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by Reuben
09 Apr 2018, 04:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't remember why I'm hurt but I still am!
Replies: 14
Views: 330

Re: Can't remember why I'm hurt but I still am!

It's heightened adrenaline that causes goosebumps and hair standing on end. Based on this and some of your other language, I think you're dealing with not just hurt, but a state of fight or flight brought on by a conditioned fear response. Of course, this makes emotional pain easier to recall... If ...
by Reuben
01 Apr 2018, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Finally, Cook addressed the elephant in the room with cases of rape! I wish he had been more direct and called a spade a spade, but it's something. I agree. I'm still scratching my head at "nonconsensual immorality." What the heck is that? If the victim didn't consent it's not immorality on her or ...
by Reuben
01 Apr 2018, 14:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)
Replies: 35
Views: 999

Re: April 2018 Sunday Afternoon Session (HT/VT End)

Curt Sunshine wrote:
01 Apr 2018, 14:16
The most important day in our lives is when we truly learn to behold the man.
For me, he had to disappear before I could really see him. He looks so different, too.
by Reuben
01 Apr 2018, 11:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sunday morning April 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 287

Re: Sunday morning April 2018

Both DHO's and RMN's talks got me wondering something. What's the scriptural support for the idea that increasing your obedience in small things results in better revelation, more Spirit, etc.? I'm drawing a blank.
by Reuben
01 Apr 2018, 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combining Elders and High Priests
Replies: 12
Views: 568

Re: Combining Elders and High Priests

This is a very good change. When I was HPGL, I noticed that almost all of the stellar home teachers were HPs. We hit 70% every month with no begging from me - the most I ever did was thank them. I never had to worry that someone wasn't being taken care of. The HPs showed me time and again that they ...
by Reuben
31 Mar 2018, 02:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You don't see this too often in the church
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: You don't see this too often in the church

And if the past is an indication of the future, there is a good chance this will be handled in a way that the church does not appear to be buckling to public pressure. I wonder how that would work. Like the priesthood and temple ban, by doing it 10 years after the main agitation is over with? Chang...
by Reuben
31 Mar 2018, 02:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You don't see this too often in the church
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: You don't see this too often in the church

Has the organizer of this or other demonstrations been threatened with discipline? Someone, somewhere said that, but I don't want to start a rumor. Not after the demonstration so far, but Sam Young was all but threatened in January: https://invisiblescubit.wordpress.com/2018/01/30/sam-protect-our-c...
by Reuben
27 Mar 2018, 08:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Considering this path, but unsure
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Considering this path, but unsure

I very much believe that to be understood is a need. Having some people in our lives whom we can be real with is invaluable. Unfortunately, for me I can be as real with my bishop as I can be with my boss. ;) It gets to the whole child in the gospel thing. children want to be understood, adults want...
by Reuben
27 Mar 2018, 02:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Good First Step re: Interviews and Abuse
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: A Good First Step re: Interviews and Abuse

There's a lot to like about the policy and handbook changes, which is hard to remember when you're agitating for greater changes (as I am). Here's one of my favorite parts: Most, but not all, allegations of abuse are true, and should be taken seriously and handled with great care. (I would have remo...
by Reuben
21 Feb 2018, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Today's Observations

You noticed two things about humans who happened to be Mormon. We like to think we are special and peculiar (in a good way), but we are more natural than we can see. That also is true of humans, generally. One eternal round comes to mind. It's just tribalism, plus the regular old stupid human tende...