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Comment by Lisa Sizemore Brister on February 19, 2010 at 9:56am
re: husbands & wives:

Jack - i think that you explained that very well. so, looking at eph 5, the women have i believe 3 verses that speak to them and the men have 9? and just look at what God is telling men to do! love your wife AS CHRIST LOVES...that's a HUGE task. looks to me like the women got off easy on this one. and the way jack explained it makes perfect sense and is so true. but did anyone read the scripture right before the ones about husbands and wives? "Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God." seems to me like we are all required to submit ourselves.

i really don't think that it's that complicated. ideally, if a husband was loving his wife LIKE CHRIST loves the church, and the wife was submitting to her husband, there would be no conflict.

David - "One parent shouldn't override a decision in the presence of the child as that destroys the authority that parent has with that child" very wise words

joe - i don't really take the scriptures as telling me to be a doormat. in fact, on a scale from doormat to bitch, i'm probably closer to the bitchy side or rather i should say "strongly opinionated". but, my husband and i have an excellent relationship and i respect him and he loves me. and i don't feel second place or a nonentity in our relationship. i don't mind speaking my mind and holding my ground either. we are far from perfect but we try.

i really have no thoughts on Bingo.
Comment by Joe David Lee on February 19, 2010 at 5:59am
For me, a mate needs to be able to listen, but geez, I wouldn't want one who would just "mind" me.
Most of the women I have ever been involved with are considered "bitches" by some people. That's okay; they're the ones I like. I want a mate with a lot of personality, who is a challenge for me. If that means being with a woman that some people write off as a bitch, that's their loss and my gain. I have always loved bitches. To me, they aren't bitches, just strong or opinionated. Maybe it's just that I have a combination of patience and don't-care. Now, just because I don't want a mate who minds me, don't make the mistake of inferring that I will mind them, either. That's where that "don't care" comes in, see. I'm strong enough for a man, but made for a bitch.
These women have not all necessarily loved me, which I simply chalk up to the fact that they're, well, bitches.
Yes, I realize I'm contradicting that particuar scripture here. Sorry; it isn't my first time. A heretic am I. Good thing God is so forgiving.

Bingo question: Let 'em throw away their money. Nobody's making them do it. I don't care, it's none of my business. As Frank often says, it's "Stupidity Tax."
And speaking of Frank, the question of his that also really puzzles me is the one about so-called "adults" spending hours and hours playing video games. I like American Idol (after they weed out the stinkers), I watch racing, I listen to some rap. But I can't get my head around a grown man or woman spending half a day trying to shoot imaginary bullets at imaginary scary enemies. I think it is a sign of stunted mental growth.
Comment by Jack Brake on February 18, 2010 at 10:54pm
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1. David's Electronic Bingo Question. I also vote "NO".... trivia sometimes enlightens: The number one business licenses applied for the first year gambling cranked up in Biloxi, MS...was for PAWN SHOPS - There is a clue lurking there. The top three items pawned in Biloxi are rings, watches, cameras... just what a desperate visitor would have. Add the numerous other negative factors that come with gambling and thus my thinking.

2. Frank's questions...all good and most a mystery to me as well. File 'em in the "Go Figure" Cabinet.

3. Karen's Submission Question... David's answered it well and reflected my beliefs. This one gets complex. Why did God put the "Husbands love your wives & wives be submissive to your husbands" commandments in the Bible? Maybe He knew that men and women would have troubled relationships and He provided us with a key. If a man expresses his love to his wife, he meets the female need to be loved and if a wife is submission to her husband's headship she meets his need to be respected. I have read that the #1 relationship fear of women is go through life and never really be loved. Likewise, the #1 fear for men in a relationship is lack respect from the female and to be considered hen-pecked. You can Shake 'N Bake these concepts till Doomsday. Still, If you believe God gave man headship over his family and wife, He would have to give him Power in the relationship, without it..there can be no responsibility or accountability for the husband concerning his family's leadership. The husband will stand before his maker and give account of his leadership or lack of or his passing the buck and giving his authority over to the female. By the same token, wives will stand before God and be accountable for her respect or lack of it for her husband's headship. I reckon' it comes down to choosing a mate with your same belief system, good communication and alot of prayer. These are some of my thoughts...
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 18, 2010 at 5:50pm
One of the arguments about "bingo" is that it create jobs. Personally I am 100% against all gambling. The jobs that will be created will be payed for by those elderly and poor and not so bright people that go in and play these games. On the average, the players walk out with 40% less than they entered with. No product is created. It essentially robs the poor of their checks doled out by the gov't.
Comment by Greg Cottis "Pappa Grego" on February 18, 2010 at 4:57pm
I agree with James,,, he said ::::
"No" to electronic bingo! It should be conducted the old fashion way- a big barrel o balls rotated with a 4th grade good citizenship of the week award winner making each selection (ahh precious memories), proceeds going to charity and the grand prize winner taking home a deluxe toaster or electric blanket. """"

