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by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage
Replies: 15
Views: 1163

Re: Amatonormativity and Temple Marriage

As I've aged and I've experienced problems in my marriage, I see the wisdom in NOT holding the Amatonormative view. BTW, I do wish they would use a more pronounceable, descriptive term that people could use in full. I see it, from your explanation, as an invention of the LGBT community to describe r...
by SilentDawning
05 Dec 2020, 19:24
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1905

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

Minyan Man wrote:
30 Nov 2020, 20:36
SD, does the author go into any details how God answers every prayer? I'm just curious.
No, he doesn't -- he just says that he believes every prayer is answered.

I guess if you consider silence "No", then he does answer every prayer -- but that's a pretty low standard.
by SilentDawning
02 Nov 2020, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 51
Views: 6595

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I hope you don't shut this down. I would feel a gaping hole in my life if the site shut down. I think one reason there is less traffic is that church isn't as much of an issue any longer since meetings are not being held. You aren't forced to confront questionable beliefs or the culture or anything-...
by SilentDawning
02 Nov 2020, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1903

Re: Why do you go?

I have often thought the same thing. Frankly, I only go to make my wife happy and keep my marriage together. I rarely feel spiritually fed when I go, and of course, I'm not firing on all of the full-Mormon cylinders like TR-holding, garment wearing, and never saying "no" to a calling. I think the th...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2020, 05:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parenting 5 years later
Replies: 3
Views: 702

Parenting 5 years later

As background, about 5 years ago, I think I posted about my tremendous loss of the relationship I had with my daughter. She clearly was rejecting me and the way I think. If I would initiate conversation it would often end with her being angry etcetera. This was a far cry from the strong relationship...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2020, 04:45
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Studio C and JK Studios
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Studio C and JK Studios

I was wondering if anyone has watched Studio C -- the LDS equivalent of Saturday Night Live. Here is one of their comedy sketches that went viral. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9jXYOH2c0 Apparently the original cast left Studio C and formed their own YouTube channel called JK Studios within the ...
by SilentDawning
19 Oct 2020, 04:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Do you apologize?

Nicey-nicey just doesn't cut it (cookies or not). As someone who has cut all sugar out of my diet, I'm almost to the point where I'd take the cookies over the apology :lol: Just kidding. Nicey Nicey is too ambiguous for me. It could mean the person isn't sorry at all for what they did, but want the...
by SilentDawning
07 Oct 2020, 09:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!!
Replies: 4
Views: 639

Re: Hi!!

Welcome. I don't know much about scrupulosity other than John Dehlin, who helped start this site, specializes in this area. Interested in hearing more about your journey and maybe commenting on some of the posts you make. Welcome!
by SilentDawning
07 Oct 2020, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Apologies Fail -- then what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

Re: When Apologies Fail -- then what?

I see. It takes humility to walk away from those situations. I still reflect on that one from time to time. I was tempted in the moment with my flyer-recipient-homeowner to say something like "Well, since I've apologized three times now, and you continue to berate me as if I didn't acknowledge your ...
by SilentDawning
07 Oct 2020, 09:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Do you apologize?

I'm reminded of a friend of mine who was a Bishop. He said he was in a meeting with a mission president. The mission president really got on my friend's case in a meeting -- to the point of being out of line. Everyone was shocked, including my friend. At a subsequent meeting, the mission president w...