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  1. Here's the previous thread: Here's our list of fundies - single, courting, engaged and recently married. Updated 17 March 2017 Single Courting/Engaged Recently Married
  2. The day is finally almost upon us. Tomorrow afternoon my fiance and I will say our vows in front of our immediate families and a small number of friends. All that's left to do is pack my overnight bag and have the shower to end all showers. It's been a road fraught with anxiety but I love Mr. Vex with all my heart and even though I don't think weddings are a big deal, it means a lot to me to commit to him. I never believed in soulmates, but I know that he's mine. Here's hoping that it's worth missing the live airing of the new episode of The Walking Dead for (: And ha. Beat Joy down the aisle.
  3. Urk.

    I thought it might be a good idea to have a place to write about what's going on in my life, since big things are rapidly happening. First thing is that I'm getting married April 2016. Possibly even March. It's happened pretty fast but there's really no reason to wait since we don't want a party or a big wedding, and the sooner we're married the sooner my fiance can apply for a spouse visa and live here full time. I'm so happy and excited to marry him, I wish we could do it even sooner. I really couldn't hope to find a better partner than him <3 Second thing is that I'm disabled and live with chronic pain. I've finally managed to get in to see a pain clinic that offers comprehensive treatment. That comprehensive treatment means 5 hour sessions with everything from psychologists, psychiatrists and surgeons. Three five hour sessions. That's going to be really hard for me. I hate talking to strangers, especially strange doctors because doctors have been so fucking useless to me for the past 15 years of my life. My fiance will be able to come to my final appointment with me (thank god), and my mother will come to the first (you have to bring a relative/partner to certain appointments) but I know she's going to say stuff that will humiliate me because she has zero fucking tact. I'm also going to have to work on fixing up my apartment that I haven't lived in for 2 years so my fiance can move into it with me. It's going to be a bit of an adjustment, going from living by myself, being on my own all day to living with a partner full time. He has a job lined up (not that he can be paid until his spouse visa is approved) that means in a few months when his tourist visa expires he'll be out of the house most of the day. I never really saw myself as the stay at home wife type, but here I am. Hopefully we can both finish up our degrees and one day I'll be in a position to work. I don't want him to have to be the breadwinner, that's too much pressure on top of having to move half a world away. He's prepared to do it because he's wonderful, but it's not what I want. So yeah, got to fix up the apartment. Needs tons of cleaning (which I can't do, but my family is helping). I'll have to sort a lot of my shit into boxes and put the boxes... somewhere. God knows where. It's a lot going on at once for me and it's a bit overwhelming. On top of all that I'm really sick at the moment. Like, can't get out of bed for more than a trip to the bathroom or kitchen for a glass of water. If anyone actually reads this (which I doubt), don't worry. I'm sure I'll be on to bitterly eviscerating episodes of A Game of Thrones in no time at all. God damn, the writing on that show...
  4. Starting this thread at the request of a new member, @true believer so as not to disrupt another thread.
  5. Has anyone noticed how the Girotti Family hasn't posted on their blog for a while? Does anyone know what's up? I know their son was engaged and their daughter, Sarah, got married, got pregnant, and is on bed rest, but I thought it was sort of weird that they haven't posted in a while. ??
  6. http://www.foreverymom.com/she-only-said-yes-once/ This man doesn't like how schools are teaching consent because he thinks it shouldn't be necessary. He compares it to how his wife only had to say yes once, at the altar. Is anyone else actually kind of disturbed by this? It kind of implies that a husband always has the right to have sex with his wife, which is unfortunately something a lot of fundies believe. Also, I found it amusing that this is his idea of "graphic." That's right, people who used to be children are hearing about sex! The horror!
