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by West
05 Nov 2014, 09:38
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Navigating the minefield
Replies: 20
Views: 2330

Re: Navigating the minefield

Welcome to the forums, StoneGypsy. You'll find other great members here who are in much the same situation as you are with a spouse. They'd be much better than I with offering advice, so I'll just wish you the best in finding the answers you are looking for. At the very least, you can be assured tha...
by West
30 Oct 2014, 15:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Women's Meeting - The new opening session
Replies: 15
Views: 739

General Women's Meeting - The new opening session

http://www.kutv.com/news/features/local-news/stories/LDS-Church-changes-course-over-General-Women-39-s-Meeting-54468.shtml#.VFLAuTCJOuZ I remember in another thread that there was a discussion about the editing of the conference prayer, so I thought I'd drop this here if it hasn't been dropped alrea...
by West
28 Oct 2014, 22:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Not angry, just done - fMh polygamy post
Replies: 65
Views: 4115

Re: Not angry, just done - fMh polygamy post

Thanks, Ann, for sharing the article, and thanks everyone for your responses. The thread has been both disheartening and a pleasure to read, in that it deals with such a sensitive topic that's always bothered me, but at the same time, it's comforting to know that there are so many others out there w...
by West
26 Oct 2014, 21:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 36% activity rate in LDS Church
Replies: 13
Views: 1103

Re: 36% activity rate in LDS Church

I live in Utah, and in the young single adult wards, we're sometimes looking at less than half the total members as active members, at least in one of the wards I keep track of (I like keeping track of things; I'm weird like that). They're really big on ward missionaries and working toward reactivat...
by West
09 Oct 2014, 11:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why is the church so bad?
Replies: 32
Views: 1867

Re: Why is the church so bad?

To determine if something is good you should be willing to look at it from the perspective of others. Amen. Thirding (?) this point. I think the only reason why I've come to comfortable terms with my new beliefs so quickly after my FC is because for years prior I was training myself to look at thin...
by West
07 Oct 2014, 20:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland's talk on helping the poor
Replies: 10
Views: 629

Re: Elder Holland's talk on helping the poor

Not too long ago, one of my really awesome non-Mormon friends posted on Facebook about his disappointment and disgust at seeing the LDS temples in dry states using up so much water to keep the lawn and landscape green. He broadened the topic, though, and wondered how a church could spend so much mon...
by West
07 Oct 2014, 20:28
Forum: Support
Topic: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions
Replies: 38
Views: 2614

Re: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions

Definitely not disagreeing that it's a silly mindset to imply that gays would be automatically attracted to everyone of the same sex, and that attraction automatically causes problems. If that were the case, they'd have to do quite a whole lot more gender segregation to keep all of those with opposi...
by West
07 Oct 2014, 20:15
Forum: Support
Topic: What if I'm wrong?
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: What if I'm wrong?

My answer is also not going to help much, too. :) Directly after my FC, I definitely wondered if I was wrong about a lot of things. It brought me to tears almost every day for a couple weeks, and more than once the tears were frightened, desperate sobbing. Switching from the all-or-nothing belief is...
by West
06 Oct 2014, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supreme Court just rejected states' gay marriage challenges
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Supreme Court just rejected states' gay marriage challen

I was wondering how soon this post would pop up. :) I think the same about Elder Oaks' reference. As soon as the news popped up on my feed today, I thought immediately of his talk and how timely it was -- and how great that it came over the weekend right before the decision. The presidency definitel...
by West
06 Oct 2014, 11:39
Forum: Support
Topic: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions
Replies: 38
Views: 2614

Re: A Simple but Important Step: Homosexuality and Missions

Regarding a question about same-sex attraction in a Stake-level pre-mission interview: that question is prompt possible followup to find out how the missionary is doing now. I heard it explained that a faithful member headed for a mission might be placed in a position of too much pressure or confli...