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by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 11:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Should I feel guilty?

...This is what I have been struggling to live by since I went on a mission. The mission showed me how toxic my childhood was despite doing all the "right" things (baptism, priesthood, Eagle Scout, seminary, mission). Coming home from my mission I fell back into the toxic trap and went off to colle...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 1845

Re: Promised Blessings

I believe I recall several GAs blaming Satan for stuff just last weekend. Much of our story is a story of victimization (well, not mine, I'm not of Utah pioneer heritage but I hear it all the time). I think some church leaders and many church members foster the victimization/blame mentality. I've n...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:14
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3110

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

What if the "gospel" still leaves you feeling hungry? Does the gift of God seem too meager for you? "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away? Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou has...
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Should I feel guilty?
Replies: 30
Views: 2250

Re: Should I feel guilty?

The way we talk about it at church it is taken to mean that success is sons going on missions, children marrying in temples, staying active, serving in callings and paying tithing and all that stuff. Yet, you can raise children who do all of that stuff and have bad relationships with your children....
by grobert93
13 Apr 2019, 07:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 13989

Re: Garments and body image

The garments are not comfortable for everyone. I know someone who has a medical condition where she sweats with physical contact due to certain materials. She tried several garment types and each one creates a reaction to her skin. She found it better to avoid garments unless she has something unde...
by grobert93
12 Apr 2019, 06:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?
Replies: 53
Views: 3110

Re: What does the Book of Mormon actually teach?

May I point out that technically, "fullness" just means satisfyingly full? When one is full, they are no longer hungry, but they could still eat more. I totally agree. In the context of the restoration, having the fullness of the gospel apparently does not mean that the restoration is finished. For...
by grobert93
12 Apr 2019, 06:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Garments and body image
Replies: 110
Views: 13989

Re: Garments and body image

I put on the shorts and I feel disgusting, fat and ugly. I also feel like a boy. It's probably already been mentioned, but the original garment was more like a dress. Yet I don't believe Adam felt like a girl. It just depends on one's cultural programming. Ultimately, you are a Latter Day Saint, an...
by grobert93
11 Apr 2019, 13:47
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 1845

Re: Promised Blessings

I've been trying to figure out where and how I emotionally became tangled up in this mess of my fault for other's choices, and I realized some quotes we read on the mission and were told were inspired for us may have caused them. “I frequently say to missionaries in the field, ‘You make or break yo...
by grobert93
11 Apr 2019, 11:50
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Promised Blessings
Replies: 39
Views: 1845

Re: Promised Blessings

I would love to hear the rest of the story from the viewpoint of the Sister Missionaries. What would they say? I imagine they beat themselves up pretty bad over it. "Not enough faith", or "How could I be so stupid!". Not that I agree with that assessment; we should be kind to ourselves. But in Chur...
by grobert93
10 Apr 2019, 05:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'
Replies: 56
Views: 2605

Re: Church to allow baptisms, blessings for children of LGBT parents, updates handbook regarding 'apostasy'

In my opinion, this recent announcement has little to do with humility or recognition and everything to do with legal protection. It would not be difficult for someone to accuse the church of singling out and discriminating against a recognized group of people. I’m not sure about US laws, but here ...