Problem Sibling. Help!

athenasius

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Oh Cireth, bless his heart, that is rather endearing and I join you hoping that somehow he gets into a situation where he can really learn from God about the Bible instead of his off balance stuff.

I know that even when he crossed over the line, you love him as a brother in Christ and want the best for him. But even in his off balance nuttiness he was too much for the JWs as off balance and nutty as they are! Now that takes REAL doing!

I'd be torn between wanting to hug him and wanting to laugh my head off at the plight of the JW's. They were out of their depth there and then some.

:pray Lord we pray for him, that you'd bring him to a place where he can be restored to health, mentally and spiritually.
 
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Momma D

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Wait... this guy says you’re demon-possessed, and has an opinion on your menstrual issues? How on earth does he know something so personal, and feels he can voice his opinions on it? Big red flags here!! As you probably know, there are some delusional males out there who twist Scripture to justify their wanting to think any male has authority over any female, and, as Everlasting Life said, this guy sounds like he could be over the edge, even physically unsafe. Maybe not, but take no chances. Have nothing to do with him, lock your doors, share this with someone there you trust, and get pepper spray or a “personal safety device” from Amazon that emits a loud alarm. Block him from texting you. He’s inappropriate and sounds unhinged to me. I’ll lift you up to the Lord now. Don’t be afraid, just be smart!
So sorry Accepted....I touched the wrong emoji...I meant the love one
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Círeth

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I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've had a stressful day today and he was asking me a question but not listening to the answer. He wanted to know who the DPS we missed you your package is next door note was for. I had to tell him five times, for crying out loud, that it wasn't my parcel and I didn't know whose it was, and I was a bit sharp with him. He's retreated off somewhere now and I'm feeling like a heel for being short tempered.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
I'm feeling a bit guilty. I've had a stressful day today and he was asking me a question but not listening to the answer. He wanted to know who the DPS we missed you your package is next door note was for. I had to tell him five times, for crying out loud, that it wasn't my parcel and I didn't know whose it was, and I was a bit sharp with him. He's retreated off somewhere now and I'm feeling like a heel for being short tempered.
Well, look, you're human and you had a weak moment. We all do. Just take it to the Lord, asking for his continued strength and help. :) :hug

Praise the Lord for a good resolution!!!!!!!

Sure praying for you. Hope you are doing well. :hug

:pray
 

Sojourner414

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A suggestion for yourself, Cireth: "a nice ball of yarn to play with (for stress relief)! :D

Seriously, I think folks here have already given you some good advice: continue to pray for this person first and foremost, but use caution and discretion when needed. And please don't beat yourself up if you have "a bad day". We all have them, and thankfully, we can always go to the Lord when we've had enough.

Praying for you. :pray
 

Círeth

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He's now convinced himself that I hate him and won't hear otherwise. :faint2


I don't hate him. I agape him even when he's being difficult to like but he's not listening. Apparently if he makes me uneasy, and he does sometimes, that means I don't like him and if I don't like him I hate him. :doh2
 

Círeth

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A suggestion for yourself, Cireth: "a nice ball of yarn to play with (for stress relief)! :D

Seriously, I think folks here have already given you some good advice: continue to pray for this person first and foremost, but use caution and discretion when needed. And please don't beat yourself up if you have "a bad day". We all have them, and thankfully, we can always go to the Lord when we've had enough.

Praying for you. :pray
That does sound like a good idea. :lion totally equals :catball....:p

In all seriousness I might just go find my crochet hook and see if I can find a good YouTube tutorial to learn a new stitch.

I will keep praying for him and about the situation.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
He's now convinced himself that I hate him and won't hear otherwise. :faint2


I don't hate him. I agape him even when he's being difficult to like but he's not listening. Apparently if he makes me uneasy, and he does sometimes, that means I don't like him and if I don't like him I hate him. :doh2

Well, that's just a controlling guilt trip meant to keep you under his control (whether he realized this or not), plain and simple. Figure out your Godly boundaries with him and really stick to it.....even if that means limiting conversations/texts/emails with him. But....you can certainly be praying for him.
 

