What kind of loud voices are there in the mid-singles community? We've personally seen gender shaming, bitterness against former spouses, accusations against organizations, persecution on religious topics, lack of respect for the institution of marriage, and even ill assumptions and misconceptions about sincere efforts made to serve mid-singles. Each one of these can keep us from participating in elevating and empowering opportunities. It keeps some from dating or wanting to ever be in a relationship again. These voices can disempower and degrade our human spirit. We pray you won't let this happen to you. We all have divine potential with opportunities all around us to intentionally create more joy in our lives.
Loud voices can get in the way of our own enlightenment. What we are meant to learn from a particular talk, book, article, video or podcast can get lost if we pay attention to critical voices of others and in our own minds. We may get distracted by something we disagree with and miss the truth we could otherwise learn through the spirit. One such example for me came through a talk Brad Wilcox gave that received a fair amount of criticism. He shared a concept that really spoke to my heart and helped me understand that if God is guiding me and I am following that guidance, why should I question it just because someone is being loud to the contrary? I am deliberately NOT commenting on the rest of what he said, only observing the fact that I was able to receive something good from something that was highly criticized. I value my ability to do that and I hope those reading this will commit to do that too.
FEATURED THIS WEEK
LILY Pod Episode 65: LGBTQ Mid-Singles and the Church
LILY Tube Video: Tuning Out Loud Voices (9min)
LILY Tube Short: Connect with Authenticity
LILY Tube Special: Trailer (subscribe to our channel!)
Learn how to tune out loud voices without substance and focus on supportive voices instead in this week’s featured video. Calm voices of substance can support our highest good as we intentionally seek to receive golden nuggets of truth and enlightenment. In this week’s podcast we touch on substance from our most recent General Conference and tackle one of the most sensitive issues--navigating LGBTQ concerns within our faith. Please listen with an open heart and mind. Watch our featured short on the power of authenticity to create connection and check out our new official trailer.
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