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by AmyJ
19 Jan 2018, 12:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Advice is just that: advice
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Advice is just that: advice

One thing he said that didn't resonate with me at the time is something I understand better now. And that is to take advice given by leaders as just that: advice. I think this goes all the way up the hierarchy. I don't answer to the bishop or stake president, at least in the sense of doing everythi...
by AmyJ
19 Jan 2018, 06:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Young Sheldon
Replies: 13
Views: 216

Re: Young Sheldon

I don't really want to be a goddess, though. Am I weird, or just unrighteous, for feeling that way? I used to think it was a cool idea...Now I just don't want that much responsibility. Actually, it just doesn't sound like "heaven" to me - it sounds like executive functioning work like I have now...
by AmyJ
18 Jan 2018, 08:40
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The White Bear Problem
Replies: 34
Views: 532

Re: The White Bear Problem

Yup. With dealing with my husband's ADHD, we figured out that brain chemistry is real and works. I know that in my family, we have a whole slew of mental stuff ranging from Depression,Anxiety, Bi-Polar, ADHD, and Asperger's Autism in various stages of diagnosis. Which when I thought about it, made m...
by AmyJ
18 Jan 2018, 06:59
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message from Silver Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: A Message from Silver Fox

Agreed. Thank you for sharing this!
by AmyJ
18 Jan 2018, 06:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The White Bear Problem
Replies: 34
Views: 532

Re: The White Bear Problem

Another variable might have to do with individual tendencies in levels of serotonin, dopamine, and cortisol. You might be somebody who benefits from higher dopamine whose serotonin is already ok. I was taking a SSRI to increase my seratonin - it worked for about a month or two, but then the side ef...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2018, 16:09
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

My snarky comment for the day: the announcement that RMN has 116 grandchildren sounds positively polygamy-ish. That is so many kids, how can he possibly remember all their names? EQUALLY SNARKY NOTE: That is a side benefit of getting married a second time. Someone has to celebrate the birthdays... ...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church
Replies: 8
Views: 163

Re: Negative Consequences of Excommunication to the Church

I think the excommunication route is more effective when the person being excommunicated doesn't have a tendency to voice their opinions to large groups....at least, not a negative opinion. I was just thinking about it and realized that Excommunication probably had greater meaning in the past when ...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2018, 14:40
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Woman asks, "What about women?" First Presidency be like, "We LOVE women! They make such good mothers!" I'm sitting there thinking, ok, but NOT all women will be mothers, and if the only ways women contribute to the church are by raising boys and giving advice to our husbands, I'm not sure anyone i...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2018, 12:55
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 53
Views: 750

Re: New First Presidency of the church

I am grieving this more than the loss of President Monson. I feel the same way. I mean I knew that this day would come eventually - President Monson was getting up in age. And if I thought about it, I knew the hope was thin that they would keep DFU in the presidency. But still... it is not a comfor...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2018, 10:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Alma and Corianton: The Parent-Teenager Responsibility Lecture + Doctrinal Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Alma and Corianton: The Parent-Teenager Responsibility Lecture + Doctrinal Discussion

For my Pathways class this week, we were reading Alma 36-42 - Alma counseling his 3 sons. I put together some random thoughts, and made 3 lists regarding Corianton. Issues of Corianton: (Alma 39) 1) Not following example of brother Shiblon (v1) 2) Not listening to Dad while preaching amongst the Lam...