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by BeJoyful
30 Oct 2018, 05:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video

In addition, there is a lovely sister who adores it when we sit next to her - she needs grandchilden to adopt, and I need someone to sit with, to hug me, and help contain the toddler. We had this experience at the beginning of my FC, with the addition that she was at the time investigating. She was...
by BeJoyful
29 Oct 2018, 17:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video

Mama Dragons has been amazing at helping families and mothers specifically navigate supporting their queer kids, no matter the existing relationship with the church. They are doing holy work- and absolutely saving lives. I personally don't see why you have to move on (but that is just me wanting you...
by BeJoyful
28 Oct 2018, 22:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: Mama Dragons Story - 13 min video

Edit: I just watched the video- it was beautiful and well done! I am a new Mama Dragon. My son came out to us a few months ago, and a friend told me about the group. My son coming out was huge in connection with my church involvement. My last real reason to stay- a good place to raise families- bec...
by BeJoyful
20 Sep 2018, 07:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Saturday Evening Stake Conference
Replies: 15
Views: 667

Re: Saturday Evening Stake Conference

For me, living my life as if God was not part of the equation (either because of non-existence or being more hands-off and letting us have the space to grow) has made me think about what it means to be a good person, and how to choose to be a better person from a values/ethics perspective. I love t...
by BeJoyful
20 Aug 2018, 19:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Re: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."

Sorry it's been so long since I posted- thank you for your responses! I love love love all of them. I'll jump on my computer tomorrow and address each more directly, plus contribute my own. [emoji173]️

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by BeJoyful
06 Aug 2018, 16:41
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."
Replies: 4
Views: 385

Articles of MY faith: "I believe in..."

A few weeks ago, my (TBM) sister challenged me to come up with articles of faith that I ascribe to. Her declared intention has more to do with behavior than belief (she's concerned about no type of 'sin' being off the table unless I declare I have a rule against it), but I think that it is a great e...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 13:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

Dande48 is correct about the doctrinal result of ending up in a lower kingdom, if membership is not restored, but, if we are being technical and precise, Dehlin was flat-out wrong to call it being "condemned to Hell". First, lots of people come back I to the LDS Church after excommunication, and th...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

So I'd be willing to say, according to Church doctrine, excommunication is a condemnation to hell (meaning spirit prison and a lower kingdom), which can only be reversed through repentance, re-baptism and the restoration of blessings. There are some technicalities I'm sure I'm missing, but I'd say ...
by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 12:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: Suicide and Hell - LDS Answer 2018

Yeah- it made sense to utilize him, I just didn't like how he handled it. I disagree with him on what excommunication means, in particular. He said it's a condemnation to hell, which I don't think there's any doctrinal support of.

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by BeJoyful
06 Jul 2018, 09:45
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Believer (HBO)
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Believer (HBO)

The documentary about Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons. I watched it and liked it. A major premise is that we need more voices and I agree. I also cried at a couple of the teen suicide stories. Even if the Utah higher suicide rate has not actually increased or is not due to the church's LGBTQ stance...