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    This is something I saw and thought it was interesting. Maybe we can all
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    It wouldn't have mattered whatever advice I gave to my teenage or twenties self. I was to stupid and arrogant. I don't know if I would have wasted my breath.
    My 40's self? I would have said be careful. Don't tarnish your fine walk with Christ and reputation and testimony. People you don't think care do and who you think are not noticing or watching are. Rather then being a help, you may impede their path to Christ.
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    - Start lifting weights (so that the next time someone bullies you you can threaten to throw them down the stairs, and won't have to actually try as they will believe you)

    Maybe not a biblically sound advice

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    Your body is the temple of the holy spirit so keep it holy.this my advice for every youths.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwjd_kilden View Post
    - Start lifting weights (so that the next time someone bullies you you can threaten to throw them down the stairs, and won't have to actually try as they will believe you)

    Maybe not a biblically sound advice

    If that doesn't work you can throw the weights at them!
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    I think for my teen years, it would have been to, ignore what my peers think
    they are just as clueless as you are.

    Do what you think is right instead of what everyone else thinks is right.

    Work harder at school.

    Dont underestimate your true value.

    God is more trustworthy than you can ever imagine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Miri View Post
    This is something I saw and thought it was interesting. Maybe we can all
    learn from the responses.
    I would warn myself about certain things, but I never listened to anybody when I was younger, so it wouldn't have done me any good.
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    Don't join the military. Ever. You'll have to do things in service of your country that will haunt you for the rest of your life. Not worth it. Go to trade school and get a welding certificate instead. Oh, and stay the heck away from Stephanie McKown...that chick is BAD news.
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    I would say to myself do NOT even think about drinking coffee you are going to be hooked and unable to ever quit in the future and it will be something you very much regret ever doing because it will be to strong of an addiction to be able to stop.

    However knowing me back then I could care less what advice is given to me so......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I would say to myself do NOT even think about drinking coffee you are going to be hooked and unable to ever quit in the future and it will be something you very much regret ever doing because it will be to strong of an addiction to be able to stop.

    However knowing me back then I could care less what advice is given to me so......
    So did you finally quit? I quit. I had a headache for about a week, but I quit.
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    I would also look at my younger self right in the eyes and say don't even think about it.

    I was always up to something in fact my mom said the same thing to me out of the blue a lot because she knew I was always up to something. I will be sitting in my room plotting how to prank my sister not even speaking of it or writting it out and my mom would see me coloring n my room open the door and say don't even think about it.

    I swore she was psychic lol
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    My life's testimony seems to have helped many people so I am going to put it here http://christianchat.com/testimonies...-new-post.html

    When the hearts of God and a child of his make that special intimate connection a wondrous power is born and a flame ignites that can never be put out

    Jesus knew more than anyone of us-Love hurts

    A fired up Christian shouldn't be that big a deal. Our love should be an overpowering burning desire to serve and be in His presence

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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    So did you finally quit? I quit. I had a headache for about a week, but I quit.
    I have tried to quit but I can't my friend even used the placebo effect on me switching all my coffee with coffee free from caffeine for three months but when I found out I went straight back to it. I was apparently clean but my body still craved it and sadly my greatest weakness is self control I have begged God to clean me from the addiction but nothing doing so far
    My life's testimony seems to have helped many people so I am going to put it here http://christianchat.com/testimonies...-new-post.html

    When the hearts of God and a child of his make that special intimate connection a wondrous power is born and a flame ignites that can never be put out

    Jesus knew more than anyone of us-Love hurts

    A fired up Christian shouldn't be that big a deal. Our love should be an overpowering burning desire to serve and be in His presence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I have tried to quit but I can't my friend even used the placebo effect on me switching all my coffee with coffee free from caffeine for three months but when I found out I went straight back to it. I was apparently clean but my body still craved it and sadly my greatest weakness is self control I have begged God to clean me from the addiction but nothing doing so far
    It takes some effort and it's well worth it. I don't even eat chocolate, because chocolate has caffeine, and it doesn't do any good to give up coffee if you're going to drink caffeinated soft drinks or tea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yahweh_is_gracious View Post
    Don't join the military. Ever.
    Sounds like my dad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by resurrection33 View Post
    It takes some effort and it's well worth it. I don't even eat chocolate, because chocolate has caffeine, and it doesn't do any good to give up coffee if you're going to drink caffeinated soft drinks or tea.
    I believe that one day God will help me to be cured of my addiction and I bet by then I will be to terrified to even eat chocolate or drink soda for fear of getting addicted again lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I would say to myself do NOT even think about drinking coffee you are going to be hooked and unable to ever quit in the future and it will be something you very much regret ever doing because it will be to strong of an addiction to be able to stop.

    However knowing me back then I could care less what advice is given to me so......
    Why would you want to quit drinking coffee?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I believe that one day God will help me to be cured of my addiction and I bet by then I will be to terrified to even eat chocolate or drink soda for fear of getting addicted again lol
    I sort of miss chocolate, but I'm probably 20 pounds lighter on account of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FreeNChrist View Post
    Why would you want to quit drinking coffee?!
    I only drink it for the caffeine not the taste unless of course it's starbucks I got hooked on that recently. My caffeine addiction is pretty bad I can drink 3 44 ounce coffees in day and that is normal for me it's that bad
    My life's testimony seems to have helped many people so I am going to put it here http://christianchat.com/testimonies...-new-post.html

    When the hearts of God and a child of his make that special intimate connection a wondrous power is born and a flame ignites that can never be put out

    Jesus knew more than anyone of us-Love hurts

    A fired up Christian shouldn't be that big a deal. Our love should be an overpowering burning desire to serve and be in His presence

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    If I was smart back then, I won't be married to him.

    The only thing I'd do differently is have the hospital remove the gallstones without removing the gallbladder, have hubby get blood work to find out he had HeP C five years before it hit hard, and insist his doctors check his arteries to his heart in February 2015.

    Everything else? Yeah, I could have made smarter decisions but then I would have never met him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    I only drink it for the caffeine not the taste unless of course it's starbucks I got hooked on that recently. My caffeine addiction is pretty bad I can drink 3 44 ounce coffees in day and that is normal for me it's that bad
    According to the converter i found, 44 ounces is more than a litre.
    Do they actually sell coffees that size over there?!
    (What do they cost?)

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