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by startpoor
09 Jun 2015, 07:08
Forum: Support
Topic: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple
Replies: 15
Views: 981

Re: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple

I haven't attended the temple in a while nor am I particularly fond of it. However, I respect that people find meaning and truth there. Is there a way to work this refreshingly honest comment into a good, uplifting lesson, I wonder. I would give my eye teeth to have a discussion leader who felt com...
by startpoor
08 Jun 2015, 13:27
Forum: Support
Topic: My next lesson: The blessings of the temple
Replies: 15
Views: 981

My next lesson: The blessings of the temple

I haven't attended the temple in a while nor am I particularly fond of it. However, I respect that people find meaning and truth there. I'm not sure where to begin on this. Any suggestions???


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by startpoor
06 Jun 2015, 07:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Terrific Article about Pornography
Replies: 164
Views: 12292

Re: A Terrific Article about Pornography

Intense internal pressure generally leads to explosion, no matter the nature of the pressure. So, what GB said And what Ray Degraw said too. A couple months ago, a single LDS friend confided to me that she had gone to the bishop and confessed her sin of mastrubation. Her temple recommend was taken ...
by startpoor
05 Jun 2015, 15:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Terrific Article about Pornography
Replies: 164
Views: 12292

A Terrific Article about Pornography

Well put GB. I don't view sexual practices outside of marriage a sin either. That is, not against the Lord. I view them as a sin against my spouse if she is not accepting of them. And a sin against myself if I am letting it interfere with my health, career or relationships. Sent from my iPhone using...
by startpoor
04 Jun 2015, 13:05
Forum: Support
Topic: What Mormonism boils down to
Replies: 54
Views: 3166

Re: What Mormonism boils down to

That is completely insane AP. And it is so common to think that way. It was so freeing to let go of that mindset during my FC. I'm sorry to hear about your losses.


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by startpoor
04 Jun 2015, 12:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching with authenticity
Replies: 36
Views: 1987

Re: Teaching with authenticity

DarkJedi wrote:
I'd love to do Robin Williams's character in Dead Poets Society and tell everyone to rip those pages out!
And that is a lesson that cannot be improved on :)


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by startpoor
03 Jun 2015, 14:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching with authenticity
Replies: 36
Views: 1987

Re: Teaching with authenticity

I just read through the lesson and wow. It's worse than I thought. I'm not convinced it is a doctrinally sound lesson even for the church. Of course I could think of numerous examples that counter what it was teaching, but that would make for a poor lesson. If I were to use the manual at all for thi...
by startpoor
01 Jun 2015, 13:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching with authenticity
Replies: 36
Views: 1987

Re: Teaching with authenticity

I think there are basically three approaches to a lesson that troubles you: 1. Don't teach it. 2. Confess to the class that you have some troubles with the doctrine being taught (though don't go to into details, and this is dependent on your ward and comfort level). 3. Take a couple points from the ...
by startpoor
30 May 2015, 18:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meeting With The Missionaries
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: Meeting With The Missionaries

I think of sharing the gospel as a two way street where I talk openly about my church and beliefs and learn of the beliefs of others. I don't try to convert anyone. Just talk. It is a very uplifting experience. If I thought mormonism might really benefit someone, I might recommend it to them. But I ...
by startpoor
30 May 2015, 18:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Clueless about boundaries
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: Clueless about boundaries

Startpoor wrote: I now realize there's no way for me to change their mind, and I no longer need their sympathy, but I do want to garner respect, and to give respect in return. For me, I find the boundaries are easiest when I stay away from the conversation. Essentially .. Quit poking at the wasp ne...