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To: keats5
one of the reasons i'm not a big fan of hers is her lack of grace both in tone and rhetoric. her constant message is be perfect be perfect be perfect. i believe in living righteously, but people make mistakes and i think she could be more gentle in trying to pull people up. and, as a christian, i think it would be great if she found Christ.
32 posted on 08/15/2003 8:16:25 PM PDT by bethelgrad (for God and country)
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To: bethelgrad
one of the reasons I'm not a big fan of hers is her lack of grace both in tone and rhetoric. her constant message is be perfect be perfect be perfect. i believe in living righteously, but people make mistakes and i think she could be more gentle in trying to pull people up

You have a very good point. If telling people to be perfect made them perfect we would have no problems in the word. I remember her discussion with one caller that was so harsh and judgmental it made my stomach turn. A young woman who was engaged to be married called and told Dr. Laura she did not feel she wanted to have children. Dr, Laura came down on her like a ton of brick. She told her she was selfish and that God mission for us was to be fruitful and multiply. I thought this gal was telling the truth about what was really in her heart and that since her fiancé wanted children it was better to end the engagement. The caller's point was valid it would be unfair to marry a man who wanted a family if you did not agree with the the game plain. It is much less selfish for her to make what was obviously a painful choice and allow this man to find someone who can help him meet his dreams for his own life. Having children you don't want to have because of outside pressure is very selfish no matter what Dr. Laura says

60 posted on 08/16/2003 5:27:38 AM PDT by foolscap
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To: bethelgrad
I agree. A tone of "grace" would be just what she needs.

I had to quit listening to her, because every time I did, I walked away depressed by what a rotten person I am.

There's a difference between conviction and condemnation.

;-)
144 posted on 08/16/2003 10:45:00 PM PDT by SerpentDove (Each post focus-group tested for maximum wallop.)
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