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Offline Tikhon.of.Colorado

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for my family's financial situation...
« on: August 08, 2010, 09:56:07 PM »
I really must thank our Holy Orthodox Church for getting me through my parent's divorce, the toughest time in my life (so far). I'm also glad that God has granted me the honor of serving in the altar, thus serving him.  all of this really makes me pay not so much attention to my troubles.  it's like.....if I had nothing at all except a home, food, and The Church, I'd be ok. :)

though my parent's divorce REALLY numbed my feelings to the reality of the situation, now my emotions are starting to soften.  my mother is who my sister and I live with (except every other weekend, we're in my father's care). 

my mother is my best friend, and it really hurts to see her cry when my dad's late with a check for my sister's braces or what have you.  and sometimes she seems not to have that much money, yet she still affords cell phones for all 3 of us, the internet, cable, etc. 

please, pray with me that, through the prayers of the Theotokos and St. Tikhon of Moscow, that our financial situation may change for the better, somehow. 

thanks for your prayers! :)

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2010, 10:03:30 PM »
Prayers / Molitve......

Lord Have Mercy ! Amen Amen
Hope everything Works Out In the end and
financial situation, improves.....Amen Amen

ГОСПОДЕ ГОСПОДЕ ,ПОГЛЕДАЈ СА НЕБА ,ДОЂИ И ПОСЕТИ ТВОЈ ВИНОГРАД ТВОЈА ДЕСНИЦА ПОСАДИЛА АМИН АМИН.

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 02:23:59 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2010, 08:25:09 AM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2010, 09:11:30 AM »

Lord, have mercy!
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2010, 09:12:17 AM »
Lord have mercy!

If I may ask, what is your father's financial situation?
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2010, 10:18:10 AM »
Lord have Mercy.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2010, 11:57:44 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2010, 03:13:49 PM »
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2010, 05:26:30 PM »
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2010, 09:52:40 PM »
Lord have mercy!

If I may ask, what is your father's financial situation?
he's pretty well off, I'd say.  he doesn't have buckets of money, but he doesn't have to pay for my sister and I (such as clothes, school supplies, etc.).  and I mean the things that child support won't pay for, which is alot according to my mother. 

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2010, 10:08:07 PM »
Lord have mercy!

If I may ask, what is your father's financial situation?
he's pretty well off, I'd say.  he doesn't have buckets of money, but he doesn't have to pay for my sister and I (such as clothes, school supplies, etc.).  and I mean the things that child support won't pay for, which is alot according to my mother

Well, I don't know either your father nor your mother. But I do know fathers who never pay anything. I also know fathers who pay for everything, but the mother doesn't tell the children that (I also knew a mother who spent the money on herself, but told the children their father didn't give her a cent).

I will say, barring compelling circumstances, your mother shouldn't be discussing such matters with you at all.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2010, 02:19:55 PM »
Lord, have mercy!
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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2010, 07:10:31 PM »
Lord have mercy!

If I may ask, what is your father's financial situation?
he's pretty well off, I'd say.  he doesn't have buckets of money, but he doesn't have to pay for my sister and I (such as clothes, school supplies, etc.).  and I mean the things that child support won't pay for, which is alot according to my mother

Well, I don't know either your father nor your mother. But I do know fathers who never pay anything. I also know fathers who pay for everything, but the mother doesn't tell the children that (I also knew a mother who spent the money on herself, but told the children their father didn't give her a cent).

I will say, barring compelling circumstances, your mother shouldn't be discussing such matters with you at all.
yes, I agree.  she needs someone to talk to, and God, in His wisdome, made me a good listener.  I think that I'd avoid alot of personal stress by not knowing about my family's problems.  but, at least I know so I can pray for it. 

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2010, 09:34:00 AM »
Lord, have mercy!

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2010, 03:58:09 PM »
I'll pray for you, Trevor.  Please return the favor, same issue.
I would be happy to agree with you, but then both of us would be wrong.

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2010, 04:28:03 PM »
Lord, have mercy!

Trevor, if I may offer some unsolicited advice?  If you are able, try to cherish the relationship you have with both of your parents.  Divorce is hard on everyone, parents and children, and sometimes it's easy for the adults to lose a little perspective.  It's nice that you still have two parents in your life.

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Re: for my family's financial situation...
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2010, 01:50:50 PM »
Lord have mercy.
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