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by AmyJ
15 Feb 2019, 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parental Attachment & Church Experience
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: Parental Attachment & Church Experience

I really enjoyed your article, thank you. My parents wound up championing some form of the Free/Autonomous and Enmeshed / ambivalent styles. However, I wanted the consequences of a more Dismissive (hands-off) parenting style. I wanted to rely on my self to a certain degree (one way to ensure it gets...
by AmyJ
12 Feb 2019, 09:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Joseph Smith Narrative
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: My Joseph Smith Narrative

I like it:) For me, I think that something happened and that Joseph spent a lifetime trying to define it and establish what it meant. I struggle with the 1st vision shifting in meaning from "forgiveness of sins" as a personal matter to "vision of God" to establish doctrine. It doesn't make sense to ...
by AmyJ
12 Feb 2019, 06:48
Forum: Support
Topic: The New Sunday Stuff and Me
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: The New Sunday Stuff and Me

Our RS lesson was Dallin Oaks GC "Truth and The Plan" talk. It was full of "We're Number One and Judging Others". We had the privilege of listening to the whole d*&# thing. Only stopping it long enough for comments like, "The Proclamation on the Family. So ahead of it's time" and "People searching ...
by AmyJ
11 Feb 2019, 13:21
Forum: Support
Topic: The New Sunday Stuff and Me
Replies: 21
Views: 411

Re: The New Sunday Stuff and Me

But there's no way to regulate the "home Church" program. :) Heck, they're going to try. I'm sure they'll bring it up in the PPI (if they can ever figure out how to catch me). But it's not like Home Teaching, ministering, genealogy, or temple attendance. There's no good metric. Comparisons are goin...
by AmyJ
04 Feb 2019, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday School - Not.
Replies: 34
Views: 758

Re: New Sunday School - Not.

I hear ya... Sunday School is too big now in our branch too... Our Gospel Doctrine teacher is very smart and probably very insecure, so she winds up rambling and testifying a lot. It didn't help her teaching equilibrium that one of our well known respected members of the branch appears to have passe...
by AmyJ
30 Jan 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: "Abstain from all appearance of evil."

I think it matters why we are motivated to be in a situation that has an "appearance of evil" and the attendant risk. There are good reasons not to be at certain places at certain times - but sometimes there are external motivations to do so. I think that people in general tend to distill motivation...
by AmyJ
25 Jan 2019, 13:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 28
Views: 915

Re: Worldwide Devotional

I am very sorry for this Amy. It can really hurt when people close to us devalue and/or invalidate our faith transition. I remember a time when my wife was convinced that I had lost the spirit and that I was less positive and more irritable as a result. This of course could become a self fulfilling...
by AmyJ
25 Jan 2019, 07:16
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Cooking with alcohol
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Cooking with alcohol

We used to cook with alcohol sometimes, but haven't for several years. I am happier with not doing so right now for these reasons: a) Tween daughter - I really don't want to deal with the potential introduction to alcohol because she is bored and thinks it a good idea to raid the pantry. NOTE: She h...
by AmyJ
25 Jan 2019, 07:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 28
Views: 915

Re: Worldwide Devotional

NOTE: Slightly Bitter Post Many have used the analogy of putting those items up on a shelf. The force that keeps the shelf intact is the narrative that the church is divine AND that all of these things does have a reasonable explanation consistent with the LDS worldview that will be revealed at some...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2019, 14:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1234

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I find it interesting to realize that most of the world defines priesthood as a body of priests or brotherhood of priests. In this context it would be completely accurate to refer to a group of priests as the priesthood (whereas we LDS have lately been discouraged from referring to priesthood holdi...