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by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 19:37
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Story (Glad to find this place)
Replies: 8
Views: 65

Re: My Story (Glad to find this place)

You will find good and bad days everywhere. Seriously, from the inside, hidden warts come to light eventually in every organization.

Work on finding a way to stay before deciding to leave and face major complications and headaches in every area of your life.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 19:32
Forum: Support
Topic: My strategy moving forward
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: My strategy moving forward

Yes, back-and-forth emotions are common. Go slowly and tackle things one step at a time. You will find a proper balance if you are patient.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 14:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote
Replies: 17
Views: 3701

Re: "Imagine If": A Poem My Daughter Wrote

I like to bump up this thread from six years ago occasionally when we have a bunch of new participants.

The last stanza of the poem, especially, is profound for new participants.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 14:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: "The CES Letter"
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: "The CES Letter"

Many Prophets of whom we have record had something that could be seen as a prophetic disqualification - and the "greatest" often had the worst. That is true especially of those who were founding figures. Noah got drunk and was raped by his daughter; Moses murdered a man and then let his ego take per...
by Curt Sunshine
23 Apr 2018, 13:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 120

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

All three, determined mostly by the views of the individual members and leaders.
by Curt Sunshine
22 Apr 2018, 16:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting ordained online
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Getting ordained online

If essentially anyone can marry anyone and have it be accepted by the government (if there aren't solid guidelines), there are trafficking groups that could perform civil marriages that would legitimize non-consensual arrangements.
by Curt Sunshine
22 Apr 2018, 14:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 23
Views: 216

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching!

The actions and discussions in our ward have been great so far.

They even have said we are in a bit of a holding pattern until the new EQP is called and can coordinate properly with the RS President to make new assignments for everyone.

Seriously, that is major progress.
by Curt Sunshine
22 Apr 2018, 12:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Urgent Request for Input
Replies: 12
Views: 223

Re: Urgent Request for Input

Thanks, again, everyone, for your input. I need to submit it tonight. I decided to focus on scriptural references at this point, so I am using only one statement from an individual. I am going to begin the first session with the following from Elder Wirthlin's “Concern for the One” (which, I am sure...
by Curt Sunshine
22 Apr 2018, 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson in Africa
Replies: 42
Views: 743

Re: Nelson in Africa

To follow up on what Roy just said: I have a huge problem with anything that even implies ridicule of the widow for paying her mite - or even the system that demanded she do so. It is important for people to feel like they are contributing to something about which they care deeply, and it is unchari...