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by Man in the Arena
26 Jun 2014, 14:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Self-Esteem, Humility and Staying LDS
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Self-Esteem, Humility and Staying LDS

I am sorry that there are people out there that feel that the only way for them to exercise leadership is to demean others. You should feel valued in whatever organization you choose to belong to in a free society. Endurance with stoicism is noble and can be character building, but often it just let...
by Man in the Arena
11 Jun 2014, 17:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYT article: John Dehlin & Kate Kelly face discipline
Replies: 259
Views: 19459

Re: NYT article: John Dehlin & Kate Kelly face discipline

John Dehlin, Mormon Stories, and StayLDS.com all have been crucial to my post-crisis of faith experience. I no longer believe many of the things that I once did, but people like John and others on this site help me to understand that there is a different spiritual path that you could take that would...
by Man in the Arena
14 Mar 2014, 19:33
Forum: Introductions
Topic: ok, here goes nothing...
Replies: 33
Views: 4005

Re: ok, here goes nothing...

Hippo, I know it's very difficult to learn some of the things that you have learned. I still hurt quite a bit from my experience when I first came to the realization that there were some things that I was taught that just weren't what I thought they were. I'm still in transition myself in some place...
by Man in the Arena
18 Jun 2012, 12:17
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Arena Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Man in the Arena Introduction

Thanks everyone. I really mean that.
by Man in the Arena
17 Jun 2012, 12:29
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Arena Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Man in the Arena Introduction

I appreciate the advice to go slow. I don't feel that I will necessarily be making any huge changes anytime soon, especially without talking to my wife first. I'm pretty fortunate to have her in my corner. I've read some of the posts on how to get through a temple recommend interview. I just don't t...
by Man in the Arena
17 Jun 2012, 08:30
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Arena Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Re: Man in the Arena Introduction

The initial reaction you are feeling about JS and the truth claims of the church is natural. it is for most of us a shock between total contempt for the deception, and denial-justification for the perceived good the church does. Unfortunately, our upbringing in the church puts us into an all-or-not...
by Man in the Arena
17 Jun 2012, 04:15
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Man in the Arena Introduction
Replies: 11
Views: 1068

Man in the Arena Introduction

Hello everyone, I am a lifelong member of the Church. My parents were converts to the Church and both served missions. When I turned 19 I served a mission for the Church as well. I married in the temple and have 3 young children. I am a lawyer and I've always believed that truth can be discovered th...