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by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 16:29
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

Re: My bishop and the Proclamation

jhp33, One thing I would suggest is that when you have an emotionally charged issue, you might consider speaking to the person face to face. That's a great way to understand each other. The medium of email is uni-directional. It's a great medium for conducting business, but it's much less effective...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 16:22
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

Re: My bishop and the Proclamation

I feel like I should add a little bit to my last comment, but please don't take it as siding with your Bishop or Stake President. I don't mean it that way - at all. I just want to explain a little more why they might be reacting and react in a way that doesn't please you. Thank you. I really apprec...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 16:20
Forum: Support
Topic: I feel like I have one foot out the door
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: I feel like I have one foot out the door

I can go along with everything you wrote, except #2 and the conclusion. As far as prophets I believe that anyone who speaks with the spirit of Christ can (or is) speak as a prophet. I also believe it is primarily MY responsibility to determine when someone is speaking as a prophet. Fair enough. To ...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 12:18
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

Re: My bishop and the Proclamation

one of the presidency members stands up and says "Now Johnny will give our scripture" and Johnny stands up and recites that line from the Proclamation. Yikes. At the same time, I think this helps bolster your stance with the Bishop, should you choose to pursue it. The proclamation isn't scripture. ...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 11:30
Forum: Support
Topic: I feel like I have one foot out the door
Replies: 17
Views: 751

Re: I feel like I have one foot out the door

Thanks, DJ. I really appreciate your feedback and insight, as hard as it may be to hear.
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 10:08
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

Re: My bishop and the Proclamation

jhp33, Two followup questions: - What part of the POTF is being quoted? Just curious, it doesn't change anything, I would just like to know what the primary thinks the kids should hear from it. It is this part, as outlined in the Sharing Time manual: “Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained ...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 09:58
Forum: Support
Topic: I feel like I have one foot out the door
Replies: 17
Views: 751

I feel like I have one foot out the door

I have been having a very intense conversation with my wife for the last few days about my membership in the church. I am starting to wonder if this dream of being able to be a different kind of believing Mormon actually isn't very feasible in today's church. She asked me to explain to her why it is...
by jhp33
21 Apr 2014, 06:31
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

Re: My bishop and the Proclamation

Did your bishop really laugh at your reasons for resigning from the seminary teacher post? That's unfortunate. Well, the conversation was a bit more complicated than that, but that's the general feeling I got. I went into the meeting with him with only one main question: is someone who thinks the w...
by jhp33
20 Apr 2014, 18:18
Forum: Support
Topic: My bishop and the Proclamation
Replies: 40
Views: 2048

My bishop and the Proclamation

I'm really struggling today. I'm a primary co-teacher with my wife, and this year's primary theme is all about families. The Sharing Time curriculum this year centers heavily on the Family Proclamation, which is fine. I understand. However, the way it is being presented in lessons really bothers me....
by jhp33
13 Mar 2014, 12:21
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Letter to a Doubter by Terryl Givens
Replies: 14
Views: 1251

Re: Letter to a Doubter by Terryl Givens

Life is about transmitting your own frequencies, but we have been trained to just receive frequencies. That's why I'm not partial to givens or others on either side. Once you learn you that everything created in life was by people no smarter then you , you can start to open up and not be bound by l...