I’m dating a married guy who has been separated from his wife for almost a year. He is trying to get divorced, but she’s delaying it. We live in different cities, so we mostly talk by text and phone. I know it looks bad from the outside, but we have never been physical with each other and I know he’s the kind of guy I would love to be married to.
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As I’ve studied the doctrine behind adoption, I’ve come to realize that God doesn’t distinguish between biological and adopted children. In the light of the gospel, we’re all brothers and sisters who have been given stewardship over our other brothers and sisters, in order to learn how to become heavenly parents ourselves.
He had been a tremendously successful and brilliant internist and gastroenterologist. Now he does not remember the name of his oldest son, calling him "a friend, a very good friend." This man is my father, now nearly 91 years old, who is stricken with Alzheimer's.
It’s a familiar feeling. That bloated moment after a large, delicious meal when you turn to your friends or family and say, “I’m so full, I’ll never eat again.” Inevitably though, you do eat again. But for some, that notion that they’ve had too much and they should just stop eating becomes a fixation.
We added a huge room onto our bedroom to serve as his library, but it isn't enough. Most of the aisles between the shelves are piled so high with books that passage is impossible. I feel it is a health hazard and a fire hazard. I've offered to work with him or even to do it for him. He becomes irrational when the subject is brought up--hyperventilating, yelling, then getting so worked up he can't even speak.
We’re here on earth to be tried and tested. It’s one of the most quoted lines used to explain the purpose of mortal life and how it fits into God’s eternal plan of happiness. But tests are often not easy. And trials traditionally are not wanted. Watching your children go through either can be difficult, especially if he or she is dealing with a disorder like anxiety or depression.