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by Heber13
27 Apr 2018, 00:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Random Thought - What Works For Us
Replies: 2
Views: 34

Re: Random Thought - What Works For Us

It sounds good. I think if you find ways to show love, however that works for your relationship...it leads to good things. Love doesn't just spontaneously grow...it needs to be cultivated and there needs to be deliberate efforts.

I like it!
by Heber13
27 Apr 2018, 00:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 26
Views: 248

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

dande48 wrote:
26 Apr 2018, 19:40
I'm wondering where each of you lie:
I like the 2 stage model;
Thoughts come to us freely. Actions go from us willfully.

First chance, then choice. First "free," then "will."
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 23:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 26
Views: 248

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

Seems like the church has gone to use of the word "Agency" by itself...leaving off the free because it sounds too much like saved by grace...and of course...we like to stress the works and urgency to do works and not procrastinating the day of repentance and need to lengthen your stride and never sl...
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 23:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hypothetical situation
Replies: 10
Views: 109

Re: Hypothetical situation

This wouldn't change anything in the way I interact with the church or this website. I would continue to attend church, and I would continue to be open about being one of those people who isn't all in, or all out. My relationship with God, and the way I choose to worship, is up to me; not the bisho...
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 23:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1768

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

I've been thinking....

Do you think it matters one way or another? It can be fun to talk about...but day to day life...does it matter?
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 23:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss

But on this article - I have mixed feelings. I do think the less some people stand up and say, "I don't believe that is doctrine" the greater the chance that the church moves into a much more conservative stance (and probably starts shrinking - at least in the Northern Hemisphere). I dunno...human ...
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 23:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Thoughts on Being a Dissenter by Jana Reiss

One thing I can honestly say is that I've had exceptional local leaders. Unfortunately I haven't found that the local leaders have much sway in the overall culture of the church. yes, there is that. In some ways...I find that freeing for me...because my mind can see the church isn't this ward, this...
by Heber13
26 Apr 2018, 22:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health
Replies: 10
Views: 161

Re: Poll: Mormon identity and its effect on emotional health

I'm running this poll at NOM for comparison. (Feel free to vote both places if you have accounts.) I'm really curious about what I'll find. The poll is inspired by a few things: Starting to study secular Buddhism Wondering why disaffected members resign, and why they often report such a difference ...
by Heber13
22 Feb 2018, 02:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 558

Re: Today's Observations

Yes, I wish that there were more moderates to help bridge the gap between opposing sides. I am more limited in my desire - I wish that both sides realized that there is a valid reason for moderates to exist... instead of playing leadership roulette to decide whether a witch hunt was in session or n...
by Heber13
20 Feb 2018, 16:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 15
Views: 820

Re: A Part of my Story

Thanks for sharing your story. And welcome to the forum. You can read the posts...but it is more fun to join the conversation and share thoughts too ;) Sometimes I think God wants us to realize that church is what it is, but we have to decide for ourselves what we need in life. We learn that church ...