Marriages were usually contracted by the fathers of the parties involved or representatives of the fathers. The servant of Abraham went to the people of the city of Haran and brought back a wife for Isaac. Isaac did not see her until the night he married her Genesis Marriages were typically arranged for the parties involved. This made them no less binding. First of all, people who date should not have sex until they marry. While it is normal and natural to be attracted to someone of the opposite sex, we are called by God to keep those urges under control until we commit to someone in marriage. The New Testament clearly teaches that sex outside of marriage is sinful 1 Corinthians 6: Dating, then, for Christians, is not about sex.

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Yes, blaming a 17 year old girl who every day is bombarded with the adds showing sexy half dressed women and told that is what people want to see her in, makes perfect sense. This is how the thought of dressing like a slut means you want to get raped is still around. Who died and made you purveyor of appropriateness.

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Why I Became an Apostate Rasheeda My name is Rasheeda, I discovered this website a few days ago and I have spent close 8 hours everyday on it, I became a Christian in , I had a very hard time getting used to becoming one of the people of the book but in the end I realized that it is better than being a Muslim. I was born into nominal Muslim family, I was born in the UK but my parents moved back to Nigeria when I was 3, in Nigeria I was sent to a madrasa with my younger brothers, my experience of madrasa was like any other glorifying muhammed, chanting things we didn’t understand all day long and showing absolute disrespect to Christians and the other animists it was the thing to do.

Anyway one of my elder brothers went to University and got involved in the Wahabism thing and that was when our lives changed, we were urged to become better Muslims and we were told all the fantastic stories of how Islam is the answer to all of the worlds’ problems. I read Sayyid Qutb’s Milestones when I was sixteen, I became deeply spiritual and I promised myself that if I was ever going to remain Muslim I was going to be the best around. I started wearing the hijab when I was 17 and my parents decided that I should return to the UK for my university education.

Lo and behold I came to the UK in and bought all kinds of books registered with the Islamic Vision and whatnot, in the end Islam shot itself in the foot for I have to admit I never read the whole of Quran it can be rather cumbersome to read as you know.

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The Suffering Servant Cutting through the distortions and mistranslations of this enigmatic text. Isaiah 53 is a prophecy foretelling how the world will react when they witness Israel’s salvation in the Messianic era. The verses are presented from the perspective of world leaders, who contrast their former scornful attitude toward the Jews with their new realization of Israel’s grandeur.

After realizing how unfairly they treated the Jewish people, they will be shocked and speechless. Unfortunately, this claim is based on widespread mistranslations and distortion of context.

Roman historian Tacitus wrote Germania in the first century A.D. as a study of the strengths and weaknesses of Germany’s tribes. He observed men who failed to lead their families and nations, but also strong marriage bonds that kept the people united.

Participant There are some real misconceptions about the goyische world and dating expressed in this thread. Since I live in small town CT I have observed much of what goes on in both goyische and not frum situations, 1 Most single frum girls live at home until married. Thus the boy is expected to come to the house meet the parents and get parental approval before the girl goes out the door.

No need for the boy to come to the home and get parental approval to go out. These girls live at home. The boys do come to the house and are subjected to the parents before the girls go out. I have seen neighbors inspecting not only the boy, but his vehicle…is it safe enough to transport their precious daughter? Two of my daughters were either living at home or with a relative while in college when dating.

The boys all had to come to the house and pass muster with Mrs.

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Caprizchka This is a clever piece albeit unfortunately only partially accurate. The tactic described will work with some women—those drawn to this dynamic—but not others. On sites like FetLife, it is submissive heterosexual men who are the predominant so to speak role and the pickings are slim unless you pay.

Many of them will grow up to be dominant or will become disillusioned with the scene and move on.

Feb 04,  · With pastoral wisdom and insight, Milian educates readers about defining expectations before they start dating, and he outlines a specific five-step dating plan that will help limit relational damage as they look for someone to share their lives with.

As a result most brothers have lost their fate. Most say that they can’t find suitable muslim sista to date. I believe because of the hip culture that xtianity embraced, I slam is looking old-school to them. Brothers in the house what can we do to change this situation as the future of islam lies in the coherence of her family. Afterall you all claim that islam is from “god”, how is is that he cannot even provide muslim wives for his slaves?

It is a sign that islam is nothing but a dead cult that muslim men now have to fall back on christian women to get mates.

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Under pre-AIA Section b , the public use had to be carried out within the United States and more than one year prior to the filing of a patent application in order to be invalidating. Under the AIA, a public use may be invalidating whether it occurred within or outside the United States, with a similar but weaker one year grace period applying. Patent and Trademark Office has not opined on whether an experimental use exception remains under the AIA, public use does clearly still remain an impediment to patentability.

Since the AIA uses similar language defining invalidating public use it can be expected that pre-AIA case law and principles will remain relevant, but time shifted to reflect the first to file realities of the AIA.

Luisa May 14 am I was really trying hard to watch this drama I just couldn’t get over being annoyed with Shin Hye Park. She really got on my last nerve trying to act like a boy but she continuously acted like a naive clumsy girl.

The girl was lured on a shopping trip in Lahore by a friend, before she was driven miles to Tandianwalla and raped by the friend’s uncle in January this year. Two days later, she was forced to sign papers consenting to marriage with the man and beaten for refusing to convert from Christianity to Islam. A year-old Christian girl was kidnapped, beaten until she converted to Islam and repeatedly raped for eight months in Lahore, Pakistan pictured , according to a human rights organisation She was then held against her will for eight months, before managing to escape and contact her family.

It claims the police have refused to order a medical check-up on the girl, and have warned her parents that it would be better for them to hand over the girl to her ‘legal’ husband or a criminal case would be filed against them. An investigation into the kidnapping found the girl’s father reported her disappearance in January and made complaints against her abductors, but police took no action for eight months. Last month, the girl – who has not been named for legal reasons – called her family from Tandianwalla and told them she had been abducted, but had escaped and was hiding at a bus stop.

