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Offline Alveus Lacuna

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Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« on: May 08, 2010, 09:56:54 PM »
There appear to be some growing tensions with my in-laws about my conversion and trying to persuade my wife that I did not know about. We're now getting visits from people from her parents' Campbellite church which she has attended a few times over the last two months. I know they are just trying to share their hope and faith, but right now I am fuming and trying to keep my cool. I resolved a while ago not to argue with a soul but just to pray about this, but honestly I am sick of praying and just want to tell off everyone and call them a bunch of heretics who need to pick up a history book.

Because I feel so angry and combative I know that this is a demonic spirit, because it is not peaceful, so I am not acting on it. It is just so frustrating these days that when a man wants to really spiritually lead his family, it's like he is emasculated in this post-feminist society, where he can not truly lead his own household. Most of the men I know would never take their families to church or lead them in a proactive way. There are some who are dragging in by their nagging wives "for the sake of the kids", but they could care less about the salvific ascetical life.

Please pray for me, a sinner. Especially join me in asking the Mother of God for help, because I have been seeking her aid above all else in this struggle.

Most holy Mother of God, save us!


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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2010, 10:10:40 PM »
Lord have Mercy.

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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2010, 10:32:11 PM »
Praying for you.

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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2010, 10:41:57 PM »
Lord have mercy!

Most Holy Mother of God save us!
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2010, 10:48:17 PM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2010, 10:58:47 AM »
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010, 11:31:21 AM »
Lord Have Mercy!

Alveus you'll be in my Prayers.
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2010, 11:35:26 AM »
Lord have mercy!
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2010, 12:55:01 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2010, 03:02:56 PM »
May our Lord through the prayers of His most pure Mother bless you in guiding your family into His light.
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2010, 03:08:44 PM »
My prayers are with you, as I also have some family tensions in my conversion I know how hard it can be.

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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2010, 11:06:42 PM »
Lord Have Mercy...Amen
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2010, 01:16:21 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2010, 01:29:33 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #14 on: May 10, 2010, 01:34:52 PM »
Lord, have mercy on Alveus and his family! I'm so sorry to hear you're feeling so frustrated, and can completely understand how you must feel, as many of my friends are of the same frame of mind, spiritually-speaking. I pray you will be able to maintain a calm and peaceful spirit despite everything.
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2010, 02:09:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: Family Tensions over Orthodoxy
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2010, 03:59:38 PM »
Lord, have mercy.
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