I'm guilty of that.AmyJ wrote: ↑15 Apr 2022, 09:22From women I know who are trying to do this, who actually took President Eyring seriously, I hear snippets of "I am trying to run Come Follow Me and have spiritual experiences - and my husband checks out before it even starts". What their verbal language says at the time is "I am defeated before I start, I am not good enough for this, and I am not being listened to."
I don't have much interest in the Come Follow Me materials. While I have interest in scripture, I don't have much interest in reading as a family and having formal discussions.
What you describe feels like many church programs. Are they really organic things people want to do, or is it more of an obligation?. Things we do just so we can tell ourselves (and others) that we've done them. Don't forget the part where we feel bad for not meeting an obligation that we didn't have interest in to begin with.
Come Follow Me wouldn't be so bad if it didn't have the manual. The manual has more of a focus on teaching people to become a better member of the church than it does of having a wider focus of teaching people to become a better person. There's lots of overlap in that but there is a difference.