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by SilentDawning
23 Sep 2022, 21:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: Compare & Contrast...

I am pleased beyond measure that the Church is not politically active in the USA nor does the church support any political party or candidate in the USA. It's not all glorious wisdom the church it's that way -- if they start going political they could lose their charitable organization status and h...
by SilentDawning
23 Sep 2022, 21:49
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Feeling Good Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: The Feeling Good Handbook

I have found the EMDR therapy actually works very well at changing self-talk. It's amazing how the influence of bilateral stimulation preprograms your thinking/self-talk about issues that formerly bothered you. I have used it on about 10 different upsetting factors in my life, and it's like the EMDR...
by SilentDawning
19 Sep 2022, 20:54
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Feeling Good Handbook
Replies: 2
Views: 79

The Feeling Good Handbook

I started reading this book by Dr. David Burns -- the Feeling Good Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/Feeling-Good-Handbook-David-Burns/dp/0452281326/ref=sr_1_2?crid=13JPLL95VP93I&keywords=Dr.+David+Burns&qid=1663645508&sprefix=dr.+david+burns%2Caps%2C94&sr=8-2 It had a lot of good, pr...
by SilentDawning
19 Sep 2022, 20:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Purpose of mortal life
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: Purpose of mortal life

For me, the purpose of this life is to maintain inner peace. I don't see it as a test any longer -- I see it as a place of storms and challenges during which we have to learn to stay at peace -- otherwise, we experience mental health issues and unhappiness. I think a corollary to my belief that the ...
by SilentDawning
19 Sep 2022, 20:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 744

Re: Compare & Contrast...

Overall, I'm a bit disappointed in the direction given to us by our higher-ups. The most recent advice for surviving in modern times from RM Nelson was "gratitude" -- a very benign message that I think many people are practicing with or without his advice. No new scripture in recent years....
by SilentDawning
19 Sep 2022, 20:23
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 396

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

I don't believe my life has a plan. If it does, it's been engineered to have some pretty rough experiences I wouldn't have chosen had I known in advance. I am not sure what is convincing you that flying airplanes is your next career, perhaps you could elaborate on that. Personally, i think that as l...
by SilentDawning
17 Sep 2022, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: I gave my talk
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: I gave my talk

It's always great to hear people with flexible views of the church and gospel indicate they gave a talk or taught a lesson and got through it successfully -- even as a positive experience overall. I have had some of those experiences and they can be very rewarding. Bravo :clap: :clap:
by SilentDawning
08 Sep 2022, 16:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Purpose of mortal life
Replies: 31
Views: 524

Re: Purpose of mortal life

I haven't really thought about it. I know I don't really buy the idea that it's to prove ourselves to God. I know that one thing I work on regularly is maintaining my inner peace. I see that as a worthy goal. And I use EMDR therapy and gratitude as my main two "weapons" against disturbed i...
by SilentDawning
08 Sep 2022, 16:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the church on its heels with sex abuse?
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Is the church on its heels with sex abuse?

All this makes me glad I will never be a Bishop.
by SilentDawning
08 Sep 2022, 16:25
Forum: Support
Topic: I need your help
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: I need your help

I allow myself the freedom to draw on secular sources even when I'm told to use certain church-approved sources. As long as the secular sources are consistent with gospel principles, I never get hammered by the leadership for deviating from the church script. On that note, you might draw on First Th...