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Old 06-30-2018, 06:49 AM   #1
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Hi everyone I just joined. I had a longer introduction post but when I submitted it the site had logged me out. I live in Cincinnati and have stopped meeting with the LC here for about a year. Iím a lot happier. I use the struggle with depression when meeting. After going to a home meeting I would feel worse about myself and cry on the way home. I really donít like the whole courtship thing is handled and how older brothers get involved. I first met in Fairborn in 2006 and was a new believer. I still enjoy talking to some of the sisters I met there. I was pressured to court brothers I wasnít attached to (not just looks but other aspects also). Iím 30 and single but so glad I didnít marry a LC brother. I am educated and have a great career I support myself with. I have no regrets
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:05 AM   #2
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I really donít like the whole courtship thing is handled and how older brothers get involved. ....
I was pressured to court brothers I wasnít attached to (not just looks but other aspects also). Iím 30 and single but so glad I didnít marry a LC brother. I am educated and have a great career I support myself with. I have no regrets
Phew!
Thank the Lord Cincy overcame the stupidity of pressuring to court.
No regrets. Rejoice. You will have the husband and children you love.
Pray for yourself in the matter of marriage. Trust and obey the Lord's leading.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:10 AM   #3
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Hi everyone I just joined. I had a longer introduction post but when I submitted it the site had logged me out. I live in Cincinnati and have stopped meeting with the LC here for about a year. Iím a lot happier. I use the struggle with depression when meeting. After going to a home meeting I would feel worse about myself and cry on the way home. I really donít like the whole courtship thing is handled and how older brothers get involved. I first met in Fairborn in 2006 and was a new believer. I still enjoy talking to some of the sisters I met there. I was pressured to court brothers I wasnít attached to (not just looks but other aspects also). Iím 30 and single but so glad I didnít marry a LC brother. I am educated and have a great career I support myself with. I have no regrets
Hi Cincy, welcome to the forum!

I knew Fairborn elder RR many years ago, when I was young like you. It is quite good that you are still single and have stopped meeting there. Unless he has changed, the brother I knew was a master manipulator.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:37 AM   #4
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Yeah he’s gone. Got kicked out about 4 years ago. He was only nice to me if he needed money or if a brother was interested in me. He was embezzling money and like you said manipulating believers. There were some other things he was doing too but I only heard it through gossip so not sure how true it is. I feel like he was a product or creation of LSM. Because sometimes I would hear and see similar things from the “leading” brothers from Anaheim that RR was doing.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:06 AM   #5
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Yeah heís gone. Got kicked out about 4 years ago. He was only nice to me if he needed money or if a brother was interested in me. He was embezzling money and like you said manipulating believers. There were some other things he was doing too but I only heard it through gossip so not sure how true it is. I feel like he was a product or creation of LSM. Because sometimes I would hear and see similar things from the ďleadingĒ brothers from Anaheim that RR was doing.
Hi Cincy,

Where does the LSM church in Cincinnati meet?

Glad to hear you are out, Iíll try to remember and pray for you as you seek the Lord.
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Old 06-30-2018, 11:50 AM   #6
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Hi everyone I just joined. I had a longer introduction post but when I submitted it the site had logged me out. I live in Cincinnati and have stopped meeting with the LC here for about a year. Iím a lot happier. I use the struggle with depression when meeting. After going to a home meeting I would feel worse about myself and cry on the way home. I really donít like the whole courtship thing is handled and how older brothers get involved. I first met in Fairborn in 2006 and was a new believer. I still enjoy talking to some of the sisters I met there. I was pressured to court brothers I wasnít attached to (not just looks but other aspects also). Iím 30 and single but so glad I didnít marry a LC brother. I am educated and have a great career I support myself with. I have no regrets
Congratulations sister Cincy. I'm happy for you. I've been out longer than you've been on this earth. But am very happy I left. And hey, God didn't strike me dead ... haha. He won't you either. Blessings wherever life leads you sister.
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Old 06-30-2018, 01:25 PM   #7
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Hi everyone I just joined. I had a longer introduction post but when I submitted it the site had logged me out. I live in Cincinnati and have stopped meeting with the LC here for about a year. I’m a lot happier. I use the struggle with depression when meeting. After going to a home meeting I would feel worse about myself and cry on the way home. I really don’t like the whole courtship thing is handled and how older brothers get involved. I first met in Fairborn in 2006 and was a new believer. I still enjoy talking to some of the sisters I met there. I was pressured to court brothers I wasn’t attached to (not just looks but other aspects also). I’m 30 and single but so glad I didn’t marry a LC brother. I am educated and have a great career I support myself with. I have no regrets
Welcome! As you may know, there is a ton of info on here. Most posters have left the LC, but there are at least a couple who have not. I've been around the LC since the 1970s off and on, and I still find many of the threads on here a bit over my head or beyond my capacity to take in (some are very, very long discussions).

Hopefully you will find some encouragement in it all, from the God of all encouragement!

You said you used to "struggle with depression when meeting" with the LC. Can you please tell us more about that?
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Old 07-01-2018, 06:06 AM   #8
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Amen, sister in Christ. I am also under pressure of joining full-time training with uniform and haircut l dislike and it has nothing to do with our spiritual growth in Christ. What a weird culture which is only promoted by Witness Lee.
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What a weird culture which is only promoted by Witness Lee.
He's their personality cult leader.
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