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by Rumin8
17 May 2018, 16:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Thinking Outside the Box but Living Inside the Box
Replies: 2
Views: 406

Re: Thinking Outside the Box but Living Inside the Box

This is profound, and worth thinking about. With my thoughts currently being monopolized by a serious change to my status quo, I equate the church to be the box. I know like most here, I place myself firmly out of the box, but with most my daily interactions to be with people inside the box. Maybe i...
by Rumin8
17 May 2018, 16:03
Forum: Support
Topic: Well, there went that plan.
Replies: 9
Views: 941

Well, there went that plan.

I'm not sure if I'm looking for advice, or if I just need an opportunity to vent a little bit. Probably both. :| I've had a marvelous last 18 months or so. My church "boundaries" were optimal. I was released from a teaching calling without immediately being called to something else. I dodged a prima...
by Rumin8
09 May 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 26
Views: 1583

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

I’m following this topic with interest. I’m ambivalent with scouts. My mother earned my eagle for me, yet my oldest son earned his recently on his own. This same son attended an international jamboree a few years ago. Our biggest revelation is that the scouting program internationally was co-ed. Boy...
by Rumin8
06 May 2018, 13:04
Forum: Support
Topic: When we talk of others...
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: When we talk of others...

This is easily my number one pet peev of our church culture. And it’s almost always in direct response to a witnessed lapse of what I call the “visible sins.” Those “sins” would include things like WoW observance, Sunday activities, and church attendance (inactivity). I’ve mentioned before in that I...
by Rumin8
04 May 2018, 12:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: Kids don't know, oldest to go through the temple before mission. HELP!

Bobdecker, I’m in a similar situation. My son will be ordained an elder and go through the temple within the next few weeks. He will leave for his mission this summer. I’ve had to work through some mental gymnastics to get on board with him serving a mission for a church I no longer, and maybe never...
by Rumin8
17 Apr 2018, 22:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 1591

Re: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

This is one of my biggest concerns with the church right now. I feel like the church is making a huge mistake with its stance. I view church as a hospital. All spiritual ailing people should be welcome. And that would include everyone, regardless of sin, sexual orientation, etc. basically, all of us...
by Rumin8
17 Apr 2018, 21:54
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1059

Re: New ward, new you?

My best friend in my ward has a boatload of tattoos. He’s very sensitive about them, but I’ve honestly thought they were pretty cool. Cool enough that I’m considering a few of my own someday. It really is a travesty that we all focus so much on what I call the so-called “visible“ sins. Such as WoW, ...
by Rumin8
17 Apr 2018, 21:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Ministering - The New Buzz Word
Replies: 9
Views: 727

Re: Ministering - The New Buzz Word

I feel the same way about “tender mercies.” It won’t be long until I feel the same way about “ministering.” Sometimes I feel like church is a kinder, gentler version of the Rameantum. Full of buzzwords and saying the same things week in and week out. That said, my last two weeks of church since Gene...
by Rumin8
17 Apr 2018, 17:01
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Attempting equilibrium
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Attempting equilibrium

Hello Friends. I know it's likely presumptuous to call you that, but I've lurked on this site for a long time. Too long, really. I've never registered to post before now because I didn't feel like I had anything to contribute from the haze of my own challenges and confusion. In an attempt to write m...