Where is the "BINGO" part of all of this ? looks like slot machines to me,,,no B-3,,,I-24,,,,
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 18, 2010 at 1:08pm
Thanks Karen, that age does make a little difference. I dont disagree with you and unfortunately our kids dont come with an instruction booklet. Parents make mistakes and that is a fact I've lived with many times. Again, I'm not looking for details or want to seem nosey, but did they disapprove of his going into the military and then keep him out of a church activity? Personally, I donk think a parent should keep their child out of a church activity as a punishment.

According to the scripture the wife was created to be an helpmeet, not a partner. Now before everyone jumps off a cliff here let me say that my wife and I are a team and in a sense she is my partner. She is more like the vice-pres and I am the pres. Something with two heads is a monster. If a husband loves his wife, then before a decision is made, it should be discussed. However, if a decision has been made, regarding children of a lesser age than what is mentioned here, that decision should be upheld and then discussed between the husband and wife between themselves. One parent shouldn't override a decision in the presence of the child as that destroys the authority that parent has with that child. Correct it later but live with the decision that has been made.
Comment by james giada on February 18, 2010 at 1:05pm
"No" to electronic bingo! It should be conducted the old fashion way- a big barrel o balls rotated with a 4th grade good citizenship of the week award winner making each selection (ahh precious memories), proceeds going to charity and the grand prize winner taking home a deluxe toaster or electric blanket.
Comment by frank glass on February 18, 2010 at 1:03pm
ok , being an old fart like me, there are soooo many things i just dont "GET " maybe some one can clue me in ,
i dont get NASCAR racing ??? whats the big deal ? call me when they have time bombs in the trunk that go off after 2 hours of going round and round if they havent made 500 miles by then. maybe i can watch it then.
i dont get people having there entire self worth wrapped up in the wins or losses of a college football team ??
i love to watch it every saturday, but if my team loses, sure i get mad, but i dont beat the dog, and the wife .
i dont get , SODUKO games ???? W.T.F. ?????
i dont get the tv show , " the office " i have tried, but its just stupid to me ???
i dont get , the whole celebrity worship culture this country is fixated on ??
i dont get grown "adult" people spending hours and hours playing video games ???
i dont get anyone under the age of freaking 25 any more !!
i dont get this whole texting and tweeter, and tweets thing ? who cares what your dang status is ? if i wanted to know what some idiot was doing i would have called them and asked them , hey whatcha doing ? right ?
i dont get people telling other people how they should live their lives .
i dont get people that cant laugh at themselves . come on your not THAT important !
even though i lost a son to drug addiction , i cant for the life of me, see how people let themselves get "hooked"
on drugs , whats the allure ???
i dont get people that love cold weather ?
i dont get some people that refuse to be happy, no matter what , i know people that if it were raining $20. bills
they would be bitchin that its not $ 50. bills.
i dont get the reason we need 200 news talk tv and radio stations to all be blabbing about nothing 24- 7
how many networks does it take to show us a freaking groundhog every feb. ???
i dont get , american idol , even though my wife would watch it 24-7 , i just dont get it ???
i dont get RAP music ?? what ever happend to lyrics, and melody and song writing talent ? how hard is it, to
mumble into a mic. , grab your crotch , and hate on women ? hey !, sign me up for 20 million dollars !

maybe my more enlightend MHS buds can fill me in on what i am missing out on ?
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 18, 2010 at 11:25am
Hey Karen,
Where is the rub? With her being submissive, not informing her child or reversing her decision?
Alot of discussion depends also on the age of the child. It also depends on what the decision was about. We don't need the details as that may betray a trust between you and the party in question.
IMO- the wife is in the clear for obeying her husband. Therefore the responsibility lies at his feet. Maybe she should have explained why she decided to obey her husband in the matter. However one of the problems with our society today is that the parents seem to be in subjection to their children. Why should we have to get their approval or explain why we reversed a decision? When my mom or dad told me to do something, the last thing out of my mouth would have been "why"? It didn't matter. They were in charge.
As for the submissiveness question? Until God changes His mind, we all should do what He tells us too. My wife is submissive and it is a joy to her to be so, but at the same time I am not a domineering husband. Husbands are told to love their wives and the wife is told to submit herself to her husband. Children are told to obey their parents.
Comment by David R. Watkins on February 18, 2010 at 9:05am
Electronic Bingo, yes or no and why.

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