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by AmyJ
05 Jul 2018, 10:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 446

Re: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

I keep thinking of my silver-haired Pathways peer and her 2 grown up children. She went back to school to get a Family History certificate, and sometimes gets carried away doing family history research. She has made comments in the car about how she is estranged from her children because she doesn't...
by AmyJ
03 Jul 2018, 11:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Joseph F. Smith - Section 138
Replies: 8
Views: 263

Joseph F. Smith - Section 138

We are studying about the Post-Mortal Ministry of Jesus Christ this week - specifically section 138 which includes Joseph F. Smith's vision of the spirits of those who had passed on being organized into teachers of the gospel or being taught the gospel. "But behold, from among the righteous, he orga...
by AmyJ
02 Jul 2018, 11:06
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Authority - Matthew 21:23-27
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Authority - Matthew 21:23-27

In the end, I don't know what authority and ordinance work get us, because we have to create so many excuses and loopholes to cover when it does nothing. The best it gets us is the "holy spirit of promise"...the idea that we commit and promise in hopes of being an eternal family...and that binds pe...
by AmyJ
02 Jul 2018, 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pathways Program
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: Pathways Program

Does anybody know about or participate in this Pathways program? I am finishing up my last trimester of the program. PROS: Dirt cheap tuition Helped my spouse accept my faith transition easier - I was "doing what I should be doing" but still experiencing cognitive dissonance. Personal Tribe Expansi...
by AmyJ
27 Jun 2018, 05:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Authority - Matthew 21:23-27
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Authority - Matthew 21:23-27

Maybe the old missionary analogy of the police explains it...to maintain order in society...some people are given authority to give out tickets or enforce the law...but not everyone or it would be chaotic. ...and we try to give the PH to every 12 year old boy in the church. ;) ... and we try to con...
by AmyJ
26 Jun 2018, 07:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Authority - Matthew 21:23-27
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Authority - Matthew 21:23-27

https://www.lds.org/scriptures/nt/matt/21.23-27?lang=eng I have been thinking a lot about authority recently - mostly because if I am going to be a rebel, I would prefer to be a deliberate one than an accidental one. So, when I read this scripture passage this week, it started me thinking about stu...
by AmyJ
26 Jun 2018, 05:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 33
Views: 889

Re: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?

I think the argument being made is that choosing to be in an environment created by the "faithless and the unfaithful" weakens faith/belief and earlier sections imply that continued obedience can make faith/belief grow stronger. I think that humans want to simplify things as much as possible - espe...
by AmyJ
26 Jun 2018, 05:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 21
Views: 674

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

We have a lot of empty nest families and seniors - especially divorced sisters. They run a weekly FHE group and weekly Book of Mormon study class (in conjunction with 2 of our new member couples). One of them was my Visiting Teacher - and I emailed her every month to let her know how we were doing a...
by AmyJ
25 Jun 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 33
Views: 889

Re: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?

If you believe public and private institutions should credit the dignitary claims of racial, ethnic, gender and sexual minorities, then please consider that many of the same reasons for doing so apply with equal or greater force to the dignitary claims of religious believers. Emphasis added. "Or gr...
by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Pathways Class
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Teaching Pathways Class

No, the Pathways program itself feeding into BYU-Idaho Online certificates and degrees flourishes. The 2 Bachelor's programs that I was planning to choose between when I graduated from Pathways have/had issues. In April, I got word that both programs were being phased out and not accepting future st...