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by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2017, 15:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Why? Do you have to hurt my Children too.
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Why? Do you have to hurt my Children too.

Those traits for my daughter would include things like liking to read, enjoying anime, being very intelligent and good at school, and being very talented in music. Wow. Every one of these characteristics would be celebrated in most LDS units. I know everyone in our ward would contribute to moving c...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2017, 15:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem
Replies: 28
Views: 478

Re: Too Many Reasons to Hide a Porn Problem

Just like so many things, we tend to see this issue through our own lens and assume that lens is correct for everyone else. This is true particularly with people who have high tolerances for something. They chafe at being/feeling restricted with regard to something that isn't a problem for them - or...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2017, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

I can't imagine any actual prep that would prevent that. I told my children about it openly and explained that it originated in a deeply sexist, misogynistic time period. I told them about the changes since the original and that I hope it continues to change until the existing elements also are eli...
by Curt Sunshine
16 Nov 2017, 14:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How souls choose their parents
Replies: 10
Views: 382

Re: How souls choose their parents

Yep, that time period was deeply misogynistic.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Nov 2017, 08:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared
Replies: 23
Views: 317

Re: First Time Temple Freakout - You Weren't Prepared

We do a lousy job with temple prep. With better prep, most issues could be eliminated or, at least, explained enough to avoid freak outs.

My kids generally are quite liberal and heterodox, but I explained the temple in detail, so they don't have major problems with it.
by Curt Sunshine
15 Nov 2017, 08:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations

Both. In the Book of Mormon, there was control by a religious minority of a larger group. That minority "imposed" it's religion and political leadership on the majority. When that happens, historically, the result is eventually discord and internal fighting - especially when political power is shaky...
by Curt Sunshine
13 Nov 2017, 21:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lansing Michigan Apostle Visit
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Lansing Michigan Apostle Visit

Apostolic blessings are a wonderful tradition. I am glad you had your experience.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Nov 2017, 21:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations
Replies: 7
Views: 119

Re: Nephite/Almaite/Limihite/Ammulonnite Intregrations

Yes, it is possible. It isn't all that uncommon, actually.

Over time, the end result also tends to be similar: discord, war, and destruction.
by Curt Sunshine
13 Nov 2017, 21:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No other success can compensate for failure in the home
Replies: 17
Views: 266

Re: No other success can compensate for failure in the home

"The greatest work" quote is one I believe - but it can be used horribly. "No success can compensate" quote, on the other hand . . . I understand the intent (to motivate people to focus primarily on their families and not other things over their families, like careers), but it is a bludgeon used by ...
by Curt Sunshine
12 Nov 2017, 14:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Having trouble getting to church
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Having trouble getting to church

I think you should look at techniques like Sam mentioned to help with this. There are various types of depression, and some simple helps for some of them.