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  1. I have to post quickly, but I hope the two articles below will be helpful, even though she is not feral. Initial confinement at her new home is essential and this can be done outside. https://www.alleycat.org/community-cat-care/safe-relocation/ https://www.neighborhoodcats.org/how-to-tnr/colony-care/relocation Hope all goes well. Bless you for taking her with you.
  2. Speaking only to theologically conservative, Bible-believing Christians: A woman shouldn't marry a man if she doesn't trust his judgment and ability to lead. If men are not raised to know how to make decisions, that is not the fault of Scripture. That said, men do not have to be perfect or perfectly wise to be kind and loving leaders. The Bible does not teach marriage without communication and without mutual service and submission. It does not teach that women do not have wisdom to offer, but rather that a wise woman is a tremendous blessing to her husband. I think when w
  3. Re: "full" obedience: I would not obey my husband if it meant disobeying either God or my conscience. Re: perspective: I'm not obeying a human being for the sake of obeying him; I'm obeying a human being for the sake of obeying God. Like following any other commandment, sometimes it's easy and sometimes it's hard; sometimes it feels freeing and sometimes it feels frustrating. But it never diminishes me as a person. Indeed, I think it is very much in line with the rest of Scripture: the last shall be first and whoever wishes to be greatest should be servant of all. There is power and stren
  4. [Okay, I'm putting this back up. I was worried it might be offensive in some way. I'm not Lutheran, but find it amusing. This was in response to Katie's comment about the Trinity and inadvertent heresies. 🙂 ]
  5. There are a great many curiosities in Scripture and in life! 🙂 I would say that we lost more than we gained in the fall. I would also say that although my husband and I are one, Biblically speaking, that does not prevent our wills from being at times in conflict. About a month ago, I was thinking over a St. Patrick's Day lesson for my Sunday School kids. I asked my husband, "Do you think my kids are old enough to understand the Trinity?" He said, "As much as any of us are." 😉
  6. Thanks for your response! Always good to hear from you. Disclaimer: I have an itchy rash, a headache, and a generally fuzzy head after my 2nd COVID vac last week. Sorry if TMI, but I am not at my best. 😉 I do agree that God makes allowances for where we are at; for example, God once "overlooked the times of ignorance" but now "command[s] all people everywhere to repent" and Moses permitted the Israelites to divorce their wives "because of the hardness of [their] hearts...but from the beginning it was not so." I also agree that part of the reason for the current order is because
  7. I read through the thread and I still think white and navy would be fine. I'm so sorry for your loss.
  8. 3 days past Pfizer #2, and I have COVID arm, ack! So far, three raised, itchy bumps on the arm in which I was vaccinated. [ETA: And...now my thigh. Same side.] They look and feel like mosquito bites. Supposedly this means a good immune response. 🙂 I also still have a bit of a headache. DH seems fully recovered from his 2nd shot.
  9. Thank you for your kind words! That means a lot to me. I do believe that Paul's words were inspired; the apostle Peter called them "Scripture," (2 Peter 3:16), all of which is breathed by God, and I agree. I, too, strive to interpret Scripture through my knowledge of and relationship with Christ and through the help of the living and active Holy Spirit. I am aware that some of my brothers and sisters do not agree with me on these issues. I trust that all of us who are whole-heartedly, carefully, and honestly seeking truth through Jesus Christ will find it.
  10. I would argue that the order of Biblical headship (God-Christ-man-woman) is universal and outside of culture, simply because the reasons given in Scripture for it are not at all culturally dependent: "Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner." 1 Timothy 2:13-14 (referring back to Genesis 3) "Neither was man created for woman, but woman for man. It is for this reason that a woman ought to have authority over her own head, because of the angels." 1 Corinthians 11:9-10 "For the husband is the head of t
  11. Have to disagree with her on complimentarianism being a "doctrine of man." The term, sure, of course. But the basic principles are right there in Scripture. In the same chapter in which Paul writes about the order of worship in church, he also says, "the things I write to you are the commandments of the Lord." I believe it, and am not ashamed.
  12. Here you go: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/beth.moore.asks.for.forgiveness.for.elevating.complementarianism/136634.htm
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