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by AmyJ
23 Sep 2022, 08:01
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church

AmyJ, thanks for what you said about infirmity, even if some of it's a little over my head. Haha. It's okay, though. I think I get what you were trying to say. Yes, many people, especially communities, don't like momentum breakers. There are times when I've had a great momentum going on when doing ...
by AmyJ
22 Sep 2022, 14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church
Replies: 14
Views: 494

Re: I'm Thinking About Becoming More Active In Church

I'm reminded of the scripture Alma 7:12 And [Jesus] will take upon him death, that he may loose the bands of death which bind his people; and he will take upon him their infirmities, that his bowels may be filled with mercy, according to the flesh, that he may know according to the flesh how to suc...
by AmyJ
22 Sep 2022, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Compare & Contrast...
Replies: 32
Views: 777

Re: Compare & Contrast...

As much as I would like to be or think otherwise - in over 76 years of experience and with all my effort - the bless them that curse you thing -- I have not made much progresss. My father and my mother could do that and a few others I have known (my wife included and a couple of general authorities...
by AmyJ
22 Sep 2022, 06:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 416

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

... and all the evils we experienced will somehow be made right. That's one of the things that helped crack the nut for me. What is "made right?" Person A might feel like action P is what is required as restitution but action P might be a "wrong" in person B's eyes. Person B mig...
by AmyJ
22 Sep 2022, 05:56
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My Life Seems to Have a Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 416

Re: My Life Seems to Have a Plan

Same here - it was easier (and more logical) to not believe in God than to try to reconcile why God was cruel, or at least uncaring. And of course we can't not mention Mormon worthiness theology - what was wrong with me? And I also struggle with the Problem of Evil and should note that I also don't...
by AmyJ
16 Sep 2022, 05:32
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The prophet and coffee
Replies: 30
Views: 1628

Re: The prophet and coffee

The Wife [making conversation]: "I love the smell of coffee. Love it. Just hypothetically...what would you say if I just wanted to start drinking coffee?" Her husband's response: "I'd divorce you." My first reaction after reading that was thinking that he was joking. I'm guessin...
by AmyJ
16 Sep 2022, 05:18
Forum: Support
Topic: I gave my talk
Replies: 7
Views: 114

Re: I gave my talk

I think that I was afraid because in doing so I would be admitting to myself that I don't believe like I once did. It's hard because you think to yourself am I just rationalizing because I don't want to do things? Am I being deceived? There is some guilt and a sense of loss. And to make matters wor...
by AmyJ
14 Sep 2022, 09:14
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: If God loves his daughters as much as his sons... LDS Daily
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: If God loves his daughters as much as his sons... LDS Daily

The rule is that the gender label (biological and otherwise) "Son/Daughter" plays a role in relationship of the individual to the church community in how they influence the community, what decision(s) and responsibilities they can hold in the community. I think the main problem is the ass...
by AmyJ
01 Sep 2022, 05:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Purpose of mortal life
Replies: 31
Views: 557

Re: Purpose of mortal life

This presupposes that there is an "overarching purpose" for morality for us as individuals - which I don't necessarily buy. What if "mortality" is like when a parent takes their kids to the park because the house is too small for the kids and the parent's temper to co-exist - and...
by AmyJ
23 Aug 2022, 14:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On Apologizing
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: On Apologizing

I apologize when: a) I have not lived up to my values and I know it (required). b) I am sorry about choices in that area (required). c) I have a plan I have started implementing on how to change those choices. d) I am building bridges of connection with an individual. Points A and B are required, Po...