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by squarepeg
09 Mar 2017, 13:48
Forum: Support
Topic: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder
Replies: 26
Views: 1727

Re: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder

[...]I think one could honestly and authentically answer the TR question appropriately if worn in whatever way the individual "feels good" about or makes sense of. It is very much like tithing (and some other things) in that respect. A full tithing to you may be different than a full tithing to me,...
by squarepeg
06 Mar 2017, 14:06
Forum: Support
Topic: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder
Replies: 26
Views: 1727

Re: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder

Thanks so much for all the support and kind words about this. I love how everyone's responses here indicate that we span the whole entire spectrum of garment-wearing (or not) that works for people, including creative work-arounds and hacks, and how nobody feels a need to condemn or criticize what th...
by squarepeg
06 Mar 2017, 11:36
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The wrong sort of testimony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Re: The wrong sort of testimony!

My only additional comment is that the prayer asks for ALL to be blessed for what they are willing to do - NOT what they are able to do. This means the priest asks that God's grace truly cover the difference between our hopes and our actual abilities - pointing to the belief that we really are bles...
by squarepeg
06 Mar 2017, 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Visiting Teaching message promotion?
Replies: 10
Views: 615

Re: Visiting Teaching message promotion?

There seems to be this fear - we can't have women and men equal before God in the temple, because who knows what "they'd do" then! That's right, who knows. Why do fearful people assume it'll be bad? Maybe all these baby steps are nothing compared to the positive energy that would flow in this churc...
by squarepeg
03 Mar 2017, 21:49
Forum: Support
Topic: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder
Replies: 26
Views: 1727

A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder

It has been about seven years since I've been to the temple, at least. I like the idea of being able to go there again at some point in the future. I have an unusual problem (at least I think it's unusual, since when I've brought it up with other people in real life, they look at me like I have thre...
by squarepeg
03 Mar 2017, 20:46
Forum: Support
Topic: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.
Replies: 47
Views: 3973

Re: I can't anymore. I'm done with God.

I've mentioned before that I've had personal revelation, in the celestial room of the temple, that God doesn't love me. (It's okay that you don't believe me. My husband doesn't believe me, either. But I know what I experienced and I can't deny it.) I find that I simply can't pray anymore. I have no...
by squarepeg
03 Mar 2017, 19:39
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The wrong sort of testimony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Re: The wrong sort of testimony!

Nowhere do I see that those partaking agree to do anything, rather it appears to me to be we get blessings by partaking the sacrament as the priest is asking the Father. That's genius. I'm going to adopt your interpretation. Thank you for pointing that out. I guess I had it in my head that the only...
by squarepeg
02 Mar 2017, 13:31
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The wrong sort of testimony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Re: The wrong sort of testimony!

Maybe the role of god and the role of the regular folk aren't as static as we'd like them to be. Maybe they're more fluid, where regular folk transition in and out of the role of god and gods transition in and out of the role of regular folk. Just thoughts. I'm short on time, I guess I could pad ou...
by squarepeg
02 Mar 2017, 13:25
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The wrong sort of testimony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Re: The wrong sort of testimony!

Two more examples come to mind of scriptures that promise us we'll always have the Spirit. The Sacrament Prayer says that we will always have His spirit to be with us if we take His name upon us, always remember Him, and keep His commandments. Maybe that's an easy one to write off as impossible sinc...
by squarepeg
02 Mar 2017, 13:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The wrong sort of testimony!
Replies: 24
Views: 2930

Re: The wrong sort of testimony!

Thanks, nibbler. It really helps me so much to know I'm not alone in this. I'd tell myself that even Jesus experienced a "why hast thou forsaken me?" moment. It's kind of a bummer when that moment gets stretched out over years or a lifetime. Maybe we're all supposed to feel that way at some point wh...