UPDATE Feb 15 2023 11:04 PM. Here’s an update for everyone, just finished talking with my mother and my sister about the situation with her friends talking about weed, cocaine, alcohol, when she’s a minor. My sister has said this exact quote “They are just mean in general” when specifically referencing her bad friends. This is true, since I heard it out loud. So it’s good that we rebuked her to stop hanging out with the bad crowds. She said “It’s over for me now”, an exact quote, when specifically talking about her breaking up officially with her bad friends. So we’re relieved that she recognized this. It’s good she came to these thoughts on her own. I’m here with her, talking with her and my mother is here too. I’m grateful that my sister has recognized her worth. My mother just warned her “They can do harm to you in different ways”. Which is true. Even though my sister has officially cut ties with them, they might not want her to leave the unhealthy relationship and will try to drag her in. So we offer her our advice on how to avoid that too.
Proverbs 31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She’s been a lot happier in general, which is a huge relief. It’s good. I’ll be accompanying her to an event as well, so she has a buddy to keep her safe so she’s not alone. The outside world can be dangerous so it’s very important to protect your family members. My mother was worried sick for my sister and I was worried too, so it’s good this is over. It was my sister who on her came to this decision, we just rebuke her friends because she requests it. And she requests us for help and guidance, so we always listen to what she has to stay and support her through it. She just sent a text message chain to her friends right now telling them how she’s “breaking up” with them in the sense that she’ll be stopping hanging out with them. Thanks to our rebuke, she’s recognized that wasn’t a healthy relationship she was in.
Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
I am also very thankful for all the prayers that I’ve received from various people on the Christian forums online. Thank you very much my friends! ShanaBrown thank you for your support my friend! Meerkat, thank you for the excellent advice. And St Steven, thank you for understanding the situation in the end, I appreciate your words of wisdom too my friend. And so many other names that would take so many words to mention, I appreciate each and every one of you
I intend to use this experience as a learning opportunity and will take all the advice given and apply it into my daily life. It makes me glad that I posted about this circumstance. Usually, I don’t talk about personal matters like this, I stick with Christian Universalist theology, but at the same time, as a brother, I must protect my sister, and my family in general. So I’m glad that by describing the situation, they we got support from these prayers to help resolve it
So again, thank you all for the prayers. It’s amazing, because a few days after receiving the prayers, my sister has recognized how dangerous these people are. Even for those who are not Christian, I pray for all their safety with love and kindness, as Christ has come to save everyone and all will become believers in Him, they will understand His Love <3
1 Corinthians 15:22 "In Christ shall all be made alive"
We can see eye bags on her face, so hopefully she can get more sleep now. She was up until 2:00 AM at the middle of the night worrying about the situation, so hopefully she can get some much-needed rest. I pray that her friends, the bad crowd ones, they will recognize their badness and believe in Jesus Christ with faith alone to be saved. In this case it was first my mother who rebuked my sister for lying about the reason why she wasn’t coming at home on time. She admitted that it was wrong of her to lie and disobey her parents in this situation, and apologized for it, so we forgive her. We have unconditional love for her no matter what. And we’re glad that she can now be free because she was in danger with these drug friends, to which I supported my mother who initially noticed and gave correction to my sister, because she was worried sick about her daughter who is a minor going with this drug crowd. Cocaine, weed, alcohol, very dangerous combinations when driving in icy winter roads. Our bridges have black ice that forms under them, and many people die in car crashes, so I’m relieved that was avoided. I do not wish any harm on her friends as well, but I hope they can understand the error in their ways before something bad happens to them.
Colossians 3:14 And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.
Honestly, though, I’m proud of her. We all are. We won’t be here all the time to protect her from dangerous like this, so when we rebuke her feelings of guilt and harmful self-accusation, we do it in a way that helps her learn to recognize whenever she’s in an unhealthy relationship. She says that she officially doesn’t have a crush on the person who she told us herself weeks ago she has a crush on. Another good sign, since that person was talking about doing drugs like weed and cocaine, so a huge bullet dodged right there. She liked him at first, because she didn’t know about these dangerous things, but as she hung out with him, she found out about this criminal talk, which we warned her about, so I’m grateful to God that she took our “rebukes” aka our warnings of love and kindness to heart and is officially severing her ties with this bad crowd
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Continuation of the thread here, with a more fitting title: My Sister Cried Tears of Joy When I Showed Her the UR Gospel