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by LookingHard
18 Jan 2020, 08:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: Support StayLDS!

Give me just a few days and I will make my contribution. For all of you that find this beneficial, kick in a few bucks. It might just go away if the annual drives don't get enough money to keep it going.
by LookingHard
11 Jan 2020, 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3050

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

But I think it's more likely that we are in the mindset of people who survived the depression. Now that we have money, we can't help but wash and reuse our tin foil "just in case." It's nearly impossible to get people in this frame of mind to realize that they probably went too far to get where the...
by LookingHard
20 Dec 2019, 08:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3050

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

After gritting my teeth a bit and trying to step back, here is my take. On one level this is not specific to the LDS church. At least in the US this is a political question of the purpose and rules around religious non-profits. The main conclusion I come from here and feel the most important things ...
by LookingHard
06 Dec 2019, 09:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Crisis of faith - feeling isolated and incompatible with the world
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Crisis of faith - feeling isolated and incompatible with the world

Glad you found this site. It can help quite a bit. I only have a few minutes to write as I have a meeting coming up in a moment. A faith crisis can be emotionally gut-wrenching. Figure out how to calm yourself and trust yourself. Slow down and don't make any rash decision. It will get better. Also b...
by LookingHard
02 Dec 2019, 05:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary
Replies: 8
Views: 506

Re: Seminary Manual vs. non-LDS Scripture Commentary

The last time I sub'ed for Gospel Doctrine I spent about 3 hours looking mainly at other sources and learned a TON of information. The lesson outline in the book could be read in about 3 minutes. I was able to give the context of what was going on and other meanings that were not touched on in lesso...
by LookingHard
22 Nov 2019, 07:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you know a FC is over
Replies: 5
Views: 296

Re: How do you know a FC is over

I agree with it moving from "crisis" to "transition" and just being a bit more calm about it. Being able to be less "triggered". But it was not a point in time and occasionally I can still get triggered, but it is now months between being triggered and I get over it quicker (sometimes in a minute or...
by LookingHard
14 Nov 2019, 08:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1292

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

Is the AA Elder Scrooge? :D
by LookingHard
07 Nov 2019, 07:25
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 32
Views: 5079

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

You might consider joining the following facebook groups:

- Marriage on a tightrope
- Mormon Mixed Faith Marriages

They have had discussions about this topic. marriage on a tightrope also has a podcast.
by LookingHard
06 Nov 2019, 12:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 1341

Re: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?

California just changed the law removing the statute of limitation on reporting child molestation. There have been many lawyer commercials on TV advertising their services. They don’t mention any particular organization, but you get the idea that BSA and the Catholic church are who they are after. ...
by LookingHard
06 Nov 2019, 12:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island
Replies: 6
Views: 702

Re: The Faith Crisis of Easter Island

Wow. Those are some good insights. Thanks for sharing.