The Asian Human Rights Commission claims Pakistani police have refused to investigate the kidnapping because the perpetrators are tied to an extremist group file picture The girl’s parents travelled to the town and rescued her, before taking her to a local magistrate to give a statement. The rapists then contacted the police through their religious group and produced a marriage certificate that claimed to show one of them was married to the year-old. As a result of their complaint, the Christian family has gone into hiding as members of Lashkar-e-Tayyaba are searching for them.

The group claims the girl is pregnant, but her mother has denied this is true. The AHRC said that police never asked the religious group how a year-old could be married. The legal age for marriage in Pakistan in It claims the Punjab provincial government is patronising banned militant organisations. The British Pakistani Christian Association has launched a petition calling on the Pakistani government to investigate the attack.

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Donovan Sharpe Donovan is a sexist son of a bitch who objectifies women by keeping them on their toes, their backs, and their knees where they belong. Live with Donovan Sharpe. You can follow him on Twitter , Facebook , and Instagram.

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How you can help improve the Yuvutu community! Yesterday I wrote an article on how new visitors to the Yuvutu chatrooms can more easily integrate themselves into the community. Today I’m going to write about how we, the more established members of the community, might be able to help improve the Yuvutu experience through our own participation and interaction. This might also be useful to some of our new moderators that have been brought on board recently.

We meet people, we become friends, sometimes we get to meet in person, but frequently we often find at least one or two people that we have formed good relationships with and make a conscious effort to come here and communicate. It’s a great experience, but to continue to to ensure that it is great, it might be helpful to keep in mind how we communicate with others often dictates that. I’ve noticed a trend in some of the more regular users that they are becoming less tollerant of those that we label “trolls” – individuals who constantly beg for attention, bark orders, demand action from those on cam, or otherwise disregard the rules.

I’ve also, unfortunately, noticed that this is starting to overflow onto new users who are not exactly on the same page as the rest of us when it comes to chatroom etiquette and community standards. As a result if a new user comes on board and says something that we don’t consider to be courteous or respectful, there has been a call to block the user so that we don’t have to read their messages, and they can’t watch our cams or listen to our audio.

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I found someone selling some very old pipes. Nothing new in that you might say, there are a thousand of them on Ebay every day. And you would be right. The difference here is, that these pipes are unsmoked. Which makes them new.

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February 21, So I’ve made a new friend who is so fantastic in so many ways. She has older children and tells me stories and gives me hope in the motherhood path my kids are still young. We bonded while in a cafe writing in our identical journals. But she later told me that she loves to look back in her journals and see what prayers have been answered and how much she has learned about god.

And then she told me that she and her son love to exchange bible verses. I have to admit that I’m tempted to not nurture this friendship after this news. I’m now dreading the day that she asks if I’m a Xtian or what I believe. I was up in the middle of the night pondering this Or, “I believe discussion of god minimizes our experience of god, just be what you believe Being straightforward about my spiritual practice certainly wouldn’t shut her up, it would only make her want to pray for me.

How do I keep getting these people after me? A Xtian might say that God is trying to speak to me through them. Similar thinking from the other side would say that the universe is trying to speak to Xtians through me and tell them how foolish they are.

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The Jesus sect in Jerusalem remained small and was simply not spreading among the Jews. Indeed, it had become offensive in Jewish eyes and the Jesus followers were considered heretics 1. The attitude of the rabbis was that these people, Jews though they may be, are pursuing an ideology that is off the Jewish path and their skewed beliefs are going to pollute the Jewish people.

The late father and son team of Vernon “Kiehl” Newswanger and Christian “Xtian” Newswanger created a book, Amishland, that earned praise from The New York Times. Their artworks and descriptions documented the everyday lives of their Amish neighbors, dating back to

My husband who is 38 and I have been married for 16 years. We have one son who we adopted at birth who is now seven 7. I think 2 years into our marriage he had an affair and left filing for divorce ten days later. After 3 months he came crawling back. With some ground laws laid by me we have had a few bumps in the road.

However, on another occasion he was working in another state and yes guess what? He said no but all the answers were yes. He never admitted to it and I had no proof so we went on our merry way.

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Of all of these books, I think Elliot’s were the most inspiring to me. I appreciated her acknowledgement of the legitimacy of dating, but also her cautions from the heart. Most of the other books and their content sort of blend together in my mind in a jumble.

The amazing story of our church that en masse decided to convert to Judaism. I was born in Honduras, 23 years ago, the oldest of four children. I lived in a neighborhood with all my cousins, on a street named after my mother’s ancestors. We attended a church that is non-denominational, but with a.

Ayaan Hirsi Ali Everyone followed the cartoon crisis, or the crisis about the cartoon drawings of Mohammed in Denmark. That led to an explosion of violence because large groups of Muslims still will not accept criticism of their religion. Over and over again, when in the name of Islam, human blood is shed, Muslims are very quiet. When drawings are made or some perceived slight or offences given by writing a book, or making a drawing, or in some way criticising the dogmas of Islam, people take to the streets.

We have all these leaders of the organisation of Islam, the countries who oppressed on people, coming to demand the people apologise. And I think it’s this discrepancy that more and more people see as violence and intolerance and the lack of freedom inherent in the creed of Islam. The vast majority of Muslims are said to be moderates. But where are the moderates? Where are the Muslim voices raised over the terrible injustice of incidents like these?

How many Muslims are willing to stand up and say, in the case of the girl from Qatif, that this manner of justice is appalling, brutal and bigoted — and that no matter who said it was the right thing to do, and how long ago it was said, this should no longer be done?

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