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by Roy
15 May 2018, 15:12
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Happy to find a safe space
Replies: 12
Views: 311

Re: Happy to find a safe space

The church is set up well for families who are living fully within the expected norms, but it can be a painful place when one no longer fits those norms. The church is a fairly homogenous environment. This can be comforting and bring a sense of belonging and community to those that fit the mold. Un...
by Roy
15 May 2018, 14:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Constantly searching
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Constantly searching

John Bytheway is an LDS author and motivational speaker. His speech "What I wish I knew when I was single" was my bible during the dating years. John categorized happiness as Happily married - This is the ideal happily single - I understand that it may be lonely and unfulfilling but there are some a...
by Roy
15 May 2018, 09:44
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Constantly searching
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: Constantly searching

A big reason for me joining was because it gave me a sense of community and identity. ...[SNIP]... On top of all that... My relationship with my (ex) SO was slowly falling apart. She was/is also LDS, but far from a TBM. After "losing" both my SO and my testimony, I fell into a depression. It sounds...
by Roy
15 May 2018, 08:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 21
Views: 491

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

Dande, I think they'll build on what's already there and still being implemented (rather poorly from my point of view). https://www.lds.org/youth/ymactivities?lang=eng I hope that this new program will be implemented much more thoroughly than what we currently have for teachers/priests. I currently...
by Roy
15 May 2018, 08:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

As I thought about this, I realized there's really no way to do a book that purports to expound Mormon doctrine without conjecture, supposition, and speculation - I think it's just human nature. What is meant by the word doctrine? Is it the modern basic teachings of the church? If that is what is m...
by Roy
15 May 2018, 07:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orson Scott Card: Churches grow not because of doctrine
Replies: 15
Views: 901

Re: Orson Scott Card: Churches grow not because of doctrine

"Instead, Stark shows us the things that early Christians did to make the church more welcoming to strangers. We can't give people the witness of the Holy Ghost, but we can encourage them to become part of our lives, we can serve them and allow them to serve alongside us. At another church where we...
by Roy
14 May 2018, 16:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: There and back again
Replies: 24
Views: 2454

Re: There and back again

AmyJ wrote:
10 May 2018, 06:21
It turned out that I was the miracle. Or rather, the changes wrought in my heart.
I needed to be reminded of that today. Thank you!
by Roy
14 May 2018, 09:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where does the church fit for you
Replies: 16
Views: 621

Re: Where does the church fit for you

Many of these options had to do with truth and seemed to suggest that truth equated to eternal cosmic realities. I am not sure that those sorts of truths (eternally unchanging fact) have anything to do with what we learn and do in church. However, (like dande and nibbler have said) there are concept...
by Roy
14 May 2018, 09:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Myths vs. Facts
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Myths vs. Facts

Do you sometimes hear that at church in the stories people choose to tell, the quotes they choose to share, or the way they talk about their lives? What do our myths say about us? This is why I love movies "based on a true story". The way that the filmmaker chooses to order the facts or depart from...
by Roy
14 May 2018, 09:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Suggested alternatives to McConkie's Mormon Doctrine?

I have read another book by the author Robert Millet. He seems to approach issues from a practical yet faithful apologetic perspective. He is a fairly prolific author. I remember in the book "What Happened to the Cross?" Bro. Millet's discussion of what makes doctrine in the LDS church. One of the c...