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by AmyJ
24 Sep 2018, 06:47
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: She Preached The Word
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: She Preached The Word

But I love the idea that my daughter is growing up accepting that women can "preach the word" - that they are qualified to do so. Not really a new idea though. Female preachers go back to the 18th century. Earlier if you count Joan of Arc. Our main church in this country has been ordaining women si...
by AmyJ
24 Sep 2018, 06:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 61
Views: 1093

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

I think talking loudly and publicly is also desperately needed. Members need to know when their church causes pain. How else would they know if they don't see it in someone's face? How else does it invade their thoughts? This is a good point. I don't think people would've been aware of the situatio...
by AmyJ
20 Sep 2018, 06:48
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: YSA Fireside

I started listening to it this morning - it is an interesting topic :smile:
by AmyJ
20 Sep 2018, 06:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 306

Saturday Evening Stake Conference

This past weekend was our Stake Conference. My husband had a Saturday afternoon leadership meeting that he choose to attend. We decided about an hour before he needed to leave for that meeting that I would drop him off at a house of a friend who would give him a ride to the leadership meeting, and t...
by AmyJ
20 Sep 2018, 05:35
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: She Preached The Word
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: She Preached The Word

Fun Story: The other afternoon I was reading this book when my daughter came home from school. I gave a 1-2 sentence summary focusing on letting her know that a) women can preach the word of God, b) she knows women who preach the word of God in her Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society leaders, a...
by AmyJ
19 Sep 2018, 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"
Replies: 18
Views: 374

Re: Very good post about "what I wish Mormons knew about those that leave"

How does one say, "This is my pain." without opening themselves up to people saying, "You're too negative." I state that in small, very individual cases "This is my pain". If people come back saying I am too negative, I tell them "Fine. This is my pain. This is how it feels to me (briefly). And the...
by AmyJ
13 Sep 2018, 06:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Smith makes me angry
Replies: 36
Views: 714

Re: Joseph Smith makes me angry

I also find myself wondering just how much control we have over how much time we spend in angerland. Do we will ourselves away from it or only move on once we're ready to move on? I think its a combination of both. I view the time we spend being angry as part of the grief process that leads to acce...
by AmyJ
13 Sep 2018, 05:59
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: YSA Fireside

I have six kids, 16-30. Three of them are classic, heterodox believers on their own terms; one is completely inactive but totally chill and not opposed in any way; one is traditionally believing with elements of personal disagreement; one has unique beliefs and a schedule that creates a Sunday atte...
by AmyJ
11 Sep 2018, 07:41
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: YSA Fireside

This probably goes without saying but the Saints book has a bias, all things do. I think that was one of the principle dominoes that had to fall to push me towards a FC, recognizing that the church materials had a pro church bias. Before then I may have been too trusting or naive and believed that ...
by AmyJ
11 Sep 2018, 05:29
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 772

Re: YSA Fireside

Yes, I saw it with my husband. I wanted to see it to see what would be said, and because I putter in church history periodically. WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN BETTER: I still have the impression that Elder Cook was "catering" to a group of people whose concerns he does not share, and does not feel that he s...