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post #41 of 306

I'm still here too!

 

Nope, never covered. Never seen anyone in any church I have been to covered.

 

Dance ministry sounds so fun. But I haven't done that either : )

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@AFWife: I'm doing that James study also!  I love it.

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@AFWife: I'm doing that James study also!  I love it.



I ended up dropping out. I need a book to study with...it's better for me. I got "Same Life New Story" to review on my blog so I'm reading that instead.

post #44 of 306

I recently found my new favorite CD of Christian music: The Welcome Table by Dan Zanes and Friends. Well, it's not Christian Rock; it's actually kids' music, but I like something that appeals to my (almost) four year old anyway. Just thought I'd share.

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Hello all. Is this just for mamas who have babies in 2011 or a general 2011 thread? 

 

Thanks!

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Hello all. Is this just for mamas who have babies in 2011 or a general 2011 thread? 

 

Thanks!


Just a general chat thread. Join in!
post #47 of 306

Awesome. I don't have any Christian friends yet so I am really digging this!

 

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How is everyone doing this week?

 

So, Satan is REALLY challenging me lately. My husband has had this horrid supervisor for a long time now (I swear the guy either hates families or hates my DH...or both). He's just a mean person. He's leaving SOON and I was really excited about it...and now the guy taking his place seems WORSE! Example: The official end of the day is 5pm. One guy was finished with his work and got up to leave at 4:57pm and the supervisor got huffy and asked, "Where are you going???" The other day DH was late from work because, 5mins until the end of the day, the supervisor got on to him for basically not asking the entire office (including higher ups) if they needed help with anything....he then found him work to do that kept him until almost 5:30pm. Keep in mind that this is military so he's not getting overtime or anything...he just works until "the mission is complete."

I find myself having hatred for these people. They're so mean-spirited. It's my current struggle.

post #49 of 306

hug2.gif AF that is rough. Poor DH.

 

Hi guys! New here. I am a young (23 y/o) Christian mama. I was raised Catholic and Born Again Christian. I had a really bad experience with religion though b/c my father was very physically abuse "for the sake of God" I now know that was not godly and should not have been is his name. So I am still a healing Christian from past religious trauma if you would call it that lol

 

Anyways I just got finished watching the documentary "The Case for Christ" (I believe that's what it's called) and I was inspired to come on here. Good documentary btw.

 

I have been attending an Assemblies of God church when I have the ability (we only have one car and DH works a lot of sundays..)

 

I have personally seen miracles of God and can not deny his existence. He has physically shown me again and again that he is real when I have doubted him. IDK why I am so lucky to witness this but am grateful nonetheless.

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Sosurreal: Welcome! I have the book "The Case for Christ" but haven't finished it (the first few chapters are boring...) My step father was verbally/emotionally/borderline physically abusive...and he's a pastor. I heard a lot of "Don't you care what God thinks?" and "The Bible says to call a sin a sin" followed by his telling me how I acted like a slut. (Totally serious) It put me off Christianity for a long time. What I realized is that our Heavenly Father isn't like that and He would never treat me that way. I've let Him step into the "father role" that my bio father and step father couldn't be for me.

post #51 of 306

Hey you are the same age as me too! I am surprised, I do not find many people my age into AP and/or religion.

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I've found that too. DH and I "grew up" early. I was 19 he was 21 when we got married. I had my first son at 22 and recently had our second. So yeah, I'm used to being "alone" in my circle! My DH is military so most of his friends get their info from military docs...and it's not exactly AP or natural.

post #53 of 306

I can imagine! Wow. DH was an "army brat" (his dad was military for like 15 yrs) he says he will never join the service lol Apparently it was really strict just living on base ect.

 

You must really have to stick to your guns there. I can imagine all the pressure from everyone esp without DH there to back you up all the time.

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I can imagine! Wow. DH was an "army brat" (his dad was military for like 15 yrs) he says he will never join the service lol Apparently it was really strict just living on base ect.

 

You must really have to stick to your guns there. I can imagine all the pressure from everyone esp without DH there to back you up all the time.


Actually, we get past it by never going to the doctor unless it's dire (and it hasn't been yet) We haven't done WBV or anything (we don't vax and I didn't do vitamins for the baby while BFing and DS2 is intact...etc...) I've only been a couple of time (3 doc visits and 1 ER visit) and EACH TIME (4 different people) I got crappy treatment. I felt blown off (when a BFing mom comes into the ER saying that she's been vomiting for HOURS and can't keep anything down you don't make fun of her and send her off with medication that doesn't work) or like I was stupid (I asked about a hormone panel because I know my body and know that a few years back something changed and not for the better...to which the OB replied, "There's nothing to test for at your age.")

