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Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 08-16-2016, 06:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,771
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony: Part 2

Hey there,

Yes I can post an update. Sorry to leave you all hanging, I have just always felt a bit awkward posting all my personal business publicly.

I am safe and well. My husband has cooled...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 07-24-2016, 10:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,771
Posted By New Beginnings
My Testimony: Part 2

Hello there everyone,
I ought to finish my story here, but before I could, the Lord had a great deal of work to do in my heart. I am still overwhelmed with gratitude for the care I received here...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-11-2016, 11:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

One significant roadblock I have met again and again in my past attempts to get my family out of the LC deals with feeling the spirit. Some have said to me that the LC is the only place they have...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-04-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you all again, those were wonderful responses.

I experienced grace and countless blessings today, I really appreciate you all helping me get into the right frame of mind.



I can...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-02-2016, 06:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you everyone. All your responses were wonderful and helpful.

NewManLiving, your response was especially helpful. I think that I am still haunted by the accusations that I must not love Jesus...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 03-01-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Hello,

I would really appreciate some input on what the process of sanctification looks like apart from the LC doctrine. My understanding here is quite muddled. I keep cycling back to old habits...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 02-01-2016, 04:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Hello

I thought I should post an update. I had wanted to wait until there was some measurable progress to report or at least until I had something good to say, and... today I do.

I had an...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-12-2016, 08:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Probably the worst thing my experience in the LC did to me was damaging my discerning heart.

I know and believe that my heavenly Father is in control of my situation. Yet He will lay choices...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-11-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

I wasn't necessarily referring to myself as the "negative" motivational force. I am only a piece of the negative reality. But how can someone see a need for change without a negative force acting on...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-11-2016, 02:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Yes. But...

Doesn't there initially need to be a "negative" motivational force to bring someone briefly into reality so that they can receive what is truly positive.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-10-2016, 05:40 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

I cannot resist posting today because I have something good to say.

My family is going to a denomination today and it was completely my husband's idea. All I did was remind him to pray before...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-05-2016, 09:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

I have always been completely aware of what I have been doing here.

Thank you all for your support.

But I am going to have to say goodbye, for now.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-03-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Unfortunately, this was my experience as well.

I apologize if this is too personal. But I thought some of our readers ought to hear this story to know that things like this really do happen...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-03-2016, 12:47 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: Watchman Nee on freedom of thought and expression

Uncertainty is a difficult thing to deal with. I have been looking back on my teen years that led up to my current hostage situation. I left home when I was 16, being the rebellious, freedom-seeking...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-03-2016, 06:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you, I do not disagree with this at all. I have seen these qualities in the men whose hearts belong to the Lord.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-03-2016, 06:39 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you HERn. This is excellent advice that I very much agree with.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-02-2016, 05:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Since we have been on the topic of women, I’d like to write about submissiveness. But first, here is some scripture that I found quite wonderful.

“Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-02-2016, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you for the encouragement Ohio, I still need.

And thank you for the reading assignment. I was considering asking for some. Students of truth need great teachers.
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-02-2016, 08:30 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

I have always believed in an omniscient God. He knows all things and plans all things according to his perfect purpose. I have always known in my heart that only God can know all things and that...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-01-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thinking back over the 10 year friendships I had with the LC sisters, I realize they never showed genuine concern for me. Of course I never told them about my abusive home. I was too scared to speak....
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-01-2016, 02:14 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Actually, I'd love to hear from our readers as well. Enlighten me.

But I do have something to say about this.

I believe that it is very true when they say that there is nothing more dangerous...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 01-01-2016, 09:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Iím feeling thoughtful today. My bitterness had a sobering effect and my hope bubble is slowly floating back down to earth.

There is a fine line between guidance and manipulation. This leads to...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 12-31-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Forgive me for my bitterness and brutal honesty, it is bound to show through from time to time.

I know what my husband thinks of women. He learned it from his father and it was reaffirmed by the...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 12-31-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

Thank you for your encouragement to keep posting! I need it.

I suppose I should have added to the list of things that bring me hope, that I carry you all around with me in my pocket (via the smart...
Forum: Introductions and Testimonies 12-31-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 46,467
Posted By New Beginnings
Re: My Testimony

I feel that I must write again, for the sake of the broken sisters. I hope that some will find their way here, and that my story will give them hope.

I have been in a dark place that seems so...
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