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by FaithfulSkeptic
03 Feb 2017, 16:14
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 4215

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Great news, Shawn! I hope you can find some much needed relief to your pain.
by FaithfulSkeptic
03 Feb 2017, 16:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Llama among sheep
Replies: 32
Views: 2335

Re: Llama among sheep

Does anybody else find that being an active, but unorthodox, member of the church is just as draining as being an orthodox member? Yes, probably even more so! (from a fellow llama that outwardly looks like a sheep). So, I guess my question is: what do you do to find a desire to stay active when you...
by FaithfulSkeptic
03 Feb 2017, 15:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Request for faith crisis analogies
Replies: 28
Views: 2263

Re: Request for faith crisis analogies

Here's an analogy I came up with to try to explain (to myself of course) why going to Church is hard now: it's like I've learned that my dad is actually dead, while all of my grown siblings insist that he's alive and well. Going to Church is like going to a family reunion where they've propped up a...
by FaithfulSkeptic
15 Dec 2016, 12:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Request for faith crisis analogies
Replies: 28
Views: 2263

Re: Request for faith crisis analogies

Patrick Mason talks about the "truth" cart and how we (as a Church or as individuals) tend to put things in the "truth" cart that really don't belong there. Over time, we can get more and more weighed down with the load until something like this happens: http://motivationfactor.com/wp-content/upload...
by FaithfulSkeptic
09 Dec 2016, 15:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Elder Christofferson on Book of Mormon in Washington, D.C.
Replies: 4
Views: 604

Re: Elder Christofferson on Book of Mormon in Washington, D.

nibbler wrote:I doubt it will ever be the case but I sure hope that "religious freedom" doesn't become the church's theme of 2017.
I also hope "religious freedom" isn't the brethren's theme for 2017, but it already seems that the momentum is building.
by FaithfulSkeptic
09 Dec 2016, 10:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Time Out For Women - Lesbian Daughter Story - Hope
Replies: 7
Views: 482

Re: Time Out For Women - Lesbian Daughter Story - Hope

Beautiful story! Thanks so much for sharing, mom3! Love this quote from Uchtdorf, mentioned in the article: “Because love is the great commandment, it ought to be at the center of all and everything we do in our own family...Love is the healing balm that repairs rifts in personal and family relation...
by FaithfulSkeptic
09 Dec 2016, 10:18
Forum: Support
Topic: How to overcome temple anxiety?
Replies: 27
Views: 1585

Re: How to overcome temple anxiety?

kate5, Thanks for starting this topic. And thanks for all the thoughtful replies from everyone. I also have a really hard time with going to the temple. In fact, my own endowment was the start of my 30+ year faith crisis. I've never enjoyed the temple experience, but my wife loves the temple. I've r...
by FaithfulSkeptic
06 Dec 2016, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I Feel My Life is Over
Replies: 46
Views: 4215

Re: I Feel My Life is Over

Shawn, I'm so sorry. I think I get a little of how you feel. I'm going through a similar situation with my wife. We have other issues that divide us, but faith (or lack thereof) is certainly at the core. I have lost my faith that the Church is "true" or led by God, yet I realize that many (or even m...
by FaithfulSkeptic
04 Nov 2016, 09:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Convince me not to “Come Clean”
Replies: 32
Views: 1628

Re: Convince me not to “Come Clean”

Thanks. What I am thinking about after all these comments is possibly going a bit slower. One issue I felt was nudging me to just "get it over with" was my expectation that if I try to do it slowly I will still end up having that same conversation coming down to "I don't believe". But just like I o...
by FaithfulSkeptic
03 Nov 2016, 16:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Trying hard to stay
Replies: 9
Views: 1091

Re: Trying hard to stay

Welcome! I'm struggling to stay as well, with a spouse that doesn't understand and wants me back in the boat fast. This is hard, but you are in a good place. I look forward to hearing more from you.


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