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  1. Whew... where to begin? This has been one crazy summer. I've been involved in costuming work on a play my church had planned to do end of August (thankfully extended until November), craft prep for VBS, decoration prep for VBS, decoration prep for youth camp next winter, vacation with my Mom to Yellowstone, second (unplanned) vacation to a friend's wedding in the States (Lake Superior is amazing, btw), work getting busier, church, time with family, time outside (because SUMMER), time spent with college friends before they go back, outings with the teen girls - it's been crazy. Not ready for the cold yet, but looking forward to having time to reorganize my house when hibernation season hits!
  2. I second DaveW. I'm glad I don't have to make a choice in this election.
  3. I think one thing we can learn from the Bible is that there is no one particular required way when it comes to finding a spouse. Some people God told who to marry, some had marriages arranged by family or friends (or Pharoah!), some married someone of their own choice (whether with or without parental blessing), some married childhood friends, some married absolute strangers! The only constant we are told is that the person we marry must be a believer - of the same mind when it comes to salvation and doctrine. Your view of marriage & finding a spouse seems to be a very Biblical one. To be honest, I'm a little jealous of y'all - how neat that your parents got involved and actually found someone for you to marry! That kind of active participation by a single person's family & community is sorely lacking over here.
  4. Groan.....
  5. Ha... I have no issue with the words 'innocent' or 'innocence'. It was the use of the word 'innocents' in place of 'innocence' I was objecting to (that word is legitimate if used to describe multiple innocent people). The grammar fiend in me just can't handle seeing grammatical errors - intentional or otherwise. Just remember that Scripture was not originally given in English - it was translated into 1600's English. I figure it's fine to update it into 2016 English - provided an equivalent word/meaning exists. Which in this case does. YAY!! IT POSTED!!!
  6. Grr... why won't this thread let me post!? Well, now THAT it posted... I guess I'm not supposed to reply to you today, John Young. Every time I try it disappears into cyber space.
  7. I'm curious what edition of the KJV uses such a weird spelling for 'innocence', but that's inconsequential. Please, PLEASE don't use inaccurate and archaic spellings just because they may have appeared in the Bible. Misspellings in an article such as yours can severely limit the authority of the article, as they cause the author to look uneducated or careless. For those looking to disagree with the content, it can give them an excuse to ignore the content due to this perceived lack on behalf of the author. It really diminishes your work and causes it to lose authority - and by extension, reflects on all Christian writers. (Spoken by one who herself will discount an author's authority on a subject when their spelling/grammar is incorrect.)
  8. Like I said... number of perfection.
  9. Yeah. That important message is that we no longer have a conservative party at the national level. Liberal, quasi-liberals and socialists are now our only reasonable options. Unless I want to turn into a separatist. (With nonsense like this, I bet the number of Alberta separatist supporters will sky rocket.) And such foolish statements. Don't they realize that by their support they are, in fact, in the bedrooms already?
  10. 7 is the number of perfection. You wouldn't really want to pass it, would you?
  11. Thank you for the warning, DaveW. I'd like to redirect discussion back to the topic now, please.
  12. I just wanted to let you know that I am a member of and attend GraceLife Church here in Edmonton. It is a Reformed Baptist Church. I hope that is ok.GraceLife Church of Edmonton

    1. Salyan


      That's fine. Due warning, this is not a Reformed site. We allow some discussion, but if the moderators feel that Reformed doctrine is being 'pushed', we will ask you to stop discussing it. It's usually a good idea to listen to the mods. :-D

      That being said, you are welcome here! Poke around and make yourself at home.

    2. gracelife


      Thank you! God bless!!!

  13. Welcome! Nice to have a fellow Albertan visit.
  14. I know it wasn't what you had in mind. The problem is that the issue of abuse never seems to be raised when things like that are taught, leaving women to think that, as you said above, they've got to 'just be better and it'll fix everything.' (Also, you see how abuse could become viewed as the woman's fault, because she supposedly isn't submissive/meek/godly enough? That's damaging.) A sociopathic, abusive man is not going to stop because his wife is quietly submitting to abuse - he will escalate. Telling women otherwise is very, very dangerous. I think that is the best solution too. I guess I was viewing the act of leaving as ceasing to submit, in a sense. Since odds are the husband wouldn't like it and would try to forbid it, she is likely to need to defy his wishes in order to get herself and any children safely out.
  15. Food.