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by HazyShadeofFall
05 Dec 2020, 02:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage

The reality is, many people do not ever get married. Many people do not care much for dating. Many people find that other things in are more important to them and more fulfilling. But it seems like the church really struggles to accept that there are other paths than the standard one of get married...
by HazyShadeofFall
03 Dec 2020, 21:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Re: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage

Thanks for your thoughts Minyan and DarkJedi. My two cents (free today because of Black Friday week) is probably not super helpful because it's pretty unorthodox. I don't believe the church teachings relating to eternal marriage in large part because it is not addressed in the Bible and most of the ...
by HazyShadeofFall
03 Dec 2020, 01:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 1179

Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage

I started having serious questions about my faith and the church about 3 years ago, but for the first 1-1.5 years I didn't spend a lot of time thinking about it. I had other things to worry about - an incredibly stressful final year of university, moving to a new city, job searching, figuring out my...
by HazyShadeofFall
24 Nov 2020, 02:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 1497

Re: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign

A few of the many things I'm grateful for: - My home is a safe place, physically, emotionally, and spirituality - The ability to connect through technology to my family since I can't see them in person right now. I'm especially grateful that the rules for missionaries communicating with their famili...
by HazyShadeofFall
30 Jun 2020, 00:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 39
Views: 5564

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

I'm in Alberta, and my ward met in person for the first time last Sunday. About 40 people in total came. We're meeting in a larger building than our regular building with a lot of precautions. No singing, entrance and exits on opposite sides of the building, every other pew blocked off, no meetings ...
by HazyShadeofFall
26 Apr 2020, 21:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unintended "consequence" of home church?
Replies: 35
Views: 5917

Re: An unintended "consequence" of home church?

My experience with meetings suspended has not been a positive one. The last month and a half have only reinforced the fact that, despite how frustrating or boring or even infuriating church meetings sometimes are, they are a crucial part of my social life. I love my ward. It's my community and my ho...
by HazyShadeofFall
05 Apr 2020, 16:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: April 2020 General Conference
Replies: 95
Views: 11355

Re: April 2020 General Conference

I agree that Sister Bingham's talk had some issues. I believe that she said something about in the beginning men and women were different in purpose but equal in value. She mentioned the word complementary of complementarian several times. Then the apostacy or the natural main or Satan came in and ...
by HazyShadeofFall
19 Oct 2019, 15:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Talk help - prayer is the topic
Replies: 20
Views: 2705

Re: Talk help - prayer is the topic

My favourite video on prayer is How People Pray on the Youtube channel Cut. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QRN3wWSc3w][https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QRN3wWSc3w] It interviews people from different religions (including a mixed-faith LDS/Catholic couple) about how they pray, why they pray, how t...
by HazyShadeofFall
17 Sep 2019, 18:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/17 Nelson Devotional
Replies: 20
Views: 3037

Re: 9/17 Nelson Devotional

I can't say I'm greatly disappointed only because I didn't have high hopes for the devotional to begin with. Near the beginning Nelson uses the Kimball quote, "If men are really humble, they will realize that they discover, but do not create, truth," but the actual message was almost completely devo...
by HazyShadeofFall
19 Aug 2019, 15:49
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just joined after 2 months of lurking
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: Just joined after 2 months of lurking

Roy, Thanks for your reply! You're right that a large part of my relief came from understanding that my asexuality was a natural part of who I was, not something to be fixed. The other part was finding an online community of people who have similar experiences. And yes, I often question if there is ...