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by hawkgrrrl
14 Aug 2019, 12:23
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 6
Views: 272

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: 296

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: 27
Views: 441

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...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Aug 2019, 16:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

Regarding "defiling" the garment, I have a slightly different take on that than Curtis. When I was on my mission, since I had bought my garments without much experience wearing them, I had a real variety of them, some of which were just terrible choices for me, but it was what I had, and there were ...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Aug 2019, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

Question Abound: Speaking as a woman, garments make interest in sex at all pretty difficult. Feeling fat, frumpy and unattractive isn't exactly a recipe for desire. Some women find that they need to forego them hours in advance to even become interested or receptive to sex. There's a reason we used ...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Aug 2019, 10:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 296

Can We Talk about The Atonement?

Yesterday, one of our topics in the Sacrament Meeting talks was the atonement. It's a central tenet of Christian belief, and it's certainly an appropriate topic for Church (a whole lot better than most of the topics, TBH). But I have always had some nagging questions in my mind about why an atonemen...
by hawkgrrrl
12 Aug 2019, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question
Replies: 27
Views: 441

Re: Another TR and Garment Issue/Question

I've seen DW's new garment tops. Compared to my garment tops, hers are practically a tank top. Garment tops for women weren't like that even a few short years ago. The garment was modified to accommodate clothing styles. Whether that's the reason for the change is questionable, though. The new tops...
by hawkgrrrl
06 Aug 2019, 16:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coddling of the American Mind
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Coddling of the American Mind

I did a post based on this book a while back: https://wheatandtares.org/2018/11/27/fairness-feminism-and-football/ To give the quick version of the post, a problem I had with the book (which I did enjoy overall, but feel it's got this serious flaw) is that it doesn't do enough to question male privi...
by hawkgrrrl
06 Aug 2019, 15:49
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Ostler's Bridges: A great review
Replies: 6
Views: 272

Ostler's Bridges: A great review

I just finished reading this great review of David Ostler's new book Bridges about faith crisis. He did a survey of hundreds of faith-crisis having young adults and also of leaders due to a calling he held. His book is insightful, and the data very interesting. For one thing, the leaders he surveyed...
by hawkgrrrl
06 Aug 2019, 12:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 18
Views: 1095

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

I have mixed reactions to this. - I agree with nibbler that the church is tougher on its members and less welcome to the fringe members than it is welcoming to converts. - I do think the church is mostly a positive force for converts in their lives, but there can be an eventual diminishing return, a...