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by AmyJ
10 Sep 2018, 05:10
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Saints: the Standard of Truth
Replies: 25
Views: 687

Re: Saints: the Standard of Truth

My husband and I watched it. I had a mental brain lapse and thought it was supposed to start an hour later than it did. However, I got the dishes done and the kids put to bed and idly decided at 8 PM Eastern time to "idly" check if it was still being broadcast at 9 PM (when in reality, it started at...
by AmyJ
05 Sep 2018, 07:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jesus and the Temple
Replies: 14
Views: 268

Re: Jesus and the Temple

I've thought similarly. I'll quote myself a little ;) Salvation and Temples Some days I'm absolutely convinced that temple worship was one of the things that Jesus purposely came to put an end to and that including them as a part of the restoration was a huge mistake. Other days I compare old world...
by AmyJ
05 Sep 2018, 07:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 668

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

At least one of the traits of the community that sets the us/them boundary is trust and faith in the leaders. How easy is it for someone belong to a community when they don't meet the minimal community requirements for one or more of the community boundaries? I've been thinking about a similar ques...
by AmyJ
04 Sep 2018, 10:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How hardship brings us closer to our Savior
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: How hardship brings us closer to our Savior

Since I don't believe God either actively creates or passively sets up trials to test/strengthen His followers, I've come to view this issue much differently. To me, hardships don't exist for any purpose, but are simply an unfortunate side effect of being alive. However, the faith/belief/hope that ...
by AmyJ
04 Sep 2018, 08:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How hardship brings us closer to our Savior
Replies: 13
Views: 217

Re: How hardship brings us closer to our Savior

When I was going through my FC, I wanted desperately to believe that going to church & following the leadership & reading scripture & prayer would give me strength & encouragement & hope to carry on & endure. It didn't. At the time, everything seemed BLACK & hopeless. So I stopped going to church. ...
by AmyJ
04 Sep 2018, 06:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Cool Bishop
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: Cool Bishop

My family has some additional needs that make me leery of bothering the church leadership, so I don't. I know our branch president is a compassionate sort, but I don't feel that the help he could give us is worth his time, the time spent from his family, and our resources. Since coming here, I reali...
by AmyJ
30 Aug 2018, 06:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of your life?
Replies: 10
Views: 201

Re: What is the purpose of your life?

This is a good question that I think can be taken multiple ways. 1) Purpose of life = what brings meaning? Identifying and successfully following an internal code of ethics. Communicating Effectively with and Connecting with Others Enjoying Nature Meaningful Service to Others Education - for persona...
by AmyJ
30 Aug 2018, 05:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 668

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

Amy, I want to sit at your table. We may live inside different heads, but I am loving the conversation. :thumbup: Feel free to draw up a chair :D One of the themes this thread highlights for me is unity in diversity. We are here - united in spending our time reading this board because of a variety ...
by AmyJ
30 Aug 2018, 05:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 668

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

I had to ponder a bit before answering this one. There is no doubt that what I experienced was a faith crisis which has evolved into a faith transition. I lost faith in all I had believed, including God. But as I transitioned out of crisis mode I recognized that a major cause of the crisis was actu...
by AmyJ
29 Aug 2018, 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 668

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

For me, my faith transition took the already nebulously external loci of control (raised by atheists and agnostics - skeptical of following anyone blindly) and pulled it more into an internal loci of personal control I found the doctrines of the LDS to bolster my perception of control over my own d...