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by SunbeltRed
16 Sep 2015, 12:53
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Typical yet lengthy story
Replies: 9
Views: 2059

Re: Typical yet lengthy story

Welcome! Epistomology has always been an issue for me as I was also someone who never felt like I received answer to prayers. The transition is tough, this place was so amazing as I started to explore my faith in ways that I hadn't in the past. I am also moved by the vasteness of our know universe a...
by SunbeltRed
16 Sep 2015, 12:27
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Tithing = Fire Insurance
Replies: 17
Views: 2740

Re: Tithing = Fire Insurance

I've made significant changes to how I think about tithing over the last year, and how I pay it. My "10%" is probably not what the church would like my 10% to be. During this adjustment period I got a new job and got a raise. As my tithing decreased, I was blessed (go figure). We have some of our ti...
by SunbeltRed
16 Sep 2015, 11:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The RobCast
Replies: 1
Views: 379

The RobCast

Anyone here listen to the RobCast? (A podcast done by Rob Bell http://robbell.podbean.com/ ) It is amazing! I don't know if the way that he approaches his sermons (a lot of his podcasts are like sermons) is unique to him or if it something that is done in other churches, but I am a big fan. It is ju...
by SunbeltRed
16 Sep 2015, 11:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Kirby Good One - He is so us
Replies: 8
Views: 538

Re: Another Kirby Good One - He is so us

Loved that Kirby article, posted it to my FB page.

I told DW that if I go inactive it will be from pure boredom (the last month has been excruciating).
by SunbeltRed
16 Sep 2015, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My return to the temple
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Re: My return to the temple

DJ Congrats! I'm gald you could be there for your son!
by SunbeltRed
14 Sep 2015, 12:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Kick-A Relief Society
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: One Kick-A Relief Society

I suppose he thought he was doing great by reminding the PH about women's meeting - but I had to interject that women's meeting is the first session of GC. He stammered a bit then dismissed us to our quorums. Love it! And mom3, I loved what you said about the smokehouse story. I wish I had been sma...
by SunbeltRed
14 Sep 2015, 08:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: One Kick-A Relief Society
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Re: One Kick-A Relief Society

Awesome!! Our HPG was the same lesson. It turned into a pornography discussion. I asked if we could be frank and so brought up some points that really bother me: The church talks about this way too much in my opinion in that The youth hear this message and I think for many it makes them feel ashamed...
by SunbeltRed
09 Sep 2015, 10:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Religious Leaders Resign over Ashley Madison Hack
Replies: 18
Views: 910

Re: Religious Leaders Resign over Ashley Madison Hack

I have strong feelings on this - Despite my disagreement with someone joining a site like this, to have it made public and shame and destroy marriages and family relationships is more evil. Innocent spouses and children caught in the cross hairs and brushed aside as collateral damage. Are those enga...
by SunbeltRed
02 Sep 2015, 12:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Multi-generational families
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re: Multi-generational families

Someone made the point that this was really for a leadership meeting; it just got shared with the lay membership. The issue with that is that leaders are more concerned with higher level goals and trends whereas members internalize messages from leaders as applies (or doesn't) to their own situatio...
by SunbeltRed
02 Sep 2015, 09:33
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Multi-generational families
Replies: 15
Views: 2178

Re: Multi-generational families

Perhaps MGF's have become the focus because they realize that convert baptisms in the West are hitting a wall and will probably continue to decrease (as a %of population) over the next many years. Thus, how do we keep what we have? How to attempt to stem the tide of return missionaries leaving the c...