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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Cinder, I appreciated your sensible perspective. I grew up in church. However, in recent years, I've noticed this push by some to romanticize, sanitize and/or add nobilty to certain sins that took place in the Bible that were never intended to be romantic or noble. For example, the idea...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Sorry. I made a double post earlier. I hate when that happens. I miss the old edit function. Anyway, I hope you know what I was getting at.
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Thanks for the warning. I picked up on that. That's way I said that I'm not on here to debate. I'm certainly not here to debate KJV only. I have way too much on my to do list for that. Lol KJV only is a subject matter I don't care about or believe in.
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Thanks for the warning. I picked up on that. As I stated in my post, I not here for debate. Others are free to believe what they believe, as am I. I'm not here for the KJV only debate either. The KJV is a translation only. The original translations of the Bible is Hebrew and Greek. I much more...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Again, and I find myself being redundant here, multiple English Bible translations say that Dinah was raped and taken by force. Furthermore, the Hebrew word (Strong's concordance 6031 a.anah) used in Gen 34:2 that some English Bible versions translate as defiled means to afflict, do violence...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    As I stated above, MULTIPLE Bible TRANSLATIONS say that Shechem raped Dinah and took her by force. https://biblehub.com/genesis/34-2.htm Can you prove that Shechem didn't rape Dinah and take her by force? Can you prove that Shechem and Dinah had consensual sex? Can you prove this in Dinah...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. Gen 34:2 KJV And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, the prince of the land, saw her, he took her and lay with her by FORCE. Gen 34:2 NAS The Hebrew word for...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    The fact that Shechem was willing to be circumcised to marry Dinah doesn't make him a hero or a knight in shining armor. What Shechem did was a form of bride kidnapping. It's a horrible, ancient and common practice in Eastern countries. Marriage by abduction, marriage by capture and bride...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    I really don't have time for a detailed response now. I hope to later. However, I never said that Dinah's rape and Tamar's rape were exactly the same. I never said that Dinah's rape and Tamar's rape were identical. I would imagine that no sexual assaults are exactly the same or identical. Each...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    That's the exact same thing I was thinking. You hit the nail on the head. The Bible... The Bible ... The Bible ... The Bible states that he took her and raped her. Gen 34:2 The Bible does not say that he so called raped her or that he allegedly raped her. The Bible says that he raped her.
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    What does the Bible mean about the role of women?

    As a woman, am I allowed to teach and spread the faith? Yes. Spreading the faith is part of the Great Commission. Christian men and women are instructed to "Go out to the highways and hedges and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full." Luke 14:23 Is marriage and having a...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Unrealistic expectations... If you have watched any portion of 90 Day Fiance, you should know what I mean by unrealistic expectations. It's really cut and dry. Unrealistic expectations of women, Most of the American women that I've seen on that show are over 50 pursuing younger foreign men...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    Seoulsearch, Evidently, you have never watched 90 Day Fiance. My mom watches that show. I watch with her sometimes, and we laugh at the ridiculousness of it. So many of the expectations of the men and women in this relationships are completely unrealistic. I brought up 90 Day Fiance because a...
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    Why Don't We Hear About Single Christian Women Looking for Husbands in Other Countries?

    The biblical account of Dinah's rape and Tamar's rape are more about eros - erotic love - lust. So very often, erotic love (lust) is not substantial or long lasting. It's fickle and fades as beauty fades. Dinah's rape reminds me of Tamar's rape. In both accounts, the rapists claimed to love and...
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    Women Equality

    I don't buy it for a minute. Men can be and very often are driven by their emotions and behave very unprofessionally. The Bible is full of examples of men in authority behaving badly and being led by their emotions. Most of the Kings of Israel were wicked. They were not rational or...