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by AmyJ
12 Oct 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1083

Re: Two Hour Church

I just gave this a good amount of thought and checked my calendar - I have not been to a ward activity this year. I just checked my calendar. We haven't had a ward activity this year. :P We save it all for Halloween and Christmas. I think we did something for Memorial Day and I took the girls. I we...
by AmyJ
12 Oct 2018, 05:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1083

Re: Two Hour Church

I was thinking about it the other day actually. As a family, we don't invite people over to our house because we don't. 3/4 of us are introverts to various degrees, with a really small, really humble house. Bottom line - We don't put resources (executive functioning and otherwise) into socializing w...
by AmyJ
10 Oct 2018, 08:45
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: I May Throw Up...

I am not sure exactly the context of how it was said but DW reported that President Oaks listed people getting married later as if it was a bad thing. This was concerning to her because we know of a number of couples that got married young and it did not quite end well. DW and I married at the ripe...
by AmyJ
10 Oct 2018, 07:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 925

Re: Why do you stay?

My wife has asked me a number of times if she wasn't around if I would still go to church. I don't know the answer to that question. Probably I would go less often. I am much happier when I feel I have real choices. I don't feel like I've every had legitimate choices when it comes to my membership ...
by AmyJ
10 Oct 2018, 07:01
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: I May Throw Up...

But of all the Church related things that make my tummy hurt, I don't think this makes the top 10. Of all the things spoken of at the women's conference, this one also wasn't a point mentioned that I am wrestling with. The whole "handing off the emotional load of teaching the home-centered church-s...
by AmyJ
10 Oct 2018, 06:52
Forum: Support
Topic: I May Throw Up...
Replies: 28
Views: 541

Re: I May Throw Up...

I also will not be doing a social media "fast" in the 10 day sense. I am analyzing and following the "Spirit of the Law" behind his request to the best of my ability. His talk prompted me review how I spend my "social media time" each day - and I realized that there were some changes to make (so I m...
by AmyJ
08 Oct 2018, 12:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

There was a lot to be grumpy about... My family watched all conference sessions (5 for my 8.75 year old and myself, 4 for my husband). I wanted to hear what the amazing announcements would be firsthand. I wanted to support my husband. I went up to our branch building to be with my community and expo...
by AmyJ
08 Oct 2018, 06:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I took his talk as painting a Christ-like life. He gave 5 tools to use to do so, but he also said "not limited to" the standard litany of answers. But I did tune out the straight Obedience principles alot... I don't disagree Amy, but those five things were all the "tried and true" principles that m...
by AmyJ
07 Oct 2018, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I took his talk as painting a Christ-like life.
He gave 5 tools to use to do so, but he also said "not limited to" the standard litany of answers.

But I did tune out the straight Obedience principles alot...
by AmyJ
07 Oct 2018, 06:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 462

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

I got 2 doses of Oaks because he spoke at the women's meeting. Since he basically handed over the teaching at home to the sisters under the "nurturing" umbrella as listed in the "Family: A Proclamation", I was livid and thinking of stopping participation in the church. I felt the expectation that I ...