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About carlinbates

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  • Birthday 04/11/1998

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    16. That typical homeschooled kid. Violinist. Pianist. Christian. You might recognize me from the Up TV show Bringing Up Bates. I'm new to this...so say hi! :)
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    Rocky Top, TN
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  1. carlinbates

    I had an idea...

    I would really love people to know that they can PERSONALLY come to me. However, this is not an idea I will be able to carry out. I'll be deleting today. Hopefully somebody will pick up the challenge I've laid before you. Make it your own. But, please don't give up on the idea.
  2. carlinbates

    Some Dating Advice

    WHAT?! You don't like comic sans?! Why??? xD
  3. Thanks for the friend request! :D Welcome to CTF!

  4. carlinbates

    I'm new to Christian Teen Forums :)

    hey Jasmine! I'm new too! would love to get to know you a little better!
  5. carlinbates

    Some Dating Advice

  6. carlinbates

    Willings God's Will As a Way of Knowing Christ's Word

    Did you write this?
  7. carlinbates

    I had an idea...

    I totally get what you're saying and it makes perfect sense. thank you!
  8. carlinbates

    I had an idea...

    I understand what you're saying 100%. I get it. Really. But, my thought is that kids are more likely to open up through PM. As Christians we've been called to lead, serve, and love people even when they're the most unlovable. We go through a "test run" of issues to handpick the members of the team. I'm thinking maybe 4-5 members. But, these members would have to be dedicated, sincere, and willing to go to the other team members and even admin if need be. All I'm asking for is a chance. It doesn't even have to be a permanent thing.
  9. carlinbates

    I had an idea...

    Why do you think this? The H.O.P.E. team wouldn't be considered "counsellors", per se, just a team of true friends who you can always talk to about anything bothering you. We wouldn't counsel. We'd be their friends. See the difference?
  10. carlinbates

    I had an idea...

    I've noticed that a lot of the hurting kids on here have nowhere to turn and no one to talk to. What if we changed that? Could there be a HOPE team? I've seen it done on other sites before and basically this team is the one that the hurting kids go to to talk, cry, vent, and get advice. The members of the H.O.P.E. team would need to be compassionate, level-headed, empathetic, and deeply rooted in their faith. The goal is to build other teens up with love. I'm willing to put out a thread in the 16+ forum making CTF members aware of this team and be the leader of this team. H.O.P.E. stands for: Hold On Pain Ends I think this site needs something like this. Please let me do it.
  11. Does anyone have Twitter?



      I do ( don't use it very much though)



      But I did follow you

    3. Jakob


      What's Twitter?

  12. carlinbates

    Are there any homeschooled teens?

    I am also a fellow homeschooler! lol
  13. carlinbates

    Some Dating Advice

    Thanks! So glad y'all like it...I was afraid most of you would be like pushing for gender equality. I'm not saying that one gender is better than the other, just that each gender was created to do different things. But, when it comes down to it, this is only what my parents call a "gray" area of the Bible. It's neither black nor white, clear on either side. It's also not something that our salvation hinges on. So, just because this way of dating is right for me, doesn't mean it's right for you. Seek your future spouse prayerfully in the way you feel is best (each person's convictions are different) and God will lead you to him/her. PS. I'm not saying it's WRONG, per se, for a girl to make the first move. I just think it's more Biblical (and a lot less heartache) if the girls let the guys do the pursual.
  14. You know that one girl in the grocery store who gets distracted in the candy aisle on her way to the bathroom? I'm that girl...

    1. ksqt0509


      Isn't that every girl?

    2. carlinbates


      lol probably...

  15. carlinbates


    LOL! Honestly, I wasn't even aware I had been! And thanks, Cassandra! It's so nice to meet you!!