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by dande48
24 Apr 2018, 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I've found that we're not as willing to extend this principle to people with more subtle issues that aren't as obvious - depression, ADHD, OCD, etc. Shouldn't we extend this principle to... everyone? Because lets face it, a lot of who we are and the decisions we make aren't entirely under our contr...
by dande48
24 Apr 2018, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 8
Views: 104

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

It's a mixed bag. I met and married my wife because I'm a Mormon. I was raised by good parents with good values, because I'm a Mormon. I have higher moral standards, because I'm a Mormon. But I've also had a lot of struggles with relationships, empathy, perfectionism, trust... I think a large part o...
by dande48
24 Apr 2018, 05:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

Some will say this is coincidence, but a part of me wonders if God was answering me. Unfortunately most I talk to around here (I'm in Utah) will say it isn't only because that would confirm I shouldn't go to the LDS church. Which in their eyes god would never say that. Hence my crisis! If it was a ...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 18:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 294

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

I HONESTLY BELIEVE IF WE PUT ALL THE EFFORT WE PUT INTO HOME TEACHING/MINISTERING INTO MAKING OUR SUNDAY AND WEEKLY PROGRAMS ENGAGING AND INTERESTING AND SPIRITUALLY UPLIFTING, WE WOULD ACHIEVE MANY OF THE SAME RESULTS OR GREATER. I don't think it's so much as the amount of effort, as the wrong typ...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 12:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 10
Views: 114

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

Welcome Cadahangel! Happy you could join us. I wonder if this wasn't an answer to my prayer not sure but it has definitely put me in crisis about where to go from here. In the end, this is something you'll have to decide for yourself. But personally, I don't think it was an answer to your prayer. In...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 09:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 294

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

SilentDawning wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 09:10
Is that ministering?
It doesn't matter what you call it; I think it's a very kind thing to do.
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 09:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 13
Views: 122

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I think of your first definition. Acting according to your own volition, without control. I wouldn't say it's free without cost, but not for the SP's reasons. We could still act according to our own volition without the Savior. We had free agency in the pre-mortal realm, didn't we? And I have a hard...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 07:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 144

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

It's important to remember that our covenants (minus one in the temple) are with God, and not with the Church. Of course, most members feel God and the Church are one in the same. Personally, I feel the Church hasn't dealt honestly with me, and IMHO a covenant made under false pretense isn't binding...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of the ministering program?
Replies: 6
Views: 82

Re: What is the purpose of the ministering program?

Hopefully I'm not asking too many questions. But now that we are liberated from the old program's operational side, I have been wondering what the purpose of the new program is. The old program was to be a "watchman in Israel", and most of the time, it seemed to be: a) a way of making sure people w...
by dande48
23 Apr 2018, 06:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 294

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching!

On subject. It's far too early to tell and I'm more than willing to give it time but so far: 1) Both the EQ and RS have the exact same companionship and family assignments as before. 2) We're using all the same rhetoric for ministering. You need to visit them in their homes. Sometimes you need to v...