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by VioletFire
30 Sep 2018, 19:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Can you be "All in?"
Replies: 22
Views: 1120

Re: Can you be "All in?"

DarkJedi wrote:
30 Sep 2018, 13:57
I came across this in the Trib today:

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2018/09 ... l-mormons/

Good stuff relevant to this conversation.
Wow this is a really great article. Thanks so much for posting this. It's nice to hear I'm not alone sometimes. There are dozens of us! :lol:
by VioletFire
30 Sep 2018, 18:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: Why do you stay?

We have had many conversations with the kids. When they ask a question about heaven or hell I tell them that different people believe different things. We have a faith tradition that has some good thoughts and principles. I do not feel that I teach things but then not act on them. We belong to a fa...
by VioletFire
30 Sep 2018, 18:44
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Creating Worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Re: Creating Worlds

So yes, we technically don't "get our own planet". Not all LDS will get exalted, and "they" means all latter day saints. But if you're blessed and faithful enough to meet exaltation, you make them. LOTS of them. And you have LOTS of children, and a spouse, so the planets will be shared (hence, not ...
by VioletFire
26 Sep 2018, 20:25
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Creating Worlds
Replies: 15
Views: 1281

Creating Worlds

I saw this being discussed on another site a bit, and it got me thinking- what do we really think about this topic? So I dove in and did a search and this is what mormon newsroom says on the topic: Do Latter-day Saints believe that they will “get their own planet”? No. This idea is not taught in Lat...
by VioletFire
26 Sep 2018, 20:21
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1376

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I think this is a super interesting question because back in the early days of the church women gave healing blessings all the time to other women. They didn't claim to have the priesthood but just did it in the name of Jesus Christ. I agree with the other poster it seems to be about "proper authori...
by VioletFire
26 Sep 2018, 19:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Re: Why do you stay?

Thanks for all the replies. I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to respond but I have been lurking here reading the replies and many of the other posts. My wife is not TBM, and we both stay. We are both remarried after failed temple sealings, and learned a lot through those experiences. Our kids get ...
by VioletFire
18 Jul 2018, 15:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Why do you stay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1534

Why do you stay?

I've read through some posts on here about the topic of staying. There was a really interesting one from 2013, but I thought an update would be nice. So why do you stay? Have your reasons for staying changed over the years? What is your definition of "staying"? This is something I've been thinking o...
by VioletFire
04 Jun 2018, 08:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.

Positive toward what? God? the Church? your respect for your cousin? Polygamy? Inclusivity? Exclusivity? Tithing? Temple worthiness? Temple attendance? Temple appreciation? ... I find it helpful for me not to get into the 'why'. I have zero discussions about specific doctrines or history that conce...
by VioletFire
04 Jun 2018, 08:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Re: Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.

High Five to you for coming up with a safe and honest answer in a moment of crisis. Well done. At this time, try just being a listener. This is major stakes poker. Don't grimace, flinch, or hint at any card in your hand. Let them do the talking. Practice laughing off pressure or as they do in polit...
by VioletFire
03 Jun 2018, 18:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.
Replies: 11
Views: 811

Cornered by family. Feeling very weird. Please help.

Hello there everyone. You guys have been an amazing support for me and I really appreciate it. We are still figuring out a lot about how we feel and our place. I would consider us semi-active. I’ve talked to a few trusted people about how I feel but only people who were more neutral or at least not ...