I don't know that I felt guilty persay, since I was just a kid at the time and didn't really know any better. But it did feel unnatural and uncomfortable. I think it was my rebellious mind already figuring out that Witnesses had a problem with natural feelings of affection and support.
Posts by Effervescent
34 looloo in
i was having an affair with a pioneer at the time and a girl who was disfellowshipped was in the loo at the hall (she actually had not done aything scriptually wrong (but the elders thought she had ) i tried to smile at her as i felt i was not in a position to judge anyone as guilt was destroying me but she just looked down at the floor , 14 years later we are good friends and both "free".
when you were "in" and ignored disfellowshipped did you ever think "im not in a position to judge anyone " ?.
18 Wordly Andre in
where are you planning to go on your next vacation?
Hubby is graduating from some military training in San Antoino. I'm going to go down and attend the graduation and we're going to cruise around that area and Corpus Christie for a week. I would never have listed Texas as one of my top 100 places I want to visit, but now that I'm going I can hardly wait!
176 flipper in
well, it's late.
i need to go to sleep, got home from work, but i thought i started a newbie thread why not a thread for those who have been on the board a long time , or for awhile now ?
so, lay it on me, what are your concerns for jwd ?
I do believe Jane Goodall is still alive. You might be thinking of Dian Fossey? :)
6 Mickey mouse in
i just realised recently that my birth at the end of 1976 could well have been a result of my parents being disappointed at the absence of armageddon in 1975 so they may as well have a baby afterall.
I was a bi-centennial baby as well. Never linked it to the '75 fiasco though.... that's an interesting thought...
43 flipper in
well, i know you all pretty well now after 9 months of being on board , so i feel o.k.
to approach this subject.
this subject is a pretty touchy one for most of us men, especially those of us that have been put under the " knife" , and got to the point where we did not want any more children.
My husband and I decided to go this route a couple of years ago. We love our kiddos, but we had enough of resetting the clock. We want to be able to travel and do things that require MONEY before we're too old to enjoy it.
The procedure itself was pretty quick and non-painful, and he healed up pretty quick afterwards. I gave him lots of attention and waited hand and foot for a couple days, so I think he enjoyed that aspect of it.
I did stay and watch the procedure though. It was kind of interesting. The only part that made my husband a little squirmy is we had it done at a military clinic and they had some nurses up from another base that had never seen the procedure done. They asked his permission to view and he didn't want to tell them no. Heh. So we ended up with the doctor, who was male, and about 4 females including me viewing the whole thing. He was quite a trooper about the whole thing.
On a slightly unrelated tangent. My daughter is watched by a good friend of mine while I work during the day. She has a son my daughters age (3). Apparently... in their house, they call boy bits "beans and frank". One day I had my girls with me when I was working at the library and my 3 year old girl yells out "OUCH! THAT HURT MY BEANS AND FRANK!". Apparently she had fallen down a step and hurt her leg, and I don't even think she knew what that meant, but I still laugh when I think about that one!
81 John Doe in
when they speak, they ought first to have permission from their husband.
if they are unmarried, then that is even greater reason for them to remain silent.
Hey snowbird! This is a boy's club. ;-)
12 changeling in
somebody here was asking for "tearjerkers" the other day.
be sure not to miss this one.
very powerful movie.. changeling .
This actually happened not far from where I live. The trailhead is around 20 miles south of me I think? They filmed parts of the movie even farther south than that, I guess the guy who found a bus to mock up still has it sitting in his driveway. Those who ended up being involved in the movie as contractors and whatnot all had really great things to say about Sean Penn and his crew. He's still talked about as being very down-to-earth and respectful.
The attention with the movie has caused a lot more traffic to and from the actual bus. Community members are a little worried about how this story is percieved and romanticized and people trying the same thing. Alaskans hold a dim view of what happened in the first place. I've seen the directions to the bus described as- "Here's the map. Here's where you gotta go. This is where you park. This is where you walk. This is where you maybe drown. This is where you maybe get eaten by the bear and the mosquitoes get you. And that's where you die". Most sane people know that the Alaskan wilderness isn't a place to find yourself. But it sure does make a good story I guess.
I do plan on seeing it though. I've heard that the cinematography is good, and it's a rare thing when a movie about Alaska isn't filmed in British Columbia or New Zealand!
21 minimus in
but now, holidays are important to me.
i think birthdays and xmas are important ones to make sure that you give and get gifts.
perhaps it's because i never experienced the "joy of the holidays".
Definitely not angry, but my children do reap some huge benefits of my deprived childhood. I tend to go way overboard on holidays, especially Christmas. Although they'll never fully appreciate it the way I do, at the very least I hope I'm helping to create some really great memories for them.
53 zamora251978 in
below is a copy of the e-mail my sister sent me.
i had to make arrangements for my kids to be babysat somewhere else until after the wedding.
there little hearts are broken.
he said that you're only allowed to go to the ceremony.
This part made me want to puke. I fully agree with Gopher, this is about the Bride and Groom, no one else should have the power to veto who attends or doesn't. This epitomizes why this religion is a cult... they have a grip and power over every aspect and detail in everyone's life. Those not in power can't sneeze without permission. How stupid is it that it even has to be a discussion whether or not loving family members can attend??? Like you're an escaped felon or something.
I *would* call her. She already knows in her heart this isn't right, and she's afraid to speak to you in person because of it.
54 NotaNess in
just a general question, that's all.. how about:.
firefighters / doctors / plumbers / lawyers / teachers / electricians / students / bartenders / accountants / landscapers / computer techs / fast food workers / military personel / janitors / office administrators / telemarketers / graphic designers / artists / pest control techs / pizza drivers / bar backs / bartenders / waiter/waitresses / managers / carpet cleaners / painters / car detailers / investors.....etc, etc, etc...my fingers are out of breathe!.
--and who's retired???.
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