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by Rich70
08 Nov 2019, 20:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Love both these new responses. I think both of you are confident in your beliefs and considerate in your approaches. I see many attack and criticize the church and that seems to cause a rift. I like that you respectfully and confidently hold your ground. I think that merits respect from family and n...
by Rich70
08 Nov 2019, 07:40
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Thanks again for the advice!! I realize it’s very different for everyone. I appreciate having place to express my thoughts and get kind and constructive feedback. I think I’m forming an opinion of what I need to do: I don’t like the idea of hiding in a corner. That makes me feel like a victim of the...
by Rich70
07 Nov 2019, 01:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Thanks again for the helpful replies. Its been almost year now and my emotions and insights have settled somewhat. My wife and I are pretty much on the same page . I still feel like I have a lot to figure out with regards to the the LDS church but it's been nice to step back and observe from an outs...
by Rich70
02 Jan 2019, 21:56
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

I apologize if this analogy is offensive for some or a bad analogy but I kind of view JS as an abusive father who’s kids and family turned out to be very good people. We, the members of the church, are all the kids. Most of the kids still think dad is great but many of us don’t. I have to be toleran...
by Rich70
02 Jan 2019, 11:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Thank you everyone for your responses! I realize my post was vague. I just needed to talk to someone so I started a post. Here are some more specific questions I am trying to figure out. I personally do not believe that Joseph was a prophet. I personally think he may have had some real issues. My yo...
by Rich70
01 Jan 2019, 00:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Stayin' Alive
Replies: 8
Views: 1124

Re: Stayin' Alive

My wife was abused as a child more than 30 years ago. It has been so hard. I have learned I have no right to give advice but to simply say I’m so sorry and try to understand how bad it sucks. I’be noticed that the best thing she can do is address and acknowledge it without letttimg it consume her. T...
by Rich70
31 Dec 2018, 19:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5072

Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

I found this forum because I have recently come to the conclusion that I no longer believe in the church. My doubts actually started as I read the Book of Mormon and other lds scripture. It seemed every time I read, I would only see issues with the way it was written ( use of New Testament, 19th cen...