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by Ebowalker
12 Apr 2021, 09:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calling - It's Complicated...
Replies: 7
Views: 229

Re: Calling - It's Complicated...

I love your boundaries, you sound as paranoid as me :-) I would love to have almost any calling at Church, so the fact that you have many sounds like they value you in your branch. Sometimes we just have to jump into things with a personal contract with ourselves that if it's not working for us, we ...
by Ebowalker
07 Apr 2021, 20:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC is difficult for us Adult Children
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: GC is difficult for us Adult Children

I cringe every time we sing I Am a Child of God. Not even close to everybody's parents are "kind and dear" (members of the CoJCoLdS included). I don’t know why this song would ever be acceptable. Is this Church so insular that they actually believe everyone has parents kind and dear? It’s like forc...
by Ebowalker
06 Apr 2021, 06:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1611

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

Speaking as a non-American, I can respect some of the views in it. The US Constitution enshrines some values desperately needed elsewhere, e.g. power proceeding from the people not wielded over them, the rights to free woship and expression and so on, and also the abolition of slavery as he mention...
by Ebowalker
06 Apr 2021, 06:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC is difficult for us Adult Children
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: GC is difficult for us Adult Children

Thank you all for your kind replies. So helpful and I don't feel so alone. Elder Dale G. Renlund's talk said that some people come from homes without love. I think that's one of the first times that I've seen this acknowledged in GC. I really hate GC only because my brain immediately goes into defen...
by Ebowalker
06 Apr 2021, 06:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC is difficult for us Adult Children
Replies: 13
Views: 394

Re: GC is difficult for us Adult Children

My father especially troubles me. I think he was a good man, although difficult sometimes. But I don't agree with how he raised me. He beat me with a stick a few times, and I don't cherish that memory. But he also helped me when I was scared of the dark or in trouble at school. He was a lot more su...
by Ebowalker
05 Apr 2021, 10:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 61
Views: 1611

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

For me, the cultural creep and Americanizing of this Church when they insist it's a global Church just doesn't work for me. I really detest the PR & marketing department's overreach of this Church. I suppose it's important to the majority of the tithe payers (Americans) in this Church, but a talk ab...
by Ebowalker
05 Apr 2021, 10:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GC is difficult for us Adult Children
Replies: 13
Views: 394

GC is difficult for us Adult Children

Thank you all for being honest in this discussion with warnings etc in the GC discussion...THANK YOU This post might be difficult for many here to understand. Unlike so many in this Church, I came from an abusive, alcoholic and dysfunctional family. I recently discovered a 12 step programme that fit...
by Ebowalker
06 Apr 2020, 15:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened??? A proclamation
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

Re: What happened??? A proclamation

The fourth proclamation was issued on April 6, 1980 and was essentially a refresher of the church's message to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the church. It too was a simple restatement of basic things the church teaches. Sort of like a mission statement. That's essentially ...
by Ebowalker
06 Apr 2020, 15:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Side Thing . . .
Replies: 4
Views: 1006

Re: My Side Thing . . .

I grew up going to every church in our tiny village, anything that had a youth program. I often miss some of the aspects of these Christian churches, esp at Christmas as our church doesn’t even come close. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic message presented. Without the PH correlation, it falls shor...
by Ebowalker
05 Apr 2020, 20:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened??? A proclamation
Replies: 9
Views: 2352

What happened??? A proclamation

I watched all sessions of GC and I am very clueless about LDS culture, even though a member many years now, I never really integrated into it and I have a nm spouse. Please, could someone explain to me about today’s “announcement”, the Proclamation? We all believe and have been taught this all our l...