Monthly Archives: July 2013

Recovery Step 4.5 – or “What I learned about Depression”

This bit is based on my own meandering experience. Therapists All therapists are not created equal.  Just like you might really get along with one boss, and dislike another, even though the work is the same, this is true for … Continue reading

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Step 4- Depression

The fourth stage in recovery is known as Depression. Arguably the longest phase in recovery, it is important to realize that this is a necessary phase.  The person is grieving not just for some metaphorical loss, but for the real … Continue reading

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General Authority houses

This post was originally posted to Reddit.  The work is not mine, but the relevance of the information made me want to repost. Known residences for the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve apostles. First Presidency Monson – Does … Continue reading

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Stage 3 – Bargaining at the house’s table

The third stage in recovery is known as bargaining.Wikipedia says: The third stage involves the hope that the individual can somehow postpone or delay death. Usually, the negotiation for an extended life is made with a higher power in exchange … Continue reading

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Nutty Mormon History 2

Powerpoint with sources: Honest-Mormon-Nuttiness-2

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Church Growth and the lack thereof

This post is a collection of attempts by redditors and others to estimate “Actual membership”, and all result in about 5 million.  This is not my work:   From a talk given to students at Southern Virginia University[1] : Anyone who’s served … Continue reading

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Redefining Apostate, or how to illustrate the LDS faith is in fact, apostate by using it’s own leaders quotes

Suppose your youth receive their impressions of church history from “pictures and stories” and build their faith upon these alleged miracles [and] shall someday come face to face with the fact that their belief rests on falsehoods, what then will … Continue reading

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Definition of a “Modest Living Allowance”

What I think of whenever a church leader says that the top dogs are “paid very little”:

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Joseph F. Smith and the Smoot hearings

The Smoot hearings are one of the more fascinating bits of Mormon history.  Reed Smoot (related to Abraham Smoot of BYU fame) was up for being a senator, but the United States decided they needed to investigate polygamy.  What resulted … Continue reading

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Quenton L. Cook and Fraud Now to clarify, Quenton’s fraud is a civil matter, and hence would have to be prosecuted in a civil court.  No jail time would be faced here.  It was dismissed by a judge that was talked to by Elder … Continue reading

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