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by hawkgrrrl
26 Jun 2019, 09:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 1756

Re: FM Changes

To me, yes, it does seem like it's getting a little out of control the more time we are asking for, and I think the principle reasons are those listed by AmyJ. I'd add to that the complete lack of training, particularly for safety reasons. I'm sure the church would pay something if a person were inj...
by hawkgrrrl
24 Jun 2019, 11:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 3578

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

So, I'm as prone as the next person to refer to "Millenials" as a monolith, but last week I watched a youtube of Adam Conover talking about how generations are myths and very misleading. Which actually is one aspect of Jana's research that at first I found troubling (that so many Mormon millenials a...
by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 17:15
Forum: Support
Topic: I need to come clean
Replies: 21
Views: 3571

Re: I need to come clean

Sometimes it feels like people are trying to make a return at a store they know doesn't take returns for pants they have worn for years that are ill-fitting or unflattering. I'm just not sure what the store clerk can reasonably be expected to do in this situation.
by hawkgrrrl
14 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Next Gen vs. a Patriarchal Church

I ran across a really great interview with Rachel Cope, a BYU professor of religion, who talks about her experiences with students who come to her with concerns. Here are a few pulled quotes: "I had more male students come into my office concerned about gendered temple language and women’s absence f...
by hawkgrrrl
30 May 2019, 11:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

nibbler wrote:
30 May 2019, 07:12
I know the thread went in an entirely different direction, but every time I see the topic title I can't help but think:

How much can the church remain the same yet still remain credible?
+1000
by hawkgrrrl
24 May 2019, 12:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

We say that motherhood is a most important job in the world and that we as men would not be able to do it justice and we use that to justify limiting the choices of women. I definitely agree that this happens, and as a woman who doesn't have whatever these qualities are that supposedly come so natu...
by hawkgrrrl
24 May 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Edge of Inside
Replies: 5
Views: 746

The Edge of Inside

There was a great NYT OpEd by David Brooks describing the power to create change lies with those who are inside, but near the edge. That sounded familiar to me in thinking of this group. From the OP: A person at the edge of inside can see what’s good about the group and what’s good about rival group...
by hawkgrrrl
23 May 2019, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?
Replies: 47
Views: 4857

Re: How much can the church change yet still remain credible?

Change definitely undermines a belief in infallibility which is why so many orthodox members rely on the weak sauce argument that a discarded policy was somehow "right for its time," even when that time frame was incredibly narrow. But we don't have to believe in infallibility to find something cred...
by hawkgrrrl
23 May 2019, 17:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church
Replies: 21
Views: 3080

Re: The Nature of Men in the LDS Church

It did strike a chord with me as well. I once used the term "delicate sexism" to describe what I had observed. I noticed that there were still a LOT of sexist assumptions about men & women in the church, and yet, at the same time, Mormon men are more emotional, sweet, and kind (on average), and IMO ...
by hawkgrrrl
22 May 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: History of the Temple Recommend Questions
Replies: 2
Views: 686

History of the Temple Recommend Questions

I did a summary of the changes to the temple recommend from a post done by Edward Kimball. Here's my summary: https://wheatandtares.org/2019/05/22/temple-recommend-evolution/ I thought it was pretty interesting. In particular, the questions really shifted in the 80s toward more faith-based ones, pro...