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by AmyJ
22 Oct 2018, 06:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Teachers Council Once a Quarter? Once a Quarter!

I am currently calling-less and have been since September 2016 (on paper). Well, I am a ministering person - but I considered that a duty/privilege not a calling because I was not set apart for it. It's a bit weird since I am in a small branch - so in theory I should be holding multiple callings. So...
by AmyJ
22 Oct 2018, 05:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President for a day
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: President for a day

Here is my list: 1. 3rd bishopric counselor who is female (not the R.S. President or married/related to another member of the bishopric) and is called to assist in pastoral needs specifically for the women in the church. She would work hand-in-hand with the Relief Society presidency in making sure t...
by AmyJ
22 Oct 2018, 05:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

Our basement is filled with stuff "someone" could use but is never given away or offered to Goodwill, etc. (I'm starting to rant.) I believe this could be the accumulation of luxuries too. As you recognized, the accumulation of "things" can be unhealthy too. If you've seen that show 'Hoarders' you ...
by AmyJ
18 Oct 2018, 06:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masonry and Metaphor
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Masonry and Metaphor

There was a time as a non-literal believer when I tried to separate the “presentation of the endowment” from the endowment itself. I saw the presentation as the adoption and borrowing of certain masonic elements that are actually non-essential to the actual endowment itself, which I saw as the cove...
by AmyJ
17 Oct 2018, 05:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help (In a Good Way)
Replies: 9
Views: 238

Help (In a Good Way)

My mom and I are very close even though we live about 6 hours away from each other. We talk on the phone at least 1x a week for 35 minutes or so. She knows about all my challenges in general, and is acquainted with my faith transition. She is also in the Relief Society Presidency of her ward. She as...
by AmyJ
12 Oct 2018, 11:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church
Replies: 53
Views: 1258

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: 1258

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: 34
Views: 833

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: 956

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: 34
Views: 833

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...