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by SunbeltRed
21 Jul 2014, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Breaking the News to Family?
Replies: 8
Views: 819

Re: Breaking the News to Family?

Hey ConfusedMolly, I'm not sure why you need to tell them anything. I still consider myself a Mormon and I attend sacrament meeting every week that I can. I believe in temple covenants, baptism, the prophet, priesthood, etc. However, I do a lot of things that most mormons would consider "bad" (we do...
by SunbeltRed
20 Jul 2014, 19:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Things keep going downhill for me, no matter what I do
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Things keep going downhill for me, no matter what I do

willb1993, Others have offered great advice. We are here to help in whatever way we can as an informal support group. I think that if you can get away from the current situation, that might help. Also realize, all those people who appear to be happy (and they probably are to some extent) are also de...
by SunbeltRed
20 Jul 2014, 18:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving a talk on SSM, Marriage, and Inclusion: Suggestions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3146

Re: Giving a talk on SSM, Marriage, and Inclusion: Suggestio

If anyone is interested, I have posted the talk I gave today in Sacrament meeting. I am a little hesitant to do so, and as Joseph Smith said, if their are any errors, "they are of men." I make no claims or guarantees of the content. I received some positive feedback and so I post this with the hope ...
by SunbeltRed
19 Jul 2014, 14:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Giving a talk on SSM, Marriage, and Inclusion: Suggestions?
Replies: 37
Views: 3146

Re: Giving a talk on SSM, Marriage, and Inclusion: Suggestio

I have a completed version of my talk if anyone is interested. No guarantees attached.

Just PM me if you would like a copy.
by SunbeltRed
18 Jul 2014, 05:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?
Replies: 14
Views: 945

Re: Is The Church The End, Or A Means To A End?

This, for me, has been at the root of my doubts. When you think about all those who have lived on the Earth and then think about all those who have been a member of the LDS Church, the #'s are so miniscule that it seems like an absurd idea that the LDS Church path is the only path. I love the theolo...
by SunbeltRed
17 Jul 2014, 12:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with Stake Presidency this Sunday
Replies: 20
Views: 1787

Re: Meeting with Stake Presidency this Sunday

The list is good. I'm sure they are aware, but pointing out that access to information is a big part of all this. There is no way to put the genie back in the bottle. Please let me know how it goes. I have a Stake calling and have been thinking a lot about approaching my SP and offering to help with...
by SunbeltRed
17 Jul 2014, 10:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Politics... Yikes!
Replies: 12
Views: 1396

Re: Politics... Yikes!

Fun post! I love talking politics, but it doesn't usually mix well at church which is why I don't bring it up there. One of the things I have found a bit odd is that a lot of the more non-literal Mormons seem to lean more progressive politically. Perhaps that is just my perspective or the more progr...
by SunbeltRed
17 Jul 2014, 05:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Ask to be Released?
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: Should I Ask to be Released?

Hi jaboc84, First off, welcome to StayLDS. Glad you found us. I don't have a good answer for you either. You will find that to be a pretty common theme here. :smile: In am in a similar place as you and so I can relate. Mid thirties, three kids (all 6 and under). My calling is at the stake level (not...
by SunbeltRed
16 Jul 2014, 10:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parenting poll
Replies: 10
Views: 1007

Re: Parenting poll

Thanks for the poll hawkgrrrl. Results are not surprising. When those two options are put side by side, I will always choose self reliance, but I think there is a good middle ground there. Kids also need to learn good general norms of behavior they should follow, times to speak up, times to not spea...