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by BeJoyful
09 Jan 2018, 10:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Request for faith crisis analogies
Replies: 26
Views: 1388

Re: Request for faith crisis analogies

Or, does anybody want to take a crack at another one? Reviving this old thread, but I've had this analogy running through my head since this whole thing started, and it's how I explained my faith crisis/transition to my husband. It didn't resonate as much with him but it works really well for me: I...
by BeJoyful
09 Jan 2018, 08:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

I usually mentally play Devil's Advocate these days and wind up thinking, "Yes, I learned from this experience - but I am pretty sure the lesson I learned is not the intended lesson". It took me a while to acknowledge any lesson learned instead of just being mad at the situation. Now I'm trying to ...
by BeJoyful
08 Jan 2018, 21:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superstitions
Replies: 18
Views: 347

Re: Superstitions

I'd say the canonical example of LDS superstition is garments. What started as a friendly reminder of covenants became a talisman of protection that you must never take off unless you have to. What other superstitions have you noticed? "Avoiding the appearance of evil", no glass root beer bottles o...
by BeJoyful
08 Jan 2018, 21:25
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

The most frustrating sacrifices are the ones that do not seem to benefit anybody but are seen as good for us to help us learn to make sacrifices. :crazy: Yes! I hate the backwards justifications for these sacrifices, too. Did I learn from this negative experience? Yes, but me learning from it does ...
by BeJoyful
08 Jan 2018, 21:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy


squarepeg wrote: Glad you are here. This is a wonderful group of people.
Thank you! It is a great collection of people here- exactly why I finally got brave enough to post. Thanks for the warm welcome, we seem to have a lot in common!

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by BeJoyful
08 Jan 2018, 21:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

This is what makes my heart cry. It is directly against worldwide church practice, and it is a stupid policy. Leadership roulette at its worst. These types of policies are driving people away from the gospel- people who want to stay but can't make it work. I've heard so many stories from good peopl...
by BeJoyful
08 Jan 2018, 07:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

FWIW, I have never been to a ward where the sacrament was not taken out to the foyer for late arrivers and others and I've never heard of any policy against that (except if the person wasn't there for the bread they shouldn't take the water). Same here, until now, and we've traveled and moved A LOT...
by BeJoyful
07 Jan 2018, 13:10
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

The more liberally they apply that word to lots of things they don't like (such as wearing a tank top, as opposed to adultery), the less likely they are to love someone unconditionally, especially when "love"' is viewed as an action verb (as it nearly always is in the Bible, for example) rather tha...
by BeJoyful
07 Jan 2018, 13:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

Now 10 years old he can tolerate class but despises sharing/singing time. We made a deal with him that if he goes to class we will come get him for the third hour. If we were to break our promise then he would have no reason to trust us and would likely fight us and hate the entire church experienc...
by BeJoyful
06 Jan 2018, 11:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 435

Re: Keeping Joy

It pains me to know there are many people out there that are fearful of being their authentic selves around family because they have strong indications that the relationship is conditional. That's one of the things BFF has struggled with most- "do people love me because I'm the cool convert story, ...