Círeth

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He will be out soon but we've had more drama today culminating in me cutting the plug off the tumble dryer.

Our landlord owns another house in my street and rents it to students. Their dryer had stopped working and so our landlord got someone out to fix it. The guy who was meant to be fixing it told our landlord that the manufacturer had issued a recall of this particular dryer because there's a fault that can cause it to catch fire.

So our landlord called the manufacturer up and got my housemate E to check the make and serial number and lo and behold, yeah it's the same dryer and the manufacturer is going to replace it with a new model for free but it's going to take a couple of weeks.

So E informed me and him about it. Ten minutes later; when E's gone back to her room he's going on about how he doesn't believe her etc.

By this point I know how he operates so despite E's warning note taped to it and her taping the door shut I know that at some point he's going to try and use it. So I got a sharp pair of scissors and cut the plug off; because burning to death is not how I want to go. I can reattach a plug. I really hope he doesn't have that know-how.
 
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Sojourner414

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He will be out soon but we've had more drama today culminating in me cutting the plug off the tumble dryer.

Our landlord owns another house in my street and rents it to students. Their dryer had stopped working and so our landlord got someone out to fix it. The guy who was meant to be fixing it told our landlord that the manufacturer had issued a recall of this particular dryer because there's a fault that can cause it to catch fire.

So our landlord called the manufacturer up and got my housemate E to check the make and serial number and lo and behold, yeah it's the same dryer and the manufacturer is going to replace it with a new model for free but it's going to take a couple of weeks.

So E informed me and him about it. Ten minutes later; when E's gone back to his room he's going on about how he doesn't believe her etc.

By this point I know how he operates so despite E's warning note taped to it and her taping the door shut I know that at some point he's going to try and use it. So I got a sharp pair of scissors and cut the plug off; because burning to death is not how I want to go. I can reattach a plug. I really hope he doesn't have that know-how.
I would cut the cord off then, right at where it coms out of the machine. That's a lot harder to repair/ replace.
 

Círeth

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I don't know if he knows I've done that. I told our landlord and apparently he had sent him an email saying that he didn't believe E and our landlord read him the riot act.

I don't know whether that was before or after I fessed up to vandalising the dryer and if it was before I don't know if our landlord told him what I've done. So if he doesn't know and finds out when trying to use the dryer then this could get interesting.

I seriously doubt he has any engineering know how what-so-ever but I've hidden the plug in my room anyway. I know how to reattach a plug because I've seen my Dad create or repair leads for things multiple times.
 

Everlasting Life

Through Faith in Jesus
By this point I know how he operates so despite E's warning note taped to it and her taping the door shut I know that at some point he's going to try and use it. So I got a sharp pair of scissors and cut the plug off; because burning to death is not how I want to go. I can reattach a plug. I really hope he doesn't have that know-how
Good, quick thinking there! Yes, being proactive in this case is saving lives.

:pray ing

:pray
 

Sojourner414

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I don't know if he knows I've done that. I told our landlord and apparently he had sent him an email saying that he didn't believe E and our landlord read him the riot act.

I don't know whether that was before or after I fessed up to vandalising the dryer and if it was before I don't know if our landlord told him what I've done. So if he doesn't know and finds out when trying to use the dryer then this could get interesting.

I seriously doubt he has any engineering know how what-so-ever but I've hidden the plug in my room anyway. I know how to reattach a plug because I've seen my Dad create or repair leads for things multiple times.
One thing I will "disagree" with you about: that wasn't vandalism. What you actually did was render a dangerously defective device inert and thus safe. :)
 

yrrek

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I would move. Grab your other roommates with you and let the no it all keep the place. I realize that may not be possible for you but it doesn’t sound like a healthy environment for you.
 
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