But when implemented with humility and upheld for an extended period of time, both households just might find a more respectful working relationship.
Hagee references a report from the National Earthquake Information Center of the U. Geological Survey: "…the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 6.0 or greater) have stayed relatively constant…." and notes within the government report "…the last decade has produced substantially fewer large earthquakes than shown in the long-term averages…." Remarkably, Hagee goes on to contradict directly the government report: "…it is true that the Bible predicts that earthquakes will increase in the last days, and the number of earthquakes measured has increased 1.58 times between 19." A different set of earthquake frequency numbers appears in the recent writings of Peter and Paul Lalonde.If Sharon repeatedly shows up on their doorstep, he should assertively (but politely) ask her not to. Do not let this type of response detour you from following through.If your children get pulled into the situation, tell the kids your request is not theirs to worry about and continue to deal directly with your ex.Nicole naturally assumed that once she and Tom married, Sharon would decrease her texts, late night calls, and “show-up-at-the-front-door-unannounced” behavior. In fact, as soon as she and Tom were married, Sharon’s troubling behavior increased.
Weddings have a funny way of activating ex-spouses toward one of two extremes.Working toward a respectful working relationship In order to protect their new marriage and blended family, it would be wise for Tom and Nicole to set some boundaries.Doing so doesn’t mean Sharon will automatically respect or accommodate them.When parenting concerns come up, they should only be discussed during co-parenting meetings, unless there is an emergency.(Moderate- to low-conflict co-parents will not have to resort to this extreme request, but folks like Tom may need to.) If Sharon contacts either Tom or Nicole at another time, they can avoid replying or table the conversation until the next scheduled meeting.EARTHQUAKES AND THE END TIMES: A GEOLOGICAL AND BIBLICAL PERSPECTIVE Steven A. Strauss* Institute for Creation Research, PO Box 2667, El Cajon, CA 92021 Voice: (619) 448-0900 FAX: (619) 448-3469 (Unpublished manuscript of January 14, 1999.