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by Heber13
07 Nov 2021, 13:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....

I think that is prayer. Meditation and prayer are basically the same thing to me, with some variations, but not much different in practice. Yes! This sounds about where I sit as well. How does faith play a role in your prayers? Just wondering so I can reflect, if you don't mind sharing your ideas f...
by Heber13
06 Nov 2021, 00:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....
Replies: 20
Views: 2092

Re: Would like to rely on prayer, but.....

I don't think anyone hears my prayers. God is within me, and prayer is a meditative practice that has many benefits. To quote one doctor: “Learning to sit in stillness and self-reflect is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves and our kids,” says Dr. Amy Sullivan, PsyD. “When we look intern...
by Heber13
06 Nov 2021, 00:00
Forum: Support
Topic: How Does the Atonement Help With Depression
Replies: 14
Views: 1912

Re: How Does the Atonement Help With Depression

To me, the atonement is about hope and connection. Letting go of the past, hoping for a better future, accepting one's self as imperfect, and connecting to be at one with the divine as you are today and think outside ones self to get strength to act. Those things can help someone to pull away from s...
by Heber13
20 Oct 2021, 19:14
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you stay when you don't believe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2743

Re: How do you stay when you don't believe?

I have been a member since 1981 but I would be a non member if I could, I stay for my wife who is a TBM . I haven't believed in a long time (she knows this) I am however a Biblical Christian . My question is how do you sit through some meetings or lessons when you don't believe a word that is being...
by Heber13
20 Oct 2021, 19:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the Church better than it was 10 years ago?
Replies: 6
Views: 1281

Is the Church better than it was 10 years ago?

Do you think the church is better or worse than it was 10 years ago?
by Heber13
20 Oct 2021, 19:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny Post
Replies: 5
Views: 846

Re: Funny Post

Great thread! :clap:

Tiramisu posts were the best. Love it.
by Heber13
02 Oct 2021, 10:18
Forum: Support
Topic: I am moving -- New Ward Syndrome to deal with
Replies: 7
Views: 1006

Re: I am moving -- New Ward Syndrome to deal with

I'd take the opportunity to lie low. Make the new leaders reveal their hand, so to speak, so you can read them and what they are like and then you can decide how to react to them, rather than show your hand and hope they react well to you. You may find it is a non-issue or they have multiple people ...
by Heber13
02 Oct 2021, 09:54
Forum: Support
Topic: How do you stay when you don't believe?
Replies: 12
Views: 2743

Re: How do you stay when you don't believe?

If I can respect my own beliefs, after sincerely searching for answers and coming up with a non-traditional view, then I have to adjust my expectations at church and with those at church at a different place than I am at. I have had to let go of expecting others to understand my experience and my vi...
by Heber13
02 Oct 2021, 09:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7486

Re: Three Questions

Maybe that was a big part of my transition was letting go of life needing to be a certain way, and just rolling with what it was, not making it fit into how I thought it should be. My daughter has a little framed quote thing on her wall that I love. Now that you don't have to be perfect you can be ...
by Heber13
05 Sep 2021, 23:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Three Questions
Replies: 15
Views: 7486

Re: Three Questions

Yes. The transition to where I have gotten to in life is where I need to be, so I don't see any need for a further transition event. Stirring the pot... could you say the same a year or so before that transition? Who's to say what another transition could bring. Agreed. Who knows what is to come fo...