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by conflicted testimony
16 Oct 2013, 19:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Describe your level of introvertedness or extrovertedness
Replies: 25
Views: 1288

Re: Describe your level of introvertedness or extrovertednes

I think being an introvert is one reason I struggle with our extremely social church. This is one of my big challenges! I have always been over the top shy. In my 20's, I overcame that with alcohol long enough to find a partner. When I joined the church and gave up the alcohol, my husband was very ...
by conflicted testimony
07 Oct 2013, 18:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specific)
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specif

I doubt a lot of things that quite possibly save my life. I have a lot of (sometimes over-inflated) faith in my abilities to do things, it is the small niggling doubt that makes me stop and think sensibly, and remind me that my vision is not what it use to be, my reflexes are slower and I am slower ...
by conflicted testimony
28 Sep 2013, 19:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Sealings: I GAVE myself to him??
Replies: 15
Views: 1249

Re: Sealings: I GAVE myself to him??

I am thankful that we were married civilly first and chose our own vows. The whole temple experience was "off" for me and the sealing words were the icing on the cake. The thing is, you don't know what you are signing up for. You are told it is all a big secret so no opportunity to see if you actual...
by conflicted testimony
28 Sep 2013, 19:08
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Hearing the Spirit
Replies: 15
Views: 909

Re: Hearing the Spirit

Before joining the church I had experiences that were difficult to explain, I put it down to premonition, a bit of ESP, a bit of intelligent guessing, etc. After joining the church I put it down to hearing or feeling the spirit as it was nice and easy to compartmentalise it like that. I like the dir...
by conflicted testimony
11 Sep 2013, 20:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of my big issues
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: One of my big issues

In my experience it has also been the woman that is judged and monitored in the church not the man. I have seen entire wards shun the women of the divorce equation while simply giving the guy a pass on his affairs. I'm sure it is not every ward as on our own mentioned. I think perhaps the emphasis ...
by conflicted testimony
11 Sep 2013, 20:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of my big issues
Replies: 10
Views: 512

Re: One of my big issues

This is extremely discouraging to hear. It's not been my experience or that of my relatives, though. All I can say is that I believe it happens. Some bishops are very sexist. And men are less likely to recognize the sexism in another man. If they don't see it, they won't address it. I have spoken t...
by conflicted testimony
11 Sep 2013, 20:10
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Chastity: What Are the Limits?
Replies: 30
Views: 3727

Re: Chastity: What Are the Limits?

I learn something new every day :) I had never thought that card games were in a issue. We have been on a church camping trip, including Bishop and other families. On a wet night we played snap, fish, 7's and other kids games, nothing was said and I don't think anyone in the room even knew that it w...
by conflicted testimony
10 Sep 2013, 15:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One of my big issues
Replies: 10
Views: 512

One of my big issues

I have a friend whose husband decided he didn't want the marriage any more, he had started seeing someone else before he told her this, though claims it was not physical. He would still turn up at her house in the middle of the night wanting sex, as she was still his wife. She has been to the bishop...
by conflicted testimony
08 Sep 2013, 19:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Losing Priesthood Power and Getting It Back
Replies: 14
Views: 678

Re: Losing Priesthood Power and Getting It Back

I don't know about losing the priesthood over minor things, but my husband believes he no longer has the power of the priesthood through being inactive, not tithing and not living the word of wisdom. He also believes that when he decides to go back to church and follows the commandments it will be r...
by conflicted testimony
05 Sep 2013, 21:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet
Replies: 35
Views: 22729

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

TBM to me is a true-blue, dinky-di, card holding, by the book Mormon. ie a Mormon that holds fast and true to the rod and doesn't look too far away from it. Follows all the teachings and questions nothing - or appears to be so. That's just my take on it, could be totally wrong and happy to be correc...