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by Heber13
22 Nov 2020, 21:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pope endorses same sex civil unions
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Pope endorses same sex civil unions

Does this make you think the LDS church is wrong to be so slow to make these kinds of changes? Does the world figure things out before God tells his prophets?
by Heber13
17 Nov 2020, 14:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Group Identity
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Group Identity

[Divorce in the church sucks. I have a friend "Joe" who is not yet divorced (thanks to Covid issues slowing down the legal system), but should have by now. But wagging tongues are always a problem. For example, one inactive member went told me that "Joe" had committed adultery. I had to point out t...
by Heber13
16 Nov 2020, 19:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Group Identity
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Group Identity

It can feel like there is only one way to be mormon and there is peer pressure to conform, since they reinforce the ideals so much. But I've truly learned the church is a tent large enough for a variety of mormon ways, and it is big enough to be different and be your own person. We often use the buf...
by Heber13
05 Nov 2020, 13:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Mormon Word
Replies: 18
Views: 1087

Re: The Mormon Word

I can appreciate the reasons Pres Nelson is depreciating the word "Mormon" and emphasizing Christ in our church focus. Also, it's not offensive. I also feel it is not offensive, so I don't care much to avoid using it, even if others will correct me with a wink and a smile. Whatevs. That's more about...
by Heber13
05 Nov 2020, 13:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 876

Re: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?

I am neither "good" nor "bad" although at times I behave in each of those ways. I like to focus on my worth as a person, not the labels put upon me (by myself or others). I am a worthwhile person as I am. Whether good or bad is up to judgment, which is subjective to individuals. Is this post good or...
by Heber13
05 Nov 2020, 13:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1026

Re: Why do you go?

I go to stay connected and to raise my children in a community. That is it 100% for me, as well. I believe I'm a social being, so there are social needs it can help meet..even if I feel more often let down by this than fulfilled by this. But if I manage expectations, I realize it is about connectio...
by Heber13
05 Nov 2020, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?
Replies: 16
Views: 1587

Re: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?

I don't pretend to have a particularly profound answer to that question but I do remember that Victor Frankl (author of Man's Search for Meaning) didn't believe that our ultimate quest should be for happiness but rather that, through our choice, we impose or discover some meaning from our lives. I'...
by Heber13
27 Sep 2020, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Article about Matthew Gong in the Trib
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Article about Matthew Gong in the Trib

There are so many of these stories. They are sad.

It feels to me like eventually the church leaders will realize they need to pivot and receive "more light and understanding" on this issue.
by Heber13
22 Sep 2020, 11:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Searching for a Quote by Joseph Smith
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Searching for a Quote by Joseph Smith

That's a great article. I particularly like: I have the most liberal sentiments and feelings of charity towards all sects, parties, and denominations; and the rights and liberties of conscience I hold most sacred and dear, and despise no man for differing with me in matters of opinion. and... When l...
by Heber13
22 Sep 2020, 11:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is everyone?
Replies: 20
Views: 2115

Re: Where is everyone?

not going to church due to COVID has been a nice break. We went today for the first time since COVID. I find myself on this forum again. Going to church stirs up opinions and emotions and haven’t had the need to think them out or go to forums when not attending church. I was gonna say this too. Wit...