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by Mr. Sneelock
13 Feb 2018, 10:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 231

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

I can appreciate the approach of choosing to focus on and seek after the things that bring peace into one's life. I'm glad that the author has been able to find happiness. I bristle, however, at the argument that feeling negative emotion upon learning information is a sign that the information is fa...
by Mr. Sneelock
16 Jan 2018, 09:52
Forum: Support
Topic: New First Presidency of the church
Replies: 54
Views: 1226

Re: New First Presidency of the church

Definitely hard news for me to swallow. I'm trying to keep my reactions in check. I know the decision has nothing to do with me but it feels personal because President Uchtdorf has been the general authority who has kept me spiritually fed and made me feel like there is still a place for me in the c...
by Mr. Sneelock
28 Dec 2017, 13:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grief - Mourning with those that Mourn
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Grief - Mourning with those that Mourn

Maybe someday I will have the courage when teaching Mosiah 18 to bring these stages of grief into the discussion. You just have to let us know so we can come listen! :smile: I home teach a family right now that is losing the father to cancer. In some ways I can see what you guys mean; it's like we'...
by Mr. Sneelock
11 Dec 2017, 22:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Helping a Mourning Parent
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Helping a Mourning Parent

Hi lotsofgray, I have not been in that exact situation but I am a trained crisis counselor so maybe some of my thoughts can be useful to you. My advice would be to focus on listening to and validating the pain she is feeling without trying to compare it to what others have been through. The first th...
by Mr. Sneelock
05 Dec 2017, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much
Replies: 30
Views: 1026

Re: Why the Church cannot change...at least not too much

I'm too young to know this, but was there a problem with people leaving the church in 1978 after the priesthood policy was changed? All the personal experiences I have ever heard have been positive, like a feeling of rejoicing and confirmation that the change was coming from God. (Of course I don't ...
by Mr. Sneelock
30 Nov 2017, 10:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Role of Emotions
Replies: 15
Views: 579

Spiritual Role of Emotions

I would be interested to hear others' perspectives on the interplay between emotions and the Spirit/revelation/impressions. I recently went through a period of a couple of years where it seemed like I could not feel the Spirit like I used to. I would occasionally feel content at church or be awed by...
by Mr. Sneelock
30 Nov 2017, 09:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Social Conunddrum
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Social Conunddrum

1. You are doing enough! You obviously love and care for your daughter and family. That will always be enough. 2. I would second the idea of getting support from the public school where you live. You can call the school, ask to speak with the speech/language pathologist, then request that your daugh...
by Mr. Sneelock
30 Nov 2017, 09:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding my way
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Finding my way

I really appreciate everyone's support and response to my story. It seems like there is a lot of interest in the porn issue and I understand that. I feel like I grew up in the first porn-saturated generation. Now society and the church are still trying to figure out exactly what the effects are and ...
by Mr. Sneelock
28 Nov 2017, 20:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding my way
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Finding my way

Losing a temple recommend in that situation really sucks. Unless there's more issues underneath you don't feel comfortable sharing on a public forum, most bishops (at least of those I had) would not revoke a TR for porn/masturbation problems and shaken faith. Yeah the temple recommend thing had not...
by Mr. Sneelock
28 Nov 2017, 15:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finding my way
Replies: 11
Views: 568

Re: Finding my way

Heber13 wrote:
28 Nov 2017, 15:36
Welcome to the forum. I look forward to learning from your point of view. Thanks for joining the discussion.
Thanks for your response. Like I said in my OP, I have found this forum to be the most supportive and helpful without being defensive or judgmental.