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by jhp33
09 Jan 2014, 12:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: When Does Word of Wisdom get disavowed?
Replies: 107
Views: 5226

Re: When Does Word of Wisdom get disavowed?

So, in accordance with the mission of this site, how do each of us move forward and stay LDS (and do so with peace and happiness) no matter what happens with regard to the Word of Wisdom - and, especially, if nothing changes from the current situation? What I have committed to do is remember that m...
by jhp33
09 Jan 2014, 12:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Meeting with the bishop

Am I welcome here? Do you want me here if I think/feel those things?" jhp33, your whole post is really excellent. Well worded, very sincere, very positive. Well done!! And I think that is a good question to ask the bishop...putting it back on him to think. this isn't about you being lost and needin...
by jhp33
09 Jan 2014, 12:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Meeting with the bishop

Thanks, Jedi. I do understand the essence he was trying to convey. And I really appreciate that talk from Elder Uchtdorf. It really resonated with me back in October, for this very reason. In fact, one of the reasons I'm so convinced that I'm on the path that God wants for me is that I've consciousl...
by jhp33
09 Jan 2014, 11:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Re: Meeting with the bishop

(Warning, this is going to be long) All in all, I think it was a pretty good meeting. It was over an hour long, so I can't really go into great detail, but I'll try to hit the high points. First some background, based on some of your comments/questions: Here in our area, we have three teachers who s...
by jhp33
08 Jan 2014, 15:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the bishop
Replies: 16
Views: 699

Meeting with the bishop

I informed the bishop on Sunday night that I would no longer be teaching seminary because I didn't feel comfortable at this stage teaching about the BoM. He did not respond. Instead, I got an email from the Exec Sec yesterday saying the bishop wanted to meet with me. I'm going in a few hours. Not re...
by jhp33
07 Jan 2014, 12:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to handle tithing in a split family
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: How to handle tithing in a split family

I don't think that declaring yourself the bread-winner and therefore that you will pay no tithing as a family is the loving approach. That sounds very 1950s. Thanks, everyone. I think the above rings most true to me. I don't want this to be a heavy handed "its my money" thing at all between us, bec...
by jhp33
07 Jan 2014, 09:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to handle tithing in a split family
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

How to handle tithing in a split family

I'm just starting my new spiritual journey. I really can't say where I'm at right now. I have faith that there is a God and that Jesus was real, but beyond that I'm...well...for lack of a better term I'm keeping my options open as I explore "truth." I am, however, still attending church at my wife's...
by jhp33
07 Jan 2014, 08:20
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gosh, where do I even start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Re: Gosh, where do I even start?

You guys are amazing. Seriously. Just hearing "I know how you feel" multiple times is a huge support. I have some other things I want to talk about, but I'll leave this thread for what it is meant for...introductions. I appreciate each and every one of you for reaching out and showing me a hand of f...
by jhp33
06 Jan 2014, 11:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gosh, where do I even start?
Replies: 14
Views: 1113

Gosh, where do I even start?

My name is James. The unraveling of my long-held belief system started a while ago, but has been intensified in the last few years, and especially the last few months. The straw that broke the camel's proverbial back was the church's online statement about its history with blacks and the priesthood,...