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I used to be opposed to religion in general -- due mostly to lack of exposure; however, over the past year or so, I've grown and now have great respect and interest in religious teachings, especially those within Christianity and Buddhism (the entirely philosophic Buddhism, as the Buddha originally taught it). I'm here looking for someone around my own age (19) to build an accountability relationship with. Someone to be honest with; to be a second set of ears and eyes, brain and soul that can help me, and be helped by me, in our shared goal to be the best individuals we can be -- to both ourselves, and our respective communities. PS: I do believe in God. Only, God likely means something different to me than it will to most of you. I'm not sure if this violates the guidelines or not, but hey, I'll take the risk.
Hey you! I've been thinking about posting this thread for a while and finally decided today that I was going to do so. I have something important to tell you! So stick around and read on! You're not EVER alone! I am here for you...Just a short DM away. I want to help you...I want to make sure you know how amazing, perfect, and absolutely loved you are. I want to be there for you. I want to be your friend. Please let me be. I love you guys. Never forget that. You might think that I won't understand or I won't really care, but I promise that I care with all of my heart. And you might be surprised at what all I understand. You're not alone. Much love, Aria <3 By the way, If you'd rather email me, you can contact me via my website (message me for the link) I hope to hear from you soon!
Hello, My name is Tessa, and I have a really good friend who (for the sake of her anonymity) I'll refer to as Jane. Me and her are really good friends. We are both Christian but different denominations. We met 3ish years ago and have been BFFs ever since. My relationship with her is like that of two sisters, and that will never change. Yesterday "Jane" told me that we needed to talk. She said she wanted to tell me something. She was worried and said that the only other person who knew was her boyfriend. I was a little nervous of what she was going to say, she kept saying she hopes it won't negatively affect our relationship. She then told me that she thinks she's bisexual. Honestly, I felt a little relieved. I was preparing for the worst with all the suspense. (For a moment I thought she was going to say she killed someone, that's how freaked out she was) I believe that homosexual acts are sinful, and so does she, which is why she's really troubled. She asked for my perspective so I told her what I thought. First I said that I was honoured she trusted me enough to tell me this, and I can understand why this is troubling her so much. I then went on to say that we can't control who we are attracted to. Our subconscious can be influenced by MANY things and we can't just decide to feel a certain way on command. The only thing we can control is how we act on these feelings. I told her I still care about her and if she ever needs to talk about it, I'm available. She said that she was slightly relieved, but she was still scared because she couldn't tell her family. "Jane" is from a VERY conservative household. She said that she felt like she was hiding a piece of herself from those she loves. I said that I think people nowadays make sexual orientation too big of a deal. It's just one aspect of your self conscious that doesn't control who or what you are in God's eyes. She can still live the way God wants her to. She then seemed a little more content with the situation, and we moved to another subject. Now, where you guys come in. "Jane" is still pretty nervous, and I've never been in this situation before. I really stink at social interactions as I'm quite an introvert except with my 3 close friends. Did I say the right thing? Should I say more? Should she tell her family? Should I encourage her not to tell her family? I love "Jane" and want to help her do what's best, but I don't know how to do it..... Any advice?
Hello everyone, I am preparing for publishing a biography of Lawrence of Arabia. There are many books on his life, but few of them are trustworthy. Some writers represented him as a superhuman hero, others made an anti-hero of him, but who was he in reality? He was a human - a loving and very unhappy human. My object was to show his complex personality and importance as a military leader. If you are interested in him, write me! I shall be happy to talk to you about this wonderful man! Moreover, if you need understanding and support, don't hesitate to write me. Best wishes, Olga, a gay writer and historian from Russia