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by DoubtingTom
01 Apr 2017, 14:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sat PM General Conference Session
Replies: 61
Views: 3612

Re: Sat PM General Conference Session

Elder Anderson - about "overcoming the world." What exactly does the phrase mean? Maybe he'll answer
by DoubtingTom
01 Apr 2017, 14:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sat PM General Conference Session
Replies: 61
Views: 3612

Re: Sat PM General Conference Session

Oh boy, another story about paying tithing vs buying food. Of course - pay your tithing first.
by DoubtingTom
30 Mar 2017, 19:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If you ever think leaving Mormonism is hard
Replies: 3
Views: 433

Re: If you ever think leaving Mormonism is hard

Thanks for sharing LH. Very interesting article. I recently came across this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gdo69Nhv_WA (Ferguson and I were undergrads together in the same major, incidentally). I think the research he is doing is fascinating - looking at fMRI while people are feeling th...
by DoubtingTom
30 Mar 2017, 07:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recorded interview with top LDS history department & GA
Replies: 25
Views: 2208

Re: Recorded interview with top LDS history department & GA

To Nibbler's point, I completely agree, especially the part about looking at the past through the lens of the present. So profound. When I think about my own faith transition and wonder why it happened when it did, I have no real good answer. I have known about the problems with the church for years...
by DoubtingTom
30 Mar 2017, 05:48
Forum: Support
Topic: Frustrating meeting with my SP
Replies: 37
Views: 3288

Re: Frustrating meeting with my SP

Part of the issue too is whether the SP or Bishop truly believes that God intervenes on a daily basis in the everyday things of life or not. ( http://www.zionsbest.com/people.html ) For me, not even being sure all the time that there is a God, and if there is, I feel that he tends to set things more...
by DoubtingTom
29 Mar 2017, 08:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can I complain about another TSM story?
Replies: 24
Views: 1988

Re: Can I complain about another TSM story?

Funny but true story (I think). This came from my dad when he was serving as SP. The story either comes from his own stake or a story told him by another leader. There was a bishop in the stake denying temple recommends if people drank caffeinated soda. At a stake leadership meeting during stake con...
by DoubtingTom
29 Mar 2017, 07:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, it's Official, I have 18 HT families
Replies: 32
Views: 2471

Re: So, it's Official, I have 18 HT families

I agree with Kate, especially if you are sick and tired of the program. I don't even think you need to meet with your bishop. Just tell your EQP or HGL when you report that you visited just one family and that's all you plan to do. If he is not ok with that, he can reassign. Doesn't need to go throu...
by DoubtingTom
29 Mar 2017, 07:42
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Same-Sex Attraction + No Testimony = Faith Crisis
Replies: 13
Views: 3996

Re: Same-Sex Attraction + No Testimony = Faith Crisis

Syme, so sorry you're going through this. I can only imagine but know that you are not alone and everyone here can relate to your story in many ways even if not everything. I personally think the church is just flat out wrong on its stance towards gay marriage. There needs to be a place in this chur...
by DoubtingTom
29 Mar 2017, 06:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So, it's Official, I have 18 HT families
Replies: 32
Views: 2471

Re: So, it's Official, I have 18 HT families

Here's my thoughts (as a current non-believing EQP). First, ever since Elder Holland's talk Oct 2016 about HT, our stake has interpreted that as every one in the ward needs to be assigned a HT. I am in the process of getting that assigned, but a couple months ago I gave a lesson in EQ preparing the ...
by DoubtingTom
28 Mar 2017, 10:05
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Trying to find a happy medium...
Replies: 33
Views: 7307

Re: Trying to find a happy medium...

Welcome to the forum Molly! I'm also brand new here and looking forward to getting to know you and everyone else. One thought of mine on the WoW - something I'm sure has been stated elsewhere. But clearly when the WoW came out it was a guideline and not binding upon the saints - also I've always see...