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by SilentDawning
24 Jan 2021, 09:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: For What Do You Pray?
Replies: 6
Views: 106

For What Do You Pray?

I have been praying a lot more recently. In order to find inner peace, I have stopped asking God for things. It has led to too much disappointment over the years. Granted, I had a couple small prayers answered recently, which has bolstered my faith somewhat, but my current belief is that if I am to ...
by SilentDawning
24 Jan 2021, 09:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Support StayLDS!
Replies: 16
Views: 5400

Re: Support StayLDS!

I donated after the goal had been achieved for the upcoming payment, so I guess we have some in the kitty for next year.
by SilentDawning
20 Dec 2020, 12:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Um...self-stimulation okay in marriage?
Replies: 37
Views: 22769

Re: Um...self-stimulation okay in marriage?

There was a time when leaders were asking whether the members were "mouthing their wives" or equivalent statements to women. I have read posts and also listened to a recording of an ex-member where leaders asked this question. They eventually stopped asking those questions presumably due to member b...
by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Analogy of the Chinese Bamboo Tree in Action
Replies: 6
Views: 340

The Analogy of the Chinese Bamboo Tree in Action

One of the advantages of StayLDS is that so far, many of you are able to be with me and others through various phases of life. Such is the benefit of the ongoing commitment of the moderators to the longevity of this site. I want to share the analogy of the Chinese Bamboo Tree that Stephen R. Covey d...
by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life's Ups & Downs
Replies: 11
Views: 703

Re: Life's Ups & Downs

1. Write in a personal journal.
2. Experience the outdoors -- hiking, kayaking, canoeing, camping
3. Lexapro/Olanzapine/Fluoxetine/Zanax
4. Invite someone new to do an activity you enjoy

These are a few things that have helped me.
by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage

As I've aged and I've experienced problems in my marriage, I see the wisdom in NOT holding the Amatonormative view. BTW, I do wish they would use a more pronounceable, descriptive term that people could use in full. I see it, from your explanation, as an invention of the LGBT community to describe r...
by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:24
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1520

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

Minyan Man wrote:
30 Nov 2020, 20:36
SD, does the author go into any details how God answers every prayer? I'm just curious.
No, he doesn't -- he just says that he believes every prayer is answered.

I guess if you consider silence "No", then he does answer every prayer -- but that's a pretty low standard.
by SilentDawning
02 Nov 2020, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 47
Views: 5369

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I hope you don't shut this down. I would feel a gaping hole in my life if the site shut down. I think one reason there is less traffic is that church isn't as much of an issue any longer since meetings are not being held. You aren't forced to confront questionable beliefs or the culture or anything-...
by SilentDawning
02 Nov 2020, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1736

Re: Why do you go?

I have often thought the same thing. Frankly, I only go to make my wife happy and keep my marriage together. I rarely feel spiritually fed when I go, and of course, I'm not firing on all of the full-Mormon cylinders like TR-holding, garment wearing, and never saying "no" to a calling. I think the th...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2020, 05:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parenting 5 years later
Replies: 3
Views: 665

Parenting 5 years later

As background, about 5 years ago, I think I posted about my tremendous loss of the relationship I had with my daughter. She clearly was rejecting me and the way I think. If I would initiate conversation it would often end with her being angry etcetera. This was a far cry from the strong relationship...