  7. A young fundie-lite relative shared this on Facebook. I don't even know what to say about it. Summary: Woman was annoyed with her husband, out in public with kids looking tired and frustrated and a man she didn't know said something nice to her (which was not in the least bit suggestive, mind you). Apparently, this made her think immediately of having an affair and ruining her marriage. Or it could make her think of that. Or she thought that the man spoke nicely to her because he wanted to have an affair. I'm not sure. But she realized that when strange people of the opposite gender speak nicely to her, it could ruin her marriage. Thus, this blog post which warns us all about falling into "quicksand". The quicksand apparently being polite strangers. For your reading pleasure: http://beckythompson.com/2016/03/21/beware-of-quicksand-how-one-strangers-comment-changed-my-marriage-forever/ And as a bonus, I love the comment from someone married 35 years who declares that "marriage is a battlefield, constantly". Her home life must be delightful.
  8. Do you see many problems? Do they seem happy? Are they gradually pulling away? These people were born and breed to portray their lives are "perfect". Josh and Anna seem to be falling apart in spite of the "brave" face. Jill and Jessa are definitely in control of their marriages. Ben and Derik are still "star struck" and content to follow along. Long term happiness when the spotlight finally fades...... hum.... I don't know... The married Maxwell sons. Well, their wives do smile adoringly at them. Anna Maxwell has 2 siblings who married and have left the fundie lifestyle.
  9. Can Kentucky become more of the butthole of america? http://progressky.com/2016/03/senate-blocks-interracial-interfaith-marriages-sb-180/
  10. It's self explanatory, mate!
  11. Anyone else see that a "church elder" decided to advertise his daughter on Christianity Today? He's looking for a husband for her, and of course, didn't need her permission nor opinion to post: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/07/dad-advertises-his-virgin-daughter-for-marriage-in-christian-magazine.html?source=TDB&via=FB_Page Here's her cached (is that a word?) blog post about it: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:G3z8YTNXqOkJ:therachelmemoir.blogspot.com/2016/02/son-in-law.html+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us Sadly, her blog requires permission to read, permission I lack. At least she appears to have a college education and a sense of humor, if not reasonable, rational parents.
  12. This is the main news on the Daily Mail this morning "I really don't want sex any more and nor, if they're being honest, do most women with young children says this mother of four. So what does her other half make of it?" "Some men, if rebuffed by their girlfriend or wife, might go looking elsewhere for sexual fulfilment" http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3450378/I-really-don-t-want-sex-nor-honest-women-young-children-says-mother-four-does-half-make-it.html
  13. Polyamorous groups can get civil unions in Brazil: http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2016/01/1733546-couples-of-three-or-more-may-obtain-civil-partnerships-in-brazil.shtml I always find the issue of polygamy very interesting because it carries the potential for such overwhelming abuse and oppression, but it also has its normal proponents just like everything else. What do you think? Can polygamy foster romantic happiness in the modern sense, or does it not work now?
  14. Check out this blogger's advice for the wedding night. It is just so awkward (an sterile). And oh, while she doesn't really say it she's also judgmental af about pre-marital sex. Oh my... http://intentionaltoday.com/10-things-every-bride-should-know-before-her-wedding-night/ I especially love the little tidbit about girls who don't like to shower. You really should know that once you're married, you gotta shower to not turn your husband off. I mean, in all seriousness, what is this?
  15. A moron shut down part of I-45 in Houston in order to propose to his girlfriend. The police decided to charge him with obstruction of a highway for that stunt.
  16. Says Daddy, "I feel the same distress today that I have felt in the years since abortion was legalized. (It happened in January of 1973, during my juinor year in high school.)" (Note the need to always insert some detail about himself no matter the topic.) But the Softball Classic (Brought to us directly by Jesus!) will serve as a healing balm. "We are convinced that the FamTeam Day retreats and Softball Classic events have also been brought to birth by Him. We continue to sense that we are called to stand firnly and calmly, that we are to remain on 'offense'(in the sense that Jesus did in His earthly ministry), and that we are (as the saying goes) to 'light one candle rather than curse the darkness.'" I think the Manboys are scared they will be asked by a gay couple to photograph their wedding and they'll get sent to prison if they refuse.
