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by grobert93
20 Nov 2020, 09:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 384

Re: How to respond to missionaries

IMO you owe the missionaries nothing. They will, after all, transfer out eventually and forget about you. That's the reality of serving. You're just a name on a list of people to be contacted every 6 months. Take nothing personal of it, they aren't losing sleep worrying about getting in contact wit...
by grobert93
19 Nov 2020, 09:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 384

Re: How to respond to missionaries

IMO you owe the missionaries nothing. They will, after all, transfer out eventually and forget about you. That's the reality of serving. You're just a name on a list of people to be contacted every 6 months. Take nothing personal of it, they aren't losing sleep worrying about getting in contact with...
by grobert93
27 Oct 2020, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 31
Views: 2589

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I feel like staylds had the purpose of helping struggling members... stay LDS. Not all of us found this resolution the proper course of action for ourselves and thus, we are leftLDS instead. So it's harder to feel welcome, included and involved in the community when the goal is to stayLDS. I wonder ...
by grobert93
21 Oct 2020, 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do I Say?
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: What Do I Say?

In my biased opinion, the fact that the church expects these young children with developing emotions and intellect to have a testimony of something that is so personal and complex is unacceptable and uncomfortable. You did nothing wrong. Just know that if your child is unable to "have a testimony" t...
by grobert93
17 Sep 2020, 07:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: The Church and transsexualism

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. I'd love it if the teachings and policies moved away from finding ways to condemn and move towards love, acceptance, and ministering. I am in general convinced that there are kinder and comp...
by grobert93
16 Sep 2020, 08:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 1475

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I had a lot of thoughts to share, but since many are led by my emotional reaction to how to church handles doubts, I wanted to give myself some time to compose things better. However, one of my favorite website blogs updated with their take on this, and it articulates my thoughts much better. I hope...
by grobert93
13 Sep 2020, 07:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

Plus now that I've decided that swearing, drinking coffee and not paying tithing is normal and healthy, there's a lot less to "repent" for anyway. :thumbup: :angel: I think this is the key, along with letting go of the associated guilt/fear. And again, let us not confuse or conflate repentance and ...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: The Church and transsexualism

I think it will take another 10-20 years before a shift occurs in the church leadership. Thread tangent. This comment made me curious so I whipped up a quick spreadsheet. Assuming all current leaders live to be 95, this is roughly how things would play out (of course some will live longer, some sho...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 07:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 33
Views: 2736

Re: The Church and transsexualism

First of all, I would like to thank all those who have responded here. I now understand a little more why the Church has problems with the subject. I still have one question: If science accepts transsexuality and no longer tries to heal it, as they have done it with the issue of homosexuality for m...
by grobert93
12 Sep 2020, 07:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1625

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

I used to feel like the most unworthy sinner in the world when I actually believed the claims from the church and took it into my heart. I begged god for forgiveness when I discovered private time, I begged God to forgive me when I accidentally said words like beaver dam. I thought I was horrible an...