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by macalla
02 Nov 2011, 12:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Early Morning Seminary
Replies: 11
Views: 1594

Re: Early Morning Seminary

I graduated from Seminary in 2009, so maybe my recent experience will be a helpful insight. I hated the first two years, but the next two years were so pleasant that I spent half of the year after I graduated visiting the class. The negatives: * WAYYYYY too early. Getting up at 5 (or 4:30 in my case...
by macalla
05 May 2011, 18:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Taking someone elses word for it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1458

Re: Taking someone elses word for it?

Excellent post! This is something I've been thinking about a lot lately. I've always been one to explore and make my own mistakes, not taking someone else's word on something. When I was two, I liked to touch everything, and one day, my mom saw me touching the burner of the kitchen stove. It wasn't ...
by macalla
22 Mar 2011, 16:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Marriage, it's what bring us together today
Replies: 13
Views: 1515

Re: Marriage, it's what bring us together today

Hi KimiKiwi, I was in a similar situation about a year ago. My boyfriend is a non-mormon. I had some pretty disturbing experiences with "good mormon boys" prior to dating my boyfriend, and had actually sworn off men in general until I met him. These boys came from strong LDS families and had goals o...
by macalla
31 Jan 2011, 23:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: A United Church of Canada Experience
Replies: 6
Views: 913

Re: A United Church of Canada Experience

Beautiful experience! :smile: That's very touching that they made allowances for you even with the refreshments! Very Christlike and tolerant/understanding. I've often wondered if this is what it's like for investigators when they visit a mormon service. We're so accepting of non-members. I've had s...
by macalla
31 Jan 2011, 16:38
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My visit to a Unitarian Universalist church
Replies: 26
Views: 2408

My visit to a Unitarian Universalist church

Yesterday I skipped church and went with my nonmember bf to a Unitarian Universalist church. We had taken the Beliefnet test mentioned on this board (what religion fits your beliefs?) and both scored very high for Unitarian Universalism (me 100%, him 98%), and there just happens to be a congregation...
by macalla
26 Jan 2011, 21:49
Forum: Support
Topic: A FUNNY
Replies: 8
Views: 902

Re: A FUNNY

I'm hijacking the funny thread :D I remember this song we used to sing at Girls' Camp. It went like this: Mormon, mormon, mormon, mormon, Mormon, mormon, mormon, mormon, I know a Mormon boy He is my pride and joy He knows 'most everything from Alma on down. Someday I'll be his wife We'll have eterna...
by macalla
26 Jan 2011, 21:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Godhood and Agency
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Godhood and Agency

These are some hypothetical questions I've been mulling over for a while now. Thought I'd toss them out here and see what your thoughts and opinions may be :smile: There is this Mormon concept that we can become exactly like God. When this happens, and we've achieved a state of exaltation, do we no ...
by macalla
09 Jan 2011, 01:21
Forum: Support
Topic: James Fowler's Stages of Faith
Replies: 108
Views: 57221

Re: James Fowler's Stages of Faith

That's a great point; I hadn't even thought of Santa as fitting the bill there. :shock: If that's the case, it definitely makes more sense. The Stages of Faith are something humanity deals with, not just one religion or another. Even the most irreligious people experience these things, I'm sure. Alt...
by macalla
08 Jan 2011, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Personal and Family Progressive Mormonism
Replies: 9
Views: 909

Re: Personal and Family Progressive Mormonism

I believe it is totally doable, but think carefully about how your children will be treated. If you attend meetings regularly, church is a large part of their social life. "Fitting in" is a big thing. I come from a progressive family. Although my parents taught me TBM standards/doctrines/cultural be...
by macalla
08 Jan 2011, 10:54
Forum: Support
Topic: James Fowler's Stages of Faith
Replies: 108
Views: 57221

Re: James Fowler's Stages of Faith

Is it possible for someone to start out in Stage 5, completely skipping over 1-4? Or for someone to skip any of the stages, go through them in a different order, or arrive at them much earlier than most people? I have a dear friend whose life perspective, especially when it comes to faith, is an ins...