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by AmyJ
16 Jan 2018, 09:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?
Replies: 11
Views: 155

Re: How Candid are you with Non-Members about the church?

I tell people I am LDS and that I go to church on weekends. I try to answer any questions as honestly and tailored to the perception of the person asking the question. I try to gather background information to discern what the question really is, and if possible, the intent behind the question(s). I...
by AmyJ
15 Jan 2018, 15:03
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Hi!

I know how you feel regarding the temple. The endowment is cultishly ritualistic... That didn't bother me for the first 5-6 years I was able to attend the temple. Now it does. I frankly don't understand how people went through it and loved it . It still bothers me a little and is something I don't ...
by AmyJ
15 Jan 2018, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church

Excommunication used to sound like the worst thing that could ever happen to a person to me... and then I got the opportunity to transition in my faith and understanding of God. Now it doesn't sound so bad to me. Since I am not sure about the afterlife (I am pretty sure there is one), it takes a lot...
by AmyJ
15 Jan 2018, 09:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Does God really expect us to pick the right church?

It's complex. I think God is in a bit of a hard place. He obviously has problems telling everyone there is 1 true church. he lets the Muslims, the Hindus, the Buddhits, the Baptists, the Catholics teach people, develop doctrine and expand. He sends his Spirit to all of them. Some of them claim the ...
by AmyJ
15 Jan 2018, 08:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Poem for Epiphany
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Poem for Epiphany

Thanks again! I used this as the first quote for my R.S. lesson. I picked the best reader I knew in the class to do it justice. It absolutely set the tone of the class. After church, I was talking to the person who read it for me, and she said she was going to post it visibly in her house for furthe...
by AmyJ
15 Jan 2018, 07:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 13
Views: 135

Re: Hi!

Hello, I have a similar story... 11 years, 2 girls (8 and 16 Months). Before my transition, I was able to put the temple on my shelf - all kinds of uncomfortable aspects of it. Now, I can't. I don't know how adamant your DH is about temple-dates, but if you 2 can find common (non-threatening) date g...
by AmyJ
12 Jan 2018, 12:30
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Priesthood blessing of healing
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

the strange part is that I have. I've felt the Spirit come over me and then people got well. Not always, but a couple times...yet my unorthodoxy, lack of belief, lack of commitment remains. It's as if the negative evidence cancels the positive evidence -- or at least, casts doubt on it. I can relat...
by AmyJ
12 Jan 2018, 07:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Priesthood blessing of healing
Replies: 17
Views: 250

Re: Priesthood blessing of healing

The kicker is that we all know it's roulette whether the blessings actually come to pass. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don't and its often hard to make the right attribution for why they come to pass if they do. When I was in the middle of trying to have a miscarriage (we didn't know at the ti...
by AmyJ
12 Jan 2018, 07:26
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood
Replies: 12
Views: 152

Re: Gospel Topics Essays: Race and the Priesthood

The essay on Race and the Priesthood mentions that Joseph Smith had no problem ordaining black men with the priesthood. However, Brigham Young changed the policy, and every prophet followed his lead until the late 1970s. I also know that 2 Nephi 5:21 talks about dark skin being a curse because of s...
by AmyJ
12 Jan 2018, 06:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who is Russel M. Nelson?
Replies: 38
Views: 1267

Re: Who is Russel M. Nelson?

It does often feel like that is God's will....to let what happens happens. No sensational circumstances seem to happen much. Maybe it doesn't need to. One of the things I am experimenting with is that we as people attribute to God more than what God directly puts into play. I think we do this becau...