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by squarepeg
23 Aug 2017, 21:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

I suppose it shows that God works through imperfect people, and much like with the law of Moses, He will adapt to their traditions and weaknesses. Heavenly Father is a personal God, and he is often quite pragmatic and not quite as absolute as the orthodox crowd tends to make him out to be. In the g...
by squarepeg
22 Aug 2017, 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Re: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

You guys are the best...as always. I love the responses. Thanks so much. Ok, so the most reasonable explanation for a male-exclusive Priesthood is the evolution/culture-based one Ray, hawkgrrrl, and dande48 point out. :lol: Yes. For sure. It explains why Priesthood has been traditionally a male thin...
by squarepeg
21 Aug 2017, 13:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority
Replies: 44
Views: 3587

Logical argument for male-exclusive Priesthood authority

Does anyone know of an argument for why men give Priesthood ordinations and women don't, that goes beyond, "That's just the way the Lord wants it"? I am trying to think of a reason WHY the Lord would want it that way. (Background: My son will turn 12 in six months and he thinks that he would like to...
by squarepeg
13 Jun 2017, 20:41
Forum: Support
Topic: I wasn't giving my children enough credit
Replies: 13
Views: 1368

Re: I wasn't giving my children enough credit

I love this. I'm so glad it went well and that your burden is now lighter. I agree that kids can often handle more than we realize. DH and I are open about what we believe with our 12- and 11-year-olds, and they have handled it much better than I'd expected, thus far. I think you've set a better exa...
by squarepeg
13 Jun 2017, 20:20
Forum: Support
Topic: How to be like a duck
Replies: 8
Views: 726

Re: How to be like a duck

You guys are the best. Thank you for the thorough replies. There are so many great suggestions. I can do these! The ones I want to try first: * Don my anthropologist hat. * Prep a talk on the subject. * Practice mentally changing the wording and tone of a thought, so that if I do verbalize it, it ca...
by squarepeg
11 Jun 2017, 12:59
Forum: Support
Topic: How to be like a duck
Replies: 8
Views: 726

How to be like a duck

During most Gospel Doctrine and RS lessons I experience cognitive dissonance at least a dozen times. I think of at least a dozen comments I wish I could make or questions I wish I could ask, that might alleviate the frustration, but would peg me as too llama-ish, and cause some people to even suspec...
by squarepeg
28 Apr 2017, 13:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Son doesn't want to pass the sacrament
Replies: 40
Views: 4643

Re: Son doesn't want to pass the sacrament

Thanks for posting this. I have an 11-year-old son and we have reactivated ourselves within the last few months. He expressed last week that when he turns 12 he would like to be in the ward choir, or be a deacon, but not both. 😁 He asked if 12-year-olds HAD to pass the Sacrament. I told him that if ...
by squarepeg
20 Apr 2017, 05:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?
Replies: 32
Views: 3324

Re: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?

DoubtingTom, before I went inactive, when I was trying to still appear outwardly TBM while privately seeking out alternatives, I felt like I couldn't hear my own inner voice that would let me think clearly and would lead me to investigate possible alternatives, so loud were the LDS voices. It felt t...
by squarepeg
18 Apr 2017, 21:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?
Replies: 32
Views: 3324

Re: Is StayLDS a gateway to leaving completely?

I wanted to pop in and say that I joined this forum and was very active on it for the first month or so after joining, but have recently been on very little, because life is so busy. Meeting and "talking" with people in this forum gave me the courage and support I needed to become active again after...
by squarepeg
03 Apr 2017, 17:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Children feeling persecuted
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: Children feeling persecuted

I wonder if there's a unifying theory of harmful doctrine. Are they always based in fear? If so, can I watch for them mostly by looking for the word "Satan"? I was thinking we could answer this question by listing all the harmful doctrines and noting whether they are all based in fear. But I realiz...