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  1. "The only people who are mad at you for speaking the truth are those people who are living a lie. Keep speaking the truth."
  2. Mom, I love you dearly, but please stop buying me clothes: (1) I'm an adult, (2) I can afford my own clothes, and (3) I do not understand why you always buy me the wrong size when I have repeatedly told you what size I wear. It's starting to seem like you're doing it on purpose.

    1. blackpudd1n


      Oh, I feel you! Except I get it from an aunt as well as my biological mother. Aussie sizes are a little different to American sizes, but I'm an Aussie size 10, and my aunt is forever giving me size 14 clothes. My mother goes all the way up to size 18 with her gifts. I sometimes wonder if they're trying to give me a complex.

    2. blackpudd1n


      Oh, and does your mother always buy stuff you wouldn't wear anyway like mine does? I honestly don't know why, if they wanted to give me clothes so badly, they didn't just send me a gift card. At least then I could get something I like, that actually fitted, that I would actually wear.

    3. gypsy79


      Yes, that is exactly what my Mom does! She buys clothes that are too big, and she gets them from the store where she shops, apparently forgetting that I am 20-something years younger than her. :-) I don't wear tight clothing, so it's not like she's trying to make me dress modestly or something. She is simply convinced that I am bigger than I really am.

  3. As an ex-Southern Baptist, I really appreciated reading this. Thank you, London!
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  5. Welcome, spongeworthy (I love your user name!) You are brave for telling your parents. I am not surprised by their reaction; that is one reason I haven't said anything to my parents. I look forward to getting to know you as you become a regular poster on the site. Your "olde English tea party" bit made me laugh.
  6. I second the meetup.com suggestion. I'm a member of several meetup groups, and it's a good way to meet people who hold similar interests. And, like Florduh said, they don't have to hold all the same interests. For example, there are Christians in one of my meetup groups, and that's fine, but then I also go to an atheist meetup group, which is nice. Good luck!
  7. just stopping by to say \m/

  8. None of my Southern Baptist churches would do infant baptism, Dave. They all felt the child had to be old enough to understand their commitment. Guess that's why they agreed to baptize me at 6.
  9. This was also what started me on the path to study and deconversion.
  10. Ah...sounds like you're stuck in Florida for a couple of years, then. :-) Well, maybe it will end up not being so bad. Two years will be gone before you know it. Best wishes as you decide whether to tell your family or whether to keep it to yourself. I wish I could tell my family (well, I guess I can), but I am just too lazy to deal with them. It would be a neverending parade of pastors dropping by to "see how I'm doing". Arrgggghh.
  11. Hugs, Exman. I am so sorry they are giving you such a hard time. I haven't said anything to my family yet so they aren't giving me a hard time, but I can definitely imagine what it would be like. My Southern Baptist family sounds a lot like yours. That is why I've been scared to tell them that I deconverted a few years ago. I deconverted for the same reason as you--study of the history of religion. Does your girlfriend know how you feel, both about how your family is treating you and about her? Do you think she would ever be willing to move with you? You guys wouldn't have to live together necessarily, but you could both move to the same town. Or...you could live together if you're ready. It is none of your family's business who you live with. (Of course, I know that it easy for me to say.) Just don't let them push you guys into marriage until/unless you're both ready. I've been there, done that, and it ain't pretty. Welcome to ex-c. I think you'll find a lot of people who understand here.
  12. Welcome, vic. I enjoyed your story.
  13. Welcome, Argent. I also feel the same way as you and totally understand the issues that come along with living in the Bible belt. I look forward to getting to know you.
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