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by NonTraditionalMom
29 Jun 2015, 13:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Acceptance at Church
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: Acceptance at Church

Does our overall impression of a ward depend on which side of the "average" ward member we fall on? I think this is a very interesting point. Part of what draws us into the culture of a ward is the feeling of acceptance and connection we feel with the people around us. If there are a lot of people ...
by NonTraditionalMom
24 Jun 2015, 19:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Religion Trauma Syndrome?
Replies: 58
Views: 8036

Re: Religion Trauma Syndrome?

Hi NP, and welcome! I feel like you are a younger version of myself, and I wish I had your wisdom and foresight. I think you are very wise to be thinking deeply about these issues now as you're looking forward to building your life. As a woman, I will say that the issues in the temple definitely spu...
by NonTraditionalMom
24 Jun 2015, 19:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pixar's Inside Out Movie: An allegory for reconstruction
Replies: 7
Views: 610

Re: Pixar's Inside Out Movie: An allegory for reconstructio

We saw it on Monday night, and I can't stop thinking (and crying) about it. So good, and so applicable! I agree with SD-- go see it!

DH thinks it should win an Oscar, and that I should be "Joy" for Halloween. :D
by NonTraditionalMom
24 Jun 2015, 19:09
Forum: Support
Topic: What's the purpose of going to church?
Replies: 48
Views: 4029

Re: What's the purpose of going to church?

Why go? I have a lot of cute dresses. Just kidding. Really, sometimes I wonder why I go. Sometimes I sit and count down the minutes until I can go home. Sometimes I go because I don't want to end up on the ward's watch list. Sometimes I just go out of habit. I was talking to a good friend the other ...
by NonTraditionalMom
24 Jun 2015, 18:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Resignation
Replies: 30
Views: 1846

Re: Resignation

Oh, AP, I felt such an ache reading about how your DD is being treated, for both of you. Those teenage years are such tender times, and I don't think there is anything worse than seeing your child be hurt. It isn't fair and it isn't right, no matter what the excuse. Virtual hugs from me. I agree wit...
by NonTraditionalMom
24 Jun 2015, 09:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preaching for Money - Deseret Book
Replies: 33
Views: 1842

Re: Preaching for Money - Deseret Book

Deseret Book is one of the aspects of the church that make me extremely uncomfortable. For me, it isn't just the GA books, but the overall marketing to church members by the church for profit. Yes, DB is a for-profit company, as are several other church-owned businesses. At one point, it occurred to...
by NonTraditionalMom
18 Jun 2015, 11:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Boise Rescue
Replies: 66
Views: 6938

Re: Boise Rescue

Ugh. Why does it feel like Public Relations is running this? If there were problems in Boise, just freaking say that there were problems in Boise.
by NonTraditionalMom
16 Jun 2015, 09:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Boise Rescue
Replies: 66
Views: 6938

Re: Boise Rescue

Well what happens if they don't know what they are talking about to begin with, is there any way within this system of, "Follow the leaders no matter what" to rectify the situation in that case (Matthew 15:14)? I was watching a rerun of The West Wing the other night, and one of the characters said ...
by NonTraditionalMom
15 Jun 2015, 10:24
Forum: Support
Topic: No going back?
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

Re: No going back?

I re-read Sis. Wixom's talk, and you're right, it is different. I appreciate your insight on the woman she quoted, Ann. I think the first time I heard the talk, I just heard the "do the basics" part and chalked it up to another one of those kinds of talks. Funny how your frame of mind can shed diffe...
by NonTraditionalMom
15 Jun 2015, 10:08
Forum: Support
Topic: Even if it's wrong do it...
Replies: 36
Views: 2913

Re: Even i f it's wrong do it...

I taught this lesson yesterday and only realized after the fact that I hadn't used a single quote from the manual. We talked extensively about agency as it applies both to us and to church leaders, including the prophet, and about how it is vital that we seek our own personal revelation. No one brou...