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About Dismal_Bliss

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    Happily married to my lovely wife Crystal
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    Northeast Ohio
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    My Dad was baptized when I was 10 years old. From then on I was growing up in a divided household. My parents fought like cats and dogs, instigated by my unbelieving mother. However, it did seem that it was my Dad that changed and thus brought all this on, plus avoiding Christmas and Birthdays was just plain weird. As a result, I didn't want to hear it. But at 13 years old I had enough of the fighting and took it upon myself to fix my family. I prayed to whoever if anyone is up there listening and made my petition to learn the truth. Purchase my first bible, a New Revised Standard Version, and began reading. After several months I decided to share what I was believing it to say with my Father, who simply said to keep on reading. But when I shared these things with my mother, she bit my head off and accused me of talking to my father behind her back. A light bulb turned on for me then. Afterwards I invited both of them to give me literature. Reading with an open heart and an open mind led me to believe beyond the shadow of a doubt that Jehovah's Witnesses had the truth. I progressed to being an unbaptized publisher by 15, but it was short lived. At 16 my worldy peers got the best of me and drew me out to sea, where I was tossed about until coming to my senses at 25. I realized that fixing my depressing and debauched life meant returning to Jehovah. Fortunately, my girlfriend had a listening ear and we we're married and then baptized at the exact same time in the summer of 2002.

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  • My Interests
    Family - doing things together with my wife and children is wonderful - a family that plays together (and prays together), stays together. I'm a Bible teacher and much of my interests center around following in the footsteps of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:21). I'm also an internet junkie - probably not a good thing.
  • My favorite books
    God's Word, the Holy Bible (I've collected over 40 translations of this book in Hebrew, Greek, English, and Spanish).
    Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament by Jason David BeDuhn
    The Role of Theology and Bias in Bible Translation by Rolf Furuli
    And then all the following...
    What Does the Bible Really Teach?
    Keep Yourself in God's Love
    Is There a Creator Who Cares About You?
    The Bible - God's Word or Man's?
    Come Be My Follower
  • My favorite music
    Such a broad range that it is too much to list. Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Fantomas, Peeping Tom, Mondo Cane, and more), The Cure, Andrea Bocelli, and classical music too. Popular music is okay, until it has been played to death. Probably shouldn't mention some of these. Sadly, you have to listen to an album and weed out the bad songs on just about anything these days.
  • My favorite quotes
    And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free - Jesus at John 8:32

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  1. It just dawned on me, that Crystal and I have been tobacco FREE for 17 years now. We quit on October 7th, 2000 motivated by our study of God's Word.



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    2. GeordieGirl


      When you look at us now you wouldn't believe what some of us used to do in our lives. Thanks to Jehovah that we have power beyond what is normal to make our lives clean and make Jehovah's heart glad.  Well done Bob and Crystal on your 17 years smoke free. (:P)

    3. ChocoBro


      Wow, congratulations.


      My wife has been free of that garbage for more than ten years.


      As for me, only 3 and a half years but still strong.


      Hope you don't mind me asking, do you dream of smoking sometimes?

    4. Dismal_Bliss


      No, I don't dream of smoking. However, for the first several years I loved to stand next to a smoker and be in the same room with a smoker, because I loved the smell of smoke. However today, it is repugnant to me. Interestingly, my wife has developed an asthmatic reaction to it in recent years.


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