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by intothelight
10 May 2014, 23:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Needing a Decision-Making Process
Replies: 18
Views: 909

Re: Needing a Decision-Making Process

I'd actually really recommend you go to other churches. Not in a "up yours" kind of feeling in regards to the church, but because at least for me, it really helped me decide if the church was right for me. After attending several other services, I found I feel most at home in the mormon church. It a...
by intothelight
10 May 2014, 23:39
Forum: Support
Topic: My Soul Hurts
Replies: 31
Views: 1086

Re: My Soul Hurts

I am sorry you are in pain. You've had a rough go of things, no doubt. Don't be too hard on yourself. I don't think God wants us to suppress our doubts all our lives because we were too afraid of what we might find. I'll be honest, I don't completely understand how this correlates with faith. But re...
by intothelight
09 May 2014, 23:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness

I am sorry I didn't respond sooner. I'd love to get a PM and assist however I can. Who knows why some people struggle with self-esteem. Maybe it's a characteristic of our spirits we bring into this life, or maybe things happen here on earth that plant the seeds of self-hatred and a sense of unworthi...
by intothelight
03 May 2014, 23:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Trying to find God
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Trying to find God

I think all you really have to do is to want God. You'll then start looking for Him. And He's there - always - for everyone. God doesn't show up just because we start to think about Him or want Him. He's always been there for each of us. But we certainly start to see Him more. I'm coming to realize ...
by intothelight
02 May 2014, 23:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness
Replies: 19
Views: 986

Re: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness

Not that my situation is particularly important in the context of this thread, but I share many of the same experiences as your wife. This is just my $0.02, but I really do believe the root issue may have nothing to do with illness or anxiety, though no doubt it can cause that. You mention Hashimoto...
by intothelight
30 Apr 2014, 21:24
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you approach someone that has left the church?
Replies: 23
Views: 1081

Re: How do you approach someone that has left the church?

I know this is short notice, but i'm looking for ideas on how to approach someone. A sister at church that i have befriended has drastically changed in the past few months. She joined the church last year but do to her work schedule could hardly come to church with her child. In the meantime some w...
by intothelight
28 Apr 2014, 23:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Linger Longer?
Replies: 21
Views: 2933

Re: Linger Longer?

I haven't been in a ward that did it for a long, long time, so my comments are hypothetical, but I would welcome it. I only go to SM currently, but I would likely (sometimes) stay for the whole block in order to have some social time. I find the social interaction to be a major factor in going to C...
by intothelight
27 Apr 2014, 00:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you join the church again?
Replies: 23
Views: 863

Re: Would you join the church again?

I am a lifetime member - though not necessarily by choice - strange as that sounds. Would I stay with the church knowing what I know now? I guess I feel about that like Maxwell said about the furnace of affliction. I certainly wouldn't feel inclined to jump back in line for a second pass. But, I fee...
by intothelight
26 Apr 2014, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manipulated Obedience?
Replies: 17
Views: 588

Re: Manipulated Obedience?

Yes, I wholeheartedly agree. There church has a LOT of flaws. Or, perhaps it's the people within the church. But I guess a knife cuts you the same way whether it's a teenager or adult who holds onto it. My issue is that a imperfect church (or at least a church run by imperfect people) - demands perf...
by intothelight
24 Apr 2014, 23:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: For those who have served missions
Replies: 43
Views: 1295

Re: For those who have served missions

I agree with you for the most part Intothelight, and I don't want you to feel like I'm nitpicking. The guilt and pressure associated with not going on a mission is not the only problem - there is a great deal of stress on the missionaries themselves. This stress is overwhelming for some and truly m...