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by dande48
25 Apr 2018, 17:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden History
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Hidden History

Good post, Hawkgirl!
by dande48
25 Apr 2018, 10:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony
Replies: 4
Views: 56

Redesigning the Marriage Ceremony

I just received an email from an organization I follow, "The School of Life", which is largely an Atheist organization, but one with kind attitudes towards religion, who strive to help the more secular among us live and die well. Recently, they have redesigned the marriage ceremony, and released a Y...
by dande48
25 Apr 2018, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

The pitbulls are a very sad example, and I fully agree that the environment we are raised in has as much if not more of an effect on who we become, than the natures we were born with. I don't think it matters whether "Original Sin" or "Free Agency". I think, like with most religious principles, it m...
by dande48
25 Apr 2018, 05:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I will say that as a former Catholic I wholeheartedly disagree with the idea of original sin... For the record, I disagree with "Original Sin" as an objective truth. I don't literally believe in Adam and Eve, or a time when lions were herbivores. But I do also wholeheartedly disagree with the 2nd a...
by dande48
24 Apr 2018, 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 21
Views: 202

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: 9
Views: 143

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: 124

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: 324

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: 124

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: 324

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.