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by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Oct 2013, 19:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specific)
Replies: 8
Views: 681

Re: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specif

SilentDawning wrote:Now, I hope that's what he meant.
As do I. I've really grown fond of the guy.
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Oct 2013, 16:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do mistakes tarnish the church?
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: Do mistakes tarnish the church?

SilentDawning wrote: I think this willingness to admit accountability and make public amends is part of being a divinely oriented organization. I agree and find it interesting that we are taught to confess our mistakes and make amends, even when we first start learning about repentance in primary. ...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Oct 2013, 16:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk
Replies: 29
Views: 1920

Re: More overtones to Pres. Uchtdorf's talk

SilentDawning wrote:He mentioned that none of the LOCAL leadership are paid.
I totally heard this too! I wanted to bring it up with my wife, but I already scrutinize things enough. ;)
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Oct 2013, 16:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf: Doubt, mistakes, leaving and staying
Replies: 19
Views: 1448

Re: Elder Uchtdorf: Doubt, mistakes, leaving and staying

I listened to every talk. This one and Elder Holland's tied for my favorite. Very good things in there for people like me.
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
07 Oct 2013, 16:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specific)
Replies: 8
Views: 681

"Doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith." (Specific)

http://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2013/10?lang=eng&vid=2721983168001&cid=12 (Go to about 11:20 to get to this section of his talk) I was going to tack this on to the other threads, but I thought this needed its own attention. It is true that much of social media has reduced Elder Uchtdorf'...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
13 Sep 2013, 13:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hanging In There...Hanging Out Here
Replies: 18
Views: 2649

Re: Hanging In There...Hanging Out Here

Hey Deep, Man, I couldn't have put it more beautifully. You just recounted the last 10 years of my life. I felt my conviction drift away while my shell stayed behind and went through the motions. It's hard to deal with, and even harder to admit that it's happening. Congrats on getting that far. I th...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
13 Sep 2013, 08:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi Everyone!
Replies: 12
Views: 1568

Re: Hi Everyone!

Hey Chills, We have gone through the trenches together, my friend. Your mission experience was almost mine exactly, only I didn't even make it out of the MTC. I described some of my mission story in this post, http://forum.staylds.com/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=4220&p=56889#p56889. I think you'll be surpri...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
12 Sep 2013, 11:16
Forum: Support
Topic: Relinquished my recommend last night
Replies: 21
Views: 2012

Re: Relinquished my recommend last night

I apologize for so many really long posts lately. I thought this was worth sharing, since the guy who sent it to me was a gentleman I met prior to finding a priest to talk to at the Catholic church across the street on Sunday. We talked briefly about my feelings, about the situation I was in. He sai...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
12 Sep 2013, 09:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Who is safe to talk to?
Replies: 20
Views: 1517

Re: Who is safe to talk to?

This is a hard one. My wife has shared things with a couple more people than I initially would have, but I don't hold that against her one bit. If I did't give her the leeway to make sense of everything for herself in the way that will best help her, I would feel super hypocritical. I just had a ver...
by Life_Journey_of_Matt
10 Sep 2013, 16:07
Forum: Support
Topic: Surprise meeting with Bishop
Replies: 37
Views: 3432

Re: Surprise meeting with Bishop

This is a very interesting parallel to my story indeed. And I must say, you're very honest about your level of honesty. :D In all seriousness, I like that you are in a place that you didn't feel the need to deconstruct as much as I did. The steps I went through felt very necessary for me at this poi...