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by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 15:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

DarkJedi: 75% of the Silent Generation and Baby Boomers (those born before 1964 and counted together) believe it is OK to remove garments for sex. Only 51% per Millennials believed that. :wtf: Honestly I'm not sure if there was something wrong with the way that question was asked or understood but i...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 15:27
Forum: Support
Topic: How do I explain modesty?
Replies: 28
Views: 1011

Re: How do I explain modesty?

This old topic again! (I mean that in a good way) There are so many ways individuals define modesty, and that's part of the problem: 1) A person is only modest if they could be wearing garments under it. 2) Wearing what is appropriate to the activity. 3) Not being "too casual" (which seems to be a p...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 14:20
Forum: Support
Topic: a
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: Stuck in a rock and a hard place

badkarmal: Thanks for sharing your experiences. Based on what you've said about growing up in an affluent ward where affluent Church members were more influential than regular Joes, I have to say your original guilt-ridden post makes even more sense. Mormons, particularly those that are conservative...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Sep 2019, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church's Obsession with "Worthiness Interviews"
Replies: 4
Views: 210

The Church's Obsession with "Worthiness Interviews"

This is something that seems to have gotten completely out of control during my lifetime. It used to be that once you had been to the temple, you didn't have to carry a current temple recommend. There was less social stigma for people not having one, and a lot of people didn't for various reasons, b...
by hawkgrrrl
27 Aug 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extremely Rough Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Extremely Rough Sacrament Meeting

One of our favorites that we still laugh about was a high council speaker who brought a "downtrodden" guy in as a prop. He wanted to illustrate just how bad your life can get without the gospel. He had this guy tell some "facts" about his life, and the guy just drawled through this list of prior mis...
by hawkgrrrl
27 Aug 2019, 11:43
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

Holy Cow: It's definitely a mix of TBM and middle wayers, perhaps similar to BCC but less academic. We don't moderate as heavily, so you get some cranks. The majority are probably progressive. Among the bloggers, the majority are active in the church, but not TBM. A few are really into the Mormon Hi...
by hawkgrrrl
27 Aug 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Extremely Rough Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 14
Views: 594

Re: Extremely Rough Sacrament Meeting

This is one side benefit when wards don't ask a "couple" to speak on the same day. At least you can dilute the crazy. They aren't supposed to do that because it's insensitive to people who aren't married (I thought), but my current ward also asks couples to speak on the same day. I think it's a bad ...
by hawkgrrrl
14 Aug 2019, 12:23
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 7
Views: 659

Re: Ostler's Bridges: A great review

I liked the idea of the 3 pillars to remaining active in the church so much that I devised a poll for readers. I'm a little surprised by some of the results. https://wheatandtares.org/2019/08/14/trust-belonging-and-meaning-polls-follow-up-discussion-of-ostlers-bridges/ Hop over and take the poll and...
by hawkgrrrl
14 Aug 2019, 08:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 544

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

Curt: So let me counter / ask you a follow up question. What is someone's best? If a parent is abusive, but it's a cycle of shame and abuse that happened over their own lifetime and they do a lot to keep it in check, but they still abuse, is that their best? Some people seem incapable of loving othe...
by hawkgrrrl
13 Aug 2019, 12:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 28
Views: 858

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

...The garment was made for us, not us for the garment. Curt, can you explain this further? I've heard it before. But, I'm not sure what it means. Curt is modifying the scripture that the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath, meaning that human needs trump rules (that are presumably de...