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by conflicted testimony
02 Sep 2013, 17:14
Forum: Support
Topic: When we talk of others...
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: When we talk of others...

I have to admit when I first heard that people were discussed in meetings like these I was horrified! As a manager in my previous job, confidentiality was/is very high on my list of essentials and I felt that these councils went against that. Not much to do about it though so I try and ignore that i...
by conflicted testimony
02 Sep 2013, 16:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brethrenites.... ugh
Replies: 31
Views: 1531

Re: Brethrenites.... ugh

I agree .... urgh! I haven't heard any quite that bad, but it was father's day here this week and some of them were bordering on it. Though to add a little lightness, I do find some of the testimonies about "brethren" quite amusing. One of the older ladies recalled how her relationship with the prie...
by conflicted testimony
30 Aug 2013, 17:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you take the sacrament?
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Re: Do you take the sacrament?

Thanks for all your input. I am finding all this so hard because the more I learn the less clear things become. I was better off in blissful ignorance, not thinking too hard about things. I am comfortable taking the sacrament when I listen specifically to the prayer: O God, the Eternal Father, we as...
by conflicted testimony
30 Aug 2013, 17:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Is staying really a viable option for me?
Replies: 19
Views: 835

Re: Is staying really a viable option for me?

MayB your story really resonates with me. My husband is inactive and has let all the decision making up to me and it is a heavy burden. I too am thinking through all the things you have mentioned. I have no advice, otherwise I may have my own decisions, but thanks for your post as it helps me crysta...
by conflicted testimony
29 Aug 2013, 23:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you take the sacrament?
Replies: 13
Views: 830

Do you take the sacrament?

As a late convert, and very uneducated in church ways, I find I often have a very watered-down or sketchy understanding of some things. I currently partake of sacrament, my understanding was that you don't have to be perfect to take the sacrament it is a remembrance of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ,...
by conflicted testimony
29 Aug 2013, 05:35
Forum: Support
Topic: Thestrals, Dementers, Boggarts and Crises of Faith
Replies: 29
Views: 4521

Re: Thestrals, Dementers, Boggarts and Crises of Faith

Great thread and insight - thank you!
by conflicted testimony
23 Aug 2013, 18:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To what extent does garment-wearing make you a better person
Replies: 24
Views: 1190

Re: To what extent does garment-wearing make you a better pe

Simply - No I am who I am, not underwear will change that. Pre church I was modest anyway, it certainly didn't change that. It is like my pre church days, my sister said to me that she likes wearing sexy, matching underwear because it makes her feel better. It never did to me. So we are all differen...
by conflicted testimony
21 Aug 2013, 19:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Insights please
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: Insights please

I am not feeling distressed, more frustrated. To be honest, I don't want him at church if it is just for the sake of the family. If he set a good example whilst at church I may think differently, however poking the kids and sticking his tongue out at them whilst the sacrament is being passed is just...
by conflicted testimony
21 Aug 2013, 17:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Insights please
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Insights please

Obviously no one knows another person's mind, but I am going to lay out my current scenario with my husband and see if someone can see something sane from this :) - his family is very strong in the church, he was born into it - has a testimony, fully believes in the church, has no faith crisis, he d...
by conflicted testimony
21 Aug 2013, 16:31
Forum: Support
Topic: How I stay (sane)
Replies: 33
Views: 1762

Re: How I stay (sane)

5. Be nice to other people, and they will be nice to you. Visit the widows, the sick and the shut-ins. What does it matter if the BofM is not historically true, if the poor widow down the street is lonely? . That, to me, is everything in a nutshell! The church and it's members do some really great ...