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by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Pathways Class
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Re: Teaching Pathways Class

No, the Pathways program itself feeding into BYU-Idaho Online certificates and degrees flourishes. The 2 Bachelor's programs that I was planning to choose between when I graduated from Pathways have/had issues. In April, I got word that both programs were being phased out and not accepting future st...
by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 10:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro & Hellos
Replies: 5
Views: 50

Re: My Intro & Hellos

Welcome! This is a good place on the internet to be. Just Breathe. You got this. The whole church thing - humans are gonna human (even at - and especially at church). It works best if you focus on what you do believe, and what you are doing about it. Being in a faith transition process means that yo...
by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 06:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Pathways Class
Replies: 2
Views: 38

Teaching Pathways Class

I taught the class on the miracles of Jesus Christ last night. THE CLASS: The 9 to 12 of us are the seasoned 31+ age group - we are actually fairly opinionated, off-topic, and more about "keepin' it real" in general. [I managed to dodge the teaching bullet previously because of my own faith transiti...
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 37
Views: 562

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

SilentDawning wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 17:25
They keep this up and I might have to get orthodox again.
I won't tell anyone :D
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "why people leave" survey
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Another "why people leave" survey

Framing the relationship in terms of a doctor:patient inserts a lot of bias into the discussion. Before we even begin the discussion we bring the bias that the doctor is a domain expert and knows what's best for the patient. We also bring the bias that the patient has some problem that needs to be ...
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the Branch President
Replies: 26
Views: 711

Re: Meeting with the Branch President

UPDATE: The meeting with the branch president went pretty well. While I knew that our branch president went from being a Catholic to being LDS, I did not know that he took a side tour of Atheism/Agnosticism as well. When he asked if there was anything he could do to help me, I requested that he coun...
by AmyJ
18 Jun 2018, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 196

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

I have a question -- we know that our RS has a program where if someone is sick, the RS takes meals over to the family who is experiencing the sickness or other trial. It's a way of showing you care. Yup. Unless your family has special dietary needs, or doesn't need meals (or both). But if everyone...
by AmyJ
18 Jun 2018, 05:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 6
Views: 208

Re: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

It sounds funny, but my faith transition has taught me paradox as a solid operating principle. There is the obvious one - a person being at church without a certainty of the existence of the Savior. Finding happiness in "the lone and dreary wilderness". Doing or saying all the traditional "right" th...
by AmyJ
15 Jun 2018, 06:38
Forum: Support
Topic: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article

This comment caught my attention: I always get squirmy when people talk about “choosing to believe,” or some other willed, conscious process as the explanation for why they are still in the Church while others are gone. We should collectively stop making that attribution error. I also strongly susp...