  17. Couldn't pass up this gem on Dad's Diary: Those poor man-boys will be preparing until they reach their graves! Don't know if anyone else here reads the Dad's Diary, most posts consist of the following: Daddy talking about the weather and what scene they are filming for Vine Valley; Daddy mentioning which fastfood/chain restaurant any combination of him, Cathy, or the kids ate at; Daddy mentioning where any combination of the kids are at and what they are doing (including the ones who are in his presence at the time); Daddy spending time one on one with one of the kids and having meaningful discussions on "very important or pressing topics"; imo the diary is sort of creepy, the man-boys and Mary-Elizabeth will never have a life of their own because Daddy Arndt has to know where each and everyone of them is at all times and exactly what they're doing. WTF???
  18. I was thinking a lot today about Jill and Derrick, and how Jill, before marriage, seemed a lot more outgoing and happy and free-spirited (to the extent she could be) and independent (again to the extent she could). But then she got married, moved out, and now is so clingy on Derrick that it makes ME feel suffocated. Do you think that Jill, and other fundy women since they never get privacy and always have chaperones, know how they're likely to be? Like do you think Jill knew she would up clingy? What do you think must go through the head of the husband who finds that the woman he thought he married is really very different once she's out of her parents' house? I think it has to be scary to find out a side of yourself exists that you didn't know was there, and that it's got to be scary and frustrating for the husband to realize he couldn't possibly have known his wife as well as he thought he did.
  19. There have been allusions to Jessa being stubborn and somewhat headstrong. A lot of people wondered why they allowed Ben to court her when he was so young and not really settled in a job, but I wonder if some of it was because Jessa was starting to show signs of rebelliousness and they were worried that if they didn't marry her off quickly, then she might do something that would blow up in their faces. I noticed a lot of eye rolling and side-eyes that she gave her parents while courting and there was the comment about eloping some mentioned. I think she's been chomping at the bit to get away and maybe was making life difficult for them. I think she was wanting male attention and they figured this might be a good solution. Even with the wedding she clearly was making some choices that I'm not sure Michelle and JB were happy with, but I think she's pretty headstrong and will continue to make her own choices. (As opposed to Jill who seems to still be drinking the koolaid and acting like the model child following the M & JB's plan with the immediate pregnancy and talking points). What do others think?
  20. Do you think Steve would allow one of his daughters (say Mary) to marry a Duggar boy? He would get more publicity for his products but I think he feels the Duggars aren't as religious as he is (is anyone?!)
  21. http: // www. duggarfamily.com/content/home/34904/michelle_duggar_s_advice_for_new_moms While there are some valid points in here, how many of them is she actually practicing? I have never seen her go and babysit the M kids.
  22. To me it seems like Jessa chose Ben based on his looks and religion and that's about it. When I was her age all that mattered to be was looks , chemistry and a fun personality. A few years later I didn't care (much) about looks but more about a kind personality, a solid career, a great education, common values and chemistry If i had married the guys i had dated then I am sure I would regret it by now. Do you think in 5 years she will look at Ben & wish she had aimed higher? After a while you don't even pay much attention to what your partner looks like. Sorry Jessa!
  23. http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1070681 ... ated-below About Jana, he claims, "There have been a lot of guys who have been interested in her, I have gone to hear about each one, and so far she hasn’t felt that is the way the Lord is leading." To me, this sounds like he hasn't approved of anyone (he's only "gone to hear" about them?), and of course Jana won't go for anyone unless Daddy Dearest gives his thumbs up. And for Jinger, "Jinger is just a dynamic girl that a lot of guys have been interested in,†Jim Bob said. “But so far, she has not been interested in the guys." That's interesting. Jana's supposedly saying that she's not feeling led toward any guy, and Jinger isn't interested in the guys. Maybe it's just the way I was raised, by Okies and Arkansans, but "the" in that context could be left out. I know we aren't allowed to speculate, but I'm really curious about why he said she's "not interested" in that way, while Jana doesn't feel led.
  24. John David seems desperate as hell and i'd love to be able to see behind the scenes of this family if only I was fundie would you marry into the Duggar family?