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by AmyJ
24 Aug 2018, 05:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: A Healthier Approach to the Porn Dilemma

I'm sure the Church and other moral crusaders like some feminists mean well with this but what I don't think they realize is how much of an uphill battle this really is. So instead of actually stopping or even reducing the viewing of porn/nudity in many cases the main thing all the demonization and...
by AmyJ
23 Aug 2018, 12:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happen at church
Replies: 108
Views: 6858

Re: Good things that happen at church

Is there a way to drop some of those formalities to make the block more enjoyable? I think it would be awesome if they rearranged the 3 hour block like this: -1st hour: Sacrament Meeting 2nd hour: Lunch. Have a potluck, social gathering to build comradery. Maybe tie in some Sunday service, like pac...
by AmyJ
23 Aug 2018, 06:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happen at church
Replies: 108
Views: 6858

Re: Good things that happen at church

Nibbler - this may seem trite, it is meant with sincerity, I am sending hugs. Like Heber said, I am glad you found some bright spot in life. That love exists somewhere. I am coming to the conclusion that life is perception. The hardest part is not having someone to share your perception with. I thi...
by AmyJ
21 Aug 2018, 12:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labels as Limitations
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Labels as Limitations

This is why, I think, labels are especially harmful. For example, if I say "I'm such an idiot", I am declaring "idiot" as an essential characteristic to my self. If I said "That was not a very smart thing to do", "idiot" is not declared an essential characteristic to my self. And that is why I have...
by AmyJ
21 Aug 2018, 12:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labels as Limitations
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Re: Labels as Limitations

Once again, the SP could have had the best of intentions and maybe I am reading this wrong. Perhaps he is decrying the harmful labels of "unworthy", "porn addict", "Smoker", "disfellowshipped", or "excommunicated" …. However I remain skeptical of this topic and others (religious freedom) from churc...
by AmyJ
21 Aug 2018, 07:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Labels as Limitations
Replies: 7
Views: 186

Labels as Limitations

2 weeks ago, our stake president came to speak to our branch. He focused on how labels can set up limiting perceptions. One of his examples deals with car stuff. Our stake president is a junior high English/History teacher by profession, he has self-described himself as "not a mechanic" and consider...
by AmyJ
21 Aug 2018, 05:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 93
Views: 2307

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

What bigger issues do you think they should cover? I'd like to see more acknowledgement of the truths we get from other sources and learn about those... Example: The Jewish teachings on "Charity" are different then what we teach - even though that is in part the origin of the teachings of our princ...
by AmyJ
15 Aug 2018, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: BCC - Worthiness vs. Boundary

Is it possible to create a place (school/ward/whatever) with certain outward standards and yet no self-righteous judgement? I suppose it is theoretically possible, but I don't think its going to be our church institution (in the near future). Our theology rests on us being "chosen" or better then e...
by AmyJ
14 Aug 2018, 06:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Testimony, Blessings, and Internal Locus of Control

Was not until recently that I heard the idea of the "Prosperity Gospel", which I don't think would be unique to our church, but is a philosophy and mindset that if you do the right things you will be blessed in life. I think the idea might stem from Karma? But it was only recently that I started lo...
by AmyJ
10 Aug 2018, 12:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living
Replies: 12
Views: 435

Re: Which Hand for Sacrament - LDS Living

Does it seem to others like back in the 1940s and 50s there was more need for rigidity and structure and exactness in obedience in the church? And today's culture realizes it doesn't always work well...so we need more of these LDS Living articles and other comments to help reassure us it is not so ...