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by AmyJ
22 May 2018, 14:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling Traumatized at Church?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Feeling Traumatized at Church?

POTENTIAL PRIMARY RANT WARNING: Church for me this week was my husband vacating the chapel to deal with health issues while I dealt with our 2 daughters (8 years old functioning around 5-6 years old and almost 2 years old respectively) in the chapel. Normally, in this situation, if my husband goes o...
by AmyJ
22 May 2018, 13:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling Traumatized at Church?
Replies: 7
Views: 95

Re: Feeling Traumatized at Church?

Yes, I have felt those feelings before. I attribute them to experiencing a moment of cognitive dissonance where you feel that what you believe/know no longer matches what everyone else around you believes/knows AND that if they could read your mind, you would be ousted from the tribe (spear points s...
by AmyJ
22 May 2018, 05:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Philosophy of Non-Responders 101
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Philosophy of Non-Responders 101

For me, I would do what I could to get to know a little about them - see what their face book says, google what their name says, or ask any family members in the branch who know them a little about them. All information is used to decide if I have enough in common to be friends with them on their ow...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 11:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

<shrugs> I am going to minister to those who enter my sphere of influence that I can minister to. I just figured that the church organization would like to get an accurate understanding of what is going on. They will know that the people I watch over are ministered to. In the situation of my family,...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 11:39
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers
Replies: 31
Views: 4079

Re: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers

Minyan Man wrote:
21 May 2018, 10:58
Amy, are you saying this book is so boring, it puts you to sleep?
I've had books like that too.
:D
No, It just helped me to resolve my doubts and anxieties so that I could sleep well.
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers
Replies: 31
Views: 4079

Re: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers

Bump. I got this book from the library on Saturday, and have gotten started on reading it (maybe 50 pages in). In the first few pages, he talks about how the myth of marriage being the uniting of 2 separate individuals back into 1 individual in spirit has fallen out of favor as an under pining of so...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 18
Views: 251

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I was senior companion 15 months of my 18 month mission (including to a senior sister 40 years older than myself - that was rough). I have also served as a Primary teacher in various age groups for a good 10 years. There have been times of flakiness church-wise, but never "big" callings. I always fi...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 06:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

I was hopeful for a change in program... now I am not so certain... When it came out in April, my husband (executive branch secretary) mentioned introducing ministering couples to the mix in the branch presidency meeting.. to crickets... I sent an email to our R.S. presidency, who thanked me and sai...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 18
Views: 251

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

They need a "surviving mental health illness" merit badge at 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and 20 years. With sub-badges for "Spouse", "teenage child", and specific crises. Also a "survived transitional life experience" including being unemployed, losing a child to death, losing a parent to death, PT...
by AmyJ
18 May 2018, 07:00
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 15
Views: 319

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

In that situation, I would have probably said something like this after the yelling started... "I am thankful that we have modern technology which makes some of these conflicts of time and resources easier to resolve by email or by Skype. I am also thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that helps ...