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by Shawn
03 Aug 2016, 09:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Any Hope or Comfort?
Replies: 21
Views: 2035

Re: Any Hope or Comfort?

Yeah, there is still some stigma regarding anti-depressants in our society, but I'm not worried about that. I wanted to go without pills so I wouldn't have to see my doctor every three months and visit the pharmacy every month. I would like to live without side affects like nausea, agitation, headac...
by Shawn
31 Jul 2016, 09:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SLTrib article on Mormon treks
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: SLTrib article on Mormon treks

I realized the Trek I went on was awesome not because it was a Trek, but because it was a three-night campout with many great neighbors. It probably would have been better if we had been in the mountains instead of on a desert ranch and gone hiking on scenic trails instead of pulling carts on dusty ...
by Shawn
31 Jul 2016, 09:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Any Hope or Comfort?
Replies: 21
Views: 2035

Re: Any Hope or Comfort?

Life sure would be easier right now if I could believe again. Then my wife and I could have religious harmony. By the way, I started taking meds again a couple weeks ago. I lasted nine months without them. I am taking something that works immediately to increase dopamine and norepinephrine, so it's ...
by Shawn
26 Jul 2016, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SLTrib article on Mormon treks
Replies: 21
Views: 1352

Re: SLTrib article on Mormon treks

I read that article, too, Joni. I'm not a fan of treks, and in fact think they're silly. I too hope they go the way of the roadshows (remember those?) Our stake did the Mormon Battalion thing one year, all the boys were "drafted" and taken away for a few hours (an afternoon, I think) leaving the gi...
by Shawn
25 Jul 2016, 11:24
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing & Self-Reliance
Replies: 22
Views: 3757

Re: Tithing & Self-Reliance

I struggle paying bills and having enough money to buy what we need. The amount my wife and I pay in tithing would make a huge difference. I recently showed her the How is tithing calculated page on Fairmormon and told her I want to pay tithing on just my disposable income. She would continue to pay...
by Shawn
15 Jul 2016, 14:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Secret About God
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: The Secret About God

Heber, I really appreciate your post. It is possible that I feel the Gospel and the Spirit don't work for me for the reasons you mentioned. I don't know. I'm having a hard time making sense of anything right now.
by Shawn
15 Jul 2016, 13:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Secret About God
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: The Secret About God

DevilsAdvocate, thank you for your words. You make some good points. If I am going to believe in god right now, I will need to separate that belief from the scriptures. I also think it's a bad idea to buy into package deals. Saying "If the Book of Mormon is true, then Thomas S. Monson is a true prop...
by Shawn
23 Jun 2016, 17:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Secret About God
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: The Secret About God

Roy, it's good to hear from you. ...I find it impressive if people try to determine what to believe based upon what is most ethical (the greatest good for the largest number of people). If we will never (in this life) know for sure what is objectively true then what we choose to believe becomes a re...
by Shawn
23 Jun 2016, 14:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Secret About God
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: The Secret About God

My current belief in God rests solely on the idea that I don't believe the universe just happened, that it doesn't make sense to me that all of it just sprang into existence without any interaction by an advanced power (the Creator God in my view). I don't know that this answers your questions. I c...
by Shawn
23 Jun 2016, 14:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Secret About God
Replies: 15
Views: 1221

Re: The Secret About God

3) I think your definition of faith is the correct one - and I think it is consistent with the Gospel within Mormon theology, even though too many members define it differently and, in my opinion, incorrectly. Stick to your definition. Curt, what definition are you referring to? 4) Yes, people tend...