Search found 857 matches

by AmyJ
23 May 2019, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 1122

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: 337

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: 337

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: 755

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: 582

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...
by AmyJ
14 May 2019, 12:54
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: How do I explain modesty?

I believe in the LDS church the "high concessions for exclusive sexual access (a.k.a. marriage)" takes the form of YSA women holding out for RMs and temple marriage eligibility for suitable marriage partners. I believe that when we strip away all the tangents and sidebars, Modesty is really about s...
by AmyJ
14 May 2019, 07:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 57
Views: 1498

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

When I was a teenager (20 years ago in a land far, far, away), my father and I had an conversation about it. My father recommended that people entering mixed race marriages would need to be aware that there would be more cross-cultural issues to resolve because of combining the 2 cultures through ma...
by AmyJ
14 May 2019, 06:52
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 25
Views: 489

Re: How do I explain modesty?

Modesty is a paradox. POINT 1: Modesty is both not caring about what others think (being satisfied with the modest house, ect.) and by dressing/having an appearance that is pleasing to others (requiring thinking about what others want to see). We teach the dressing/appearance part of the equation fi...
by AmyJ
07 May 2019, 13:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued
Replies: 57
Views: 1498

Re: Sealing waiting period policy discontinued

I had a question, I'd like to put out there: How often do you think this "new policy" will be put into effect? It's great to have that option available. There are several weddings I would've loved to attend. But I wonder if the emphasis on temple marriage over civil is far too strong. Despite the p...
by AmyJ
03 May 2019, 06:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture
Replies: 39
Views: 1094

Re: Prophetic Flaws in Scripture

Sticking with the idea of perfection meaning whole or complete... I think we mostly look at the concept of perfection from an individual perspective. What do I have to do to be more perfect? When will I become perfect? What if we looked at the concept of perfection from a community perspective? Whe...