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Jan 10 08 1:37 PM
Jan 10 08 1:44 PM
Quote:But no, she felt she had to save face, thereby increasing the backslider's frustrations.
Quote:Does she feel she has to pretend so that the relative thinks if she would only live for God, that her life could be perfect too?
Jan 10 08 1:52 PM
Quote:This isn't an issue that ONLY effects people from Pentecostal backgrounds.
Quote:The use of anti-depressants in this country is at an all time high. The "plight for perfection" is rampant. All the while, obesity is becoming an epidemic because NO ONE is capable of meeting this idea of perfection.
Quote:Actually, this an issue with America in general.
Quote:Although sticking out like a sore thumb (Only wearing dress' and not being allowed to cut your hair) doesn't help.
Jan 10 08 1:55 PM
Quote:Anyways, I laughed and definitely accepted the money and went back to the mall and bought a red zip up jacket with Curious George on it.
Jan 10 08 1:59 PM
Quote:I've found that people who show they're struggling never gain respect afterwards and are usually not permitted in ministry. The other people who saw them in their distress never give them the respect due to them for honestly sharing difficulties and working through them. It's all backwards!
Jan 10 08 2:06 PM
Jan 10 08 2:09 PM
Jan 10 08 2:14 PM
Quote:The results vary. For some, it's depression. For some, it's perfectionism. For some, it's a feeling of inferiority, resulting in constantly putting others down to feel better about themselves, thus feeding the cycle. Sure, these things can and do happen outside of p/c, but the p/c monster magnifies it and, I'm pretty sure, causes it in people who otherwise would have been just fine.
Jan 10 08 2:28 PM
Jan 10 08 2:33 PM
Quote:Searching, yes I'm a "girl" lol!
Jan 10 08 6:56 PM
Jan 10 08 11:18 PM
Quote:My only hope for anyone would be that they realize that they're perfect and beautiful just they way they are. We don't need anyones approval to be happy or have joy.Most people in this country have been raised a christian, which teaches that we're sinners, we're bad, we're wrong, we're incomplete, we've fallen from grace of the creator and we need to do something to be whole. All these statements, IMO, are blasphemy. I believe we're perfect just the way we are and we don't have to do anything to be complete. There's nothing we can do whether it's clothes, shoes, cars, houses or anything that can possibly make us MORE perfect or acceptible than we already are. This is an issue with christianity in general. Actually, this an issue with America in general./rant .
Jan 10 08 11:22 PM
Quote:Boy, did you hit the nail on the head there!!!! That is it in a nutshell. Mmm, mmm, mmmm - Giiiiiirrrrrlllll - I felt the spirit on that one!!
Quote:But I notice you also said "boy" so you covered all your bases anyway!
Jan 11 08 1:43 AM
Jan 11 08 3:51 AM
Quote:we were told we lived in a "fish bowl" and everyone watched us
Jan 11 08 8:43 AM
Jan 11 08 10:11 AM
Quote:everyone who wrote in on this thanks i will forever remember this and look at things differently when i see the people parade in church
Jan 12 08 6:31 AM
Jan 12 08 8:50 AM
There are some who call me .... Timmay!
Jan 12 08 9:50 AM
Quote:What if someone is an alchoholic or drug addict? Are they perfect and beautiful just the way they are?
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