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by PiperAlpha
13 Jun 2013, 01:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Monitored and Watched
Replies: 57
Views: 6069

Re: Monitored and Watched

FWIW, I don't see this as a uniquely Mormon thing. I see it in the school PTA, I see it at work, I see it in our neighborhood with neighbors taking action on disputes, and I see it in families in how they treat each other. My lawyer friend tells me that husbands can spend a night in jail on trumped ...
by PiperAlpha
12 Jun 2013, 07:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Monitored and Watched
Replies: 57
Views: 6069

Re: Monitored and Watched

It is an oxymoron to participate in a site trying to help people "StayLDS" and call it apostate. Perhaps they were referring to the other sites with more negative tones. My question: What exactly are we not allowed to say that is critical of leaders? Is there something in the handbook clarifying tha...
by PiperAlpha
02 Jun 2013, 08:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Taking a break from Church- what are your experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Taking a break from Church- what are your experiences?

I think journey girl and sirbikesalot make a really really good point...it is not a decision made in a vacuum. If it strains relationships or there are complications with kids, those would over ride a selfish need I have to take a break, up to a point. I did take a break and my kids were more than h...
by PiperAlpha
02 Jun 2013, 07:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In need of hope.
Replies: 34
Views: 3891

Re: In need of hope.

One way to keep balanced and calm is to not subject yourself to misery because you feel you have to. This is a new stage of taking ownership of your faith, and so you can allow yourself to do what makes you feel good. You are more apt to feel closer to God wen you are relaxed and calm, not sitting i...
by PiperAlpha
02 Jun 2013, 07:09
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: If the KVJ is in the BoM can it still be inspired?
Replies: 21
Views: 2152

Re: If the KVJ is in the BoM can it still be inspired?

Wayfarer, I completely agree with you. There is middle ground for those who wish to find it. Those that just want the distinctive extreme options to make it easier to process are choosing to ignore a lot of other options. Borrowing from the KJV for the BoM is an important factor in seeing how God al...
by PiperAlpha
27 May 2013, 04:48
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In need of hope.
Replies: 34
Views: 3891

Re: In need of hope.

It defiantly had a negative feel to it. I've always avoided delving too deep in to church history because I was afraid of what I would find, but I think I need to so that I can make some judgements for myself. just don't run faster than you have strength. All that history isn't going anywhere...tak...
by PiperAlpha
26 May 2013, 20:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: In need of hope.
Replies: 34
Views: 3891

Re: In need of hope.

Pentium, I think you need to find a way to let go of what you hear on Sunday about conditions of God's love and go with what feels right in your heart. I just had a good discussion with a released bishop who is faithful and strong in his testimony, and what he reiterated to me was that based on his ...
by PiperAlpha
24 May 2013, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BSA vote and the church statement
Replies: 13
Views: 1386

BSA vote and the church statement

After the Boy Scout organization voted: Openly gay youths will be allowed to join scouting, a historic decision the Boy Scouts of America says will keep it unclouded by "a single, divisive, and unresolved societal issue."- Cnn.com I saw the Church made the statement : Sexual orientation has not prev...
by PiperAlpha
17 May 2013, 14:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Taking a break from Church- what are your experiences?
Replies: 13
Views: 1913

Re: Taking a break from Church- what are your experiences?

I think you need to find peace through balance in your life. I have tried to avoid taking breaks just to be lazy. But I did get to the point I was so uptight and sensitive about things that I finally wanted to try taking a break to see if I liked it or not, because I was out of balance. I found I co...
by PiperAlpha
17 May 2013, 14:31
Forum: Support
Topic: What's best for the kids?
Replies: 21
Views: 2353

Re: What's best for the kids?

Parenting gets harder as kids get older and start thinking about what makes sense and what doesn't. Their identities get challenged as they start to experience life and develop their thoughts. That's why they need loving parents to reassure them as they go. My kids are 20, 18, 14 and 10. I am glad t...