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  3. Boogles

    Christian Fiction Tips?

    I like doing Christian fiction two ways. 1. The Christian theme is subtle, interwoven in a story told by characters who may or may not be followers of Christianity. The message is there and pokes through in the plot, morality/goals of the characters and treatment of others. 2. The faith (or lackthereof) is direct, in the reader's face and they watch the protag come to terms with belief, or watch them grow in faith after almost giving up. It all depends on the sort of tale to tell. Some go the route of Christian protag who has obstacles and scenarios to overcome. Some go subtle, some go bold.
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  5. IndieLizz

    Now Playing...

    I am listening to Sting - Shape of my heart. Also, I like country music
  6. IndieLizz

    Who is homeschooled?

    I also combine a distance-learning and a part-time job. I've got used to it but I still have troubles with homework and some math assignments. I'd be a bundle of nerves without online academic helpers like Assignment.Essayshark. I like its math assignment examples (https://assignment.essayshark.com/math-help) It helped me a few times
  7. Boogles

    Hi

    Of course! Yeahhh... i've been here a loooooong time. What genre? I write action novels.
  8. Will_Power

    Hi

    Welcome to the forums! I just turned 25 but you have me beat by 7 months
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  10. strongfaithfulgirl

    Christian Fiction Tips?

    I am very interested in writing fiction and poetry with Christian themes. Does anyone have any tips or advice for writing this genre? Any help would be appreciated.
  11. strongfaithfulgirl

    Hi

    Thanks for welcoming me Cool we're almost the same age! I love writing stories and poems.
  12. Boogles

    Hi

    YES. FINALLY. SOMEONE THAT MAKES ME FEEL LESS OLD. Hi, I'm Becky, I'm 27. They keep around because the teenagers need a little extra common sense provided. Oooh... writing... what do you like to write? Welcome to the forums.
  13. strongfaithfulgirl

    Hi

    What is your first name? Jasmine Are you a male or female? Female How old are you and when were you born? 25 years old and my birthday is March 20th In which country do you reside in? USA Are you currently studying in a school? Not currently. I plan to start online college classes next year. What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have? Reading, writing, drawing, listening to music. Do you follow a certain faith? If so, what kind and are you part of a denomination? I'm a Christian. How did you hear about or find this forum? From a Google search
  14.  Oscar

    Ladies/gentlemen wearing pink

    yea for sure i am gonna wear pink if it looks good
  15. Bay

    Two Truths and A Lie

    Correct
  16. She's only your step mom if they're married. Otherwise, she's just your father's girlfriend. Your statement... "are Colombian women good for marriage?" sounds kind of...off? Kind of demeaning and dehumanizing. I feel like you're asking questions about an Amazon Alexa or an iphoneX instead of a human. I mean, some POC suck at marriage, some...er... many white people aren't fit for marriage (or having kids for that matter, I'm looking at you, all the Honda Odyssey soccer mom's named Karen or Sharon). What does someone's home country have anything to do with it? It boils down to the person.
  17. Early next month, I’ll be meeting my future stepmom for the first time. She is from Colombia but currently resides in San Francisco, CA. My dad met her on one of his business trips to the state and since then, my father keeps on travelling from our place here in New York to CA for like twice a week. I don’t have any issues about this with my dad. As long as he’s happy, I’ll support him, but still, I need to meet this lady and talk over some things first. Maybe ask I’ll if she’s really serious about getting married to my dad. It’s not that I’m overreacting, I’m just being protective! Are Colombian women good for marriage? Will they be great as housewives and partners?
  18. I went and found this thread on Google because I remembered lying about this and felt bad. I lied right to his face. I didn't know conducive was a word, and I thought my usage of "conductive" was correct. Man, I'm so glad I've become a better person.
  19. Boogles

    Love Triangle...

