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by AmyJ
19 Mar 2019, 05:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rome Temple
Replies: 35
Views: 644

Re: Rome Temple

This is off topic but I think the subject that we never broach at church is what we do if we receive personal revelation that isn't in harmony with the revelation a church leader receives. I think we often resolve that in our minds by making the assumption that a genuine personal revelation would a...
by AmyJ
19 Mar 2019, 05:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

I was looking for an outside-the-box way to strengthen my marriage with my husband (Yes SD, we are looking into Marriage Builders too :lol: ). I read about a "Worldwide Marriage Encounter" hosted by the Catholics and did some more research before signing up. We just came back from our weekend, so I ...
by AmyJ
14 Mar 2019, 08:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Family History Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Family History Plan

I like your focus. I would also include writing down medical stories, known diagnoses & issues (ex drug reactions) or just "quirks" as part of family history. Knowing what has worked (or hasn't) medicine-wise for my family helped me narrow down some of the prescription choices available to me for sp...
by AmyJ
08 Mar 2019, 14:59
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Vox LDS growth article

The reason for the success? The "unrelenting focus on the family," writes author Daniel Cox. ... The biggest reason, says Cox, is the Church's continued emphasis on traditional family life and roles. IMO we need to be careful with this one. Maybe I'm an extreme outlier but I don't think the church ...
by AmyJ
07 Mar 2019, 06:41
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Vox LDS growth article
Replies: 17
Views: 387

Re: Vox LDS growth article

I found this quote to resonate with me the most: "The reasons Americans leave religion are varied, often complex , and incredibly personal . " I used to treat faith transitions as one-dimensional experiences that people "fell into" for the common reasons (which wasn't going to happen to me because I...
by AmyJ
05 Mar 2019, 10:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Gospel and Ethics Land Mine
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Gospel and Ethics Land Mine

I suppose that it would be interesting to study whether atheists live lives that are more or less or about the same ethical as their Christian counterparts. I think it would be interesting - but there would need to be a distinct category for agnostics. My reasoning is that atheists do not believe i...
by AmyJ
05 Mar 2019, 07:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Values Proposition
Replies: 5
Views: 147

Re: Family Values Proposition

I found a writer who makes a really good list:
https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people/
by AmyJ
04 Mar 2019, 10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Gospel and Ethics Land Mine
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Gospel and Ethics Land Mine

NOTE: I am pretty sure that teachings from latter-day prophets could also be classified as coming from different ethical schools of thought, and the dissention/debate between them re-categorized accordingly.
by AmyJ
04 Mar 2019, 10:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Gospel and Ethics Land Mine
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Gospel and Ethics Land Mine

I am currently taking several ethics courses as part of my education. I was interested in exploring with my husband how different ethical schools of thought presented in the scriptures. I figured that it was common ground because religion does teach ethics. Maybe I hit a land mine because the connot...
by AmyJ
27 Feb 2019, 07:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Relief Society
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Teaching Relief Society

I taught R.S. this past week. I brought in tools to make a rainbow and talked about how no one sees the same rainbow (because a rainbow is created by the angles between the eye, the light source, and the raindrops) even though everyone will see a rainbow in roughly the same area. I tied that into no...