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by NonTraditionalMom
11 Jun 2015, 14:46
Forum: Support
Topic: The importance of critical thinking
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: The importance of critical thinking

I think this is really interesting. I'm studying education, and one of the important ideas in education right now is teaching critical thinking. We want our students to ask the hard questions and really dig deep for the answers. I think that's a huge difference from the one-right-answer approach of ...
by NonTraditionalMom
11 Jun 2015, 14:43
Forum: Support
Topic: No going back?
Replies: 19
Views: 1406

No going back?

I recently listened to Bill Reel's podcasts about how leaders can help people who are struggling with faith crises or transitions, and I found them really helpful. I wish every Bishop would listen to these ideas if nothing more than to understand that we all struggle differently. One of the things B...
by NonTraditionalMom
11 Jun 2015, 14:26
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Culture
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: LDS Culture

No Deseret Book for a thousand miles and LDS culture - i.e., the people in our ward from LDS strongholds - to me was: People who could build, paint, design, costume, script, sew, remodel, repair, grow, cook, play and sing darn near anything . They were serious about education and community service....
by NonTraditionalMom
10 Jun 2015, 11:56
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Culture
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

Re: LDS Culture

I look back to when I did enjoy much of the culture and I marvel at my personal change. Right now I find myself doing much of what you mentioned. Face book is very protected and modified, I don't have a book store near me, but I would not attend if I did, and I cringe when we create "the world revo...
by NonTraditionalMom
09 Jun 2015, 13:05
Forum: Support
Topic: LDS Culture
Replies: 19
Views: 1562

LDS Culture

I've listened to a couple of podcasts recently with members who have experienced changes in their faith but still choose to stay in the church. A repeated sentiment I keep hearing is how many of these members love the culture of the church and how the culture is such a huge part of who they are and ...
by NonTraditionalMom
08 Jun 2015, 21:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Podcast to help stage 3 leaders and stage 4 members
Replies: 2
Views: 884

Re: Podcast to help stage 3 leaders and stage 4 members

I listened to this podcast today, and I just loved it. I wish this was required listening for all bishops. I have wanted to speak to mine for a while now, but based on some things he says over the pulpit, I just don't think there is any way that our conversation could be productive for either of us....
by NonTraditionalMom
05 Jun 2015, 11:42
Forum: Support
Topic: What is excommunication, really?
Replies: 76
Views: 6450

Re: What is excommunication, really?

I am admittedly quite new to the fringe scene, so is it just me, or have there been A LOT of excommunications lately? I had heard about the September Six, but then it seemed like things were pretty quiet until Kate Kelly, John Dehlin, the Calderwoods, etc, etc. Is this the norm and I was just enjoyi...
by NonTraditionalMom
05 Jun 2015, 11:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching with authenticity
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

Re: Teaching with authenticity

I think it's a mix of both. There are some quotes in the lesson that definitely point to currying favor, in my opinion. There is one where ETB compliments SWK on basically giving the best talk ever given which, in my mind, sounds more like sucking up than acknowledging that God is speaking. I also g...
by NonTraditionalMom
03 Jun 2015, 19:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Satisfying Experience
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Satisfying Experience

I love this.
by NonTraditionalMom
03 Jun 2015, 09:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Teaching with authenticity
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

Re: Teaching with authenticity

You're absolutely right, Heber. And I think I've been looking at it as a black and white issue as well. Thanks for the link to the thread-- it's very helpful. I love this, too: I follow my heart, focus on the purpose of things, don't try to complicate it, and try to do good things to add to the ward...