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by thalmar
23 May 2014, 16:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Something I just wrote to ease the journey
Replies: 0
Views: 1693

Something I just wrote to ease the journey

Sometimes I do free writing to help me work through my feelings. In response to what I have been feeling lately in my faith crisis, I wrote the following. I wanted to share it in case it helped anyone else: Eyes to See Mother, Father, are you there? Do you hear? Do you feel? Do you care? You sent me...
by thalmar
23 May 2014, 15:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you want to stay, and why is that hard?
Replies: 23
Views: 1740

Re: Why do you want to stay, and why is that hard?

I am not even sure now why I feel some desire to stay. To be honest, I don't really want to stay. When I do feel like staying, much of it comes from avoiding the judgment of family and friends, wanting to go back to something comfortable and familiar, wanting to attend the temple (except some of it ...
by thalmar
23 May 2014, 12:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Monson vs. Smith
Replies: 15
Views: 1781

Re: Monson vs. Smith

I have never liked that GAs tell you to go find your own answers through prayer and personal testimony, yet always have the unspoken expectation that you better receive the right answer or you are deceived. If you are going to tell others they must find out for themselves, you better actually give t...
by thalmar
23 May 2014, 11:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Doctrine vs Culture/Tradition
Replies: 48
Views: 4249

Re: Doctrine vs Culture/Tradition

Bruce R. McConkie: "This is worse than false. It is an evil and pernicious doctrine." On the contrary, I have come to believe that CERTAINTY is a dangerous doctrine. I love this quote by Joseph Smith: “Why be so certain that you comprehend the things of God, when all things with you are so uncertain...
by thalmar
22 May 2014, 16:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Where do I fit in, in the LDS world?
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Where do I fit in, in the LDS world?

Thanks, Ray. That really helped, and in more ways than what I was just talking about in my post. It was actually very timely for what has been on my mind.
by thalmar
22 May 2014, 15:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Where do I fit in, in the LDS world?
Replies: 6
Views: 637

Re: Where do I fit in, in the LDS world?

The whole three degrees of glory and no moving to other kingdoms for all eternity, "worlds without end," has been a source of great anxiety for me, as well. I have no fear of going to hell, but I have struggled with the fear of going to heaven and being told, "Sorry, you get to live in paradise, but...
by thalmar
21 May 2014, 12:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Eternity?
Replies: 16
Views: 2016

Re: Eternity?

I personally believe the entire universe as we can see it is only the mortal aspect of creation, and that there is an entire spiritual, higher realm that we simply cannot see with our eyes or any scientific instruments at this point. Perhaps the universe is just the training ground for eternity and ...
by thalmar
21 May 2014, 11:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Manna, Milk and Honey
Replies: 17
Views: 896

Re: Manna, Milk and Honey

Think of it as an aid, not as the Way. This view probably helps me more than most others. Just as the Sabbath was made for man, and man was not made for the Sabbath, so I love to remind myself that the church was made for man and man was not made for the church. Unfortunately, we are more often tau...
by thalmar
21 May 2014, 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormon church losing members....
Replies: 42
Views: 2451

Re: Mormon church losing members....

Forgotten Charity, your post made a lot of sense to me and resonates with me. I have felt that exact pull in my personal life. I have had that exact discussion with my fiancé about fearing freedom. My therapist likes to tell me: "The only thing we are truly doomed to is freedom." Some people who hav...