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by LDS_Scoutmaster
26 Jan 2015, 15:58
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from WA!
Replies: 15
Views: 1860

Re: Hello from WA!

Hi and welcome, I resonate with much of what you said, although in honesty, I am all over the place.
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 22:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: It hurts to be Mormon Now
Replies: 6
Views: 1123

Re: It hurts to be Mormon Now

When I proclaim that I am a Christian, eyes view me objectively to see if I act Christian. When I proclaim that I am Mormon, more scrutiny. If I professed to be perfect, all bets are off. I think a lot of people in and out of the church look at us like we profess to be perfect. So when there's an em...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 22:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Newbie with another question
Replies: 12
Views: 919

Re: Newbie with another question

I have a vague memory of someone telling me once that it is possible Adam and Eve were not the only people created but rather just the first,or something like that, but perhaps i am remembering this wrong. Thoughts??? yeah, I agree, speculation and opinion abound. I have thought recently that Adam ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 21:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Go
Replies: 25
Views: 2174

Re: Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Go

I know I'm coming in late on this one univ, but thanks for sharing. The one thing that came to me as I read your post and subsequent responses from others was that I'm am a slightly different person at home than I am at work, different from when I'm out running, different from at church, different a...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 20:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Autism and Faith Crises: The Take-away Is the Same
Replies: 4
Views: 810

Re: Autism and Faith Crises: The Take-away Is the Same

Thanks RD, good article. My youngest has a slight autism spectrum, and the main thing that I thought of from the article and your comment was the duality of thought. Good and bad exist within me and everyone else. If i break down good and bad, it's a paradox, as they exist in the same sphere, they c...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 10:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Discouraging Incident
Replies: 30
Views: 1485

Re: Discouraging Incident

Perhaps I have spent my church credibility over time and am just not well tolerated anymore. Perhaps divergent questions are permitted from new converts but not from more seasoned members. Perhaps the instructor felt that I was questioning the perfection of the Savior and tearing at the very fabric...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
25 Jan 2015, 00:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Weary, Tired, Stuck in a Corner
Replies: 13
Views: 988

Re: Weary, Tired, Stuck in a Corner

I am a liberal conservative.

Or a conservative liberal, I forget which.

:D
by LDS_Scoutmaster
23 Jan 2015, 23:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Navigating Sexual Morality Outside the Believer Narrative
Replies: 62
Views: 3235

Re: Navigating Sexual Morality Outside the Believer Narrativ

I agree, Ray. And I just have to say, DA, that since you aren't a woman, you can't possibly understand how it feels to find your husband looking at porn. This happened to me on a few occasions, and it was a big deal. It had nothing to do with it being a sin, it had to do with the fact that I felt b...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
23 Jan 2015, 23:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stay in the Boat: How to respond
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: Stay in the Boat: How to respond

This quote meant a lot to me when I found it a couple of years ago and might come in handy: We are like sailors who on the open sea must reconstruct their ship but are never able to start afresh from the bottom. Where a beam is taken away a new one must at once be put there, and for this the rest o...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
23 Jan 2015, 21:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with "I Know" Testimonies
Replies: 13
Views: 761

Re: Problem with "I Know" Testimonies

I really liked Elder Holland in his talk "Lord, I believe" He talked about how faith and belief should be celebrated. Yet even he near the end of his comments invited those that can only believe to lean on his knowledge. The last testimony I gave I read a few words from this talk and made it clear ...