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by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign
Replies: 16
Views: 1512

StayLDS Version of the Give Thanks Media Campaign

I am not a big fan of the LDS Church's holiday media campaigns that use formulated hashtags, although I am not a strong critic either. This year, however, I have seen a few "Give Thanks" Facebook posts from LDS friends that have brought a smile for their unorthodox authenticity. I have seen people u...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 12:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to respond to missionaries
Replies: 27
Views: 2061

Re: How to respond to missionaries

Honestly, I accept their invitation and find a way to teach them a perspective from the scriptures they hadn't considered previously. We have had some long, fun conversations (including about mistakes missionaries make in the way they teach the Gospel) - but I am confident enough to do something lik...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 51
Views: 6729

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I am a good example right now of greatly reduced participation over the last few months. I have been crazy busy at work, for a number of reasons I can't get into here. I have been working a lot of overtime hours, so my "free time" has had to be focused on staying in touch with family and close frien...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 12:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 1651

Re: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?

I try to be a good person, which is complicated.

That is good enough for me.
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 12:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Tithing Settlement during the pandemic
Replies: 35
Views: 4283

Re: Tithing Settlement during the pandemic

If it is important to you to declare a status, send an email. Done. If it is not important to you to declare a status, ignore the requests to do so - or, this year, just say you are being super careful about going anywhere you don't need to go and say you are paying what you can during this difficul...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 11:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why do you go?
Replies: 13
Views: 1927

Re: Why do you go?

I go to support people I love, especially those who don't fit the stereotypical mold.

I am not shy, and I know how to say unorthodox things in orthodox words (how to speak "Mormonese"), so I go so other unorthodox members hear someone saying things in a way that helps them in their journeys.
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 11:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: I had an Interesting Experience today...
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: I had an Interesting Experience today...

I have had the opportunity recently to speak for people who are being judged in a similar situation as the post describes. Due to my work with those people, I was able to provide critical information that was impossible for the others to know just from dry facts on a piece of paper. For multiple peo...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 11:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?
Replies: 16
Views: 2459

Re: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?

Happiness for me right now centers on family and personal fulfillment. I am doing what I love to do for people I choose to serve, and I am enjoying the lives of my children and grandchildren. I work in an environment that can be stressful, but I am at peace with it. I guess, for me, happiness is tie...
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 11:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 39
Views: 5586

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

Late response, but my small ward is back to alternate weeks of Sacrament Meeting in order to keep the numbers down and be able to socially distance.

Due to the restrictions of my job, I haven't attended for months - but I do join online Sunday School now and then when I can.
by Curt Sunshine
21 Nov 2020, 11:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pope endorses same sex civil unions
Replies: 10
Views: 1270

Re: Pope endorses same sex civil unions

I was ecstatic to see the announcement when it happened. I hope the LDS Church can find a way to the same conclusion. It would be an important step to me and a lot of people I know.