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by West
30 Dec 2015, 13:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Crumbling testimony
Replies: 31
Views: 1430

Re: Crumbling testimony

Shh, don't tell anyone I'm on here. You know, mission rules and all. ;) A little more than halfway through my mission now, and I thought I'd drop by. Lo and behold, a mission topic! Basically, I lucked out big time. My current mission president is amazing. But he came right after a mission president...
by West
25 Jul 2015, 04:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick Drop In
Replies: 4
Views: 287

Quick Drop In

I don't know if I'll have another moment to drop in again, but I thought I'd say hi! My mission experience has been so good. I've had so many difficult challenges already, some of the lowest I've ever had, but every time I've come out of them I've seen a lesson I needed to learn to make myself bette...
by West
05 May 2015, 23:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: See you in eighteen months!
Replies: 11
Views: 642

See you in eighteen months!

I'm leaving tomorrow to fly out to one of the international MTCs. That means I likely won't be posting here for the next eighteen or so months, so I just wanted to drop a few thoughts on my way out the door. :) I don't think it's quite hit me yet that I'm going to be living in another country for ei...
by West
23 Apr 2015, 13:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism
Replies: 18
Views: 1134

Re: Harmful LDS Teachings/Perfectionism

No advice, just some random insight. OCD and perfectionism is a huge issue in the mission field that leads to regular mental health issues with these young missionaries. In general, mental health issues are the number one reason we send kids home. It ties back to that ideal discussed in some other t...
by West
22 Apr 2015, 09:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you handle anger?
Replies: 15
Views: 1113

Re: How do you handle anger?

I remove myself from the situation. If I am alone, I can give myself time to calm down without escalating it. I do tend to escalate it in my mind for a minute to a few minutes, but eventually, I often see how ridiculous it might be to be that angry, and I calm down and can go face the issue. Being a...
by West
22 Apr 2015, 09:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freetown -- from the Makers of the Saratov Approach
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Freetown -- from the Makers of the Saratov Approach

No, is an independent film, but the trailers have been running regularly on the BYUTV channel, so I take that as an encouraging sign.
by West
21 Apr 2015, 19:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Freetown -- from the Makers of the Saratov Approach
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Freetown -- from the Makers of the Saratov Approach

Interesting. I saw the trailers for this being broadcast alongside General Conference this past month, but I haven't looked into this further.

This seems to be a much bigger and unexpected step compared to the quietly released essays on the priesthood ban.
by West
21 Apr 2015, 19:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Loneliness
Replies: 43
Views: 1854

Re: Loneliness

Yes, I get it every once in a while. It's usually tied in with my anxiety-induced depression, which has become much rarer now the older I've gotten and the more I've developed coping and practiced techniques. It has also helped that I've surrounded myself with good, supportive family and friends, an...
by West
21 Apr 2015, 18:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You do not belong here–a HC’s talk about inclusion
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: You do not belong here–a HC’s talk about inclusion

That was a great read. Thanks so much for sharing! :)
by West
20 Apr 2015, 21:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First-Time Temple Attendance
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: First-Time Temple Attendance

I've been busy with mission prep, so I haven't had a chance to come reply until now, and even tonight I've only a few minutes. Thank you, everyone, for sharing your viewpoints. Sometimes my mind just needs to see how others think about and approach an issue before becoming more comfortable with it i...