MntZerin Aug 2012
I’m currently a recommend holding active member of the church. I was born and raised in the church and did all the things I was suppose to do. I've been blessed with a lovely wife and a young family. All my extended family, in-laws, and friends are recommend holding members.
notsurewhattothink Aug 2012
I have to admit, I am having a really hard time "breaking" commandments which I know are not true, but were still a part of my life for so long.
exdman Aug 2012
Sexual thoughts are unclean thoughts--I felt so tortured as an 11 year old for not being able to get thoughts of nude girls out of my mind, that I used to wish that a car would lose control and run me over so that I could die and it wouldn't be suicide or murder.
Inconvenient Truths Left Out of Sermons for the Sheep: Pratt was Killed by the Husband of a Woman that Pratt Had Run Off With (which may have triggered the Mt. Meadow Massacre)--
steve benson Sep 2012
Anyone here know the REAL reason Apostle Pratt was killed? . "The 'assailant' was none other than the HUSBAND of a woman that Parley P. Pratt seduced into being his NINTH polygamous wife. . . .
steve benson Jul-Aug 2012
Word has come to me from an individual and long-time contact (identity protected here) who appears to be giving some degree of credence to rumors that Thomas S. Monson may be suffering from Alzheimer's' disease.
sam Aug 2012
For the past month, I have focused on TBM's [Mormons] and their talk when I am in their company. My goal was to try and have a talk (short or long) without bringing up Mormon @#$;. So far, I have not been successful. In every case (so far), the TBM has brought in something that is a Mormon thing.
Tal Bachman Aug 2012
A funny thing happened to me on the way to Logan the other day...
nlocnil Aug 2012
**Book of Abraham Facsimiles Compared**
Interpretation of Joseph Smith vs modern Egyptologist. In a visually appealing format for better understanding.
roxy Aug 2012
OK so I was born and raised in Europe, I don't live there any longer, but the church isn't huge over there. Missions must be very hard and the pickings are slim. The only people in my home ward ever seemed to get baptized were the vulnerable, and the slightly unhinged/mentally ill people. This made for some hilarious Testimonkey meetings
eternal1 Aug 2012
Not a ward story, but, when my father in law came to visit with his new wife, (that doesn't know how to shut-up), we were talking about the temple and she went on to tell us how she loved to go there because she was best friends with Emma Smith (in the pre-existence) and Emma would come to her in the temple
JoD3:360 Aug 2012
It took me a long time to get up the guts to say NO when commanded to visit or to meet. Since childhood I was told that the Bishop was the father of the ward and Jesus' personal servant. To disobey the Bishop is to offend Christ Himself, to lie to the bishop is to lie to the Lord.
SandyGirl Aug 2012
Make a long story short. My husband is a life long member and so are his parents. I'm a convert ( 2 years). I wanted to go to the temple but no one told me I'd have to wear ugly depressing clothes [after being 'endowed']. Garments make me sad and depressed and i feel oppressed.
Book of Mormon Topics from Previously Published. 35 Topics from the old archive. Worth reading especially the sections on DNA.
406 Southerton - DNA and the Book of Mormon
603. Moroni's Promise?; It Does Not Really Mean what It Says - Ensign Magazine
and 33 more topics
steve benson Aug 2012
Below is some predictable silly putty propaganda from an LDS outfit--calling itself the "Genesis Group" and marching under the heavenly banner of "Ancient America Foundation"--regarding a "gold plate book" found in (drum roll, please) Bulgaria--the famous landing spot, of course, for Lehi, Nephi and the rest of the original Mormon pioneer clan.
politicaljunkie Aug 2012
Depression and suicide rates state by state.
"Utah was the most depressed state." 7th highest in suicide.
Littlejules Aug 2012
I was just wondering why and how people who know the church isn't true continue to go...Especially those with leadership callings. I had a hard enough time just pretending with my family! Not sure I could have pulled it off in my ward.
rainwriter Aug 012
I really don't like elephants in the room; they're uncomfortable for everybody, trying to skirt around them and not upset them, not knowing how to bring them up in conversation... But, I also don't know that I see myself sitting down with my husband and saying "I'm not going to wear garments anymore." How does/did this conversation happen with others?
knotheadusc Aug 2012
The ladies on BBC are debating this right now.
I have to agree, if I had a son or daughter and they wanted to do a mission in a "dangerous" place. I'd be pretty nervous too. I think it's naive to rely only on faith.
Re: Missions in dangerous areas...
Utah county mom Aug 2012
Yesterday evening an old friend from the ward we live in came by to see how I was doing. She tried once again to dig into my heart and find out why the kids and I longer attend Church. I did not give her that information. I told her I was just fine--my job is going well, my kids are okay, etc. She said she respected my choices and then said in a tone of doom: it is your choice, Utah County Mom?
absolutelyunsure July 2012
So, with Utah using so many anti-depressants is there any proof, quantitative or anecdotal that shows when people leave the morg that their depression lessens or is cured? I am just looking for anything that might help some people very close to me.