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    • SassyPants


      I think both JB and M are guilty of neglect, which is a form of abuse.

    • Firebird


      @DaisyD thank you for the understanding. It means a lot when people can just accept what you say.


      I do tend to belittle my experience. Thank you for pointing it out to me. I can go overboard with trying to keep things in perspective and swing the other way. I run in some circles that are very conservative Christian types and that was my upbringing. Its hard to even admit my dad wasn't perfect without being told its my duty to forgive and still have a relationship with him. Escpecially as my dad had a very good outward public appearance. People I know brag about how horrible their families are and how good they are to still have a relationship with them. My one pastor gave me the book boundaries.  I need to keep reading it.

    • Palimpsest


      1 hour ago, CoalMiningGuy said:

      I think it is a mixture of European produce being less engineered and wishful thinking. I like it for muesli. 

      Sorry for me leading off topic. 

      Back onto topic: Has anyone else seen the new post on brijee? She has made herself a dress for easter. I do not like the style on her, but it seems to be well crafted.

      It's quite OK.  Thread drift is an honored tradition on FJ.  There are no penalties for going off-topic.  :)

      If people are truly gluten and wheat intolerant, sensitive, allergic and so on, switching from "regular" wheat flour to eikhorn (or other wheat species like the duram used in pasta) isn't going to do them slightest bit of good.

      My own theory is that it is less engineering than it is additives and preservatives.  European regulations allow far fewer of them, although junk food is junk food.   It's possible that people think they can eat European wheat products if they don't have a problem with bread and fresh pasta products in Europe.   I don't know about pasta (I just looked in the cupboard and I only have imported Italian dry pasta), but your average loaf of store-bought pre-sliced American bread is loaded with preservatives and high-fructose corn syrup.  And it is disgustingly sweet compared to  European breads.   I'll choose British Hovis over any whole wheat American store bread!

      Gluten-free is approaching a fad diet these days.  Some people are genuinely unable to tolerate it; celiac disease is very real.  However, it is possible that some people who go gluten-free feel better because they aren't eating pop-tarts and store-bought cookies any more!  Or it is all in their heads.  

      Off to look at Brigid's dress now.

    • 4 minutes ago, Bad Wolf said:

      I didn't recognize her. How old is she now? Too lazy to look it up.

      Her birthday is October 2005, so she is 12 & 1/2. 

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    • lilwriter85


      12 hours ago, feministxtian said:

      Let's see...what kind of job could Lori get? Cashier? Fast food? She wouldn't be able to get anything that would keep her in the manner to which she's become accustomed. However, CA is a community property state so she'd get 1/2 of everything and probably alimony too. I think in this case it's cheaper for Ken to stay married to the shrew. They deserve each other. 


      12 hours ago, Sarah92 said:

      I can just see her being a rep for like 12 MLM schemes if she got divorced. Then she'd use  her following to boost sales because these products are more "godly" than all other products.

      Or maybe she'll start her own modest clothing line called "Not a Harlot of Babylon", NHB for short. Her summer collection will be a really sizzling master piece called "Burning Up Feminist Jezebels", featuring long sleeved, high necked shirts and long skirts and pants. The patterns/fabric will be in a very tasteful, heavy plaid and will be sure to mark the most "godly" of women. After all, only the most "godly" women can with stand the intense heat in their NHB modest clothes; feminists with their harlotie ways would just burn up. 

      I apologize for that bit of crazy, it's been a rough week and I'm a bit loopy. Gosh I'm needing some wine.

      I often wonder if Ken secretly wishes that he would have divorced Lori many years ago and would have had time to recover financially from a divorce. Right now, it's too late for Kenny boy as he is entering his 60s.

      I can see her doing MLMs if she divorced  like Sarah92 mentioned. She would peddle her "godly" Norwex clothes all over FB with multiple posts per day.  Let's say eventually her MLM sales took a blow and she had to get a job. She would have difficulty getting hired.. It would be hilarious if she worked in retail and her boss/manager was a much younger woman and she tried "mentor' the boss.