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by squarepeg
15 Mar 2017, 20:40
Forum: Support
Topic: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

Re: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder

To be clear: John wasn't excommunicated for writing an essay. In the end, he was openly fighting the leadership and had no desire to remain a member. We here don't agree unanimously about whether or not he should have been excommunicated, but it was a long, long, long time in the making. Thanks. It...
by squarepeg
15 Mar 2017, 20:20
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4397

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

Also, in a recent 5th Sunday lesson here in Europe, one of our high priests remarked, uncontested, about how we all have exactly the same ability to choose. I suppose I could have contested it. Instead, I sought out and commiserated with the person I knew would be most negatively affected by such t...
by squarepeg
15 Mar 2017, 18:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On hometeaching
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: On hometeaching

Why does it cause conflict and frustration?

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by squarepeg
15 Mar 2017, 17:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On hometeaching
Replies: 18
Views: 1019

Re: On hometeaching

Well, I don't feel qualified to say how effective the program is in its current incarnation, but in our previous ward my husband and I made adjustments from the bottom. We told our HTs that we would like to get together monthly as families and do dinner or some other activity, in lieu of the traditi...
by squarepeg
13 Mar 2017, 13:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being a Mormon Misfit!
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Being a Mormon Misfit!

Beautiful! This forum has done for me what that Conference talk did for her.

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by squarepeg
13 Mar 2017, 12:37
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4397

Re: How to reconcile agency with mental illness

Thanks, everyone. :) Agency is one's ability to choose what to do. It varies in extent from person to person - and we teach that people will not be condemned for things they can't control - areas where they aren't completely free. Do you think that the fact that individuals possess different amounts...
by squarepeg
11 Mar 2017, 15:42
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: How to reconcile agency with mental illness
Replies: 51
Views: 4397

How to reconcile agency with mental illness

Something I am having a hard time with lately but am too embarrassed to bring up with anyone at church: We are taught that conditions like ADHD, autism, depression, bipolar, dementia, etc are not generally the person's fault. At least that is my understanding. And yet many of these conditions seem t...
by squarepeg
11 Mar 2017, 15:24
Forum: Support
Topic: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder
Replies: 26
Views: 1726

Re: A Tale of Garments and Sensory Processing Disorder

Roy, thank you. It's very true that some people take a lot of heat for openly expressing their concerns that run contrary to current policy, even to the point of excommunication. When I first started searching for a possible way to stay in the church with my new perspective, I Googled "how to stay L...
by squarepeg
09 Mar 2017, 14:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I guess I bore my testimony at church
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: I guess I bore my testimony at church

Nicely done!!! I need to follow your lead with this strategy more.
SilentDawning wrote:[...] but that would've gone over like passing wind in the chapel.
:lol:
by squarepeg
09 Mar 2017, 14:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A place of truth where you can't speak the truth
Replies: 3
Views: 293

Re: A place of truth where you can't speak the truth

There are many quotes from church leaders that indicate that scientific advancement is just another way god reveals truth. But they're likely talking about the hard sciences, not the social sciences. Soft sciences are where things get real fuzzy because we're dealing with hypothetical constructs li...