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by AmyJ
20 Feb 2019, 10:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parental Attachment & Church Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Parental Attachment & Church Experience

I learned that I couldn't trust anybody to recognize my worth. I learned to expect to be rejected over trivial things. For me, I don't expect others to recognize my worth because a) I don't really know it myself, b) it doesn't translate well. I expect people to recognize that I have worth (golden r...
by AmyJ
18 Feb 2019, 07:53
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: After temple ordinances...am I done?
Replies: 25
Views: 787

Re: After temple ordinances...am I done?

I think that after the ordinances, a person's path becomes more individually focused and tailored to their situation - paradoxically, it gets hand-waved into "enduring to the end". So no, you are not "done" - your just in the land where the church can't guide your life as much as it used to because ...
by AmyJ
18 Feb 2019, 07:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parental Attachment & Church Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Parental Attachment & Church Experience

Yes/No/Maybe? Yes, because I have always been a thinker - it is a survival technique of mine. My brain is not wired to get a lot of social/cultural/non-verbal information instantly. Whenever I enter a room or a conversation, I basically run a mental clinical diagnostic on everyone to determine their...
by AmyJ
15 Feb 2019, 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parental Attachment & Church Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: Parental Attachment & Church Experience

I really enjoyed your article, thank you. My parents wound up championing some form of the Free/Autonomous and Enmeshed / ambivalent styles. However, I wanted the consequences of a more Dismissive (hands-off) parenting style. I wanted to rely on my self to a certain degree (one way to ensure it gets...
by AmyJ
12 Feb 2019, 09:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Joseph Smith Narrative
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: My Joseph Smith Narrative

I like it:) For me, I think that something happened and that Joseph spent a lifetime trying to define it and establish what it meant. I struggle with the 1st vision shifting in meaning from "forgiveness of sins" as a personal matter to "vision of God" to establish doctrine. It doesn't make sense to ...
by AmyJ
12 Feb 2019, 06:48
Forum: Support
Topic: The New Sunday Stuff and Me
Replies: 21
Views: 552

Re: The New Sunday Stuff and Me

Our RS lesson was Dallin Oaks GC "Truth and The Plan" talk. It was full of "We're Number One and Judging Others". We had the privilege of listening to the whole d*&# thing. Only stopping it long enough for comments like, "The Proclamation on the Family. So ahead of it's time" and "People searching ...
by AmyJ
11 Feb 2019, 13:21
Forum: Support
Topic: The New Sunday Stuff and Me
Replies: 21
Views: 552

Re: The New Sunday Stuff and Me

But there's no way to regulate the "home Church" program. :) Heck, they're going to try. I'm sure they'll bring it up in the PPI (if they can ever figure out how to catch me). But it's not like Home Teaching, ministering, genealogy, or temple attendance. There's no good metric. Comparisons are goin...
by AmyJ
04 Feb 2019, 06:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Sunday School - Not.
Replies: 35
Views: 1053

Re: New Sunday School - Not.

I hear ya... Sunday School is too big now in our branch too... Our Gospel Doctrine teacher is very smart and probably very insecure, so she winds up rambling and testifying a lot. It didn't help her teaching equilibrium that one of our well known respected members of the branch appears to have passe...
by AmyJ
30 Jan 2019, 11:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Abstain from all appearance of evil."
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: "Abstain from all appearance of evil."

I think it matters why we are motivated to be in a situation that has an "appearance of evil" and the attendant risk. There are good reasons not to be at certain places at certain times - but sometimes there are external motivations to do so. I think that people in general tend to distill motivation...
by AmyJ
25 Jan 2019, 13:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worldwide Devotional
Replies: 28
Views: 948

Re: Worldwide Devotional

I am very sorry for this Amy. It can really hurt when people close to us devalue and/or invalidate our faith transition. I remember a time when my wife was convinced that I had lost the spirit and that I was less positive and more irritable as a result. This of course could become a self fulfilling...