    And I believe in my heart I should consume as many tacos as I want. Alas, I have a dairy allergy. Stuff from God is stuff you just know, it's a feeling, but it creeps into your head too, it's stronger. Feelings can lie. Be wary that you are praying for God's direction, not just wishing for you guys to come together under the guise of prayer. That route leads to disappointment. Trust me. I tried it many many times in my teen years. Finality and closure when dealing with these emotions takes time. Like I said before, it's not easy but in your case I think it would be worthwhile to back off a little in the romance department. You could pray for your future spouse in general and leave this girl's name out of said prayers. You don't have to go "cold turkey" on the friendship, but you can give yourself a little space so your judgment isn't clouded. For example, if you hang out 3 days a week, back off to one. Respond to texts slower, stuff like that. I guess? I personally am suspicious of this girl who says she'd prefer to date you but is still with your BFF. That's shady as all get out, in my opinion. I've SEEN girls pull that mess just to screw with dudes and it's so not cool.
  20. lucious

    Love Triangle...

    Ah it's just a tough situation all around. She feels in her heart presently that if God intended us to be together, we'd already be together. We've decided to pray on it each day now, until we're clear on what God wants. I also said that let's continue things as they are until the Hawaii vacation, as IMO that'll be a big thing. If nothings changed or we don't receive peace and clarity from God one way or the other, then we'll know it's never meant to be. I need finality and closure, whatever that means, and making a decision so quickly while my emotions are high is unwise. I want to maintain friendship, I'm not sure how feasible it will be. We shall see. Does that seem like an alright plan? It gives us time to think and most importantly will hopefully receive clarity from God.
  21. Will_Power

    since I should do it anyway

    JAZZYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
  22. Hey Devyn, So sorry to hear that you're going through something like this! I personally have never gone through something like this, so I don't feel qualified to give advice, however I did find this article that was explained fairly well on ways Christians can handle situations like this. It may help, it may not, but I figured I'd send it your way in hope that you'll be encouraged. https://pairedlife.com/advice/Dealing-With-Toxic-Parents-in-a-Christian-Way I'm praying for your situation, and praying that God will give you wisdom in the face of this trial. -Will
  23. Boogles

    Star Wars: The Bored Awakens

    American Sign Language. can do!
  24. Boogles

    Love Triangle...

    it's cool lol. ~~~ Dan and I tried that. 4 months of no talking and we kinda crawled back to each like "I uh... I miss talking to you." We rebuilt from there. We have a pretty awesome friendship now. It can be done. ~~~ If her touchy-feely-ness bothers you, set up boundaries. Like no touching the back or the shoulder, only high fives, no hugs over 3 seconds or something to that effect. Figure out what works for you. I am a touchy feely human as well and if someone doesn't like me touching them somewhere or doesn't want to be touched, respect it and move on. ~~ If she likes you "the most", why the frick is she with your bestie?! As a female, these actions do not match up. Is she just dating him to be dating somebody? In an attempt to be close to you? It comes across as fishy to me. I'd never go for the dude's best friend, I'm after who I'm after. Most girls I know, except for the shady ones would agree. ~~ I wouldn't. You'll find yourself waiting for Gem when Diamond or Ruby comes up behind you, sees you're infatuated with another and goes on. The cycle will just repeat itself. Get over your feelings (which can be difficult) and carry on. If things change, great! if not, fine! You'll be alright. Things WILL work out some way or another. You're young, no rush man, no rush.
  25. I love my dad. Ever since I was a kid, he’s been my protector. If I ever got in trouble I knew he could save me. But then he lost his job, and he slowly started to change. My family blamed it on the stress, but then he got another job, and we hoped it would get better. But the job was stressful and it got worse. Again, we blamed it on the job, and when he quite we hoped it would make things better. But it didn’t. How’s hes home more often and we’re starting to see how bad he has gotten. He’s threatened violence against us, sometimes just for disobeying him. He gets angry and blames use for things we can’t control, or very small things. If we try to explain, he gets angrier. He thinks that we think of him as a villain, when he’s really the hero trying to save our family. But it’s him that tearing us apart. My moms so stressed to keep the house clean all the time, despite her full time job. My littlest sister is feeding off his emotions and is going on a downward spiral that I can’t stop. The middle one is trying desperately to please him. But I can’t stand hypocrisy, and I can’t stand my family living in fear. I keep fighting with him, but nothing I say makes any impact on him. He just thinks I’m a rebellious teen, despite he fact I’m 17 and pretty mature for my age. But the worst things he’s done is, during our biggest fight so far, grab my by the arm and shove me, which resulted in me falling down. I had a huge bruise on my arm and thigh. He never apologized, and I simply can’t forgive him. How do I make him understand? I want my papa back.
  26. lucious

    Love Triangle...

