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by Jazernorth
06 Sep 2013, 17:45
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello, I'm new here but hope to be a regular participant
Replies: 31
Views: 8215

Re: Hello, I'm new here but hope to be a regular participant

Just over 10 years ago I had what I call a crisis of faith. I found myself in a situation where I was questioning everything I believe about the church, religion in general, and even the existence of God. I was truly shaken to the core. I stopped going to church and have not returned since, althoug...
by Jazernorth
06 Sep 2013, 16:20
Forum: Support
Topic: I have some major decisions to make
Replies: 9
Views: 437

Re: I have some major decisions to make

We had counselors proclaimed religious (LDS and not LDS) and not proclaimed religious (meaning they didn't push religion into their sessions). We loved the non-religious sessions much better. Now when we see a counselor and they even mention pray or god or religion, we leave. I already know about th...
by Jazernorth
06 Sep 2013, 05:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Something happened

While my plan is to actually leave the building and go home, in my experience there are plenty of skippers in the foyers or sitting in cars in the parking lot if you feel you must stay. I used to hang out in my truck, but that was when it took 30 minutes to drive to church and we all went together ...
by Jazernorth
05 Sep 2013, 20:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you take the sacrament?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: Do you take the sacrament?

Even with my conflicting issues, I still take the Sacrament. I'm not sure why, only I see it as the right thing to do.
by Jazernorth
05 Sep 2013, 20:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet
Replies: 35
Views: 22729

Re: Acronyms & Terms Common to the Mormon Internet

I guess I'm still dense.

TBM - True believing Mormon .... still do not understand what that means.
by Jazernorth
05 Sep 2013, 20:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Something happened

That was over 10 years ago, and I haven't gotten over that yet - but I have learned to cope without relying on those feelings. I still don't know how to discern spiritual promptings from just plain emotions and I don't know that I will in this lifetime. The old "if it's good then it's OK" advice do...
by Jazernorth
05 Sep 2013, 14:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Something happened

All - Thank you. So far this has given me something to think about.

It will take me a day or two to answer follow up questions, but since I'm trying to figure this out there will be answers to the questions.

Again, thank you.
by Jazernorth
05 Sep 2013, 08:55
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Something happened
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Something happened

This is a long story that I'm going to try to put into words and I ain't a wordsmith, so there could very well be some misunderstandings as I describe why I'm here. I grew up in a small mormon town, served a mission (I call it my two-year torture, always have, even while serving). The mission was mo...