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30 Paisley in
this seems the epitome of "lacking natural affection".
can you imagine being a parent and not being interested in how your own children are doing?
and what about carrying it even further, having nothing to do with your grandchildren, just because the parents are disfellowshipped?
11 Paisley in
i'm wondering about this lately.
i've always assumed that spouses know us better than anyone else.
but when i really think about that statement, what i personally mean is wives know their husbands better than anyone else knows them; but not necessarily the reverse.. i've also felt that our adult children know us pretty well, especially same-gender children.
17 Paisley in
onacruse and mouthy said something very interesting in becca's thread and it got me thinking..... did you intentionally do certain things, either to assert yourself, even though privately/secretly, or just because you strongly felt it was the right thing to do?
things that were not in keeping with the organization's teachings?
things that if known, could get you in hot water in the congregation?.
13 Paisley in
i don't mean when we as parents tell our children we're proud of them for a certain accomplishment or approved behavior; but when one adult tells another adult "i'm proud of you for (doing this or that)", possibly implying that in our opinion the approved action should have been done sooner, are we elevating ourselves above them?
could it even be a left-handed compliment?
as in "im proud that you've stopped beating your wife.
15 Paisley in
after an eye-opening conversation with an old acquaintance yesterday, someone i don't know well but thought i had some clue about .
we've all heard it said "i'm not a mind reader you know, speak up!
i didn't know you felt that way.