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by AmyJ
26 Jun 2018, 05:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is belief a choice? Also, seriously? No really, seriously?
Replies: 33
Views: 916

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: 694

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: 916

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: 216

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...
by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 10:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: My Intro & Hellos
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: My Intro & Hellos

Welcome! This is a good place on the internet to be. Just Breathe. You got this. The whole church thing - humans are gonna human (even at - and especially at church). It works best if you focus on what you do believe, and what you are doing about it. Being in a faith transition process means that yo...
by AmyJ
22 Jun 2018, 06:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching Pathways Class
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Teaching Pathways Class

I taught the class on the miracles of Jesus Christ last night. THE CLASS: The 9 to 12 of us are the seasoned 31+ age group - we are actually fairly opinionated, off-topic, and more about "keepin' it real" in general. [I managed to dodge the teaching bullet previously because of my own faith transiti...
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 38
Views: 1032

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

SilentDawning wrote:
20 Jun 2018, 17:25
They keep this up and I might have to get orthodox again.
I won't tell anyone :D
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another "why people leave" survey
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Another "why people leave" survey

Framing the relationship in terms of a doctor:patient inserts a lot of bias into the discussion. Before we even begin the discussion we bring the bias that the doctor is a domain expert and knows what's best for the patient. We also bring the bias that the patient has some problem that needs to be ...
by AmyJ
21 Jun 2018, 05:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the Branch President
Replies: 28
Views: 1105

Re: Meeting with the Branch President

UPDATE: The meeting with the branch president went pretty well. While I knew that our branch president went from being a Catholic to being LDS, I did not know that he took a side tour of Atheism/Agnosticism as well. When he asked if there was anything he could do to help me, I requested that he coun...
by AmyJ
18 Jun 2018, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

I have a question -- we know that our RS has a program where if someone is sick, the RS takes meals over to the family who is experiencing the sickness or other trial. It's a way of showing you care. Yup. Unless your family has special dietary needs, or doesn't need meals (or both). But if everyone...