Anyway. She writes Bible verses about waiting, writes a quote from Amy Carmichael. She's doing a whole lot of pining, basically. LOT of pining. For the man who wrote oozing ache.
You know what I personally find unbearably sexy? "Hey, baby. Let's find a way to view our love with more cool reason." Whatever. To each their own.
We were silent for a very long time, pondering this undeniable sign. What Abraham did was the ancient prelude to the full revelation of the love...
Sigh. I'm not saying you never have to be patient for what you want. Obviously sometimes you do. But this obsessing on it, making it a BADGE OF HONOR.
So... I hate this very much.
Okay, but fucking DOES IT? Because there are a whole lot of people in the Bible who definitely did not do that and God seemed down.
I'm gonna say first off that this was clearly written... a while ago.
She quotes more poetry and says God says to trust him.
So apparently their time by the lake was not the last time to see each other, I misread that. They still have a couple of days left together. Her family came for graduation and she kept having to choose between...
Sigh. No, she probably didn't do that but I CAN DREAM.
And THEN she killed him. No?
Okay 2 things. One is to repeat that this super chaste stuff ALWAYS SOUNDS SO KINKY.
This is apparently Chambers? I'm unfamiliar. But Y'ALL. THERE IS A LOT TO TALK ABOUT HERE.
Okay. First off, let's just get right into this base, EVIL idea that if there are good things in your life that make you feel whole and complete and loved, they are bad things that will destroy you if you don't sacrifice them to someone else.
So all those things? They'll destroy you. God will MAKE them destroy you unless you sacrifice them to him in blood.
Look... I get this is supposed to be a noble story about David but he sounds like a jerk. Say what you want about whether they should have gone to get the water...
We're moving past this for the sake of my sanity and of finishing this thread sometime tonight ever.
"Does the story seem strange? Does it stretch to the breaking point an early twenty-first century credulity? If it does, perhaps it is because there is an idea of...
I gotta tell you, there are moments I have like pure and very intense dislike for her. Hatred is probably strong, that's more for like Dobson, but OOF. This is some bullshit. She should be wailing on a street corner.
But no, my credulity is not stretched to believe that you met a toxic man eager to double down on abusive messages with you. Must be the atheist without honor in me talking
"I write in the hope that those who know what honor means will be cheered to see that they are note entirely alone. It may strengthen them to find that, even in recent decades, there are those who...
You know who is totally willing to sacrifice the welfare of people they love? Evangelicals. You know who congratulates themselves on loving god and being up front? Evangelicals.
You are loved. You are enough. And if you read this book or any other book that told you differently, it was a LIE.
Okay. Let's keep going.
"The greater the potential for good, the greater the potential for evil. That is what Jim and I found in the force of the love we bore for each other."
"A good and perfect gift, these natural desires. But so much more necessary that they be restrained, controlled, corrected, even crucified, that they might...
The VIOLENCE in this sentence is real intense even for her, even for these types of books. Like we've heard these basic concepts but to have this much in a row is a lot. It makes me think of like breaking a horse. It's gross.
So... sigh. In some ways there is a lot of the usual garbage about male and female. And from what I've seen of the chapter titles we're going to get a LOT MORE INTO THAT so I won't die on this hill tonight.
It's always weird to me they don't realize they're describing a monster.
He was not impressed with us. BUT IT WAS A VALID POINT. Roughly the same is true about farmers is my point.
Again, my bbs, this was quite long and there was a lot here. I suspect there will be more and not less of this as we move forward, I will try to keep that in mind and have breathing breaks and cute things.
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