I am not if this is the correct place, but I wanted to clear something up. I am a real person. I am not here to harm the community. I am not a troll, sock puppet (not even sure what that is). I have been accused of these things and feel like I got an awful welcome as a new comer. I am here to learn share and be of help to anyone I can. However, if I am not wanted here please someone let me know.
with that being said if anyone wants to ask me questions I am willing to answer (they is if I can don’t seem to be able to at the moment)
just wanted to throw this out there
@ Marge – The shepherd’s job is to protect their flock. It’s not hateful for a shepherd to attack wolves. That is, in fact, the very way a shepherd shows their great LOVE for the sheep. In John 10 Jesus says all who try and enter the wrong way are thieves and robbers. And many many times Jesus had quite harsh words for leading other’s astray (millstone around neck, whitewashed tomb). The shepherd is there to protect and lead the flock.
It’s a good thing for people to speak up and contradict what they believe are blatantly unbiblical ideas and actions. That’s trying to shepherd the flock well. Yes, we can agree to disagree on debatable matters, but on things that are clearly from scripture, there is no debate.
Granted, humans make mistakes. Sometimes if a shepherd has been attacked by wolves many times, they can mistake an immature sheep for a wolf. A sheep from a different pasture may not know how this shepherd operates and what is ok in this pen. And it’s right for shepherds to ask forgiveness when they err. But that doesn’t make them hate filled people or unchristian. It means they are doing their best to protect the sheep they love and are trying to lead towards Christ.
Personally, I was VERY encouraged to see the response of our shepherds to rise up and stand against what they perceived to be wolves. That shows their care and attention to those they love. And I was even MORE encouraged by this thread where they apologized if they had spoken too soon. That shows maturity and humility. I am genuinely sorry if people were misidentified and hurt. ( But those are opportunities to grow in ‘bearing with one another’ (Col 3:13).
@ Misidentified Wolves – forgive our mistakes. Welcome and join us as we pursue Jesus together.
I definitely believe in second chances. It totally understandable that timing can sometimes be off. I just wanted to clear it all up. I don’t like people hating me lol before they know me that is lol. So I am a 51 yr old mom wife and Grammy. Been married to a wonderful Godly man for the last 31 yrs. have three beautiful grown children older two married and my oldest has my sweet grandson. I am a very open and honest person. I can almost be too blunt sometimes. I am a women on a sexual awakening about 2 years now and I am loving it ( for the most part) although sometimes dh can’t keep up all the time. Before I start rambling on.. if anyone wants to know anything feel free to ask!
It appears timing was really bad. We are definitely a group of imperfect people, and I have no problem taking the claim of being the chief sinner of us all. If you are looking to learn, to be encouraged, and desire a marriage and a marriage bed as the Lord desires, this is the place to be. I hope you give us another chance and let us get to know you better, tell us a little more about yourself, without getting into too identifying information.
You joined in the middle of some others who had less than sincere motivations. In addition, I think your profile name sent a red flag up for many of us. I’m very sorry that I was not welcoming, but I hope you continue to be a part of our community.
I’m sorry you have not felt welcome. You arrived right as I first discovered some folks were operating dishonestly. I have been so open and shared so much that discovering someone might have been reading it, not for the purpose of glorifying God through a more loving and intimate marriage, but instead for titillation and maybe even republication made me feel vulnerable and violated and I, for one, reacted with suspicion and fear.
Sincerely: Welcome. We are glad you are here and look forward to getting to know you.
BJQ, welcome! Thanks for sharing a bit about yourself.
I look forward to having you on board and learning together with you! I’m leased to hear you are married to a Godly man for 31 years! And, since you have experienced an awakening, this is a great place to be!!