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Carolyn Paul Weber What are your thoughts on Lori Alexander who has a Facebook page and blog under the name " The Transformed Wife"? She is a big advocate of the Pearls.
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Are They All Yours? I'm not interested in anything she has to say, nor do I read her blog. She believes in sinless perfection. She has entire blog posts dedicated to Pearl's Roman series detailing why she agrees with it.
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Although the salad photo seemed weird to me, I have to cut her some slack. People do strange things when their loved ones are dying. Lori sounds like she gets pleasure from making a salad for her mom. I"m sure it provides some comfort for her to do so. Without question, though, Lori has an abnormal, bizarre relationship with food.Edited by Hisey
5 hours ago, usmcmom said:
Lori's post just feels so...I don't know...mocking, cruel, ugly. She thinks it's all a beautiful journey because she is a "christian." My in-laws were/are faithful conservative Christians. In fact, my father-in-law is always telling his doctors "I'm scheduled to preach Sunday; I gotta go home," and it was true. He was always preaching or teaching a Bible class.
Christians get to be sad. Christians get to grieve and be overhelmed. Christians get to miss their loved ones regardless of their certainty of salvation.
This. I wonder how many of her fans are feeling inadequate after reading that. I don't want to judge Lori because I don't know her personally, but I do want anyone reading this who feels inadequate to know that you aren't faulty and less of a Christian.
I wasn't there to say goodbye to any of my grandparents but I treasure my last memories with them. Both of my grandmothers liked food and showed their love with food. My maternal grandmother passed 9 years ago and my parents cared for her that last year. Both my mom and dad didn't get to say goodbye to their fathers because they passed before they could hop on a plane and fly out to where they lived. Both had a much harder time with that loss than with the loss of their mothers for that reason. My mother was there, holding her hand, when her mother passed. My maternal grandmother loved chocolate ice cream and requested it every day until she died, and why not? She should enjoy her life until the very end!!! My grandmother wrote wonderful letters that I still treasure. I received her last one, with a birthday card for my 19th birthday, a few days after she died. I had been looking forward to seeing her in December that year but she died in August. I'm glad my mother, her baby, got to be there to say goodbye.
I think Hannie looks like Joy, who looks like Jana... and apparently Jed. First time I've seen that resemblance!
9 hours ago, Frog99 said:
I don’t understand the whole focus on submission. I can’t wrap my brain around it. DH and I both make decisions as needed- I don’t wait for him and I surely don’t harass the heck out of him, and vice versa.
I don’t tell him what to do, he doesn’t tell me what to do.
to ask permission for a girls night or something is weird. Just like I would be weirded out if he asked permission to do something.
We don’t have chaos and disorder in our home. No one is fighting for control. We do things to help the other and we do nice things for each other- because we love each other.
From the conversation with Ken on 2.0 (and via pm), I've come to the conclusion that a wife taking a subordinate position in marriage and doing everything her husband wants is at the heart of their doctrine. Women have "needs" while men have needs that they can expect to have met by their wives. They take the "woman was made for man" verse very seriously, without looking into what that might mean. She was made for me, she must submit to me, otherwise she's not in the will of God.
Like you, I have a hard time wrapping my brain around what submission means. I only tell my husband that he has to do x, y or z if it's something that he has to do and seems to be forgetting to do. I guess I'd be labeled unsubmissive and controlling for trying to keep us out of disaster zone.
Asking permission is for children, not adults. We will ask each other if it's ok to do something or another out of consideration, not obedience or something like that.
Chaos reigns in our home, but not because of control issues. We're chaotic! Like you, we are together because we love each other. It's a journey that has its ups and downs, but I'd rather live like this than play the "submission game".
That "cake" looks like a litterbox.