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by AmyJ
24 Jun 2019, 07:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Relief Society Lesson
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Relief Society Lesson

I taught Relief Society yesterday (and remembered a nursery snack for the win!!) I centered the talk around Elder Kyle McKay's talk "The Immediate Goodness of God" focusing on how we hope to connect to God. The 2 key points I took from his talk were that we desire a connection to God, and that we de...
by AmyJ
24 Jun 2019, 07:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Relief Society
Replies: 6
Views: 119

Teaching Relief Society

I have been called as the official R.S. teacher for my branch. This is something I am pretty sure I can do. I have been teaching 1x a month in R.S. for the last 6 months or so and it seemed to work. I have also been lobbying for this calling (in as much as a person can), and my executive secretary h...
by AmyJ
24 Jun 2019, 07:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 319

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

https://bycommonconsent.com/2019/06/19/book-review-jana-riess-the-next-mormons/#more-109181 Some quotes from the book review on common consent: though church leaders have long worried about the corrupting influence of college campuses, it turns out that more education correlates with greater church...
by AmyJ
24 Jun 2019, 06:20
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

An additional feature with this "natural disaster" analogy is it can also explain the secondary ripples and triggers after the initial crisis (which is a thing). Mostly I have more or less "made peace" with where I am - but there are little things (and some doctrinal points) that spike my cognitive ...
by AmyJ
20 Jun 2019, 05:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 259

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

I'm nearly 2 years into this I think... the largest, most surprising blessings I have received in this transition is the freedom of "And" and a tailored path... I can choose to believe in God AND I can believe that God is not going to step in and solve my problems - that some "blessings from God" ar...
by AmyJ
23 May 2019, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 1175

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

I am not sure that it can.... Increasing numbers of people are not necessarily holding onto a belief in God anymore, or a belief in organized religion necessarily. In addition, communities are being forged online and/or in specialized niches that are replacing the community aspect that church held (...
by AmyJ
22 May 2019, 07:49
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

C) How do you distinguish a mental chemical atypical balancing act with a spiritual strength/weakness or an environmental cultural teaching? I think that this becomes splitting hairs at some point, but it is still a valid question that theology used to answer for us... The answer to that question h...
by AmyJ
21 May 2019, 06:49
Forum: Support
Topic: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?
Replies: 14
Views: 350

Re: How Can I Navigate My Path With The Course With These Issues?

Hello, Thanks for writing them out. I will provide my .02. 1. Temple ordinances : I think that they were something Joseph Smith implemented to connect people to the scripture traditions and to past generations. I think the motivation behind the practice is divine - and fairly universal. I think that...
by AmyJ
20 May 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Woman in a Man's Church
Replies: 24
Views: 766

Re: A Woman in a Man's Church

I have been following this conversation thread with interest. I feel that male/female views of, well anything, wind up looking a lot like an Esher painting - both sides are seeing the same lines and colors, but the translation is entirely different. I think that in the last 40 years, we have started...
by AmyJ
15 May 2019, 13:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Everything's on the table now
Replies: 22
Views: 600

Re: Everything's on the table now

I agree and I liked the article. I think that at least for me, there is almost a visceral reaction to what I feel are the unstated prospective expectations of me by my family members. Example: I had issues with the temple wording previously, and that was part of why I was not interested in more full...