 

Sorry, bad mood, rough night/week/time

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ouch, yeah that's about how I thought the Drs would be, but also thought they would be more "on top of you" for well visits ect. I know they prefer to re vaccinate every vax if they aren't sure ect ect very pro vax. That in itself would scare me.

 

Well today DH has off and I am praying for the strength to tackle the "back room" we moved like 4 months ago and still have an entire room of boxes and no where to put any of it. This is going to be tough!

post #56 of 306

I've been listening to The Case for God by Karen Armstrong on audiobook. I'm still at the beginning, but I'm really enjoying it. Anyone else read this? I've only read the first couple of chapters, but I would love to have someone to discuss this with!

 

I'm 24. I had my first right after I turned 20, and my second when I was 23. I love being a young parent; I wouldn't have it any other way. Though I am definitely the youngest parent picking my daughter up from Sunday school, by a lot!

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The only thing we've ever gotten from them about my child's health was when I took him to a doc OFF base for a WBV at 16mo (I was searching for a ped and came up with someone that barely spoke English in a scary part of town) Anyway, I got a notice in the mail from the ON base vax clinic telling me my child was behind on vaxes. It also said, "If this is a mistake please ignore this." I turned to DH and said, "Well, I did it on purpose so... *balls up form and toss in trash*"

 

 

I'm having a rough time emotionally right now. Everything is overwhelming. It doesn't help that DH and I have both been really tired in the evenings. So, when we finally get the boys down we usually just go to sleep as well. IF we stay up it's either to clean or engage in adult physical activities. However, and I hope I'm not oversharing, when we can't get a lot of emotional time together the physical stuff starts to feel "just physical" and, because of my promiscuous history, that's hard for me. I know he needs that physical release...

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The only thing we've ever gotten from them about my child's health was when I took him to a doc OFF base for a WBV at 16mo (I was searching for a ped and came up with someone that barely spoke English in a scary part of town) Anyway, I got a notice in the mail from the ON base vax clinic telling me my child was behind on vaxes. It also said, "If this is a mistake please ignore this." I turned to DH and said, "Well, I did it on purpose so... *balls up form and toss in trash*"

 

 

I'm having a rough time emotionally right now. Everything is overwhelming. It doesn't help that DH and I have both been really tired in the evenings. So, when we finally get the boys down we usually just go to sleep as well. IF we stay up it's either to clean or engage in adult physical activities. However, and I hope I'm not oversharing, when we can't get a lot of emotional time together the physical stuff starts to feel "just physical" and, because of my promiscuous history, that's hard for me. I know he needs that physical release...


I completely understand that.  My DH and I have been talking about this lately.  He compared his need for sex to my need for good conversation/quality time.  Not that either of us don't want both, we just have different needs.  Now that we both understand that better, we both take more time out to meet the other's needs.

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sosurreal I have the book The Case for Christ. I actually was in a small group a couple of years ago that studied it, and I really enjoyed it.

Also, AFWife, my dad was a pastor who was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive as well. He would do anything for anyone who wasn't his own immediate family. But God kept showing me He was real,and that he wasn't anything like my bio dad. I too have seen many miracles. I am much older than you 2 ladies though. I sometimes think it would have been wonderful to meet my husband so young, but I just didn't. God had alot of work to do on me before I was ready for that.  Anyway, I'm just so glad we all were able to overcome those upbringings and stay with or come back to the Lord!  It has made me want to be the opposite with my son (and any future little ones).

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sosurreal I have the book The Case for Christ. I actually was in a small group a couple of years ago that studied it, and I really enjoyed it.

Also, AFWife, my dad was a pastor who was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusive as well. He would do anything for anyone who wasn't his own immediate family. But God kept showing me He was real,and that he wasn't anything like my bio dad. I too have seen many miracles. I am much older than you 2 ladies though. I sometimes think it would have been wonderful to meet my husband so young, but I just didn't. God had alot of work to do on me before I was ready for that.  Anyway, I'm just so glad we all were able to overcome those upbringings and stay with or come back to the Lord!  It has made me want to be the opposite with my son (and any future little ones).


I've heard more and more children come forward and say that their pastor-parent was like this! I have no idea what the deal is...My dad was like that too: He would forgive a stranger of murder but wouldn't forgive me for talking back. It was very odd.

 

God put my husband in my life at a time when I needed it most. If I hadn't met DH I wouldn't have gained the strength to leave an abusive relationship, pull away from my abusive parents, or come back to Christ. It's amazing how things go when He is in charge!

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