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by longbottom
24 Apr 2018, 11:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 956

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

Anyway, what does "ministering" mean to you? Here is what ministering means to me: 1. Be There/Be Involved - Greet the family, sit with us, note key events to celebrate. Reach out via email, in person, or via Facebook. Let us know what the boundaries are. 2. Celebrate/Mourn With Us - Life is short....
by longbottom
23 Apr 2018, 15:51
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 7
Views: 408

Re: My strategy moving forward

Guys, I’m so sorry I haven’t posted part two yet, but we happen to be selling our home right now and I just can’t seem to get away from that. I do have a lot more to share, and have tried to keep up on the discussions that have been going on here. But one question: is it common to go back and forth ...
by longbottom
18 Apr 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 1490

Re: Nelson in Africa

Wow this is a really interesting and thought provoking thread! I get so excited that I have a place to go where people of differing beliefs and opinions are embraced. How's that for being different?
by longbottom
18 Apr 2018, 16:17
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 7
Views: 408

My strategy moving forward

I am realizing more and more that, in order to exist in the "gray area" or Mormonism, I need to have a solid strategy in place, a "business plan" of sorts, for maintaining activity in the church while having such a new understanding of things now. First of all, specifically after what I've learned i...
by longbottom
18 Apr 2018, 15:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Bearing Testimony (ish)
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Bearing Testimony (ish)

Wow, this is really good Amy! While my faith crisis started a year ago, I guess you could say "it all came together" just within the last few weeks. My work schedule has kept me away from church about half the time recently, and I haven't been to church at all since I've come to some very serious co...
by longbottom
16 Apr 2018, 20:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Thestrals, Dementers, Boggarts and Crises of Faith
Replies: 28
Views: 3523

Re: Thestrals, Dementers, Boggarts and Crises of Faith

After reading it, consider the following: Debating with someone who is blind about something that requires sight is pointless - but it also is uncharitable, since it has no possible outcome except contention, pity, anger, condescension, etc. If someone can't see something, they won't see it simply ...
by longbottom
16 Apr 2018, 20:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering - The New Buzz Word
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Ministering - The New Buzz Word

When I first heard it, I was so happy. I thought...finally! We are getting to the heart of the gospel. Of course, we are going overboard now. Why do we do this...... Why do we do this about every. single. policy change or new program? Because things are so stale in this church that we have no choic...
by longbottom
15 Apr 2018, 09:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "The CES Letter"
Replies: 16
Views: 923

Re: "The CES Letter"

Thanks all. I have been one of those who would never, ever consider looking at anything contrary to what I was being taught. I had no idea about all this church history, and it's very enlightening, but not in a bad way. It just really helps to know the whole story. The fact is, I like going to churc...
by longbottom
15 Apr 2018, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To those of you who Lurk but don't post
Replies: 21
Views: 1287

Re: To those of you who Lurk but don't post

Major lurker here until recently. Very recently. For me, I find I get a lot of valuable information from those who post frequently, but I also love it when new people share their unique perspectives, and it adds much to the discussion. I'm always concerned that some of my posts will come across as l...
by longbottom
14 Apr 2018, 16:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I came out to some friends and I liked it!
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: I came out to some friends and I liked it!

No plans of leaving the church in the near future for me. My friends have a lot of understanding about mixed-faith relationships and making them work while still going to church. My TBM wife means more to me than anything else, so I will be patient with both her and myself throughout this process. M...