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by Vincent53
07 Dec 2016, 02:12
Forum: Support
Topic: So very disappointed
Replies: 28
Views: 1130

Re: So very disappointed

Yes, from my understanding it's supposed to be driven by the Sunday School presidency and of course backed up by the bishopric and WC. I know that's not much help if you have the traditional SS presidency that looks at their callings as bell ringers. Our ward holds the teacher council once a month 2...
by Vincent53
27 Nov 2016, 03:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Energy drinks
Replies: 18
Views: 797

Re: Energy drinks

My mission president specifically had Coke and Pepsi available with our lunches at Zone conferences to make the point that they weren't forbidden in the WoW. He didn't want us teaching it especially. That was back in the early 80's before energy drinks were even thought of. I've heard that Yerba Mat...
by Vincent53
18 Nov 2016, 16:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!

Yes DarkJedi, I'm trying to leave that ingrained dogma behind, but It's been a part of my thinking for so long and now I'm just cynical about it. I'm trying to reframe my idea God. It takes time.


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by Vincent53
18 Nov 2016, 03:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!
Replies: 16
Views: 1338

Re: Omnipotent Heavenly Parents!

I'm a bit cynical about the idea of our heavenly mother/mothers, so if we accept the idea of God having multiple wives, which one is my heavenly mother and why is she hanging out with this polygamist?


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by Vincent53
06 Nov 2016, 19:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Reasons to stay?
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Re: Reasons to stay?

I want to thank everyone for your kindness and support! Thanks for sharing your experience and wisdom. I feel strength from you and I feel hope in dealing with what I'm going through. Today I conducted Fast and Testimony meeting. I was helped by all the suggestions you gave me in my introductory pos...
by Vincent53
29 Oct 2016, 22:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Reasons to stay?
Replies: 18
Views: 1235

Reasons to stay?

I've heard this idea a lot lately, that the church is about community. Our place to strengthen and support each other. To live up to the covenants we made when we got baptized. "Bear one another's burdens " etc... I can understand the reasoning and the call to follow Christ in that way. Some of the ...
by Vincent53
22 Oct 2016, 20:31
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lost, sad and confused.
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Re: Lost, sad and confused.

Wow! Thanks everyone, for the warm welcome and wonderful advice! I was very reluctant to bear my soul here, but I feel comforted that I made the right move. I will take it slow as many of you have suggested, that's sound advice. I like the idea of making a list of all the positive things I see in th...
by Vincent53
20 Oct 2016, 19:34
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Lost, sad and confused.
Replies: 15
Views: 1767

Lost, sad and confused.

I'm new here, I've been lurking for about 3 weeks after discovering this site. Here's my introduction- I've been a faithful TBM all my life. I come from generations of pioneer stock all the way back to the Nauvoo period. I grew up in Utah, I served a mission, married a wonderful girl in the temple, ...