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by PiperAlpha
17 May 2013, 13:58
Forum: Support
Topic: When to tell others about faith crisis/transition
Replies: 7
Views: 853

Re: When to tell others about faith crisis/transition

I feel it is kind of like a stomach flu. It's probably not really something others need details on bathroom visits or stuff you are suffering fro, even if those things are very real to you. Sometimes discretion is a good thing. Others don't NEED details. But perhaps it is appropriate at certain time...
by PiperAlpha
07 Apr 2013, 10:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4871

Re: General Conference April 2013

Elder Clayton: I'm cringing more than just a bit about observing happy, successful marriages, but I'm withholding judgment. I'm not really withholding judgment. I don't care for the message it sends and what people will take from it for those in our congregation who go through divorce which has not...
by PiperAlpha
07 Apr 2013, 10:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2013
Replies: 67
Views: 4871

Re: General Conference April 2013

Elder Anderson: He just said to share our thoughts online daily!!! Think he had StayLDS in mind? :lol: nice! I'm sensing a heavy theme in conference is missionary work. With the age change, more people must be thinking about it, more missionaries are in the field and more families impacted by it. T...
by PiperAlpha
07 Apr 2013, 08:59
Forum: Support
Topic: For those that know the sticky past but remain stalwart.
Replies: 14
Views: 1250

Re: For those that know the sticky past but remain stalwart.

This is a great thread. Thanks for everyone's loving and wise responses. I always think of my personal responsibility and integrity of how i habdle myself despite what others do and the golden rule of wanting to reciprocate how I want to be treated. To me...this has become the true purpose of the go...
by PiperAlpha
12 Feb 2013, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Should the LDS President Resign like the Pope?
Replies: 46
Views: 3159

Re: Should the LDS President Resign like the Pope?

I was thinking of this topic when I saw it in the news. I have always agreed with Pres Hinckley's response when asked about it...for the most part, it's a great to have experienced leaders at the helm. It seems to me they get more gentle and compassionate with age and experience. Remember, we do hav...
by PiperAlpha
21 Jan 2013, 19:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Favorite Definition of Religion
Replies: 3
Views: 403

Re: My Favorite Definition of Religion

In Mormonism, having a prophet and Q12 gives some a testimony the unknowing is revealed and we actually do know. But really, it is still seeing through a glass darkly, with an organized leadership that seeks consensus on the interpretation of what is still unknowable. Continuing revelation is needed.
by PiperAlpha
14 Jan 2013, 12:57
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Something Weird....Faith Crisis = Sin Relief?
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: Something Weird....Faith Crisis = Sin Relief?

Well said Ray. That is where dialogue can be helpful to continue to share ideas openly until a greater understanding is met...even if different words are being used. I like how Cadence worded things, because I think there is a peace that comes from avoiding unnecessary guilt. I just think an underly...
by PiperAlpha
12 Jan 2013, 13:24
Forum: Introductions
Topic: So here I am
Replies: 11
Views: 2106

Re: So here I am

johnh wrote:Personally...i don't think God spends a lot of time making things happen or not happen. I think we are here to gain experience and things happen...not by direct design but by random chance....
I agree with this.

Welcome to the forum.
by PiperAlpha
12 Jan 2013, 13:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Something Weird....Faith Crisis = Sin Relief?
Replies: 21
Views: 2233

Re: Something Weird....Faith Crisis = Sin Relief?

Good point RoadRunner, doing things to look good in the eyes of others is the wrong motivation. Having said that, I do think sin exists. I do think I will be accountable for choices before a judgement bar if God. I just accept I'm so fundamentally flawed, that the Atonement gives me hope that sins a...
by PiperAlpha
12 Jan 2013, 13:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Don't think I believe anymore
Replies: 11
Views: 1785

Re: Don't think I believe anymore

Holy cow! What aweful experiences. There is no doubt these examples make one question things. How could it not? I like Ray's response. I think these things make one realize there is no other way to view the church other than it being run and populated by imperfect people. The church is imperfect. It...