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  1. want2bworthy

    New Guy Seeking Guidance and Advice

    I neither said nor implied that I've given him "one chance."
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    New Guy Seeking Guidance and Advice

    As I recall, Bishops are people and people can make mistakes. You make it sound as if he can do no wrong. I once caught a Bishop engaging in very questionable behavior concerning teenage girls. When my Bishop looks at me sideways and doesn't say hello back to me, I assume there's a personal issue. Perhaps I'm wrong about that, too? Just because he's in a position of leadership does not mean he's immune to making mistakes.
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    New Guy Seeking Guidance and Advice

    Thanks for the reply. I think I may have written a confusing post. I am active - every Sunday and home teaching and helping out at the Store-House when I can. As for my Bishop - that's where the problem lies. My wife and I have had some issues in our marriage and she went to him about it. I don't know what she said to him, but he's pretty much been a jerk to me ever since. No, he's not there to judge as he is commanded not to, but he should be there to offer compassion, understanding, charity, and guidance. It seems to me that he's got it backwards. His attitude is "I'm the Bishop, so what I say goes." And yes, he's actually said this. He's also said in Sacrament that if anyone doesn't like what he says or advises to do, don't got the Stake President because "He'll just tell you to talk to me about it." It seems that I'm not the only one with an issue, but it also seems taboo to talk about with other members in the ward. I realize that the Church is perfect, but the people aren't. His attitude is not causing me to want to be inactive, either. After all, the last time I checked, the sign on the wall said the Church of Jesus Christ, not the church of the bishop. I guess more than anything, it's causing me to feel defensive and scrutinized, and I really don't need that from my church leaders. Should I go to the Stake President about this? This has been going on for about a year now and I need to move past it.
  4. Hi everyone. I'm a convert to the Church since 1998 and have recently been active again, like for the last year-and-a-half. Lots has happened since '98 and there are a lot of reasons I'm active again. I'm a 40 year-old married guy with one 10 YO son who I am extremely proud of. I've been married for 20 years to the same woman - she attends church fairly regularly but seems to be afraid of getting wet. My handle pretty much sums up my reason for seeking other avenues of counsel. Please excuse me for being rather cryptic - this is my intro post. I need to know which forum or group I should visit to discuss some issues I need help with. I could go to my Bishop, but that's kind of "the issue," if you're picking up what I'm laying down. Anyway, I'm glad to be here and hope to get some guidance and have some fun. Cheers.