    Thanks for the advice... And yeah I should have used fake names, sorry xD -- I ask myself that. I asked myself before why I didn't like her and I ask myself now why I do like her. How does one determine true love? I've wondered if my sudden like for her is a fear of losing her and the treasure she is. I've prayed and am continuing to do so and presently feel at peace with just being friends... Neither of us want to lose each others' friendship. Initially I severed all ties in my desperation and was told she literally cried, desperate for another solution so that we could remain friends. I just don't know how viable it is to "just" be friends. She is very physically touchy just based on her personality, and is physically close and touches me fairly often. I don't know if that's healthy or not, for both of us. It'll be difficult to say the least. -- When I said "emotionally chose me" she said that under present circumstances she would chose me (she's always liked me, "the most" so to say), but she's unsure of what God wants and is fearful of losing my best friend's friendship in both of our lives and is already committed to him. She's not frivolous, she only dates those who she would legitimately consider spending her life with, as would I. Which is why it's especially painful. -- Do I bother "waiting" in the event she and my friend ever break up? Or should I completely separate myself from the thought of ever being together so I can move on? I don't know... it's hard and I tend to get down on myself in times like these and think nothing will ever work out.
  27. Boogles

    Love Triangle...

    The first girl is about as useful to you as wilted lettuce. Do yourself a favor and move on. If she can’t understand that her actions caused you pain, then she is not good for you. A decent human would apologize. ~~~ Next time you have a long story, please name people with fake names. I’m getting confused. As for the missing the signs, you live and you learn. Many people DO NOT MEET THEIR SPOUSE IN THE TEEN YEARS. Despite the rampant hormones, the social pressure, the unrealistic expectations Disney movies have placed on us, amongst a myriad of other factors, such as your brain changing dramatically between age 15 and age 22, many people who get into long term relationships as teens do not keep these relationships into adulthood. Something to keep in mind as a kid who seems to have marriage aspirations. ~~~ I must ask. How much do you REALLY care about her? From what I’m reading, this sounds kind of like you’re jealous of who your friend has and mad at your mistakes. Which is a totally normal reaction, it just doesn’t sound much like love. True love is selfless and would put the wants of the other human first. Kind of a convoluted example from my own life, but here goes. I have a guy friend, let’s call him Dan. Dan and I have been friends since were teenagers. He was my type and talking to him made me happy (still does!). We tried dating in our early 20’s but we were both too dense and desperate for romance for it to be a lasting relationship. He called it off. Long story short, we’re both still really good friends. We have a deep connection and can talk to each other about basically anything. He’s helped me when I’ve been depressed, I’ve encouraged him when he’s been down in the dumps. We’re both single and I’m not gonna lie, I have some feelings for the dude. He’s caring, compassionate, has the right balance of emotion and logic… But Dan doesn’t like Becky. Not like that. I’ve been called his best friend, his sister, “bud”. He also likes one our mutual friends currently (not that she’s aware of it to my knowledge.) Which, stings, I’ll admit, but I respect Dan. I respect him and his feelings and choices more than I want to fulfill my wants. I love him in that I want the absolute best for him and if the absolute best for him isn’t me right now or me ever, I still want that for him. ~~~ Emotionally choose you? What’s that mean? Also if she’s going to play around with hearts and boys, this is a pattern that could follow her until adulthood. Would you want to date someone who’d dump someone else so easily? What if you get on the receiving end of that? Ouch, man. ~~~ Being friends with people you like?... just be friendly. Don’t kiss them, keep hugs to a minimum, if your feelings are strong, always hang out in group company, don’t be alone. But since she likes you back… I’d play it safe and just not mess with that flame. You or someone else is going to get hurt even worse if you interfere with this relationship between your bro and the lady. If you wish to be friends with one or either of these individuals, you have to work through your feelings. You have to move on with the dreams of romance. You proceed day by day. Not feeling like talking to these two? Keep convos to a minimum. Feeling friendly? Say hi! As for what God wants, ask him! Communicate with him and you’ll get answers or things will happen so your next move becomes clear.
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