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by Tica
18 Aug 2019, 21:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we the church of the WoW?
Replies: 26
Views: 640

Re: Are we the church of the WoW?

I agree with much of what has been said, especially regarding the judginess that tends to go along with the WoW. One other thought that I have FWIW , is that the spirit of the way the WoW is implemented and practiced now may be related to refraining from addictive substances that can impact agency a...
by Tica
05 Aug 2019, 16:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The lies that we tell ourselves
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: The lies that we tell ourselves

We all struggle to evaluate our own competence...it's actually part of the human condition. Yep, I totally see that Gerald. And I'm not sure that getting rid of this perception will definitely help me evaluate my performance more accurately. However, I wonder if could... just maybe...help alleviate...
by Tica
05 Aug 2019, 00:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 26
Views: 784

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

This would be a terrible idea! Thankfully our bishop asked my husband and I to be in the room for my daughter's baptism interview. Kind, spiritual, and well-intentioned man that he is, he had absolutely no idea how to talk to an 8 year old. She looked to me for translations of almost everything he s...
by Tica
05 Aug 2019, 00:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The lies that we tell ourselves
Replies: 3
Views: 147

The lies that we tell ourselves

I had my annual review at work this week. It was good. I have a wonderful job and amazing boss/supervisor. I somehow landed in a profession and job that really stretches and teaches me (in a good way). I am a better person and a better parent because of it, and I have felt divine guidance and approv...
by Tica
05 Aug 2019, 00:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Relationship with God versus relationship with church
Replies: 14
Views: 337

Re: Relationship with God versus relationship with church

Wondering if anyone else has wrestled with building a relationship with God outside the church framework and what that journey looked like. Definitely. There are things about the church that my present self realizes really drove a wedge between me and God. I am still trying to repair the damage and...
by Tica
19 Jun 2019, 20:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Faith Crises and Grace

Suffice it to say that he has ordered his points and interpreted and prioritized them in such a way as to craft a specific narrative and meaning. We all do this! I do this! You do this! I personally feel that life is better and more fulfilling with meaning and purpose and narrative I think this mak...
by Tica
18 Jun 2019, 21:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Crises and Grace
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Faith Crises and Grace

My sister shared this link with me about Michael Maclean's faith crisis. Some of the things he said really resonated with me. It has felt like so long since I was sure about my own personal revelation or answers to my prayers. Going on probably 15 years or so. I am tired. I am going to have to put s...
by Tica
11 Jun 2019, 23:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with a calling
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Struggling with a calling

mom3 wrote:
05 Jun 2019, 09:28
Your feelings are super valid. Mary Fielding Smith is smiling on you right now. She struck out as she saw fit. You can, too.
Thanks, mom :)
by Tica
05 Jun 2019, 07:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context
Replies: 30
Views: 844

Re: Misquoting Scripture w/o Context

I don't think it's intentional. I think most GAs, members, etc believe that if it supports their central message, and helps people to "come unto Christ" (however/whatever that means), it must be true... without checking context. It's not really what I'd call deciet. It's seeing evidence in everythi...
by Tica
05 Jun 2019, 06:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with a calling
Replies: 20
Views: 698

Re: Struggling with a calling

Let your husband walk his path and celebrate his success. But also walk your path and ask to be supported equally, because your heart is pure too. You can be a reasonable voice to say things that others may need to hear, including the leaders. And help he leaders see it is ok to have multiple point...