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by AmyJ
15 Jan 2021, 07:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishopric Youth Interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Bishopric Youth Interviews

Also, you had mentioned about your DD possibly not deciding to go the TR route. You may want to be prepared for your bishopric initiating a yearly youth interview that then also becomes a limited use TR interview. I believe that in most wards they do this as a Standard Operating Procedure. I am sur...
by AmyJ
14 Jan 2021, 05:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Bishopric Youth Interviews
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Bishopric Youth Interviews

Thanks for sharing what you did to prepare your son for the interview. I had not thought about going over the questions in private first, but should DD decide to go the TR route, I will be sure to do so.
by AmyJ
07 Jan 2021, 08:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman interview
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: Richard Bushman interview

The point is that the us vs them thing is separate from what Bushman asserts about the church being more cosmopolitan and "one of many." It's mostly opposite the us vs them view. I personally believe we are one of many and I know a handful of people who believe it. I vaguely recall something along ...
by AmyJ
05 Jan 2021, 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard Bushman interview
Replies: 17
Views: 1171

Re: Richard Bushman interview

Regarding the "Us vs Them" or more "Cosmopolitan" views championed by people, I think it depends... Here are some of what I would consider are the key factors: a) What are the teachers teaching/Is there space for a more nuanced, cosmopolitan viewpoint? I know when I teach, this is pre-quisite for me...
by AmyJ
29 Dec 2020, 09:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you know a FC is over
Replies: 7
Views: 1097

Re: How do you know a FC is over

For me, a faith crisis is a period of intense grief - and like any other form of grief, is never "over".' It's grieving for a different life, or a different understanding. It's figuring out how to move forward, making choices to become a better person. The crisis part eventually settles down - it to...
by AmyJ
17 Dec 2020, 04:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics

My wife does the Zoom RS meetings and usually I'm in earshot (although I have made some effort not to be of late). This is nothing like what they do. You're in a lucky ward Amy. I make the lessons lucky by bringing myself to the table and focusing on creating inspiring spaces for everyone - includi...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2020, 09:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Re: R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics

After asking those questions, I pointed out how the birth of Christ was both a point of change and a point of celebration and gave specific examples. QUOTE – President Holland First Presidency Devotional “He was the Alpha and Omega (Revelation 21:6) in the great plan of mercy who would eventually ‘...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2020, 09:01
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics
Replies: 6
Views: 925

Virtual R.S. Lesson - Christmas, Pardoxes, Pandemics

I taught our branch Relief Society yesterday. I also had the privilege of having my mother and parent-in-laws attend. Overall, I think it went well. We have a lot of sisters with children trying to hold it all together, and a lot of grandmas:) I started and ended with asking them to silently conside...
by AmyJ
08 Dec 2020, 06:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

I go down this line of questioning periodically. The painful root of my faith transition was that I felt that I had changed and was trying to connect to God understanding better my communication limitations and being willing to assume that answers that I thought were God speaking to me might just be...
by AmyJ
08 Dec 2020, 06:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Analogy of the Chinese Bamboo Tree in Action
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: The Analogy of the Chinese Bamboo Tree in Action

Not quite as expansive as your example, SD, but I think about my daughter while reading this. My ASD/ADHD daughter struggles with identifying emotion, dealing with emotion, and the motivation to connect with people (why bother with so much emotion) ... This makes it interesting because she will act ...