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by dande48
19 Feb 2018, 12:22
Forum: Support
Topic: When you feel the need to apologize for the church
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: When you feel the need to apologize for the church

I never apologize for the Church. I don't have that responsibility or right. All I can do is express personal sorrow when practices and policies hurt someone. I agree with Curt. There are two kinds of "sorry". There's the "I accept the blame for and will try to rectify" sorry, and the "I feel sad b...
by dande48
18 Feb 2018, 22:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Today's Quote in Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 5
Views: 84

Re: Today's Quote in Sacrament Meeting

By Obama, you mean Jon Favreau of course. ;) Great quote, tho.
by dande48
18 Feb 2018, 22:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Asking to be released...
Replies: 26
Views: 532

Re: Asking to be released...

I'm super scared to do this, but I can't take this calling much longer. Any suggestions before I send it? My two-cents: - If you sound wishy-washy, they will try to talk you out of it. " I feel I am not... would like... next week or two" sounds wishy-washy. - Asking to be released is asking for per...
by dande48
15 Feb 2018, 22:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 10
Views: 206

Re: Being safe at Church.

I know that the Church has jumped through all the legal hoops, to ensure that it is illegal to conceal carry on Church grounds, even if you have a permit. Not that it helps much; If people are intent on causing trouble, they will anyways. And for protection, many of those who have gone to the troubl...
by dande48
14 Feb 2018, 21:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: Speaking up in class

Just a couple of thoughts: - Remember why you're speaking up. Helping the unorthodox members "stay LDS" and not feel so alone, I think is a very noble goal. Keep that in mind when speaking up. On the other hand, I don't know about you, but at times I feel like I have a lot of negative feelings towar...
by dande48
13 Feb 2018, 19:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Sustaining Others in Callings
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Sustaining Others in Callings

Funny, that one came to mind as I was reading the OP and before reading your post. In music it's how long a note can last after the initial creation of the note. I don't know, don't judge, I don't write for Websters. I think it makes a fitting analogy. No note can be sustained forever. And even if ...
by dande48
13 Feb 2018, 11:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Coping with the Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Coping with the Culture

Word for word, this is EXACTLY what my brother-in-law went through, and is going through even now. For a second there, I thought you might be him. It's been a year and a half, since they've been together. It's practically a checkbox commandment for every worthy young man to serve a mission. It's a r...
by dande48
13 Feb 2018, 11:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

So Sister Dew suggests that there is a doctrinal basis for the policy that was revealed at least in part to her mind and heart by the spirit. Then the blogger indicates that the answers that we receive for the "doctrinal basis" of a global policy of the church are personal and may be contradictory?...
by dande48
12 Feb 2018, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 603

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

Many of those who don't believe in the supernatural are often very cut off from nature in my experience. It leads to a very sterile worldview in many cases. Very off-topic, but I haven't found that to be the case at all. It greatly depends on the person, but I'd say it's more likely the inverse is ...
by dande48
12 Feb 2018, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 603

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

So there you have it, I can't buy blessings through prayer anyway because I am double minded and unstable (which is probably what some members of my ward think as well) and shouldn't expect to receive anything. Fortunately for me, I don't expect to receive anything, but at least I now know why. Isn...