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Mar
2
comment I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father
@Citizen - Apostasy would be dangerous. Leaving the father would also be dangerous, unless the OP is protected by a third party. Staying with the father is perhaps even more dangerous. The situation as described does not sound safe from any angle.
Feb
29
comment Son 22 asks me how to deal with a friend with benefits, so that she does not get hurt
The problem with treating sex as a recreational activity, like tennis, is that it is designed to lead to a) emotional entanglement (hence the massive release of endorphins) and b) babies. neither of these things are cool unless both parties are committed.
Feb
28
comment I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father
@reirab I'm not advocating apostasy necessarily. That is dangerous. Leaving Egypt it's probably not an option though. Where would she go?
Feb
28
comment I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father
Hi @user21063 - Jesus explicitly told Christians to help people who are in need. It's pretty much core to the whole thing. If you ask for help, you might be surprised what doors open. In my church, we protect and hide women who are in danger. We shelter people who are without homes. You won't be expected to convert unless you want to. Good luck.
Jan
14
comment How do you raise an intelligent and happy daughter in a sexist world?
@swilliams - We have ours doing ninjitsu on a Saturday morning. Yes, there are swords.
Nov
12
comment My daughter is having sex with her cousin
Also, Leviticus doesn't explicitly ban quite a few things. Drink driving is nowhere in Leviticus. Libor fraud, again, not mentioned. I'm not mocking the Bible here by the way. It's just not a legal text, nor is it meant to be.
Nov
12
comment My daughter is having sex with her cousin
There is an increased risk of genetic abnormalities because their children are more likely to get two copies of any defective gene.
Jul
16
comment 30 year old granddaugter in lesbian relationship and I was told about this by her 5 year old child
I believe the OP means that the other woman is the bald nazi drug addict. It's not the gayness that's the big issue here.
Jul
16
comment If my 4-year-old asks me “why”, what kind of “why” does he mean?
Agreed, he's saying: "Please talk to me about the water and other interesting things related to the water, in addition, please engage with me because I'm in a mood to learn something."
Jun
30
comment How does one address Christianity with their children in a mixed faith marriage?
She is six. I would suggest starting simple. One doesn't teach evolution by handing a six year old the origin of species. You start with drawings, cartoons and simple stories.
Jun
29
comment My 9 year old son regards life as meaningless
Logically of course he is correct. Without a higher purpose life is meaningless. I would have said the same at his age.
Jun
19
comment How should I inform parents if their children are bothering me?
Edited for politeness, though @graham makes a reasonable point.
Jun
15
comment Mission Impossible 6: Toilet training my daughter
Taking a potty with you everywhere is a good tip. It's inconvenient, but not forever.
Jun
8
comment I think my 11 month old is afraid of his dad
Good point @Erica - I have edited for clarity.
Jun
2
comment 3 year-old boy wants constant attention, hits and deliberately poops in underpants when he doesn't get it
This is a difficult one, and there are many possible causes. Don't let him gain attention or traction from this behaviour. In my experience there are two possible solutions to issues like this, more love, or more consistent discipline. Without further information it's hard to say which route you should go down.
Jun
1
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
@starsplusplus - It's $500 worth of useful family assets potentially down the pan.
May
26
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
Because after all, how valuable is a child? If he really knows that, he will want to excel, to do the right thing. There's a place for hitting him over the head with a sharp (metaphorical) stick, and a place for scooping him up out of the mess he's made and just being a daddy.
May
26
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
Here's what we do when our kid does something stupid
May
26
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
@MattSamuel - you are right, I didn't mean to imply lack of personal responsibility, that was sloppy language on my part. I have edited for clarity.
May
26
comment My 13-year-old son made a foolish and wasteful donation. How can I teach him he was wrong?
@RubberDuck - I agree with you. My father always used to say "never a lender or a borrower be". He refused to lend me money when I was in trouble, but would freely give of what he had. This did not teach fiscal irresponsibility, but the opposite as I saw how money could be used as a tool. A lesson can be learned in an hour, in a moment. I don't think it's necessary to drag the problem out until the debt is paid, it only needs to be dragged out until the lesson is learned. Just my opinion.