The other day, my four-year old daughter threw a temper-tantrum in a supermarket. (If you're an average parent, you will know this is not an unusual occurrence.) After spending the better part of twenty minutes reasoning with and cajoling her, enough was enough. I threw her over my shoulder and marched her out of the goddamn store.
To the nearby bystander, this would have presented something of a dilemma. they saw a man dragging a screaming child away from witnesses and into the unknown. Nobody did anything. "It's probably her dad", they doubtlessly reasoned. But what if it wasn't? What if the guy doing the dragging hadn't been me?
Dear Lovehacker, I am an 18-year-old homeschooled Christian who has never dated anyone before. In recent years, I've had a secret crush on a certain girl (I'll refer to her as "L"). We've known each other since we were little grade school kids and we grew up as friends.
Everything seemed nice and rosy up until middle school. That's when L took a turn for the worse (behaviourally and morally). She called stupid the idea of waiting until marriage to have sex, something which utterly contradicts what I believe as a Christian, according to the Bible. Although I still liked L, it saddened me deeply to learn of her new viewpoints.