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by BuffetMormon
07 Jun 2016, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter

Thanks for all your thoughts. The members of the ward have been wonderful. I never felt out of place during my divorce. Many sisters were there for me during that time. (And even now). No one ever offended me. And I realize that many of the local members are just doing what SLC tells them to do. My ...
by BuffetMormon
07 Jun 2016, 14:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter

Hi On My Own, I understand your question. I am really not sure of the answer to your question. I have 2 guesses: 1. I still believe in the gospel- the BOM, the doctrine, etc. 2. I am just not ready to completely leave. This is a big step. It has been a long time coming and I don't see going back, bu...
by BuffetMormon
07 Jun 2016, 14:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter
Replies: 8
Views: 819

How to write a "Do Not Contact" letter

Hi everyone! I have made my decision to become inactive in the church. I still believe the gospel of the church, but I completely disagree with how the church is run. A former LDS member told me that I must write a "Do Not Contact" letter. Does anyone know how to do this? This is not a resignation l...
by BuffetMormon
31 Jan 2016, 06:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you respond?
Replies: 14
Views: 790

Re: How would you respond?

nor is the experience of being a Mormon getting much better. There have been some improvements through some of the essays and Uchdorfts talks, but frankly, the experience of being a Mormon simply does not seem worth the amount I would have to pay in tithing to be in full standing -- at least, not t...
by BuffetMormon
24 Jan 2016, 10:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Push the button or "Stay LDS"
Replies: 23
Views: 1394

Re: Push the button or "Stay LDS"

YES! Didn't even have to think about it. Why would anyone NOT want to push the button? (No, seriously, why would anyone NOT want to press it!?!)
by BuffetMormon
22 Dec 2015, 19:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Presidency Photo
Replies: 14
Views: 1026

Re: First Presidency Photo

Oh my, that happened to me a few months ago! And I had the same reaction (I was horrified that I felt that way).

It must be that I am not fond of some of the decisions (not repealing the temple marriage wait time, the recent gay policy, etc).

I don't know what to do either.
by BuffetMormon
22 Dec 2015, 19:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning my return to church
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Planning my return to church

I think its symptomatic of the problem in the church that we are even debating with Bishops about whether people should share where they want to serve... SilentDawning, you are so right. Here is the problem. Boyd K. Packer said (April 1999 General Conference): Bishops are inspired! Each of us has a...
by BuffetMormon
21 Dec 2015, 12:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning my return to church
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Planning my return to church

Hi Silent, I don't see your question as confrontational. :smile: I say that you cannot tell them what calling you want because of the culture. A few months ago, my Bishop told me that I should have a calling. I said, "Great, as long as it's not in nursery". (I am not fond of kids that age). And he s...
by BuffetMormon
20 Dec 2015, 19:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Planning my return to church
Replies: 28
Views: 1294

Re: Planning my return to church

I am not sure you can tell them what calling you want to have, but you can certainly turn down any you do not want. I think you should return- on your terms. That is what I am trying to do. I go only to sacrament because that is what I can do at this point. If someone asks me why I am not going to t...
by BuffetMormon
07 Nov 2015, 18:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Church has something for everyone
Replies: 13
Views: 1241

Re: The Church has something for everyone

The church is not working for me. (The Gospel is). What does the church need to change? 1. Public wedding first and not having to wait one year for temple sealing. 2. Three hour Sunday worship needs to be shortened 3. Not having to be part of the "mold" . There is more than one way to be a member of...