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by Ann
06 Apr 2021, 22:53
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

But seriously, I don't think his perspective allows him to be able to feel the plight of the doubter. I know I wouldn't have before I had experienced it myself. I agree that I wouldn’t have before experiencing it myself. But I’m a nobody, not the person charged with leading all the members. Why the...
by Ann
06 Apr 2021, 17:49
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

When I grew up in the church it was encouraged to question and get your own confirmation from God. Early leaders like Hugh B. Brown would say things like, "he who has never doubted has never thought." J. Reuben Clark said the church should be investigated and exposed if wrong. So what changed? Anot...
by Ann
06 Apr 2021, 12:24
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

The first person I heard from after this talk was one of my 20-something kids, a sincere and hard-working person who was devastated by a faith crisis. The gist of her conclusion: I guess I made the right decision to leave. There isn’t a place for me in the Church.
by Ann
06 Apr 2021, 10:47
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: lazy and lax - April 2021

Sorry about my cryptic OP. I was upset, and didn’t give context. This is *the* talk that will be taught in RS/EQ in the coming six months and I feel that Pres. Nelson may have given permission with his example to dismiss and belittle doubters. We aren’t “rehearsing” our doubts “with other doubters.”...
by Ann
05 Apr 2021, 20:25
Forum: Support
Topic: lazy and lax - April 2021
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

lazy and lax - April 2021

I see posts touching on this in another thread, but wondered if dwelling on it there would derail the OP.

I couldn’t believe it. What a thing to say. I could use some help processing it, because to me, this is very revealing and disappointing.
by Ann
03 Nov 2020, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 2124

Re: Why do you go?

I could try to sum up how all my beliefs have changed and how I fit in now. But the main reason I go is so my husband doesn’t go alone, and as a sort of tribute or acknowledgement of all the years we spent on the same page. That goes a long way for me. I also fulfill non-teaching callings, but they ...
by Ann
26 Oct 2020, 19:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 52
Views: 8146

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I hope not.

Lately, even before Covid-19, I don’t feel I have much to contribute, but I do check and would feel the loss if it disappeared. I came here eight years ago in full-blown crisis, and you all took a lot of the sting out of it.
by Ann
17 Sep 2020, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I think I’m reacting negatively to this because they touched the third rail of faith crises when she quoted (or paraphrased?) Elder Ballard - you’ll be in rebellion, confusion, and disharmony if you read the stuff “floating around on the internet.” The church’s own Gospel Topics essays have contribu...
by Ann
15 Sep 2020, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 2257

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

It seems like leaders still haven’t grappled with how the internet has changed the church. They’re not alone in that, but there’s very little “waiting patiently” these days. People talk - online, 24/7, anonymously for social safety. I think privately current leadership would all say that they found ...
by Ann
10 Nov 2019, 23:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 3770

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I'm in the ward choir (don't really enjoy it but I always feel so sorry for ward choir directors which is a thankless calling in our ward). The choir director recently told us that our Christmas sacrament program had to be a regular sacrament meeting (though Christmas themed) with (seemingly) a min...