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by Tica
12 Jun 2021, 23:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual direction
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Re: Spiritual direction

I haven't participated yet, so am far from an expert. There are probably a lot of similarities with some other traditions. From speaking with my colleague what I understand so far is that a spiritual director sees their role as helping you find your own spiritual path, as opposed to acting as a "exp...
by Tica
12 Jun 2021, 09:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 16
Views: 180

Re: Struggling with why

I hear you! I have been struggling with the same thing. Why?!? I had come to an uneasy peace with a decision to go back in person in a couple of weeks when more local restrictions are being lifted. But then I met with someone about my calling, and I felt myself having a really visceral "flee/freeze"...
by Tica
12 Jun 2021, 09:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual direction
Replies: 3
Views: 28

Spiritual direction

Hi! I am wondering if anyone here has ever participated in spiritual direction? If so, what was your experience? If not, I would also love your thoughts. One of my (extremely wise, compassionate and insightful) co workers is also a spiritual director, which I have known about for years, and recently...
by Tica
18 May 2021, 21:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faithful Actions Yield Blessings, or Not, or Even Curses?
Replies: 12
Views: 314

Re: Faithful Actions Yield Blessings, or Not, or Even Curses?

I did A. B didn't happen. I must have not done A well enough. Try A again, this time really putting in some effort. Still no B. I'm trying to do A as best as I possibly can. No B. I'm not good enough to do A. I'm a horrible failure. This sums up very nicely my faith crisis around never receiving pe...
by Tica
18 May 2021, 20:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Going back to church...?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Going back to church...?

Those that attend via Zoom without it being absolutely medically necessary can be viewed as deceiving themselves into thinking that they are keeping their covenants when in fact they are not. This is some good perspective taking. I have a hard time seeing both sides sometimes. I also think that for...
by Tica
17 May 2021, 22:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 53
Views: 8634

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

Thank you for sticking around! I didn't visit for awhile...covid just made church so much easier that I wasn't worried about it all the time. Such a relief to find you still here!
by Tica
17 May 2021, 22:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Going back to church...?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Going back to church...?

It's a bit of a relief to know that I am not alone... I wonder if you could receive a calling that does not require attendance on Sunday. What might it look like for you to be an "active" latter day saint that does not attend Sunday meetings? How might you and your husband go about making that work?...
by Tica
16 May 2021, 22:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Going back to church...?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: Going back to church...?

I know the anxiety well and I think most of mine came from trying to keep church people happy at the expense of my own happiness Well said. Also at the expense of what feels like my true self. I guess what I have learned during this hiatus, is that there is the possibility of peace on the other sid...
by Tica
15 May 2021, 22:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Going back to church...?
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Going back to church...?

Hello. I haven't been here in awhile.... it turns out that while so many things about COVID have been awful and hard, one thing that got better for me was church. Prior to that, I was struggling with so. much. anxiety every single week around church. It was all I could do to get through Sundays with...
by Tica
10 Jan 2020, 20:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say
Replies: 9
Views: 1796

Re: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say

Oh. My. I didn't even think of this as an issue. My daughter is in the same age bracket, she turned 10 in late December. I am super anxious about her going into YW (I have some baggage that I am trying not to project onto her, but also she seems really young). But as for the issue at hand... I have ...