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by Old-Timer
02 May 2021, 06:19
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon

Just to provide some balance: I have heard from a couple of friends who are queer that they are upset that the friend who spoke is in a mixed-orientation marriage - because that gives the impression to many queer members that the only "acceptable" queer member is one who is not "too queer" but rathe...
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 09:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Believe People as They See Themselves (or, at Least, Believe Their Sincerity)
Replies: 1
Views: 49

Believe People as They See Themselves (or, at Least, Believe Their Sincerity)

I added the following in the Quote of the Day post, but I thought it deserved a separate post of its own for discussion. "In order to empathize with someone's experience, you must be willing to believe them as they see it and not as you imagine it to be." That applies to church membership and faith ...
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 09:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 494
Views: 94483

Re: Useful quote of the day...

"In order to empathize with someone's experience, you must be willing to believe them as they see it and not as you imagine it to be." That applies to church membership and faith from both sides: people who are orthodox judging the non-orthodox but also we who are non-orthodox judging the orthodox.
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 09:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 494
Views: 94483

Re: Useful quote of the day...

If you are too tired to speak, sit next to me, for I, too, am fluent in silence. - R. Arnold
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 09:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Useful quote of the day...
Replies: 494
Views: 94483

Re: Useful quote of the day...

Be teachable. You are not always right. - Anonymous
Being able to change our minds is a tremendous gift.

Understanding we often are wrong, to varying degrees, is the beginning of grace. - Old Timer
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 07:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Excommunication Regarding Outspoken Sexual Matters

Admin Note: Let's be VERY careful about disparaging an entire profession and rejecting what their work has taught them. It is easy to forget that we don't know each other in real life, so we don't know who we are rejecting and belittling when we make sweeping statements. Finally, there is a critical...
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 06:41
Forum: Support
Topic: It says support...
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: It says support...

Sorry. Can't help with this one. Have you tried contacting DB directly?
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 06:40
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am back...I think.
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: I am back...I think.

Welcome back - from someone else who no longer can remember some of what I used to remember easily. :D
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 06:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temple and Family History Leader
Replies: 13
Views: 461

Re: Temple and Family History Leader

If they call you and you accept, they get you - not a different person they might think they called.

You will do fine - regardless of their perspective. Do it your way. All they can do is release you if they don't like it. No skin off your nose.
by Old-Timer
30 Apr 2021, 06:22
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: I watched an old movie tonight.
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: I watched an old movie tonight.

Highlighting what past people got right while ignoring what they got wrong in order to bolster one's own attachment to the past is a timeless tradition.