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canard78

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Hi All, quick note to let you I'm going to take a break from MDDB. Apologies to the threads I've abandoned mid-conversation.

I've realised that my participation is approaching unhealthy levels. It's the first thing I check when I wake and the last thing I read at night. I think 'addiction' is probably too strong a word - but it's certainly a very consuming part of my day.

Beyond that, I sometimes leave the board feeling like I disagree with the church, when in fact I only disagree with some people's interpretation and personal application of the principles of the church.

Please don't see this as a cry for help or sympathy, I simply wanted to let the other regular posters know where I've gone. I greatly appreciate some of the time and care taken in many of the replies you've given. I have plenty to ponder.

I guess we'll also get to see if MDDB really is an addiction. If I'm back within 24 hours, feel free to offer me patches :)

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No, you're supposed to yell, "I CAN STOP ANYTIME I WANT TO!"

:D

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Hi All, quick note to let you I'm going to take a break from MDDB. Apologies to the threads I've abandoned mid-conversation.

I've realised that my participation is approaching unhealthy levels. It's the first thing I check when I wake and the last thing I read at night. I think 'addiction' is probably too strong a word - but it's certainly a very consuming part of my day.

Beyond that, I sometimes leave the board feeling like I disagree with the church, when in fact I only disagree with some people's interpretation and personal application of the principles of the church.

Please don't see this as a cry for help or sympathy, I simply wanted to let the other regular posters know where I've gone. I greatly appreciate some of the time and care taken in many of the replies you've given. I have plenty to ponder.

I guess we'll also get to see if this really is an addiction. If I'm back within 24 hours, feel free to offer me patches.

Your thoughts on some things closely aligned with mine, you may have been an answer to prayers. Don't get down on yourself for spending too much time here. To everything there is a time and purpose. When you find the answer to your addiction please let me know, I'm in the thick of it! Good luck and I won't say I hope to see you on the board again, even though I do!

Edit: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven!

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Your thoughts on some things closely aligned with mine, you may have been an answer to prayers. Don't get down on yourself for spending too much time here. To everything there is a time and purpose. When you find the answer to your addiction please let me know, I'm in the thick of it! Good luck and I won't say I hope to see you on the board again, even though I do!

I've appreciated your comments too Tacenda. My hope it taking some time out is to resolve my spiritual questions. I was just joking about an addiction to MDDB ;)

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I understand the feeling. The thing I've found helps is just getting involved with other things off the computer in daily life, like reading, friends, family, etc. You can stop by here occasionally, but don't always feel obligated to respond to people, and don't always write response posts to people who have responded to you (this one is really hard for me). This, I have found, helps reduce the amount of time I spend on message boards. You can always just avoid message boards altogether if that works better (sometimes I find it does).

Best of luck to ya!

-TAO

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I've managed three days....

My excuse is there isn't really anything I would be doing besides housework and reading books so why not read here and have a conversation besides. :) Now if God ever decides to give me that miracle cure I've been asking for....that's going to be tough. It is always wise though to take a break when you start feeling more negative after being on the board than before, just isn't worth it as there are more than enough things to feel negative about already.

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Hi All, quick note to let you I'm going to take a break from MDDB. Apologies to the threads I've abandoned mid-conversation.

I've realised that my participation is approaching unhealthy levels. It's the first thing I check when I wake and the last thing I read at night. I think 'addiction' is probably too strong a word - but it's certainly a very consuming part of my day.

Beyond that, I sometimes leave the board feeling like I disagree with the church, when in fact I only disagree with some people's interpretation and personal application of the principles of the church.

Please don't see this as a cry for help or sympathy, I simply wanted to let the other regular posters know where I've gone. I greatly appreciate some of the time and care taken in many of the replies you've given. I have plenty to ponder.

I guess we'll also get to see if MDDB really is an addiction. If I'm back within 24 hours, feel free to offer me patches :)

I had 1,000's of posts on one anti-Mormon website and I just stopped and it has been great not being one of maybe 10 members on that site...fighting to no end. Being here informs me and I have made many friends, but I do want you to know that disagreeing with people here is not disagreeing with the Church. I got to Church each Sunday...that is a good addition.
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Hi All, quick note to let you I'm going to take a break from MDDB. Apologies to the threads I've abandoned mid-conversation.

I've realised that my participation is approaching unhealthy levels. It's the first thing I check when I wake and the last thing I read at night. I think 'addiction' is probably too strong a word - but it's certainly a very consuming part of my day.

Beyond that, I sometimes leave the board feeling like I disagree with the church, when in fact I only disagree with some people's interpretation and personal application of the principles of the church.

Please don't see this as a cry for help or sympathy, I simply wanted to let the other regular posters know where I've gone. I greatly appreciate some of the time and care taken in many of the replies you've given. I have plenty to ponder.

I guess we'll also get to see if MDDB really is an addiction. If I'm back within 24 hours, feel free to offer me patches :)

I know exactly what you are feeling.

Best wishes to you. I consider you a kindred spirit.

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