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by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Jun 2017, 15:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced
Replies: 12
Views: 1037

Re: I Resigned and I'm Getting Divorced

Shawn,

Getting divorced is one of my greatest fears. I admire you for your integrity to follow your conscience and let the consequences follow. I'm sorry that your marriage didn't work out, but I hope this will lead to more peace and happiness in your life. Best wishes to you!
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Jun 2017, 15:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Help talking to a spouse
Replies: 42
Views: 3223

Re: Help talking to a spouse

Such great advice here! DT, I just wanted to let you know how much I identify with what you're experiencing. I had a very similar experience in coming out to my TBM wife after the November 2015 policy was announced. I didn't want to say anything, but she could tell that I was really bothered by some...
by FaithfulSkeptic
05 Jun 2017, 11:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Comfort in the name of this Site
Replies: 17
Views: 2144

Re: Comfort in the name of this Site

Welcome 51Mag! I enjoyed your introduction and am glad you posted here. Bill Reel was a bishop as well when he went through his faith crisis. I don't envy your position at all. I've never been a bishop (although I have been in a bishopric and I was the son of a bishop), and I share your concerns abo...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 07:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Getting a testimony from a dormant God
Replies: 20
Views: 1686

Re: Getting a testimony from a dormant God

Great post, Syme! My bishop (who I've opened up to about my FC) sent me a text recently, quoting scripture in D&C 46 about earnestly seeking spiritual gifts and recommending that I ask specifically to know that the Lord has restored his gospel through Joseph Smith, and promised me that if I would si...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I ask to be released?
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: Should I ask to be released?

You can asked to be released just because you want to be released. I just did. My former calling was eating me up inside with all the cognitive dissonance it was causing me, so I asked to be released. It's been a huge relief to me to be released from that calling (I still have another less-involved...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Mormon LGBT Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 2154

Re: Mormon LGBT Questions

https://mormonlgbtquestions.com/2017/03/17/what-do-we-know-of-gods-will-for-his-lgbt-children-an-examination-of-the-lds-churchs-position-on-homosexuality/ My thoughts: I have read this paper by Bryce Cook. PLEASE read it also. It's long, but worth every single minute of your time. I cannot encourag...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Do you enjoy going to the opera?
Replies: 27
Views: 1995

Re: Do you enjoy going to the opera?

The problem isn't going to the opera. Going to the opera is a healthy thing to do. The problem is being told that I will be joining the opera and the rest of my life will be focused on preparing for opera, performing in opera events, memorizing lines, mentoring opera singers and constantly advertis...
by FaithfulSkeptic
26 Mar 2017, 06:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A scary awakening
Replies: 19
Views: 2620

Re: A scary awakening

Welcome! Your story sounds a lot like mine. I've been skeptical about a lot of what I've been taught growing up along the Wasatch Front, but never really allowed myself to really question things until recently (the last 5 years or so). I'm still actively attending, but I'm not very believing (mostly...
by FaithfulSkeptic
01 Mar 2017, 15:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ancestry DNA
Replies: 19
Views: 1295

Re: Ancestry DNA

I have had the DNA testing done also. I don't know if you knew this, but it only tracks one side of your ancestors, depending if you are female or male. If you are female it only tells you where your mothers side of the family is from. If you want to know where your fathers family is from you have ...
by FaithfulSkeptic
24 Feb 2017, 06:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Latest hare-brained scheme: faith crisis counseling
Replies: 43
Views: 2172

Re: Latest hare-brained scheme: faith crisis counseling

Reuben,

This is so thoughtful and well-written. It's anything but a hare-brained scheme! Dare I even say that it is inspired?

Thank you for sharing this! I'm pulling for you and hope this works in your ward.


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