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by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Why are we afraid of Physical Affection?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Why are we afraid of Physical Affection?

Hat's Off got me to thinking in the Why don't mennonite men hug thread. I'm not going to corner him personally, his family dynamic is his business. But why are we afraid of physical displays of affection? Why is there teaching out there that hugging/kissing (in families) is inappropriate? Assuming t...
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

Hats Off wrote:It is really discouraged that men hug men at funerals or visitation.
Why? It hardly seems to me that Mennonite culture needs a push in the direction of greater stoicism.[/quote]
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

Hats Off wrote:
Signtist wrote:
Hats Off wrote:I can't hug my daughter
As in, she won't allow it?

As in - my wife wouldn't allow it - and it just isn't the thing to do in our culture.
Fair enough. That begs a whole plethora of other questions, but maybe we should start a new thread.
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:59 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

Hats Off wrote:
Where were you, Signtist, that you missed that memo?
Should have said, Got the memo, refused to read it!
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

Hats Off wrote:I can't hug my daughter
As in, she won't allow it?
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

ohio jones wrote:
Signtist wrote:
YorkandAdams wrote:...and why you will never see a Mennonite man hug another Mennonite man.
Oh! Men aren't supposed to hug? I never got that memo.

:hug:

Surprised that hadn't made its appearance yet in this thread.
Doubt if I'd hug a little green man...
by Signtist
Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:38 am
Forum: MennoLight
Topic: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?
Replies: 21
Views: 232

Re: Why Don't Mennonite Men Hug?

YorkandAdams wrote:...and why you will never see a Mennonite man hug another Mennonite man.
Oh! Men aren't supposed to hug? I never got that memo.
by Signtist
Wed May 31, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Meanwhile, in Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 872

Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

For those of you that follow such things, as of this weekend Canada as a new opposition leader. Some have described Andrew Scheer as "Stephen Harper with a smile". He is only 38 years old, younger than PM Trudeau BTW, has a wife and 5 young children. My gut feeling is that politics in Can...
by Signtist
Tue May 30, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Meanwhile, in Canada
Replies: 25
Views: 872

Re: Meanwhile, in Canada

Hey, what do you have against my local paper? They're liars. And when confronted the best they can do is say "our sources are reliable." Out of the Ottawa papers we've dealt with, I'd say the Sun is surprisingly the most honest, and the least likely to sensationalize. That can change with...
by Signtist
Fri May 26, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Anabaptist Theology and Practice
Topic: Coblentz on Gender Identity
Replies: 74
Views: 2130

Re: Coblentz on Gender Identity

GaryK wrote:With you mentioning Perth, I'm curious if you are from Australia?
http://forum.mennonet.com/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=2&p=14210#p14210

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