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« Reply #285 on: August 12, 2017, 02:48:52 pm »
Having rebellious or hurt or confused children makes it really easy to understand why murder is the worst sin: it takes some of us an entire long life to work through everything and become what we wanted in the pre-existence to do.   Premature death results in all sorts of problems for those who really need that time to get things right.

Mortals have such short term views on almost all things.   Given that God's time is different it must also be easier for Him to see whatever struggles we have as a very small part of what has been and will be lives of which we can be proud and lives Heavenly Parents knew we'd conquer, when they sent us here.  So what if twenty years of the time wasn't right in line?  His day is 1000 of our years.  So the 20 or whatever years is barely a breathe.  Certainly not who we have been and will be.

I'm pretty sure too that when our kids are off doing things they know to violate commandments, they are also mostly doing good.  They may understand "good" differently, or even wrongly.   But what sticks for most kids is that underlying understanding of solid, responsible people.   This is true even when they are themselves irresponsible in one or many things.  In other words, they know what good looks and smells and acts like, and they aren't evilly living their lives intentionally in most cases.
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« Reply #286 on: August 12, 2017, 09:42:49 pm »
Thanks for the "long view" reminder, PNR. I also have to remind myself that my kids, like me and like our first parents, have to learn through their own experience to judge good and evil. I also have to remember that Father designed His plan specifically to promote agency.

I still draw the line when my child's choices hurt other people. Those consequences are clearly communicated ahead of time and consistently applied afterwards.
 
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« Reply #287 on: August 13, 2017, 07:17:42 pm »
I have been lurking off & on, but summer travel & activities has kept me from being a full-time Nauvoodle. So I try to at least keep up with this thread so I can see who need prayers or positive thought waves. And with so many people needing them at the moment, Iíll just have to say for now that you are all in my prayers.

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(from Jana) It's stupid and selfish but I take comfort that people I admire and know are far better folk than me also have ungrateful/rebellious/bewildering offspring.

Or, for those of us not blessed with brats of our own, far better people than us have ungrateful/rebellious/bewildering siblings, spouses, parents, nieces, nephews, friends, neighbors, students, employers, employees, etc. Ė all of whom are children of a Heavenly Father who knows more about brats & parenting than all of us put together ever will!

Iím seeing two real-life examples of Godly & Christlike love in the recent posts. Curly & Sister Bat, in the continuing care & love for all those foster children, just as Heavenly Father doesnít forget His children even when they are far away (in any sense). And Jana & Andries, to keep supporting Sweetpea financially despite how sheís treated you, is like Christ forgiving those who reviled & beat Him at Calvary. If I were a young person & did that to my parents, I would be prepared to be totally on my own & never take another cent from them, & I donít understand her reasoning why she isnít doing that, nor is it any of my beeswax. But youíre doing as our Father & Elder Brother do when they never totally cut us off.
 
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« Reply #288 on: August 15, 2017, 07:09:06 pm »
Thanks, Curelom and everyone else. We don't do near as much as many. We always felt we had the room in our home and hearts for more.  Sadly, as we move to adoption of the girls we will most likely have to stop taking in foster placements as we will not have the physical room for more.  We will keep our license just in case but our fostering days may be over for a while.  We were going to buy a home but the prices have been climbing too fast and too high.
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« Reply #289 on: August 15, 2017, 07:41:30 pm »
I was surprised at how expensive homes are in St. George. From Spanish Fork heading north up I-15 it's the same. Central UT still seems reasonable, at least for the next little while
 You could always move to Santaquin and we could be neighbours!
 

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« Reply #290 on: August 17, 2017, 09:21:45 pm »
I like Santaquin and Payson.  My FILs family (both sides) are from that area.
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