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by Stayforthedip
19 Jun 2017, 05:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: help me write a talk!
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: help me write a talk!

I wanted to write a follow-up about how things went. I am tempted to post my whole talk, but there is way too much personal/identifying stuff in there. So here are the highlights. I was the concluding speaker, which was awesome. The downside was the man before me spoke about 10 min over his time so ...
by Stayforthedip
12 Jun 2017, 11:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: help me write a talk!
Replies: 23
Views: 422

Re: help me write a talk!

I appreciate all your suggestions and feedback. I am going to separate my talk into 2 parts: 1) the priesthood and 2) fathers. I start by explaining that they are separate topics because men doesn't = priesthood (and I have quotes for Oaks to back that up). But I kind of want to push the envelope an...
by Stayforthedip
09 Jun 2017, 09:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: help me write a talk!
Replies: 23
Views: 422

help me write a talk!

I was asked to give a talk on "honoring and magnifying the priesthood." I probably would have said no, but they asked me (a woman) to be the concluding speaker! I consider myself a feminist and part of why I stay in the church right now is to help be the change I want to see. This is something very ...
by Stayforthedip
20 May 2017, 11:50
Forum: Support
Topic: How to be authentic but not cause a scene
Replies: 30
Views: 941

Re: How to be authentic but not cause a scene

I think I am in a fairly similar place as you Journey Girl. I have gotten to a place of real peace, but it has been years in the making (and I am not that old!). But there are still ups and downs and tricky situations. I like SD's advice. I especially agree that it is wise not to tell anyone (at lea...
by Stayforthedip
25 Apr 2017, 12:00
Forum: Support
Topic: what to wear and where
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: what to wear and where

Real life is lived in the middle. There is nothing wrong with compromise out of love and respect, as long as it isn't truly destructive to you. At first, moderation can be difficult, but it is wonderfully liberating when it becomes more natural. Ray--Thanks for these words of wisdom. I have had the...
by Stayforthedip
25 Apr 2017, 11:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Support during Unorthodoxy
Replies: 36
Views: 1743

Re: Spiritual Support during Unorthodoxy

Have you ever had an honest prayer with God about your feelings about the church? Indicating the problems you see, how it impacts your faith? I stopped praying(privately, I still pray when called on at church or home) about 2 years ago. A large reason why is because I felt abandoned by God. I had a...
by Stayforthedip
20 Apr 2017, 20:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?
Replies: 32
Views: 1359

Re: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?

I would say this site has helped me stay. When I first found it (I started reading maybe 3 years ago?) I felt like a heretic and stopped looking for a while. Then I came back to it when I was in a really angry stage and felt like I was the only one in the world that saw the church for what it really...
by Stayforthedip
20 Apr 2017, 20:18
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: In sacrament I'll be giving a talk on obedience
Replies: 22
Views: 848

Re: In sacrament I'll be giving a talk on obedience

It's been a long time since I have been asked to give a talk. (Great, now I am probably going to get asked.) But when I do, I usually take one element of the topic and spin off into something I think is more important/relevant/useful/interesting. You are a volunteer speaker. Speak to what matters to...
by Stayforthedip
20 Apr 2017, 20:15
Forum: Support
Topic: marriage
Replies: 17
Views: 827

Re: marriage

I wanted to give another big thank you to SD for the recommendation to check out http://www.marriagebuilders.com/ I read through a ton of material on the site and then had a long discussion about it on our date night. It gave us a great way to start talking more about how to meet each others' needs....
by Stayforthedip
20 Apr 2017, 20:00
Forum: Support
Topic: what to wear and where
Replies: 12
Views: 636

Re: what to wear and where

Thanks so much for the replies. It is nice to hear different takes on this. My advice would be dependent on what your spouse thinks to some extent when it's regarding his family. When you say a confrontation about beliefs, what does that mean exactly? How will they react? Hmmm, I hadn't thought of t...