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by afterall
11 Jan 2012, 19:25
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

To Silent Dawning: You are being very wise ahead of time for your son. To Be Like Christ: yes, it is church culture and it must make our Heavenly Parents weep. To Ray: Thank you again! That is the verse my posting name is coming from but I didn't think to present the verse to him that way and I will...
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 21:08
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New at posting, lurking for years
Replies: 10
Views: 567

Re: New at posting, lurking for years

Thank you for the welcomes! Love the sense of humor coming through! We all need more of that! Silent Dawning, I have been following your comments for quite some time and we do think alike about some things! I am so happy I finally quit lurking and started interacting! :wave:
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 20:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

And thank you Heber 13 and SamBee! I have really enjoyed reading your replies and the support has been just what I needed!
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 20:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

The advice I offer is to help your son remember that the opinions and judgments of others are things he cannot control. It is none of their business why he did not complete a mission unless he decides to share his reasons.
Thank you! Exactly!
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 20:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

I was thinking about what I wrote to you yesterday and I realized how egocentric it was. For me the LDS church has become just one path of many to Christ. I might not leave the church over this issue but I would certainly let my son know that if it came down to a choice between the church or him, I...
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 19:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

" I would share with your son the details of Pres. GA Smith's life - of his constant physical trials and his struggles with depression and, probably, mania throughout his life. I would explain that Pres. GA Smith was one of the most loving, humble, charitable leaders we have had in the Church - and...
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 19:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

Arwen, thank you for sharing about your son! I am impressed! He sounds like he has it together! I appreciate your words!
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 07:44
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New at posting, lurking for years
Replies: 10
Views: 567

New at posting, lurking for years

Just wanted to say a big thank you to the regulars who have kept this site going for years. I am one of the many, I am sure, who have lurked for years, gained strength to face another day in the church, and didn't post because I was afraid it would open the floodgates. My husband and I are both conv...
by afterall
10 Jan 2012, 07:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Re: Son unable to complete misson

Thank you everyone! Our goal, through many other struggles, has been to continue to be at church and encourage our children also to stay, no matter what others say or do. We feel our family has had more than its share of opinions from the peanut gallery over the years. We are a strong family and cir...
by afterall
09 Jan 2012, 15:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Son unable to complete misson
Replies: 32
Views: 1394

Son unable to complete misson

I have come out of lurking status (which has been years) to seek your support. Our son has just returned from his mission. Shortly after leaving the MTC, he began having anxiety attacks. We have tried to prepare him well all these years. The family lines do have genetics coming down such as depressi...