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by startpoor
15 Jun 2015, 16:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Boise Rescue
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Boise Rescue

Mom3 you're probably right. I get those two confused all the time. That's a good insight about the Boise/snuffer connection. I didn't know that was where it went down. I thought it was in Utah. If that's the case, the statement was probably directed to that crowd, who believe the leaders of the LDS ...
by startpoor
15 Jun 2015, 14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Boise Rescue
Replies: 66
Views: 5536

Re: Boise Rescue

I listened to a bit of the audio too. Shocks all around. First shock came when they announced what the closing song would be. "Whose on the Lords side?" Really??? So sanctimonious for this type of "outreach." Next came when DHO said what you quoted above. Why draw the lines like that? Just let the w...
by startpoor
14 Jun 2015, 15:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lesson #11 Follow the Living Prophet (revision 2)
Replies: 9
Views: 1413

Re: Lesson #11 Follow the Living Prophet (revision 2)

Thanks for sharing. After much nervousness our lesson wasn't so bad. In fact the teacher stayed away from all the really hardline stuff, and we had a good disc about why things are different now than in the past if God never changes.


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by startpoor
14 Jun 2015, 15:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Blackfish
Replies: 0
Views: 1843

Blackfish

Watching this documentary today. If you haven't seen it, it features several former Sea World trainers and some former staff talking about the lies they were told about killer whales in captivity (for example, they were told, and told guests in return, that killer whales live longer in captivity due...
by startpoor
11 Jun 2015, 14:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Terrific Article about Pornography
Replies: 164
Views: 12292

Re: A Terrific Article about Pornography

Looking hard: exactly. What the article teaches is the damage of the shame cycle. I went through this for years same as you. Shame breeds repeating the action that brought you shame in the first place. Teaching porn avoidance should be done much like teaching sex Ed. Learn how to do it responsibly. ...
by startpoor
11 Jun 2015, 14:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A long introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: A long introduction

I get where you're coming from. I gave up authenticity for a while, sacrificed it like you are doing, and it drove me crazy. I needed outlets. I needed to speak up. It got to the point for me where I just couldn't fake it. Things were bad in my marriage whether I was authentic or not. A turning poin...
by startpoor
09 Jun 2015, 18:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A long introduction
Replies: 13
Views: 2798

Re: A long introduction

Hey FS, I just gave you temple advice on another thread but thought I should check out your life experience and see where you're coming from :) I'm curious if there have been any new developments since joining here. Does your ward still see you as active? Have you been able to communicate with your ...
by startpoor
09 Jun 2015, 18:27
Forum: Support
Topic: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple

A woman in our ward has been a new member for a few years now. She was recently endowed and came to church the next day with a look of horror and bewilderment. It was as though the church she had known now looked so strange and foreign to her. That was my experience too. I haven't found joy in atte...
by startpoor
09 Jun 2015, 12:26
Forum: Support
Topic: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple

To be fair on the flip side, I love Fiona Givens suggestion of encouraging people who have never attended the temple to attend some Catholic Masses, both are rituals in symbolism. Complete with kneelings, standings, hand wavings, and group prayers. Another point you could bring up is temple grounds...