Search found 6116 matches

by Roy
13 Jun 2021, 09:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

Hi Tica. The primary program was one of my pet peeves as well (during my time as a primary teacher). I felt that practicing for it was pure drudgery for the children. My primary presidency was highly motivated to make sure that it went off well because they felt that their efforts would be judged by...
by Roy
09 Jun 2021, 16:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Chapel Mormonism

I've heard this called chapel Mormonism (not super interested in the temple, but go to Church and are involved on Sundays). I'm curious what other people are seeing out there. Do you know many chapel Mormons? Are we flying under the radar? Is this group growing? I do not know. I have heard that les...
by Roy
09 Jun 2021, 16:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 169

Re: Chapel Mormonism

I have written fairly extensively on my own personal efforts to be a chapel Mormon. Alas, I only have my own experience to draw from. Quoting myself from another thread: I would not be able to do all or nothing church. If this was the choice then I would choose the nothing. I have remained connected...
by Roy
08 Jun 2021, 15:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

I stumbled across this Wheat & Tares post and thought it somewhat relevant. https://wheatandtares.org/2021/05/25/whats-fun-got-to-do-with-it/ I agree with much of what is written in the Blog. My takeaway is 1) to find your own way to do it and 2) to find your own reason for why you do it. I would n...
by Roy
08 Jun 2021, 13:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

I will never regret not having another meeting. I do have a bit of a concern on the progress that I feel the General Women's session has made recently only to end up in the cancellation pile. The priesthood session had a good run. In contrast, it was only in 2014 that the General Relief Society meet...
by Roy
07 Jun 2021, 12:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference
Replies: 9
Views: 126

Re: Discontinuing General Women's and Priesthood sessions of General Conference

Beginning with October’s general conference and continuing thereafter, the Saturday evening sessions will be discontinued. Previously, a Saturday evening session was held for women (in October) and priesthood holders (in April). This change is being made because all sessions of general conference a...
by Roy
07 Jun 2021, 08:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?
Replies: 38
Views: 840

Re: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?

From the article:
Historian Steven C. Harper noted, “Assumptions are not knowledge, but often those who hold them do not discern the difference.”
by Roy
02 Jun 2021, 16:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

For me: 1) I do like social events. I think I would have liked it if our ward did a picnic for memorial day. One of the things that "old timer" has said over the years is that some of those same things that annoy us about the church, really are needed by another segment of the church population. 2) ...
by Roy
30 May 2021, 20:19
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Timing of Christ's appearance to the Nephites
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: Timing of Christ's appearance to the Nephites

I know this is a stupid question, but how would they know it was three days? People didn't have good time keeping in those times. Not only that but we read no one could light fires, lamps etc. After a day in complete.darkness people will begin to hallucinate. Mass hallucinations! Now there is an id...
by Roy
30 May 2021, 15:40
Forum: Support
Topic: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?
Replies: 38
Views: 840

Re: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?

As my signature line suggests, I believe that faith promoting stories also have positive effects. They can help to create meaning to our lives that helps to make dealing with hardships more tenable. I believe that faith promoting stories that suggest that we can avoid hardships if we do XYZ subvert ...