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Prayers and support needed from my fellow freepers.

Posted on 02/04/2014 5:28:37 PM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist

I will give you the back story first.

Almost 6 years ago I was in a very dark time in my life, depression and alcohol abuse was ruining my life. I had planned to end it all, and God came to me and told me not to give up, and that he was sending me someone that will change my life forever. A few weeks passed and a sporting event that I have worked since 1998 came up. I was in a transitional stage of giving up the bottle, and then I met this annoying little 14 year old, couldn't stand her, she wanted to hang around me all the time, me being 30 I felt it was improper and tried avoiding her, after the first day we were friends, and she told me her life story, her father was never there for her and her mom was quite distant, this girl had no adult guidance and was on the fast track to getting pregnant and dropping out (she recently confessed to me that she had a miscarrage when she was 15). After that week I realized that this is the one he had sent for me, and we developed a father-daughter bond that only strengthened with each following year. She went on to graduate with full honors and a full scholarship but lost it when her mother became pregnant and had her become the full time babysitter. I managed to talk her back into college, and from becoming a stripper. I recently moved my whole life 200 miles for a better job and to also be closer to her. Since meeting her my life has gotten better every day, my depression is gone, I no longer crave alcohol (I still drink but not to excess), and I have completely opened my heart to God.

Last Saturday God came to me again and told me that I would be tested. I was introduced to her new boyfriend on our usual Sunday breakfast, and she told me her mom kicked her out over him, so she has been staying with him. She is now 19, he is 33, mind you, I am 35. He lives with 3 other room mates, has no transportation and works a dead end minimum wage job in the food court of the college she attends. As you can imagine I am not happy.

I was mad at her at first, but soon realized, she is young, he should know better, apparently he knows no guilt or shame and does not have a moral conscience. That is what terrifies me most, so I asked for guidance. I was told that I must sit on the sidelines and watch as she falls, this is a test of my faith and of my convictions. Because someone will need to be there to pick her back up, she cannot learn to be humble without first knowing humility, and though she has abandoned others, others have not abandoned her.

Any prayers you can give me to keep the path would be helpful. Thank you and God bless.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion
KEYWORDS: prayer

1 posted on 02/04/2014 5:28:37 PM PST by GunHoardingCapitalist
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

im in for a group hug


2 posted on 02/04/2014 5:32:56 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Prayers for your guidance and STRENGTH to persevere.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 5:33:30 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
Prayers Said. Stay Strong. Rewards comes to those that wait patiently.
4 posted on 02/04/2014 5:37:50 PM PST by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

My Prayers go up for you, my FRiend.

May God Grant you Wisdom, perseverance, and protection, in Jesus Name.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 5:40:21 PM PST by left that other site
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Google ‘Stephen Ministry’ and find a prayer partner in a church near you — someone to be with you in a difficult time. May you feel the Lord’s power and strength.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 5:41:43 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Never care about someone’s situation more than they do. She is 19, you are 35. Let her live her young life and learn from her bad decisions.
We all had to do it.


7 posted on 02/04/2014 5:42:12 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

My son was a great kid until he was 16 when he left home, dropped out of school, got his girlfriend pregnant, on drugs etc. When he left we wished him well and told him we loved him and that he was always welcome as long as he didn’t drink or smoke.

He was 10 when we quit drinking. At 19 he had his own GED, enlisted in the Marines and was soon the same kid we knew.

My grand daughter is 19 and lives with a guy 27 but he has good job.

If it was me, I would have a serious talk with her to tell her what you know of life, be sure she knows where she is going with hers and give her the benefit of your years, then let it go. When she turned 18 she is her own person and goes her own way, you have to let go.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 5:43:04 PM PST by Any Fate But Submission
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Whoa....you are waaaay too emotionally involved with this woman...girl?Although your intentions may be very honorable.

A nineteen yr old young woman does not need a 35 yr old guy to “be there if she falls”, whatever that means.It is time that if this young girl has problems in relationships she needs a therapist, not a 35 yr old man who is not related to her. This girl is confused enough. Perhaps a Christian woman would be more appropriate.

i would steer her to a church group, female prefferable and connect her to a good Christian counselor or female mentor.


9 posted on 02/04/2014 5:44:22 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

It is often very difficult to help somebody else. Just keep faith and do your best. Sometimes, as you’ve experienced, failures are later followed by successes. One step back and then later maybe two steps forward. You can do it.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 5:47:13 PM PST by faithhopecharity (C?)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

I can see him the age difference and her new legal status as an adult make thus situation offputting or upsetting.

