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This is a personal issue and should be done in a state of freedom. Making adjustments, repenting, and overcoming certain tendencies should be between God and oneself. It should not be dictated by another, as one would compel another to certain measures.
We blame others for the misdeeds, and traits of our children. We blame bishops, other church leaders, members, spouses, and parents. We even blame others, parents of others, or of our children, sometimes bad behaviors. We blame away! We humans, some, have a great need when they see some dysfunctional happening, to asses blame somewhere, everywhere, so as to be able to face the problem. It for some reasons allows them to feel safe and guilt free, that they are solving the problem of both, the one who had the bad behavior, and the one that caused this person to behave so poorly. Therefore they often absolve the one who behavior was in error, and then blame the one who they think caused the one to behave badly. Who can understand such a thing.
We need to stress personal responsibility we need to act for ourselves as the scriptures tell us. The scriptures and teachings of the church are laid open to all. Most all, know what they basically teach as they teach us how to behave. There should be little to no excuse, of blame of others, for the conduct of ones own behavior. We also should not blame others for the behavior of our children or any other. When we do so, we can run the risk, in some way, to enable the incorrect behavior. We also judge condemned and execute another for his or her role in this process. God Forbid.
Philippians 2:12 states Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.
Hugh W. Pinnock said this;
“Of course, heartache and pain can be spilled upon us by dishonest, manipulative, or unkind people. Accidents happen that can inflict terrible pain and sometimes lifetime disability. But to judge, blame, and not forgive always intensifies the problem. It pushes healing further into the future. It is not responsible.”
But those who cry transgression do it because they are the servants of sin, and are the children of disobedience themselves.
Dr. Don W. Bowman
Dr. Don Bowman is a Dentist with more than 38 Years of experience planning, developing, implementing and practicing Dentistry. He had all the skills to operate a large practice of Dentistry including, accounting, marketing and the handling of the employees. He served in the navy for Two Years. He won awards in marketing for yellow page add and radio add. Married to a lovely wife for 43 years and have 7 Children and 35 Grand Children. He also served as a Bishop, a high counselor, an Elder’s quorum president and a Stake Mission President.
University of Louisville – Louisville, KY
Minor in French and was trained in orthodontics in Columbus Ohio.
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