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Family Crisis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Travis Hedglin Mar 20. 15 Replies

My husband and I are in shock. We got a call from his grown and father of four son last week.  They had some news for us....  It's hard to even explain this... They have decided that they have a…Continue

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Travis Hedglin replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Oh, wow, that is just... hoo boy... Listen, I don't want to seem insensitive, but the adults in this situation aren't acting like it. Running away, really? You need to tell them that they can go gallivanting around the country playing…"
Mar 20
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Jan 31
Sharon Robinson replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Oh, yeah.  I would not be surprised to know they'd given the church a bunch of money!  My husband and I both work full time (and more) so taking the kids is not an option for us.  And the youngest is only two months old! I think…"
Jan 31
Christine replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Just read this to my husband (his mother is the controlling party that converted her husband and 3 of the 4 kids to Born Again-ism). His immediate reply was, "They probably went into debt giving all their money to the church." UGH I…"
Jan 30
Joan Denoo replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Sharon, I know what you mean, so much easier said than done. I got into a scramble this winter with a decision my granddaughter and her partner made and I followed all the principles to the T. However, I came across to them as judging and blaming.…"
Jan 30
booklover replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Sharon, I think you are doing the right things!  I'm sure it will be challenging, but worth it for the kids' sake.  Maybe you could get your daughter-in-law in a conversation or something so your husband could just…"
Jan 30
Sharon Robinson replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Thank you all for the thoughtful and rational responses.  I think you have essentially confirmed what we have already thought and planned.   We are also thinking my husband needs to get his son alone, and discuss this privately - his…"
Jan 30
roland707 replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Sorry they are flaking out. If you are able to, offer to help with grandkids if necessary to keep them taken care of. Tell them you think this move is a terrible idea. Ask questions like John said. Make them watch the Peter Fonda…"
Jan 29
Napoleon Bonaparte replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Why is it that the wealthiest nation on earth has a wholly inadequate social security system that will allow people in financial crisis fall into a cycle of poverty and despair ? Other countries in the western world afford adequate housing and…"
Jan 29
Joan Denoo replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"I like your questions! "
Jan 29
Joan Denoo replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
" Dennis, I agree with your assessments. The young parents will learn for themselves. In the meantime, the grandparents need to create a safe, stable, secure foundation for themselves so they can feel free of guilt or anger. Finding…"
Jan 29
Joan Denoo replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"I can't press "Like", however I do understand the feeling you must be having. The only things I can say are the basic principles upon which to draw.  Before anything else, find a way to express your fears, anger, disappointment,…"
Jan 29
John Aultman replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"The decision maker in the the family whether it's your son or his wife is not thinking rationally but it could be both. When you meet don't be afraid to ask hard questions especially about the welfare of the children i.e. school and…"
Jan 29
booklover replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Wow!  I'm sorry this is happening.  I would make sure no matter how vehemently you disagree with this, that you don't alienate them, just for the sake of your husband getting to continue to be a grandpa to his grandkids. …"
Jan 29
Patricia replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"Can the kids be removed if they aren't adequately provided for & have some education program in place? I don't know the laws, but I would think you couldn't just treat the kids that way."
Jan 29
Michael Penn replied to Sharon Robinson's discussion Family Crisis
"My guess is that they first got into a lot of debt, then wanted to walk away from it. Asking the bank how long on the mortgage before they would be evicted is a clue here. The next thing is that god is not going to let them starve, and they saw it…"
Jan 29

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I'm an architect, artist and gardener. I'm an analytical person who struggles with the irrationality of religion.

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At 12:33pm on July 17, 2012, Sharon Robinson said…

Thanks for all the friendly welcome messages.  I found your group as I was searching for advice on grandparents and different religious views.  We seem to be the reverse of most advice I found, which was how atheist parents can address religious grandparents.   I am the step-grandma of three youngsters ages 5, 3, and 3mos.  The parents are evangelical christians, and the five-year old has started to ask me questions like "do I love Jesus?"  I'm trying to figure out how to respect the parents without compromising my own values.  I guess I need to have a discussion with them.  Sigh.  

At 11:36am on July 17, 2012, Brent Feeney said…

Welcome aboard! =)  Hope you're doing great today...

At 11:05pm on July 14, 2012, Steph S. said…

Greetings! Welcome to the site!

At 4:32am on July 14, 2012, Dr. Terence Meaden said…

Hi Sharon

Welcome to this world of rationality, truth and peace, where common sense and science lead to freethinking wisdom --- as you know as a non believer and freethinker.

We invite you to make good friends by joining the busy group "ORIGINS: Universe, Astronomy, Life, Earth, Humans, Religion, Gods, Atheism, Evolution, Darwin..." with 700 discussion topics and 3500 members.

http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin

Terry

At 10:24pm on July 13, 2012, Ruth Anthony-Gardner said…

Welcome, Sharon! Glad you could join us. :D

Please consider joining a group to meet people and talk about anything that's on your mind, Hang With Friends. After you've searched for topics of interest in "Groups" above and in the "Forums", don't forget to look at recent activity which hides along the right margin of the page all the way at the bottom.

You might also like Women Atheists, Female Atheists, Are You Experienced?, Parenting Little Heathens (in your case grandparenting), and possibly Feminist Atheists.

 
 
 

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