Pressure on keeping marriage intact

Sep 16, 2012 Full story: AdelaideNow... 128

With additional work, budget, home and family pressures, couples have to work much harder to keep marriages intact, say Jehovah's Witness leaders.

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#41 Sep 17, 2012
MakesTheTruthHisOwn wrote:
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Wow just when you think you couldn't tread on a Biblical doctrine's proof text you always seem to get another interpretation of it.
Firstly I'm well aware of how many different interpretations you can get when "closely examining" a scripture. Seems everyone here gets a different one all in themselves.
But for the sake of amusing myself lets take a look at the whole reply:
“At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven”
What do you think Jesus meant when he said "like the angels in heaven"?
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. Well a human thought might make one assume that they have no sexuality... Or one might just assume that they are spirit beings. there for they have no physical bodies.. non- sexual..

Since: Aug 12

Ottawa, Canada

#42 Sep 17, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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. Well a human thought might make one assume that they have no sexuality... Or one might just assume that they are spirit beings. there for they have no physical bodies.. non- sexual..
Good point if the answer wasn't given to us we could speculate but the answer was given to us. Angels are polarized negative and positive and therefore we also will be negative or positive respectively. We cannot reproduce but with the constant influx of people ascending there is no need for reproduction in heaven. Although babies that die prematurely will be entrusted to the care of those that have ascended already so there is most definitely a cause to believe that the family institution still exists and thrives in heaven. but there is. I marriage institution.

“the Word was God”

Since: Jul 11

Ashland, OH

#43 Sep 17, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
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Lies about Jehovah's Witnesses from pseudo-Christian cultists with a religious agenda.
If the religion is so great why do you refuse to join it and be baptized?

That tells us all we need to know about how honest you are.

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#44 Sep 17, 2012
MakesTheTruthHisOwn wrote:
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Good point if the answer wasn't given to us we could speculate but the answer was given to us. Angels are polarized negative and positive and therefore we also will be negative or positive respectively. We cannot reproduce but with the constant influx of people ascending there is no need for reproduction in heaven. Although babies that die prematurely will be entrusted to the care of those that have ascended already so there is most definitely a cause to believe that the family institution still exists and thrives in heaven. but there is. I marriage institution.
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. I don't understand your reference to negative and positive.?? The thought that pops in mind is .. Cain and Abel .. And Christ and Satan.. GOOD and BAD.

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#45 Sep 17, 2012
Not-A-Goat wrote:
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If the religion is so great why do you refuse to join it and be baptized?
That tells us all we need to know about how honest you are.
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. Either he is rather young.. i don't think so.. OR the fact that he has not chosen to be baptized .. Shows ..that where he is..is where he wants to be.. very much like Serena Williams.. Body in the so called world.. toe... in the Kingdom Hall.
Think about this

Piqua, OH

#46 Sep 17, 2012
Aneirin wrote:
The Secret of Family Happiness
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/fy_E...
Questions Young People Ask—Answers That Work, Volume 1
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/yp1_...
Questions Young People Ask—Answers That Work, Volume 2
http://download.jw.org/files/media_books/yp2_...
Why do you continue to prote Satan and his works on here?

“By grace you have been saved”

Since: May 09

UK

#47 Sep 17, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
HELLO! if there is a need to spend some (Personal time) then you are to buy it out.. If that means that ..gasp.. a meeting is missed ... Well.. so be it.. You made a vow..before GOD.. in the marriage.. So.. seeing that it is in good shape...is a part of your service to him..
Do you ever get the feeling that some people do not appreciate what you are saying?

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#48 Sep 17, 2012
Stanley Walker wrote:
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Do you ever get the feeling that some people do not appreciate what you are saying?
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. rather often...Yes! but hay. that isn't going to stop me from posting it.. Maybe,, it at times hits a bit to close to their home. We breath Stanley.. therefore if it does we have time to reajust.. Maybe while they do so..the understanding on ( In ALL you do..do so to Glorify GOD).. Should be looked into.. As It's kind of like a list of chores.. and chosing the one that you can milk forever ..just so you don't have to tackle the other ones.. Just doesn't make it in my estimation.
TPMP

Bronx, NY

#49 Sep 17, 2012
The is nothing wrong in that article. It was a very good one.