However, she’s 19 and now it’s time to learn about life.

If you could provide a better environment that would be nice or even ideal.

Gonna have to let her live with choices and consequences.

How did Solomon get wise?

Good luck.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 5:50:25 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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Pffft!!!

Not me.

I followed your life and did the opposite of everything you did.

Things turned out great.

I’ve been meaning to say this for years but....Thanks....

LOL

Just joking


12 posted on 02/04/2014 5:52:30 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
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13 posted on 02/04/2014 5:54:27 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Vendome

Hand me the bong.

NOW!


14 posted on 02/04/2014 5:55:24 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist
I was told that I must sit on the sidelines and watch as she falls, this is a test of my faith and of my convictions.

Then that is what you must do.

Because someone will need to be there to pick her back up,

And you must be there for her at that point.

It'll be a rough ride for all involved, but the hard won lessons are valuable because of the journey to earn them.

I'll keep the both of you (and come to think of it, him too) in my thoughts and prayers.

15 posted on 02/04/2014 6:01:56 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

My daughter got involved with drugs a few years ago and I could do nothing to stop her. I finally ended up watching her hit bottom and then picked up her pieces. She went to jail and rehab and came out clean.

Sadly she started using again so it was back to rehab. I did what I had to do and picked up the pieces each time. A father’s love knows no limits. Keep watching and trying to talk sense into her. Tell her all the possible consequences of each of her actions. Never give up!


16 posted on 02/04/2014 6:21:34 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: AppyPappy

Cheech and Chong style???

LOL


17 posted on 02/04/2014 6:28:55 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

I think that your guidance to not interfere is meant regarding her relationship, since she most likely wouldn’t take advice at this point and I think you must not, under any circumstances compete or be seen as competing for her affection — I think that is what the guidance you received is referring to. I think both she and you need to learn from this.

However, I think it’s OK, in fact it’s highly desirable that you encourage her to continue her studies, you said she is still going to college, this is a very good sign.

If you have a friendly relationship with the Mother, you might encourage her to take her daughter back in, because by her actions she is actually getting the result she was objecting to, i.e. pushing the daughter into this undesirable person’s arms.

Also — don’t resent things, you acted nobly, continue to do so and God will send you someone who will be your “better half”.

God bless and guide you!


18 posted on 02/04/2014 6:29:40 PM PST by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie; GunHoardingCapitalist
It is time that if this young girl has problems in relationships she needs a therapist, not a 35 yr old man who is not related to her.

Right he isnt related to her he is only her friend that cares for her and wishes to extoll fatherly advice far far better for it to be a complete stranger at $250/hour.

19 posted on 02/04/2014 6:32:42 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Sent


20 posted on 02/04/2014 7:34:54 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

All the fears, guidance, admonitions and words of wisdom going through your mind need to be written down so that when she turns to you after she falls you can show her your writings and ask her if she would have listened to those words prior to the fall, then ask if she’ll trust your judgment without question in future situations. Not as an ‘I told you so’ or anything like that, but simply as a way of showing her that you care and want what’s best for her and that you can see which paths might be taking her the wrong way so that she can avoid those paths with your sage guidance and advice.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 7:47:20 PM PST by Two Kids' Dad (((( 0bama's words are the distraction to the destruction ))))
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To: concentric circles

Prayer sent. May God keep you strong and protect you both. :-)


22 posted on 02/04/2014 7:55:29 PM PST by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: AppyPappy

“Never care about someone’s situation more than they do.”

really good advice

which I learned the hard way with a former friend

another wise advice I learned recently was that you can - yes its possible - error by loving someone TOO much, making them an idol you worship; its a false love, an obsession


23 posted on 02/04/2014 9:37:09 PM PST by Wuli
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To: GunHoardingCapitalist

Prayers that all goes well.


24 posted on 02/04/2014 9:42:58 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: AppyPappy; GunHoardingCapitalist

“Never care about someone’s situation more than they do”

Excellent advice. I walked away from a relationship because she had drug/alcohol problems and could not slow down. Her father died because of this. She was following him I suppose. I wasn’t about to stay and watch.

Prayers up.

BTW, I am a friend of Bill W.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 7:58:11 AM PST by waterhill (I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
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