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Old 09-21-2019, 07:43 AM
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Prayer for my Sister

My Sister and I had a less than ideal childhood, like many others.

Both my Dad and Mom came from similar homes. Coal Miner Fathers, illiterate Mothers, large, poor families.

Dad joined the army to get away. He served in WW2, Korea, and Viet Nam. Distinguished himself and retired as a Colonel. Drank heavily and kept to himself. Mom never finished high school. Mom was verbally abusive to all of us.

When my Sister was a preteen, Dad left us and Mom had a nervous breakdown. The local priest came to comfort us and started spending time with my Sister. He molested her (without taking her virginity).

Sister withdrew to a fantasy world which included a crush on Donny Osmond and an obsession with the Osmond family, the family she never had. (they are Mormons).

My Sister received the Holy Ghost and Jesus name baptism at 17. She never married, so has no children. She is still obsessed with the Osmonds. She spends an unreasonable portion of her income to follow them around the country, shirking responsibility to do so.

Whenever I point out to her that she is promoting a cult, she becomes very angry and abusive towards me.

I am praying that God will open her eyes to see that her obsession borders on idolatry. Not to mention she is wasting her time and money.

This weekend she is at a Mormon retreat. Pray that God will open her eyes and she will find the false doctrine repulsive.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:14 PM
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I'm praying for your sister in Jesus name.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:45 PM
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Prayer for your sister, Amanah.
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Old 09-22-2019, 11:18 PM
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Praying for your sister!
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Old 10-05-2019, 07:52 AM
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:55 PM
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Praying for your sister. I wasn't clear from your post if she is actually a Mormon or is just interested in it because the Osmond's are Mormon?

It sounds like your sister could benefit from a good christian counseler to work through some of these issues.
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Old 10-21-2019, 04:50 AM
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Praying for your sister. I wasn't clear from your post if she is actually a Mormon or is just interested in it because the Osmond's are Mormon?

It sounds like your sister could benefit from a good christian counseler to work through some of these issues.
She is not a Mormon. She is fascinated by the Osmond's.
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Old 10-21-2019, 07:10 PM
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She is not a Mormon. She is fascinated by the Osmond's.
Praying for her. I enjoyed Donny & Marie's show decades ago but can't imagine anyone being obsessed by them. I do understand the seeds of it though based on what you said about her childhood and the Osmonds picture perfect type family.
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"We did not wear uniforms. The lady workers dressed in the current fashions of the day, ...silks...satins...jewels or whatever they happened to possess. They were very smartly turned out, so that they made an impressive appearance on the streets where a large part of our work was conducted in the early years.

"It was not until long after, when former Holiness preachers had become part of us, that strict plainness of dress began to be taught.

"Although Entire Sanctification was preached at the beginning of the Movement, it was from a Wesleyan viewpoint, and had in it very little of the later Holiness Movement characteristics. Nothing was ever said about apparel, for everyone was so taken up with the Lord that mode of dress seemingly never occurred to any of us."

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