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by AmyJ
01 Sep 2021, 05:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: Hi

"Religion" in this case would be Christianity. "Institution" in this case would be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. "Doctrine" in this case would be the tenets of the Gospel as taught by the "Institution". You might enjoy C.S. Lewis's "Mere Christianity" or "The Screwtape Letters". ...
by AmyJ
31 Aug 2021, 04:57
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi
Replies: 7
Views: 2949

Re: Hi

Generally, we are glad to help:) Can you help us to help you by providing clarification on what "religion", "institution" and "doctrine" mean to you please? For good or ill, a faith transition generally involves figuring out that those 3 concepts are no longer the same, and sorting out what it means...
by AmyJ
26 Aug 2021, 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cognitive Dissonance in Primary
Replies: 6
Views: 1423

Re: Cognitive Dissonance in Primary

Nothing much to add other than a funny coffee thing. My daughter told me in high school that basically ALL the early morning seminary kids developed a post-seminary coffee habit to cope with the lack of sleep, which I found both funny and sad, but mostly funny. My caffeine habit was developed origi...
by AmyJ
23 Aug 2021, 06:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 6135

Re: Three Questions

Do you know who you are? I know that I used to (working on not doing so anymore) define myself by what I did in my roles (or more aptly my failure to do it perfectly and/or get sufficient joy from it as I "should") as "mother" "wife" "employee" etc. - which has made life transitions more interestin...
by AmyJ
17 Aug 2021, 05:25
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: New book by Terryl Givens
Replies: 1
Views: 2174

Re: New book by Terryl Givens

Hello, By Common Consent (BBC) put out a comparative book review on it, written by Benjamin Park. https://bycommonconsent.com/2021/08/02/eugene-england-and-the-modern-mormon-mind-a-review-essay-on-two-new-biographies/ It seems to give a thoughtful, thorough treatment of the book and contrasts it aga...
by AmyJ
11 Aug 2021, 05:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Definitions from President Oaks
Replies: 27
Views: 3899

Re: Definitions from President Oaks

Another factor to consider is the organization mindset. Diversity gets in the way of results in the short-term. It takes time to listen to everyone and include everyone's input in decision-making (also something our church is not great at) before implementing whatever practice is agreed on for a spe...
by AmyJ
05 Aug 2021, 05:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Light of Christ and faith in Christ.
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Light of Christ and faith in Christ.

Right. You know that she is complimenting you from her frame of reference even if it does come off somewhat odd. Yes, it is a compliment, but it's also a bid to return to a previous state of belief. If she can convince me that I have the Light of Christ or recognize the Spirit, then my faith transi...
by AmyJ
03 Aug 2021, 06:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Light of Christ and faith in Christ.
Replies: 8
Views: 1488

Re: Light of Christ and faith in Christ.

Hello to anyone and everyone who reads this message. I saw this question on another message board and would like to share my response while also asking for your response. The question is: When an atheist acts upon the light of Christ within them and obeys a commandment of God, is he/she unknowingly...
by AmyJ
29 Jul 2021, 13:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Study D&C
Replies: 2
Views: 2432

Re: Study D&C

I agree with you on the "leverage" front. I chaulk these tactics as a way to motivate people to stay with Joseph (and the other brethren) in general. I also bear in mind that Joseph Smith was born in the early 1800's and grew up dealing with the fallout from the Revolutionary War and the War in 1812...
by AmyJ
28 Jun 2021, 07:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church Surveys
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Church Surveys

I imagine that it would be somewhat analogous to a father saying that they do not want the role of "provider and protector." That man would be seen as a "deadbeat" parent. (incidentally, I believe that LDS men who may choose to be stay at home dads because they are the more nurturing parent in the ...