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by Old-Timer
20 Jun 2021, 07:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Last Month has been awful.
Replies: 3
Views: 82

Re: Last Month has been awful.

First, welcome. I am glad you found our own little Island of Misfit Toys and hope we can help you in some way. Second, we all are amateurs just doing our best to be a support and provide comfort, acceptance, and community within the Church. We can't offer professional advice - and we have different ...
by Old-Timer
20 Jun 2021, 07:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Getting Released From A Church Calling
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Getting Released From A Church Calling

I was going to say pretty much what Dark Jedi said.

Blessings as you work through this.
by Old-Timer
17 Jun 2021, 11:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David Archuleta LGBTQIA+
Replies: 10
Views: 242

Re: David Archuleta LGBTQIA+

I have admired David for as long as I have known about him - for multiple reasons.

I hope his openness helps others - both those who are outside what we have defined as normal (carefully worded description) and those who are not but struggle to understand and accept them.
by Old-Timer
13 Jun 2021, 10:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Struggling with why
Replies: 19
Views: 317

Re: Struggling with why

My "why" for a long time has been to be a voice that can help others. I occasionally am uplifted by things that others say in talks and lessons, but the biggest reason I continue to attend is to be there for others. (I say that even though I have not attended for quite a while due to COVID-19 and my...
by Old-Timer
13 Jun 2021, 10:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Something Interesting Happened at Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 4
Views: 86

Re: Something Interesting Happened at Sacrament Meeting

That is awesome!

Thanks for sharing it.
by Old-Timer
13 Jun 2021, 10:29
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual direction
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: Spiritual direction

I was going to say it sounds like individual spiritual counseling. As long as the person doesn't try to influence someone any particular way, I have no problem with it - although it can be open to abuse of various kinds. I have a good friend who does this sort of thing in Utah from a foundational Bu...
by Old-Timer
10 Jun 2021, 15:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chapel Mormonism
Replies: 23
Views: 331

Re: Chapel Mormonism

Even if I decide at some point to give up a temple recommend, I don't see myself leaving the LDS Church - unless something happens that completely destroys my desire to attend. Mormons are my tribe, and I can do a lot of good for people in my area by continuing to attend. I haven't attended for me i...
by Old-Timer
04 Jun 2021, 14:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Considering coffee
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Considering coffee

I have too many friends who truly are addicted to coffee to want to drink it myself (and I don't need it) - but I have no problem with people drinking it who can control their intake properly.
by Old-Timer
04 Jun 2021, 14:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: No more time only marriages in temples
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: No more time only marriages in temples

I have longed for years for the day that religions perform marriages and governments sanction civil unions with civil benefits.
by Old-Timer
28 May 2021, 14:15
Forum: Support
Topic: Sis. Eubank's BYU Presentation Included a Message from a Queer Mormon
Replies: 10
Views: 398

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

I have a friend who is a trans female who has not had surgery yet, due almost entirely to cost. She served a mission about 20 years ago as a male while feeling female and felt guilty the entire time - continuing to this day. One of the religious reasons she wants the surgery is to have her Priesthoo...