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by AmyJ
27 Oct 2020, 04:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I hope it's not over. This place has been the best place for me to explore the intersection between church culture, parenting, and managing expectations. All the questions I ask here are respectfully answered with a variety of viewpoints, where with my LDS friends, I get weird looks sometimes for bo...
by AmyJ
21 Oct 2020, 04:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Do I Say?
Replies: 4
Views: 147

What Do I Say?

My 10.75 year old daughter is funny, smart, and an interesting person. She always winds up with the unexpected, unique, on-point answer. She also has a short attention span - more mentally short then physically short(ish). Her emotional connections with others are always erratic. This past week, I w...
by AmyJ
21 Oct 2020, 04:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Community?
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Community?

I do make a point to take my children to church programs and activities that I believe they will benefit from. This mostly pertains to peer interaction, social development, and getting out of the house. I can see that. Unfortunately, the activities so far over Zoom have been spiritual/doctrinally b...
by AmyJ
19 Oct 2020, 08:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Community?
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Community?

We haven't been back since March. In August, I think, our branch started hosting Virtual Sacrament meeting at 10 AM. I have not put it on to watch. I think about it several times during the week, but have not managed to do so for these reasons: 1. I don't feel that I truly believe the same things to...
by AmyJ
05 Oct 2020, 05:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 23
Views: 635

Re: Do you apologize?

This came up in a marriage counseling session a while ago. The therapist asked my wife if she apologizes. He said some people don't. I have seen this a few times in different people -- they commit obvious wrongs, but then never apologize. Their version of repairing the relationship is to get back o...
by AmyJ
05 Oct 2020, 05:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?

Now, I realize happiness can different means to different people. Most of our church or other religions in other think that just living only by those standards or teachings only cause happiness, nothing else can, although many in our church and those same religions will admit life isn't always so b...
by AmyJ
28 Sep 2020, 12:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

Hi DJ, I think it is a matter of semantics. I tend to view authority as giving personal authorization/personal validation for thinking/acting something differently/or acting at all then one intended to originally do so based on the cost of the initial request/demand (in any form), the amount of trus...
by AmyJ
25 Sep 2020, 08:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1179

Re: Do you have a lot for which to repent?

I view repentance a lot like CurtSunshine does - it's all about what is changing and what should be changing. It also comes down to authority because you have to decide which parties have authority to request/insist/demand changes in your behavior and why. For example, in my life, my husband has the...
by AmyJ
10 Sep 2020, 06:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 32
Views: 1824

Re: The Church and transsexualism

This is probably pretty obvious, but it has not been posted about yet. Our church has always been a literal community-building church - from the roots in New England among the frontiers, to Nauvoo, to Utah (and the surrounding area). In a thousand different ways, the church requested conformity to t...
by AmyJ
10 Sep 2020, 05:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 24
Views: 1868

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

I think we have define "forgiven" before we can answer the question. We also have to know the rule (spoken or unspoken, civic or cultural, divine or mortal) that we broke AND acknowledge the validity of the rule with the authority to impose consequences (stated and unstated). Completing actions requ...