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by Curt Sunshine
21 May 2018, 15:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 15
Views: 187

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

A member with a prominent stake calling spoke in our Stake Conference yesterday. He is a very good man with a sincere, loving heart. He is extremely accomplished in the field of higher education - about as accomplished as it is possible to be. He made an important point about being willing to go and...
by Curt Sunshine
21 May 2018, 15:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

We have very good, progressive ward leadership and an orthodox but caring Stake President. Inlike the direction it is taking in our area. One thing that stood out in our training over the weekend was that we are moving away from a scripted, checklist approach. Another thing I mentioned is that the f...
by Curt Sunshine
20 May 2018, 18:28
Forum: Support
Topic: I Need Some Advice
Replies: 20
Views: 562

Re: I Need Some Advice

I agree that CBT and DBT can be excellent approaches - to lots of things.
by Curt Sunshine
19 May 2018, 15:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Well, there went that plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Well, there went that plan.

Don't try to fit into the round holes. Make square ones within or around the round ones. :D

I know that is easier said than done, but it is doable.
by Curt Sunshine
19 May 2018, 15:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Pray to the Lord?
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Pray to the Lord?

Lord is used interchangeably for Father and Son in lots of places.

I am 100% certain President Nelson meant the Father. Seriously, I think there is nothing to worry about with this.
by Curt Sunshine
18 May 2018, 16:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Well, there went that plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Well, there went that plan.

I am not saying you need to stay in the calling, but if they call you, and you accept, they get you - not someone they assume you are. Of course, I am not suggesting going full on doubter in the calling, but it can be a wonderful thing to have different views in councils. That actually is how it is ...
by Curt Sunshine
17 May 2018, 15:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Thinking Outside the Box but Living Inside the Box
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Thinking Outside the Box but Living Inside the Box

I had an interesting experience earlier this week at the elementary school where I currently am working. Something just hit me as an analogy that I want to share. I hope it makes sense, as I haven't had time to analyze it in-depth: I was walking past the Speech Therapy room and saw the therapist sit...
by Curt Sunshine
17 May 2018, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 20
Views: 469

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

MANY young women love the current program and hope the new one is better.

Some young women don't like the current program and hope the new one is better.

What works for me doesn't work for a whole lot of other people.

Such is life.
by Curt Sunshine
17 May 2018, 07:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 264

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

Making healthy connections and helping people in whatever healthy way possible.
by Curt Sunshine
16 May 2018, 16:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Ignorance was bliss
Replies: 21
Views: 565

Re: Ignorance was bliss

Fwiw, ignorance is never bliss in the fullest dictionary definition. It is comforting and laziness-inducing and easy and deflective and content, but it isn't utter joy or supreme happiness, imo. Those require understanding and real, practical, on-going, ever-present opposition that must be wrestled ...