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by Shawn
06 Dec 2016, 22:06
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Roy, I love you man. I really appreciate that you are trying to help me. What is the harm of believing that a 12 year old boy is given the power and responsibility to help and bless others? IMO, the harm is perpetuating a lie started by Joseph Smith. It's not right teaching young men that they have ...
by Shawn
06 Dec 2016, 12:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Can you experience god vicariously though your wife? This is going to sound ultra-condescending but it's not intended to be... similar to the way that children remind us of a much more innocent state of existence. To put it another way, grow to appreciate her connection with god and maybe leverage ...
by Shawn
06 Dec 2016, 12:20
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Online therapy is all I can get right now, in this country that's so willfully ignorant of mental health issues. As far as I can tell, a lot of the staff for the online mental health clinics do it in addition to their daily general practice, because they see a clear need and want to help. Reduced o...
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 23:25
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

This may seem weird but what does make sense or peace in your life right now. (That is not said in judgement.) I am looking for what bricks and mortar you feel comfortable with. Even if it's agnosticism or athiesm. It would help me consider ideas if I had a better sense what you felt you were prese...
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 23:00
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Shawn, you said: I am looking into getting therapy. Too bad it's ridiculously hard to make it work. Why do you say it's hard to make it work? Never be afraid to try something new. I have seen where it has worked for a number of people. It could work for you too. (More cliches) I've actually seen a ...
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 22:52
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Roy, thanks for your posts! I was thinking last night about how my wife and kids will repeatedly hear references to a "worthy priesthood holder" and "eternal families" at church. I will be supplanted as the father figure in the family.... Shawn, this seems like extreme thinking to me. The church doe...
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 22:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

One of the first things I did when I told my wife about my FC was apologize. I knew she would feel the loss at some point. She finally cried about it for the first time last week. I sincerely hope you can find a way to grieve together instead of separately. I have apologized several times. I know i...
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 22:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Neurology of Feeling the Spirit
Replies: 31
Views: 2838

Re: The Neurology of Feeling the Spirit

Roy wrote:Maybe feeling the spirit has much more to do with humanity than divinity. There is still plenty that is wondrous, awe inspiring, lovely, virtuous, and praiseworthy about the human condition. Shall we not still seek after these things?
Yes, definitely.
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 16:58
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 6332

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

I don't have much time now, but I want to say that I also like mom3's post. I let her know via PM.
by Shawn
05 Dec 2016, 12:09
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Neurology of Feeling the Spirit
Replies: 31
Views: 2838

Re: The Neurology of Feeling the Spirit

I think science will eventually show that all "spiritual" feelings are nothing more than the effects of brain chemicals. This will explain why depression and/or anti-depressants seem to mitigate the "Spirit" for some people. I believe the same reward centers would light up if people from all sorts o...