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  • Reply to: Is it just me?????   1 day 8 hours ago

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  • Reply to: Are there any born again   2 days 18 hours ago

    I don't believe that the answer is in attaching yourself to some group because of a common professed faith. I understand that we all need company and should associate with others who also love God (Hebrews 10; 23-25). Yes people can help to give insight to the scriptures but the problem is that we all have our backgroud and thus our personal beliefs and those things temper our understanding of the scriptures and thus God. I used to be heavily involved in one such group and to be fair I learned a lot at that time. However I found that the truth of the scriptures and thus a relationship with God cannot be about other people but rather must be personal. As an example; if your are in a room with 100 people and you want to get to know just one person, if you ask the other 99 what he is like then you will get 99 different opions and you will possibly know a lot about what others think he is like but you will only know their opinons and possibly them but not the person you seek. So too with God.

    Think of King David in the bible, when he was just a boy he tended his fathers sheep and spent considerable time alone and yet his love of God and indeed his relationship with God was second to none,  Christ himself had a perfect relationship with God but men of God such as Abraham, Jacob, David Giddeon etc were all faithful servants of God and have one clear common link, they never served other gods but rather sought to know and act in harmony with God. 

    This is the approach that I personaly take. 

    First of all seek out Gods name (Exodus 6:3 Psalms 83:18 in any older bible) as you read your bible think of the ways that God has shown that he is seperate and distinct fom other gods such as the Queen of Heaven or the Baal gods. It is interesting to look up Baal in a dictionary for they often show that the term Baal means "Lord". Thus the use of the title "Lord" simply confusses our understanding of the true God.

    Secondly I would ask others what a particular text means if it is not clear but keep in mind that any understanding must keep the entire bible in harmony for truth cannot contradict itself.

    Keep an open mind and don't be taken in by a smooth tounge. For many have come in the name of Christ and yet they do not truly represent him (Mathew 7; 21-23). Spend some time and consider the things around you. Even things like a blade of grass or the beauty of the tiny fingers on the hand of a new born child, a sunset a bird or even just the warmth of the sun and give credit to the one that gave us such things. Allow yourself time to fall in love with God once more, but don't become obsessed with religion. Give him your heart and allow him to guide you as you live your life. 

    Polygamy may or may not be the right course for you, but only you will know that. One thing that will make a huge difference is the man that you become a wife to. If he is a spiritual head then he will set a fine example for both yourself and indeed others.

    Faith is like any another part of us, it must be exercised to grow and conversly if we havent  used it in a while it will lose its strength. 

    The fact is religion has confused our understanding of who God is, and thus many feel just as you have expressed. Just remember God has not changed (Malachi 3:6 James 1:17) nor will he. Its just that religion has made us look in the wrong direction and thus both hidden him from us and led us to serve other gods even if unknowingly and even if we have a honest and sincere heart. Many attempt to place all sorts of restictions and requirments on others due to their personal understanding of scripture and yet Deuteronomy 10;12-17 along with Micah 6;8 shows what God truly wants from us.

    If you were close to him before, you will be again for he has not moved. 

    (nice to have you on this site, hope to chat again)

     

     

     

  • Reply to: Seeking Sisterwife   3 days 10 hours ago
    LOL

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  • Reply to: New here   4 days 18 hours ago

    New here as well.......Finding any conversation?

     

  • Reply to: Are there any born again   1 week 4 days ago

     

    I've given Apostle quite a lot of static, really, over some years.  However, some of his recent actions in here would sort of favor the impression that he is "born again".

    If any sincere Bible-believing Christian women would care to give Apostle a good look, I believe they will find a man who is actually pretty much what he professes.

  • Reply to: Concubines and Marriage   1 week 6 days ago

    I realize that was directed to Adon, but i wanted to say, Garrison, that i really enjoyed what you set forth. At times we disagree, but this time, I am of the same viewpoint in everything you've said.

    Although the content was generally excellent, what impressed me more is 'how' you stated it.

