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by AmyJ
14 Dec 2018, 06:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

Part of the problem is the binary paradox at play. Nephi teaches that there is 1 way to get back to God, and cautions us that it is straight and narrow - if you think about it visually, the path looks like a funnel pulling us together on the path towards God. It reinforces the binary of "being in or...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2018, 06:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Maintaining and building relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Maintaining and building relationships

Determine that those relationships are worth maintaining. ...I need more time to have friends these days. This is probably where I'm at too. Between long work hours, weekend chores, my family, my work friends... there's just not a lot of time left. As for my Church friends, those who "know my situa...
by AmyJ
12 Dec 2018, 15:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Maintaining and building relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Maintaining and building relationships

What can we do to maintain and build those relationships with members we cherish? Any thoughts? What's worked for you? 1. Determine that those relationships are worth maintaining. I find myself struggling in this area because I expect the people (mostly women) in my branch to lose interest in being...
by AmyJ
11 Dec 2018, 06:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

And it appears the JST was also heavily borrowed from Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. In studying Bushman and Givens, I think JS saw himself more as a seeker/finder of truth in restoring it as opposed to everything being "revealed" through revelation. I am reading "Rough Stone Rolling" now -...
by AmyJ
10 Dec 2018, 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 23
Views: 984

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

To me, "Reconciliation" is to "Reconcile" - which has accounting connotations. When you reconcile accounts, you compare them and look for where they don't match up. It can be a form of "taking stock" of the situation. I guess when we "reconcile" with people, we compare our expectations of them with ...
by AmyJ
10 Dec 2018, 08:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 578

Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

My husband and I started a Great Courses History series that included a lecture on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. My husband listened approvingly to the teacher about the 95 Thesis paper that is attributed to Martin Luther and then commented, "He [Martin Luther] got a lot of things ri...
by AmyJ
06 Dec 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox

This experiment presupposes that the expectations that God has for each of the twins (and for all of us by extension) are the same. To me, the bigger question is really "what did each twin do with what they had" - the course before them. While the experiment made the playing ground equal sin-wise, i...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting past the hope
Replies: 11
Views: 654

Re: Getting past the hope

... and realize the church was never going to go back to being what it was to me because it never was that to begin with...I just thought it was. Now I can't unthink the way I see it. So...the next logical step was...move forward defining it as it should be for me. This was pretty instantaneous for...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge

I had an interesting conversation with my husband the other day about Hope. He mentioned he had been struggling and had been losing hope (which made his struggles worse). His struggles resonated with me, because I lost hope in a lot of things too over the last year - but I was able to push forward. ...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping

FWIW, I think our opposition to suicide is a recent, cultural ideology, rather than a long held religious one. What's for certain, is it's not mentioned as a sin in the bible. Some places, you could say even condone it, under certain circumstances. I think it's important to do everything in our pow...