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by AmyJ
07 Nov 2018, 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evangelical Millenial's at Odds With Their Faith
Replies: 19
Views: 704

Re: Evangelical Millenial's at Odds With Their Faith

One thing about the article is that these young people are members of their respective churches but also have internal conflict about some of the positions that the church takes. I do believe that in the past one's religion might encompass a huge amount of one's community and communal identity (or ...
by AmyJ
06 Nov 2018, 14:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Inlaws
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Inlaws

I guess I want to respect the mourning while telling them somehow, "Yes, there are times a faith transition sucks - and when it sucks, it is worse than you think it is (because of all kinds of embedded cultural elements). But overall it is not as bad as you think it is." I am thinking while writing...
by AmyJ
06 Nov 2018, 14:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Inlaws
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Inlaws

That you are learning every day and that you feel like God and/or Jesus is walking beside you as you journey. Just my $0.02. Your mileage may vary. I like your suggestions... The irony is that I no longer assume that God is walking with me - if anything, I am growing accustomed to my space on the p...
by AmyJ
06 Nov 2018, 12:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Inlaws
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Inlaws

But how do I tell them to re-triage me from "Critically Wounded" to "Wounded but Stable" or the equivalent without accidentally undermining my husband's need to vent? What I'd like to ask, is why are you in the hospital at all? Because I do interact with them periodically, and I don't feel that my ...
by AmyJ
06 Nov 2018, 11:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Inlaws
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Inlaws

It sounds as though your in laws are trying to be respectful which is good. It is much easier to give credit to people for earnestly caring and trying even if they might bumble to delivery at times. Absolutely. But how do I tell them to re-triage me from "Critically Wounded" to "Wounded but Stable"...
by AmyJ
05 Nov 2018, 14:58
Forum: Support
Topic: Inlaws
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Inlaws

Help Please (if possible) :lol: My husband vented about my faith transition to his parents (with my consent). I gave him the caveat that they might disown us (not that it matters a ton), but he countered they wouldn't (and they haven't so far). Part of his counter-arguement is that they love me more...
by AmyJ
05 Nov 2018, 09:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Sunday Afternoon

I believe that there is some fear that unless we fully endorse the LDS church's largely works based theology that our children will end up as lazy bums or even worse as drug addicted, teenage pregnant, drop-outs. The fear is real without the church involved. Kids with ADHD (especially un-diagnosed/...
by AmyJ
05 Nov 2018, 08:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Posts on the Middle Way
Replies: 18
Views: 535

Re: 4 Great Posts on the Middle Way

It's an interesting process, and I found the articles insightful. I am lucky as well - I can explain the final start of my faith transition with a few sentences in a way that doesn't automatically paint me as a sinner. It helps that my personal trigger seems to have a specific time line of about 18 ...
by AmyJ
05 Nov 2018, 06:53
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Sunday Afternoon
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Sunday Afternoon

There has been a lot of tension in my house because of choices made by my 8.95 year old daughter and the consequences of those choices (yes I am aware I get about 10+ more years of this). It has not been helped by my husband getting sick this weekend and last weekend (also a long-term thing). One of...
by AmyJ
02 Nov 2018, 13:17
Forum: Support
Topic: I can’t believe in anything anymore
Replies: 16
Views: 713

Re: I can’t believe in anything anymore

I have a harder time with the ideas thrust upon me at church about how the spiritual realm interacts with our physical realm on a regular basis and with those in leadership who deny me the opportunity to participate because I can’t profess a belief in that realm anymore. So I don’t participate. For...