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by AmyJ
07 Oct 2018, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Gong's Talk
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Elder Gong's Talk

I took his talk as painting a Christ-like life.
He gave 5 tools to use to do so, but he also said "not limited to" the standard litany of answers.

But I did tune out the straight Obedience principles alot...
by AmyJ
07 Oct 2018, 06:14
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 502

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

I got 2 doses of Oaks because he spoke at the women's meeting. Since he basically handed over the teaching at home to the sisters under the "nurturing" umbrella as listed in the "Family: A Proclamation", I was livid and thinking of stopping participation in the church. I felt the expectation that I ...
by AmyJ
05 Oct 2018, 13:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference
Replies: 80
Views: 1888

Re: Supposed Blizzard of Changes coming at General Conference

This comment will probably be rejected by the powers in charge but, let's have a contest. Everyone has three guesses about the changes coming. No money will exchange hands. The one who gets the most guesses correct, get bragging rights. Anyone interested? Or, is this going beyond the scope & purpos...
by AmyJ
26 Sep 2018, 05:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tracking statistics
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: tracking statistics

I would like to know how the people here feel about the metrics below -- how many of them can you say "yes" to? How many could you say "yes" to when you were full-on active? Community 1. I have friends in this ward to whom I can tell anything. 2. I feel that I matter to other members of the Ward. 3...
by AmyJ
26 Sep 2018, 05:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home

What is priesthood getting us that we don't already have without the priesthood? I think that is easier to get consensus on actions to complete in a male-only group (which is our Priesthood holder leadership up until recently (ish)) instead of a group containing both males and females. I am typing ...
by AmyJ
25 Sep 2018, 13:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home
Replies: 33
Views: 754

Re: Single Women: You have Priesthood Authority in Your Home

I hear and agree with what you're saying OON. But there is an important distinction that was made by DHO. We're really talking about two things here. There is the priesthood authority to do blessings or perform ordinances (some of which we need authorization from those who hold keys and some we do ...
by AmyJ
25 Sep 2018, 06:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 2624

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

What we have said is that there is a line that is impossible to erase once it has been crossed - so if your desire is to continue to work in a supportive role from within to facilitate change, don't cross the line. One line that I am very careful of is the rejection of authority. This is one that t...
by AmyJ
24 Sep 2018, 10:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Why Do You Stay?
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Why Do You Stay?

I am staying until I decide to leave - it will be my choice, not a thoughtless result of being pushed out of the tent by the expectations of others. And I am going to make darned sure that is the choice I want to make before I leave (if ever). I know I am more in a de-constructive than a constructiv...
by AmyJ
24 Sep 2018, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 2624

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

Amy and DJ, My son has been diagnosed as on the autism spectrum. 2 years ago When he was getting baptised I asked if we could be present for the interview for the same reasons Amy presented. My son does not really know the bishop and he does not respond well to authority figures. My kind hearted bi...