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by AmyJ
19 Apr 2019, 04:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Re: Collateral Damage

Thanks for the insights so far.

How does the dynamic change when it is close family members/friends (if it changes)?
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 08:04
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon
Replies: 89
Views: 3793

Re: Joseph Smith Could Not Have Written the Book of Mormon

Do I believe in the book? I'm still working that out. If God were to somehow give me the option to choose whether or not the book is true I would certainly wish for it to be true. Prior to experiences that led me to question I had been a believer for nearly 40 years, was born into the church and am...
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 07:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: My Best & Worst List

I don't have all my what I define as scripture figured out yet, but I am an individual open cannon person. If scripture is defined as "the words of people that should be listened to and taken seriously on a personal level" - then my personal cannon is some General Conference talks/teachings, some po...
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 07:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 9
Views: 183

Collateral Damage

One of the things that I have realized in the last 6 months or so, that in my current state of my journey - a lot of standard principles/topics have no impact on me. Examples: I struggle with a belief in God right now - so other common doctrinal assumptions (such as believing in Satan) go out the wi...
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 06:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good Men (and Women) Better . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: Good Men (and Women) Better . . .

I like the mindset idea as well. One of the challenges I face in teaching Relief Society lessons is that I am about 30 years younger then about 2/3 of the sisters there. The remaining 1/3 is divided between the 30-40 year olds (mostly established in the kid-marriage routines), with younger sisters p...
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 06:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Leading Saints
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Leading Saints

I found this website awhile back whose focus is on supporting church leaders in creating positive impacts in their units. However, there is a lot on it for non-leaders like me (technically I consider myself a leader in training and/or an unofficial leader) to benefit from, and there are articles and...
by AmyJ
18 Apr 2019, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Best & Worst List
Replies: 17
Views: 288

Re: My Best & Worst List

Here are my thoughts: GOOD: Our Treatment of Eve in the Garden of Eden Start in the Community/Networking - I am grateful for the script that allows me to show up at church and have a foot-in-the-door friendship wise. Open Cannon Concept Duality of Individual Revelation line and Organization Revelati...
by AmyJ
11 Apr 2019, 14:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 618

Re: Promised Blessings

I agree with you that if I wanted to get my "head in the game" I need to isolate step by step choices in order to improve my results. I think the problem is, when you don't meet expectations, achieve goals or have your head "fully in the game", blame and responsibility come in and the problem is id...
by AmyJ
11 Apr 2019, 13:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 618

Re: Promised Blessings

I've been trying to figure out where and how I emotionally became tangled up in this mess of my fault for other's choices, and I realized some quotes we read on the mission and were told were inspired for us may have caused them. “I frequently say to missionaries in the field, ‘You make or break yo...
by AmyJ
09 Apr 2019, 07:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Would It Take?
Replies: 5
Views: 125

What Would It Take?

This post was triggered by Silent Dawning's response on one of the General Conference threads - I felt it was worthy of a separate thread. For me, it is an evaluation of what it would take to pull me into temple worship. Silent Dawning: "Now tainted in mind and spirit by the trials of my full LDS ex...