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by katielangston
04 Mar 2010, 11:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Do the Scriptures contain commandments?
Replies: 18
Views: 726

Re: Do the Scriptures contain commandments?

Hmmmm. I'm intrigued by this conversation for another, though related, reason. It seems as though many of us are approaching scripture as "man's interpretation of their interaction with God." I think that makes sense, and it seems to be the sanest way to approach scripture. But I'd be lying if I sai...
by katielangston
03 Mar 2010, 02:11
Forum: Support
Topic: My little church sabbatical
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: My little church sabbatical

I'm also a church addict, which is probably why I so loved your post on the other thread. I really appreciated your advice and am going to take it. I might even take the whole summer off, if DH and I move out of town for an internship he just received.

Anyway, I'm rejoicing with you! :D
by katielangston
28 Feb 2010, 18:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Do I have to Go to Church?
Replies: 14
Views: 707

Re: Do I have to Go to Church?

Tom, I really liked your answer.
by katielangston
28 Feb 2010, 18:19
Forum: Support
Topic: What Staying LDS Might Look Like for Me
Replies: 11
Views: 655

What Staying LDS Might Look Like for Me

It's been about a year since I first began confronting my crisis of faith head-on. It's been an up-and-down ride. There are days I think I just might make it, and days I think it's time to run -- not walk -- the other direction. I recently realized that a lot of what was holding me to the church was...
by katielangston
26 Feb 2010, 12:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cult accusations
Replies: 26
Views: 1461

Re: Cult accusations

I'm not sure that "cult" is the right word for it, since it's so loaded. I think "institutional control" might be less abrasive and therefore more accurate. The church certainly engages in institutional behavioral control -- and, to a certain extent, "belief control." The temple recommend interview ...
by katielangston
20 Jan 2010, 11:52
Forum: Support
Topic: James Fowler's Stages of Faith
Replies: 108
Views: 41080

Re: James Fowler's Stages of Faith

Thank you, everyone, for this insightful discussion. Great stuff. Here's a question I've been wrestling with lately. As parents, will it damage our children to provide them a more nuanced approach and narrative to Mormonism? Do they miss something if we encourage them not to accept wholly literal in...
by katielangston
15 Dec 2009, 01:08
Forum: Support
Topic: I Had No Idea There Were So Many With Needs
Replies: 7
Views: 444

Re: I Had No Idea There Were So Many With Needs

Love it, Ray. Thanks.
by katielangston
28 Sep 2009, 09:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: A New Kind of Christian - Brian McLaren
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: A New Kind of Christian - Brian McLaren

Ray, I've only read Mere Christianity. I'll wait until I'm done with the book to compare/contrast the ideas in both, but in this last chapter I just read McLaren quotes CS Lewis's The Discarded Image extensively.
by katielangston
28 Sep 2009, 08:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Come Clean to the Bishop/RS Pres About My Doubts?
Replies: 12
Views: 714

Re: Should I Come Clean to the Bishop/RS Pres About My Doubts?

Thanks, all, for the feedback. Ray, you're right. While I've become a TON more healthy the past 2-3 years, some of my old codependency/people pleasing is definitely lingering around... Old habits die hard. ;) Anyway, I'll just put this in the "don't worry about" category and deal with something if i...
by katielangston
26 Sep 2009, 23:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Forced to keep away
Replies: 8
Views: 595

Re: Forced to keep away

Mustangsally,

I can only echo what the others have said...but I want you to know I'm so sorry this has happened and I'm praying for you. God bless.