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by West
09 Nov 2014, 22:58
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Only one path to God
Replies: 56
Views: 6058

Re: Only one path to God

Concerning the lighthouse metaphor -- I really love the thought that all boats are different, all maps may not be correct, and all paths may not be safe even though they are going in the right direction. Ever since my FC, I've strongly held the belief that there are many paths but only one direction...
by West
09 Nov 2014, 22:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Every member a missionary
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Every member a missionary

I really like that thought, SD, thanks for sharing. And thanks for this thread and the responses. I plan to take it all with me into the mission field in a few months; we'll see how it goes. :)
by West
09 Nov 2014, 19:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Every member a missionary
Replies: 20
Views: 966

Re: Every member a missionary

Some people really, really need the church. Some people don't.
This is also how I feel about missionary work.

I really believe that the church is "the one true church" for certain people -- many paths, but one direction.
by West
09 Nov 2014, 18:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Awful day at church and at home..
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: Awful day at church and at home..

I am sorry, SD. I have been incredibly lucky in having fairly decent church leaders throughout my life, but I can't imagine I would be strong enough to stay if I didn't, at least in the past and currently. Unfortunately, this is just an example that the church is very much different from people to p...
by West
07 Nov 2014, 15:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Resistance is NOT futile
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: Resistance is NOT futile

I'm glad it was here for you today. :) A quote for a quote, then, as the quote in your signature helped me immensely the first night I came here.
by West
07 Nov 2014, 12:24
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Resistance is NOT futile
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: Resistance is NOT futile

How do you feel about growth from it? I think I know what you're asking (if it's obvious I don't, feel free to clarify ;)). How do I feel about the growth from a crisis, particularly my crisis? Well, ever since my FC, I've compiled a long list of quotes that I turn to whenever I need a quick boost....
by West
07 Nov 2014, 11:06
Forum: Support
Topic: older and single and not wanted
Replies: 14
Views: 1033

Re: older and single and not wanted

I am sorry, justme23. Like Heber said, you are not worthless or useless. I have watched several acquaintances lose heart and fall away due to the culture-based views surrounding older singles, but I have also watched others weather it out somehow and, after years and years sometimes, manage to find ...
by West
07 Nov 2014, 10:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Resistance is NOT futile
Replies: 15
Views: 1339

Re: Resistance is NOT futile

Thanks for sharing. I love metaphors and analogies, because it's easier for me to remember and internalize, and I love the though of lotus flowers. :) I had a faith crisis. I know when it started and when it ended. A crisis in the medical field only lasts a certain amount of time before you go into ...
by West
07 Nov 2014, 09:43
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating the minefield
Replies: 20
Views: 2341

Re: Navigating the minefield

I cry because I get overwhelmed. I still believe in the gospel, and I feel like the eternal family I hoped for is slipping out of reach. That is incredibly important to me, and I thought it was to DH, but he's told me that he never thought much about it, even when he did believe. Thinking of eterni...
by West
05 Nov 2014, 12:46
Forum: Support
Topic: The positive outcome of a faith crisis
Replies: 12
Views: 895

Re: The positive outcome of a faith crisis

Ah, I love positive threads. :) In all honesty, I think my faith crisis is one of the best and most spiritual blessings I could have asked for, but only because it came at a time in my life when I was best equipped to handle it. Looking back, it felt like a lot of little things built up over the yea...