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by BeJoyful
20 Apr 2018, 09:02
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Looking for like-hearted friends
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: Looking for like-hearted friends

Hello! I am so excited to officially join this community. I’ve been reading (okay, devouring) posts on here for a few months and I have been blown away by the love and wisdom in this community. I’m at a point in my journey where I feel a great desire to connect with like-minded (and “like-hearted”)...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 18:46
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

It really is a travesty that we all focus so much on what I call the so-called “visible“ sins. Such as WoW, Sunday activities, and in this case, tatoos. Right? Especially since the visible "sins" are often the least offensive to God, and the judging is far worse. From what I can understand. The one...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 18:43
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

and it's not like you can tell the bishop something and everyone in the ward will get it and abide by it. You'll have to set the boundaries with everyone individually. True, very true. I'm not a fan of the pop in visit. Even as a former HT i didn't like to do it. So the Sunday morning thing, of you...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 18:25
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

Getting tattoos is one of those few "mormon-standards" that does not keep you from getting a temple recommend. With that in mind, it's funny that people place such a huge emphasis on it. Maybe it's because the more apparent the sin, the easier it is to focus on it. It is funny. I could write a whol...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 18:06
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

Forgive my multiple posts as replies. I hate typing on my phone, but my computer isn't as handy to quote with. I try hard to assume the most charitable circumstances possible for people that interact with me. This is for my own personal sanity. I just assume that most people are busy, preoccupied, u...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 17:40
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

1) It will be hard to work your way in socially (at least it would be for me). True, but I actually don't have a need/desire for social activity within the church- that was beaten out of me in my last ward! Even in my in-between ward, I tended to sit by myself and didn't seek friendships/playdates/...
by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 17:21
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: New ward, new you?

There is no TR question "Do you have a tattoo?" although there may be something in some handbook - but it's still not a question. There's nothing in either handbook, from what I can find. However, True to the Faith is pretty clear: "Latter-day prophets strongly discourage the tattooing of the body....
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning

I had an amazing seminary teacher who was a scientist. I am not a scientist, so if I misquote her, blame the messenger, not the source. She discussed the idea of "light" being treated mathematically like "matter", and compared spirit to light. How when we're full of testimony or happiness, people of...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 13:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning

What I would add to that today is that I believe the only way we live on is in the memory of our loved-ones. My dad lives on in my memory. At first, one thing that really struck me about losing my dad was that there were so many experiences that only he and I shared and now I was the only one left ...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 309

New ward, new you?

After months of being in limbo, we have finally started a new chapter of our lives in a new state, new job, and obviously new ward. Now we're in the precarious position of setting boundaries and expectations in our new ward, but not wanting to give so much information that we regret it. Our bishopr...