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24 bez in
so, just had one of our 'elders' ring to see how we are getting on and if we need any help etc.. when my hubby was honest and said we were ok and that we had decided to just move on with our lives and our family right now and concentrate on that and nothing else, but thanked him for their interest and care over last few months.... he replied by saying, ok, he would let the body of elders know this???
?, and he also reminded him to not forget "the times we are living in".... my husband told me the conversation after coming off the phone and now i feel, after being on a high the last couple of weeks (despite coming off my anti-d's cold turkey, drs orders) , i feel now actually really crap, quite scared and once again like i am making a bad decision for my kids... what is wrong with me!!!.
4 The Berean in
after observing several generations of former jws battle with the process of moving on in life it is my opinion that until one replaces the power named jehovah with an optional explanation of spirituality it is difficult to completley purge the influence which lingers.. so to any who wish to share, i ask, who or what is now the "god or force of your understanding"?.
58 cantleave in
if so why???.
btw - i just see it as collection of old books written by men who reflected the thinking and knowledge of their time?.
7 The Berean in
looking back at the year 1914 , it is obvious that the way mankind lives today is far superior.
in the us, for instance, the life span for men of that era was in the low 50s while today men can expect to live well into their seventies.
advanced communication, transportation, entertainment, health care, housing, and machines of all types make life so much more enjoyable for us in 2010. furthurmore, i have yet to speak to anyone who wishes they were living in earlier times.
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for the protection of human beings would it not be important to precisely identify the current threat?.
or do evil spirits not really exist at all?.
56 isaacaustin in
thanks for your letter and the thoughts contained.
others had commented on the latest shift of the interpretation of this generation.
as you recognize this allows for an unending extension of time and likely stems from an awareness of the approach of the year 2014 marking 100 years since the date of 1914.. .
9 highdose in
i just read an article about increasing numbers of people who spend their time online rather than off line.
their freinds are online and not physicaly there as well.. then i started thinking about the dubs, who live in a fanstay of paradise coming soon etc etc.
do you live in the real world?.
52 ~Jen~ in
i don't post very often but i'm in need of some support.. i left my husband and the jw's back in the summer.
we have 3 kids and have joint custody of them.. i've spoken to my family once - back in the fall and it was a great conversation - my parents (dad is an elder) said that they just wanted me to be happy however that is.. last week i got a voicemail from my mom saying that she loved me and thought about me every day.
i was so happy.
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11 The Berean in
while i dont usually submit long-winded posts ... this one might well be worth it for those who do not fully realize the emotional and financial hazard involved in living as though the world, as we know it, is about to end:.
first let me say, bob and mary, i will call them, are a decent and caring couple who have been married forty or so years.
they were both raised as jehovahs witnesses and have consistently lived their faith.