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by LookingHard
23 Oct 2014, 11:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Explaining a balanced faith perspective to others
Replies: 12
Views: 809

Re: Explaining a balanced faith perspective to others

Where is the "Like" button when you need it. thanks Heber for writing this down. I think I do some of this, but seeing it so clearly written helps me be more conscious about it.
by LookingHard
23 Oct 2014, 11:00
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Problem of Ambiguity in the church
Replies: 11
Views: 1256

Re: The Problem of Ambiguity in the church

I certainly agree with Roy on For me the money qoute was the following: The people on the extreme sides of these questions convey great certainty about what should be done. However, I think some of these people are more interested in being certain than they are in being right. Once again I want to t...
by LookingHard
23 Oct 2014, 05:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Essay on Polygamy! (update, a 2nd one posted also)
Replies: 113
Views: 6212

Re: New Essay on Polygamy! (update, a 2nd one posted also)

NewLight, I can certainly see how this topic is extra poignant to you. I hope you find peace.
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 19:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to turn a coversation
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

Re: How to turn a coversation

Good advice and I agree with the difference of in a small meeting of leaders vs a HP lesson or gospel doctrine class.

I think what I am most lacking is being mentally/verbally quick on my feet.
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 16:18
Forum: Support
Topic: How to Minister to those with doubts
Replies: 33
Views: 2096

Re: How to Minister to those with doubts

I do like MockingJay's suggestion and the "cross stake" option suggested by SilentDawning. I was just listening this AM to Bill Reel on his interview a few years ago on FAIR where he said (paraphrasing from my feeble memory), "going to look for answers even on Fair will expose you to more questions....
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 16:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Model of LDS Church Phases of Commitment
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Possible Model of LDS Church Phases of Commitment

Thanks DarkJedi, One thing I have found interesting is how many of us have hot buttons in some areas and other things really don't matter. For me the whole DNA/BOM issue is like "what? who cares?" as I didn't get that pounded into me (somehow). I know others find it as a huge issue. I don't claim to...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 15:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to turn a coversation
Replies: 15
Views: 1001

How to turn a coversation

I spent a little bit of time, but I don't know if I found any other threads that talk about something that I was reminded of when reading "Explaining a balanced faith perspective to others" http://www.staylds.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=5966&view=unread#p82072 and a comment made by NewLight. I jus...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Possible Model of LDS Church Phases of Commitment
Replies: 16
Views: 1423

Re: Possible Model of LDS Church Phases of Commitment

it's not necessarily clear sometimes what stage one is in. I think that is true after Stage 3. I would also agree on it being more like waves and you move back and forth and on different issues. An example of that is I am rather :x today after reading Wheat and Tares topic of ""Malcolm Jeppsen's Ro...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 14:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Essay on Polygamy! (update, a 2nd one posted also)
Replies: 113
Views: 6212

Re: New Essay on Polygamy! (update, a 2nd one posted also)

I would think someone with the avatar of Sheldon would have started this post out with "Bazinga!" Going to need to set some time apart to study these. As frustrating slow as it seems to be, maybe the brethren are addressing many of the issues (as much as they can) as fast as they can. With such care...
by LookingHard
22 Oct 2014, 14:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions about teenagers
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Questions about teenagers

I don't have daughters near this age, but several boys (some already out of the house). It is part of growing up and the stresses of being busy and figuring out who she is outside of "daughter of Brother SilentDawning." The only suggestion is that the bigger the argument/disagreement or just "where ...