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by NonTraditionalMom
08 Aug 2015, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: "You should have known"
Replies: 36
Views: 3688

Re: "You should have known"

Thank you for understanding and acknowledging my concerns. I do hope that my original post didn't come off as attacking in any way. I felt like this was the safest place to express my thoughts, and I truly appreciate your insights. We often talk about the MBTI, and I think this is where my very high...
by NonTraditionalMom
07 Aug 2015, 21:17
Forum: Support
Topic: "You should have known"
Replies: 36
Views: 3688

"You should have known"

I have hesitated over whether or not to post this, but I have to say somewhere how I feel. This group has been nothing but supportive and helpful, so please don't take my frustration as an attack on any of you. I just feel like I need to post my perspective because I can't be the only one who feels ...
by NonTraditionalMom
31 Jul 2015, 08:01
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Do any of the narratives stand?
Replies: 24
Views: 1783

Re: Do any of the narratives stand?

For me, there are big differences between events being interpreted differently by different witnesses and events whose witnesses fail to corroborate the event at all. Here's a non-church example: On Friday, May 15, my son had a birthday party at our house. My husband and I were there, along with my ...
by NonTraditionalMom
30 Jul 2015, 11:55
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Do any of the narratives stand?
Replies: 24
Views: 1783

Do any of the narratives stand?

I am feeling increasingly frustrated that so many of the narratives we are taught do not correlate to their histories. I've been attending the Gospel Essentials class for SS for the past little bit, thinking that getting back to the basics might be a good idea right now. A couple of weeks ago, the t...
by NonTraditionalMom
19 Jul 2015, 12:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Plan, or your plan?
Replies: 37
Views: 2364

Re: My Plan, or your plan?

I definitely agree that some people will do really well with this and others will struggle, as with every program in the church. YFor some parents and leaders that would lead to a more controlling/shaming/guilt driven aspect of the relationship. Again, that's going to work for some and not for other...
by NonTraditionalMom
17 Jul 2015, 08:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Plan, or your plan?
Replies: 37
Views: 2364

My Plan, or your plan?

One of the issues that I struggle with the most in my FC/FT is learning to make decisions/have beliefs based on my own moral compass and not what outside sources expect or demand. In my home growing up, the church permeated every aspect of our home life, and my parents expected and even demanded me ...
by NonTraditionalMom
06 Jul 2015, 11:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is feeling the Spirit dependent on obedience?
Replies: 26
Views: 1711

Re: Is feeling the Spirit dependent on obedience?

I'm so glad you brought this up; I've been thinking along the same lines lately. I have been struggling to define what "feeling the Spirit" actually is. I understand the warm, peaceful feeling of confirmation that I equate with the ideas of resonating or ringing true, but it's the other functions of...
by NonTraditionalMom
01 Jul 2015, 12:17
Forum: Support
Topic: 1st Presidency Letter - supposed to read to all members
Replies: 79
Views: 41699

Re: 1st Presidency Letter - supposed to read to all members

Roadrunner wrote: f) don't marry someone you're not attracted to and don't have kids because that's what you think the church or your family want.
And don't marry someone or have children because you think it will "fix" you.
by NonTraditionalMom
29 Jun 2015, 14:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Council discussion about dealing with those struggling
Replies: 11
Views: 1005

Re: Council discussion about dealing with those struggling

I think these are absolutely excellent ideas. I guess I am just struggling with the disconnect that comes between talk and action. If these notes were given in my ward council, I don't think anyone would disagree. When it comes to actually not judging, actually not trying to solve the problem, actua...
by NonTraditionalMom
29 Jun 2015, 13:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you answer this question from your teenager?
Replies: 9
Views: 621

Re: How would you answer this question from your teenager?

SilentDawning: It's okay to say, "I don't know. I have wondered that myself. What do you think? " Then listen. This. Kids are smart, and sometimes I think they just need a sounding board for their thoughts. Even if your DD has formulated an opinion, I would guess that it's still soft, and the fact ...