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by AmyJ
24 Apr 2019, 05:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 6
Views: 86

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

For me, when I realized that General Mormon (he was the leader of their armies after all) spent the majority of his life leading people and trying to raise the morale in the face of a lost cause of the survival of the Nephites, it helped me understand why there are such stark "Us vs Them" examples t...
by AmyJ
24 Apr 2019, 05:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 823

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

Daughter1 wrote:
23 Apr 2019, 20:03
So to me, the primary lesson of the Book of Mormon is twofold: the gospel is simple - live it; there is greater truth to come - wait for it.
This is beautiful - thank you!
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2019, 13:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Church video for SS lesson
Replies: 10
Views: 126

Re: Church video for SS lesson

Even if a teacher tries to turn this lesson, it's a loss. The video has already set the stage. Sure the Bishop is chill but the message isn't. Wrestling now if I am attending or not. It should be R.S. (4th Sunday) - so it shouldn't be the main topic because this is from the S.S. lesson not R.S...
by AmyJ
19 Apr 2019, 04:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Collateral Damage
Replies: 10
Views: 243

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: 3807

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: 309

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: 10
Views: 243

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: 155

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: 57

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: 309

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...