'tis the Bearded One

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About 'tis the Bearded One

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    : The Land Down Under
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    The Bible; I'm a Seventh-day Adventist - though please don't presume I believe everything you think the Church believes....

    Reading - mostly nonfiction

    Creative & academic writing

    Nature and outdoor activities - hiking, canoeing, snorkeling etc

    Orchids & aquariums

    Playing sports - volleyball (indoor rebound), table tennis, badminton

    Routine exercise - well, *cough* more in principle than (regular) practice. It's a struggle to stick to exercise routines and having a metabolism as fast as a Japanese bullet train means I don't need it to lose weight but rather gain weight. I am relatively fit though and not underweight, I checked...The most weight I've gained from routine exercise was 3kg. And yes, you guessed it; I've lost it since then.

    Law (law reform, social justice, civil rights) & psychology

    Cooking for my daily sustenance - NO actually! I'm telling fibs. Love me, feed me, never leave me! I do enjoy baking Christmas cookies though.

    Travel & cultural exposure


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  1. Hi, recently joined

    Hi and welcome! Some nice hobbies you have there. If only rocks weren't so expensive. There are some amazing beauties!!
  2. The book"Sacred sex"

    I have actually read this book recently. While there definitely is some good stuff in there, I found it its core premise as sex mysticism somewhat wrapped in a Christian spiritual context. I found his arguments for his core premise flawed and insufficient. I was expecting a thorough exegesis of Scripture but was disappointed. He basically states that Kama Sutra and Tantric sex are "all an effort to achieve spiritual sex without acknowledging the God of the Bible". While he didn't go so far as to explicitly state that we should practice Tantra/Kama Sutra but replace its spiritual concepts with the Christian God, it's pretty much inferred. To me it is the start of a creep (or a leap) into pagan theologies practiced in ancient Canaan so if that is not your thing, you'd want to be very careful. Tantra and Kama Sutra are sexual theologies built on cosmic humanism. Eastern mysticism has been creeping into the Christian faith for some time now and worth educating oneself about.Some extracts: "God designed marital sex to be an encounter with the divine. Sexual intimacy, with all of its overwhelming emotions and heart-pounding sensations, was never intended to be experienced solely in the emotional and physical realms. Rather, it is to be a spiritual, even mystical, experience in which two bodies become one. God is present in a very real way every time this happens. Sex really is holy. It’s a sacred place shared in the intimacy of marriage. And it’s an act of worship, a sacrament of marriage that invites and welcomes the very presence of God." "I’ve known times of sexual intimacy with my wife to be the very presence of God Himself." "...every time we make love, we are ushered into the presence of God."
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  4. Melancholy Music


    @meandmyfaithah, makes sense. That's a pretty good idea actually. Not planning on going to the USA anytime soon though myself...
  6. I'm not new but I haven't been here in YEARS

    Welcome back
  7. Welcome, Janet We don't tend to take offence at people deciding to wait till marriage here, so you're all good
  8. A lot of words

    Welcome, Adam. Thanks for sharing
  9. New kid on the block

    Hey man welcome to the site!
  10. Howdy!

    Hi MikeyD! Welcome. Yep, mostly USA So caravan, tent, or just relocating a lot?
  11. Melancholy Music

  12. I'm a bit curious about my own fertility. I have no reason to believe it would be impaired but knowing whether that is the case could be important for a potential spouse if she desires her own biological offspring and doesn't want to use another man's sperm. Would you like to know the fertility of a potential spouse? Has anyone here ever gotten themselves tested? I realise that some forms of in/fertility can change. I know a couple who couldn't conceive till after a dietary change and a woman who had such bad internal scarring that a doctor told her she would never get pregnant but who now has multiple kids. It's not always an exact science but some might like to know the chances. Would not being able to have biological kids be a dealbreaker for you? Would you be open to a partner using someone else's eggs/sperm to have a child?
  13. New for now single and for Christ

    Yep, keep 'em up! Welcome
  14. 10 months late...


    I have a faint recollection of something like a meetup being discussed before. Can't remember what came of it. I think its a great idea but it might only work in areas were there are enough people in the region. Regarding anonymity you could set up a separate chat room with password posted in VDA to discuss possible meetup locations. That way the discussion is separate from their user name here. Also they wouldn't have to reveal their user name in any meetup. You, like myself might be hard pressed to find enough members in your area.... Otherwise you could try video chatting. Why is this thread titled "holidays"?