Sister Kath, this really means a lot to me at this time.
The latest development here is; now my first wife, mother of my two daughters, now ages 19 and 21, has insisted that I not contact her nor my two daughters anymore, about anything or topic.
I only was able to visit them about every two months, due to their school and work schedules and I tried not to intrude upon their lives.
Yet, with the nearness of the Rapture and the outbreak of the looming war(s) in the Middle East, and possible inpact of these events within the USA, I made a very low key approach of these topics with my first wife. I had spoken to her privately of my concerns for their welfare and offered to help explain to her and my daughters what it is that we here on RITA know is unfolding.
Her response was outright anger, and told me to never speak of God, Jesus, the Rapture and war to her or my daughters ever again. To stay away and not contact them at all.
I have legal equal visitation rights, and they live a mile from my home. I will pray for them and be patient. Events will demonstrate to them, that they should listen to the advice I am trying to convey, for their own well being.
It may seem to a reader here, that I may be overzealous, etc. However, seldom have I even broached the subjects here, with my daughters and my first wife. I knew their sensitivity to this.
Anyway, now my second wife, of 9 years is leaving as I've posted, on Sunday. For the very same reasons!
I really feel like I am being isolated from those I love, by my faith and knowing that I know that I know what is unfolding. Truly, I've tried to be low-key about all of this, but to no avail. I constantly thank the Lord for being at my side and the Holy Spirit to reside within me.
Without God, I would completely fall apart.
Likewise, I so appreciate our RITA friends. I don't post often, but I read several times per day/evening.
Now, more than ever, I appreciate my friends here that I can come to, because they are experiencing many of the same issues as I.
Do you feel as though you are being marginalized and outcast by those you care about and love?
Pretty much alone, except for Jesus now. I have two strong Christian brothers here, but not quite the same as members of your own family.
No, I am not seeking pity, only understanding and advice here. I am 58 years old, but have never been so isolated and without any family in my life. I go to work each day and work hard.
Now, beginning Sunday, I will come home to an empty house. Again, only seeking advice, not for anyone to feel sorry for me.
Afterall, the whole world is falling apart and Christians are suffering greatly and even being killed for their faith. What I am facing is so little in comparison.
I do try to maintain a proper perspective on things.
Prayers to all of you here and for your loved ones as well.
I sure hope and pray that the Rapture will take place very, very soon.