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by SilentDawning
04 Oct 2020, 19:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Apologies Fail -- then what?
Replies: 8
Views: 1170

When Apologies Fail -- then what?

I have been in situations where people have called me out for certain things. I then apologize as I didn't realize it offended them, and they keep on berating me. The only way out of it is to remove myself from the situation. Most recently it happened about 5 years ago when I was delivering postcard...
by SilentDawning
04 Oct 2020, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Do you apologize?

My wife doesn't apologize. I can be frank about things that happen that she is completely responsible for, and how they hurt me, and she never apologizes. The effect it has on me is to feel unloved. If someone can hurt you, be made aware of the hurt, but then not appear to have any consciousness abo...
by SilentDawning
04 Oct 2020, 09:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you apologize?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Do you apologize?

This came up in a marriage counseling session a while ago. The therapist asked my wife if she apologizes. He said some people don't. I have seen this a few times in different people -- they commit obvious wrongs, but then never apologize. Their version of repairing the relationship is to get back on...
by SilentDawning
04 Oct 2020, 09:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?
Replies: 16
Views: 2424

Re: Happiness: What Does It Mean To You?

To me, happiness is a state of peace in which nothing bothers you. It is coupled with emotional stability -- an absence of big mood swings.
by SilentDawning
17 Sep 2020, 06:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation
Replies: 18
Views: 1964

Re: 9/13 Rasband face to face - the restoration proclamation

I never recommend name removal for a few reasons. I am sure there are some circumstances where it's best, but for the most part I see it as unwise -- here are the reasons: 1. It's hard to reverse it. 2. It's good to have faith in your own ignorance. You might be wrong about what you think about the ...
by SilentDawning
12 Sep 2020, 07:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Church and transsexualism
Replies: 33
Views: 4016

Re: The Church and transsexualism

If science accepts transsexuality and no longer tries to heal it, as they have done it with the issue of homosexuality for many decades; why does the Church not accept these scientific knowledge? Why are church leaders so stubborn in my eyes? It's because of their faith. They have faith in the insp...
by SilentDawning
12 Sep 2020, 07:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you have a lot for which to repent?
Replies: 10
Views: 1890

Do you have a lot for which to repent?

As I have been praying more lately, I have been structuring my prayers in thanksgiving, intercession for others, repentance, and petition (asking for things I need). I am finding it really hard to find anything in the repentance section of my prayers. I hope I don't sound self-righteous when I say t...
by SilentDawning
12 Sep 2020, 07:03
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Gerlinde from Germany
Replies: 5
Views: 1559

Re: Gerlinde from Germany

Welcome. I realize the plight of transsexual individuals and people with same sex attraction in our church. It is a difficult situation. I am glad you are with us so you can develop your own path. I find that writing about issues one at a time, getting perceptions from others, and responding helps d...
by SilentDawning
11 Sep 2020, 03:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 25
Views: 3640

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

I read the article. The point of the article seems to be that if we are to be forgiven, we have to forgive others. We need to feel an absence of animosity or bitterness toward other people. Only then does God forgive us of our trespasses. I think it's a good point. It still doesn't clarify when God ...
by SilentDawning
09 Sep 2020, 20:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you ever feel forgiven?
Replies: 25
Views: 3640

Re: Do you ever feel forgiven?

I never feel forgiven. SD, can you explain this further? I know you're talking about forgiveness but, Is there anything that brings you inspiration? Yes -- I guess I never know one way or the other if God has forgiven me of the mistakes I make. There comes a point when I forgive myself -- I know wh...