i am so excited to hear all this! i am going to type mine up and print it out to put in my scriptures. i didn't think what they had said made sense. :
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7/11/07 at 1:58pm
Why is porn created? Because men are animals and can't control their thoughts and actions. Plus, if they aren't "getting it" at home, then they should have a place to go. Right?
|They used to give out more than one in the church, but then of course the members became too numerous for that to be practical.|
Mine says the same thing and it scared me too! "leader" is simply not in my personality type. I'm much more comfortable in the background. But then I remember that it doesn't necessarily mean the obvious. "leader" might not even refer to church calling. It could be leading by example.
Ok, I would like some input here.
Keeping in mind I'm relatively new to AP ways, and parenting a nearly 4 year old is really much more challenging than an infant for me. My brain needs some rewiring a lot of times, you know?
DD has recently been refusing to eat dinner. Like, taking one look at it and deciding she doesn't want to eat it. We have been having her sit at the dinner table with us, anyway, asking her to at least try a bite, etc. Sometimes she'll ask for a choo-choo train from daddy, and sometimes daddy just plain doesn't want to do it. Often times, though, he will, but then she will not cooperate and keep her mouth closed too small to allow a fork/spoon with food in, you know?
She's done this in the past, too, and we would just leave her dinner at the table and let her eat a bite here or there as she continue to play before bedtime, but lately, she's not been doing that, and instead, after she's already been tucked into bed, she ends up saying she's hungry and can't sleep, and always wants a piece of bread.
I'm used to the idea of "offer good food, and they won't starve themselves". I'm offering good food. Maybe not the healthiest options, because I struggle with meal planning, but it's good food that she has proven to enjoy in the past, and WAY better than a simple piece of bread.
I was brought up in a family of 6 kids and taught to eat what my mom prepared for us. DH was the same way, although some allowances and changes were made for allergies.
I don't know why I feel like LDS mamas will give a perspective to me that I may not get elsewhere, but I do. Maybe you all can think in terms of larger families, budgeting, appreciating what you're given, family dinner times, I don't know. I am just not sure what to do. Obviously I can't just let her continue to skip dinner and give her a piece of bread after she's in bed. Do I move dinner earlier when she's saying she's hungry for a snack, and not have DH involved in dinner time? Do I let her make choices about what dinner will be (um, overdose on macaroni or pizza, anyone?)? Do I just say "No, I'm sorry you didn't eat your dinner when we tried to work so hard with you, but you'll have to wait till morning to eat?" Do I stop expecting her to eat dinner at all and just try to work around it? None of those options sound particularly good. What would you do?