Since: Aug 12

Montréal, Canada

#50 Sep 18, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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. I don't understand your reference to negative and positive.?? The thought that pops in mind is .. Cain and Abel .. And Christ and Satan.. GOOD and BAD.
Well its kind of like that Mara, see everything that is made is made from small tiny sub atomic particles. Electrons are negatively charged and protons are positively charged. When a being cannot be defined as male or female physically, such as the angels having spirit bodies, they are thus identified by their dominant polarity instead.

Angel's always come in pairs and some even in trio's. Human couples that ascend near at the same time, if they so desire, can continue on as companions throughout their careers in heaven - It's rare but there was recorded such an instance as that of an earthly couple that insisted they stay together afterwards.

In any case it could be said then that there are female, negative polarity spirit beings, and male, positive polarity spirit beings. And this polarity is an attractive force in the spirit world that continues to foster the duo or coupled experience of 2 beings that are compatible enough to not want to kill each other over time :)

All this can be true but the marital arrangement is not necessary and doesn't exist in heaven as it was primarily an earthly concept to organize and sometimes fuse two nations together by having royalty marry the opposing factions royalty thus keeping the peace..

There are many reasons to have the marriage arrangement on earth none of which survives the superior ethical, moral, institutional atmosphere in heaven to which we are all eventually going thus Jesus was correct when he said that there will not be marriage in heaven.

“Christmas ONLY for Christians!”

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#51 Sep 18, 2012
Not-A-Goat wrote:
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If the religion is so great why do you refuse to join it and be baptized?
That tells us all we need to know about how honest you are.
Gareth is "in the religion" he is just lying like the cult of jehovah's witnesses taught him to lie.

Gareth is not honest. He is a liar!

All jehovah's witnesses lie. The wicked, evil cult calls it theocratic warfare.

God calls it bearing false witness.

“Christmas ONLY for Christians!”

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#52 Sep 18, 2012
Think about this wrote:
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Why do you continue to prote Satan and his works on here?
jehovah's witnesses promote Satan.

Satan own them.
hMMMM

Aurora, IL

#53 Sep 18, 2012
Bite My Jehovah wrote:
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Gareth is "in the religion" he is just lying like the cult of jehovah's witnesses taught him to lie.
Gareth is not honest. He is a liar!
All jehovah's witnesses lie. The wicked, evil cult calls it theocratic warfare.
God calls it bearing false witness.
Gareth/Anerin lies he is not a Jehovah's witness and THEN posts as if he is an expert on the Jehovah's witnesses.
Well, in secretive cults, the ONLY experts are members and former members.
Weird how in the Jehovah's witness cult lying is acceptable, Gareth/Annerin does not know that the general public does not respect liars nor their opinions.
But in the Jehovah's witness cult, lying to "protect jehovah' is required.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#54 Sep 18, 2012
There is a lot of pressure on marriages. So many problems to face. In some ways I am glad I am single. Akltho I think marriage is a wonderful arrangement given by the Creator.

“Bustin' Myths”

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#55 Sep 19, 2012
Nomi wrote:
There is a lot of pressure on marriages. So many problems to face. In some ways I am glad I am single. Akltho I think marriage is a wonderful arrangement given by the Creator.
It doesn't help that the members of the governing body are continually inserting themselves between the husband and wife in bedroom matters.

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#56 Sep 19, 2012
Mythbusters wrote:
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It doesn't help that the members of the governing body are continually inserting themselves between the husband and wife in bedroom matters.
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. Seems like ..the admonishment to marry couples ..were to leave off the love making..At least long enough to have time for prayer..( Newly weds undoubtedly) Oyi! But as to what goes on in their beds rooms.. It's no man's business.. And they should .. stay out of it.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#57 Sep 19, 2012
I think the communication between husband and wife are so important. Seems quite often that gets lost in marriages. I have heard that the Bedroom can be a "Barometer" of whats going on in the rest of the relationship. I am inclined to agree to some extent at least. Don't know why someone judged my other post so harshly...wasn't that bad.

Since: Mar 09

United States

#58 Sep 19, 2012
I wish we could edit. It should have read, "communication is so important". Sorry about that.

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#59 Sep 19, 2012
Nomi wrote:
I wish we could edit. It should have read, "communication is so important". Sorry about that.
now there you go..editing would be great..
man711

Sylacauga, AL

#60 Sep 24, 2012
Maravilla wrote:
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. Hmm! assumimng that I don't??? The key my friend is not only to learn these things ..but ..apply them to yourself...
I have a great marriage now.

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