    Rock

  • Reply to: Concubines and Marriage   1 week 6 days ago

    Garrison,

    Thank you for sharing your opinion.  I don't believe you and I have much in common other than obeying revelations we receive from God.  That being said, we should seek to obey all of the words of God and take scriptures as a whole in order to let the scripture define itself.  Other than what has already been said, I don't feel the need to expound further.

  • Reply to: Any Success Stories?   2 weeks 15 hours ago

    Our family is made up of 1 husband, 2 wives, 2 beautiful children, and 2 more on the way. We joined this forum as a way to connect with other polygamous families, though we haven't had much luck with that it has been nice speaking with others who have the desire to live this way. Us wives met Thomas in a very traditional way (met in person, dated, got engaged, married) and our marriages are strong and we are happy. I must add that without a calling from God this lifestyle will not lead to happiness. It's work, but it's so incredibly worth it.

  • Reply to: Concubines and Marriage   2 weeks 19 hours ago

    ​I think people choke on rhetorical gnats while swallowng camel piles without complaint when arguing scriptures. 

    A marriage, whether the man has one or several wives, alters the available, honorable options.  Of course, anybody can totally trash their covenants if they choose to, or do any particular thing they want, regardless of their covenants. 

    I'm not sure the scriptures have everything laid out unequivocally to the extent that would resolve some difference of opinion or understanding, so I'm not interested in lining up verses for anyone, really.

    I think a man should be the head of his family, and I don't think a wife should get involved in his decisions about who to marry next, or how that next relationship should work.  I think wives have an equal claim on their husband, so logically I just don't think wives get to make the choice about the next selection the man makes.

    Of course, he's gonna have Hell to pay if he just offends and absolutely defies his present wife/wives.  But in the context of the marriage covenant wherein the woman agrees that her husband is her head, I think she would be out of line with her obligations to make it a huge contention.   But then, if some idiot man is so blinded by some strange woman's wiles that he is going to make a ruinous choice, I encourage the wife, in the light of her station as a counselor, to love her husband, and honor him with some good advice.

    all I meant with the "no choice" idea is that, in the Bible, there was no required consent from a first wife/present wives, in a man's choice of a new wife.   He was required to support them equally, and not diminish his care for his wives.

    The LDS have a ceremony requiring a wife to expressly give her consent, as in being present and placing the new wife's hand in her husband's hand.  The 132nd D&C says if a man teaches his wife, and she refuses to consent, "she shall be destroyed", which I figure means something spiritual or that God will do, perhaps meaning she loses her covenant in the final judgment,  I don't know.....

    In the marriage commandment given to Adam and Eve, the woman was made subject to her husband.  Logically speaking, that could mean she doesn't properly have some elements of "agency" that were made subject to the marriage covenant.

    I think many people in the LDS-related poly community are just wrong in the practice or belief that present wives should all have some kind of veto power over a man's selection.  They do have a veto power.... but if used it would break their marriage to that man.

    The more positive aspects of "agency" or "choice" would naturally involve a more determined and principled obedience to the commands of God.  I think that would amount, in the case of a wife, to not fighting against her husband in his decisions, generally, without good reason.  And about the only really good reasons I can imagine a good woman would have.....amount to her husband having no sense or not keeping his covenants.  Which logically gets us about all the way around that logical circle and casts doubts on whether she married a good man in the first place.....

    But go ahead, Adon, have a family council and ask your wives for their approval/objections, and don't bother to ask God or do what He guides you to do.....you'll have a perfect little circle of women who put their wishes above God's, or yours.  Call the process 'agency' or 'choice' or 'wisdom' if you wish, celebrate your own little version of political correctness/communitarian consensus..... whatever the nice terms of the day may be.

    It just strikes me as inconsistent with the basic idea of putting God first.

    I don't think I'm much of a husband, really.   If a woman didn't put God first, I'm inclined to question her reasons for being interested in me.  If a woman starts insisting she knows what God wants me to do, I'm just gonna have to stop and ask God myself.

     

     

  • Reply to: Sisterwives.us   2 weeks 3 days ago

    Sisterwives.com and sisterwives.us were 2 different sites. One of them closed down.