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forever family

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A redditor named tapirs_and_chariots recently shared a text interaction they had. In it a family member expressed love by claiming: I love you. […] I refuse to lose you to the world. They respond by recognizing that the message comes from a place of love, and then acknowledging that having a family member leave the church can be a painful, difficult experience. They know this because they also used to believe. Read More...

oatmeal

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I’ve been trying to add variety to what the kids have for breakfast to the traditional rocks with honey and other sundry cereals. They make exceptions for croissant breakfast sandwiches (eggs, cheese, bacon), but generally don’t like like the diversity. One recent recipe that has worked alright has been spiced oatmeal. Generally I choose a fruit (bananas and apples work great), then add spices. Today specifically I prepared irish oats (water, oats, butter, spices (cinnamon, nutmet, cardamom). Read More...

Exclusion Policy

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A year ago today. That’s when the LDS church’s Exclusion Policy was leaked. That’s when they set fire to the splintered halfs of my proverbial shelf. Mine started as a fairly orthodox faith/belief/involvement in the Mormon tradition. I inherited the religion from my parents. I was baptised as a child, participated in every weekly activity, attended seminary, attended BYU for both of my degrees, went on mission, I consistently paid tithing, and honestly answered all temple recommend questions honestly every time I was asked (fond memories the time I answered “does it still count as sustaining the prophet if I think it’s wrong for us to build a mall with sacred funds? Read More...

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