 828

Does 'proof' sway your belief either way?

This came from a non-church source I believe. Has anyone else seen it? http://nativesnewsonline.com/2017/04/16/dna-scientists-claim-that-cherokees-are-from-the-middle-east/ I often wonder, being a convert, then coming from a tbm background, how much of my belief system is swayed by 'proof'. When I j...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
05 Jun 2017, 14:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Spiritually burned Out or Spiritually Isolated?
Replies: 5
Views: 510

Re: Spiritually burned Out or Spiritually Isolated?

It is tough. The only thing that I feel like I can do from my insignificant vantage point is not be an all or nothing member. Maybe if enough of us stay the overall church experience won't be as all or nothing. This was key for me as well. I became less critical of myself, and in turn, less critica...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
23 May 2017, 22:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Stake Program
Replies: 23
Views: 742

Re: New Stake Program

Just attended a rollout meeting the other night for it. It reminded me a little of the pathway program through byu idaho, a mix of spiritual and temporal exercises promoting growth and change. I think the reasoning for the facilitators not being experts was that they didn't want the facilitators to ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
23 May 2017, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scouting Change
Replies: 41
Views: 1445

Re: Scouting Change

Over dinner my son asked, "so do they have a program to replace it. I mentioned the activity of cleaning the church and my son said, "Oh Crap" and his mom got on him. he he he Lol! In our ward for the past few years we have been fudging the paperwork anyways, as we have only a few YM and many times...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
22 May 2017, 18:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Priesthood and infidelity
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Priesthood and infidelity

I'm so sorry that you're going through this. I've known many couples at this point of going through divorce for many different reasons and there is no telling what the outcome will be like. You definitely shouldn't be a doormat and be taken advantage of. I agree with what has been said you know the ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
08 Nov 2016, 17:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Approaching a Demanding Calling Practically
Replies: 4
Views: 295

Re: Approaching a Demanding Calling Practically

Thanks for the posts. I recently switched callings and am way out of my comfort zone. Feeling like I'm not doing all I can etc. (which can be a good thing as a little motivation is usually what I need). Thanks for the advice even as it wasn't directed to me!