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16-05-2013, 11:52 AM
Pat Robertson's Marriage advice
http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/0...tated?lite

Quote: “Stop talking about the cheating! (1) He cheated on you, well, he’s a man. (2) So what you do is begin to focus on why you married him in the first place, on what he does good. (3) Does he provide a home for you to live in, does he provide food for you to eat, does he provide clothes for you to wear, is he nice to the children, do you have a happy family, does he take your kids to sporting events, does he go out and watch their Little League games, does he share with you stuff that’s going on (4)…is he handsome? (5) Start focusing on those things and essentially fall in love with him all over again. (6)

"I recommend you reach out and touch him, touch his face—touch his face—hold his hand, look into his eyes, talk to him, (7) you’re praying oh God, teach me to not hate him when he was with that stripper in that hotel room 10 years ago (8) and I’ll never forgive him kind of thing please –so what are you focusing on? You’re focusing on the thing that makes you mad. (9) Stop that. (10) Start focusing on the good stuff. He must have something good or you wouldn’t have married him. (11)

"So give him honor instead of worrying about it. (12) But recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit (13) and what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander. (14) Think of the temptations that are out there, the internet is FILLED with pornography,(15) the magazines are filled with salacious pictures of women (16) Anywhere you turn around there’s some solicitation to the senses to entice a man. (17)

"What you have to do is say, ‘My husband was captured and I want to get him free.(18 )But reach out and think of the good stuff. Begin to thank God that you have a marriage that is together (19) and that you live in America (20) and good things are happening.” (21)

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16-05-2013, 12:07 PM
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The sexism actually hurts!! D:

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16-05-2013, 12:10 PM
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(16-05-2013 12:07 PM)nach_in Wrote:  The sexism actually hurts!! D:

If it was anyone else I would have assumed it was sarcasm. Roberson is the grandmaster Poe.

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16-05-2013, 01:09 PM
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(16-05-2013 12:07 PM)nach_in Wrote:  The sexism actually hurts!! D:

Well, in his defense, he was addressing a woman that asked how she could forgive her husband for cheating. These were instructions for her and ways to help alleviate the pain that came from cheating.

In context, it's not sexist. I'm assuming the woman wanted to better her marriage and needed ways she could do that. He gave proactive ways to help.

Just sayin'.

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16-05-2013, 01:10 PM
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(16-05-2013 11:52 AM)Revenant77x Wrote:  http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/0...tated?lite

Quote: “Stop talking about the cheating! (1) He cheated on you, well, he’s a man. (2) So what you do is begin to focus on why you married him in the first place, on what he does good. (3) Does he provide a home for you to live in, does he provide food for you to eat, does he provide clothes for you to wear, is he nice to the children, do you have a happy family, does he take your kids to sporting events, does he go out and watch their Little League games, does he share with you stuff that’s going on (4)…is he handsome? (5) Start focusing on those things and essentially fall in love with him all over again. (6)

"I recommend you reach out and touch him, touch his face—touch his face—hold his hand, look into his eyes, talk to him, (7) you’re praying oh God, teach me to not hate him when he was with that stripper in that hotel room 10 years ago (8) and I’ll never forgive him kind of thing please –so what are you focusing on? You’re focusing on the thing that makes you mad. (9) Stop that. (10) Start focusing on the good stuff. He must have something good or you wouldn’t have married him. (11)

"So give him honor instead of worrying about it. (12) But recognize also, like it or not, males have a tendency to wander a little bit (13) and what you want to do is make a home so wonderful that he doesn’t want to wander. (14) Think of the temptations that are out there, the internet is FILLED with pornography,(15) the magazines are filled with salacious pictures of women (16) Anywhere you turn around there’s some solicitation to the senses to entice a man. (17)

"What you have to do is say, ‘My husband was captured and I want to get him free.(18 )But reach out and think of the good stuff. Begin to thank God that you have a marriage that is together (19) and that you live in America (20) and good things are happening.” (21)
What a complete asshole Pat is!

Silly me, I thought people marry for love - Pat didn't even mention that one in his list. In fact, he seems to think possessions, personal appearance, and kids will bring about love. He apparently doesn't know what love is!

And what's with #13?! So now it's the woman's fault if a man "wanders"? And she should just overlook infidelity and focus on the good things? Man, I really pity Pat's wife! (More than I already did before.)

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16-05-2013, 02:06 PM
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(16-05-2013 01:09 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  
(16-05-2013 12:07 PM)nach_in Wrote:  The sexism actually hurts!! D:

Well, in his defense, he was addressing a woman that asked how she could forgive her husband for cheating. These were instructions for her and ways to help alleviate the pain that came from cheating.

In context, it's not sexist. I'm assuming the woman wanted to better her marriage and needed ways she could do that. He gave proactive ways to help.

Just sayin'.

While that does place it in a bit of context; it's still IMO, piss poor advice.
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16-05-2013, 02:12 PM
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(16-05-2013 02:06 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  
(16-05-2013 01:09 PM)kingschosen Wrote:  Well, in his defense, he was addressing a woman that asked how she could forgive her husband for cheating. These were instructions for her and ways to help alleviate the pain that came from cheating.

In context, it's not sexist. I'm assuming the woman wanted to better her marriage and needed ways she could do that. He gave proactive ways to help.

Just sayin'.

While that does place it in a bit of context; it's still IMO, piss poor advice.
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Absolutely not disagreeing with you. It is.

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16-05-2013, 02:45 PM (This post was last modified: 16-05-2013 03:05 PM by Reltzik.)
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You know what? We're expecting too much of Pat Robertson. How can we accept him as the gentle, flawed, human man that he is and come to love him again?

Stop talking about the bigotry! (1) He's prejudiced against you, well, he’s a Christian fundamentalist. (2) So what you do is begin to focus on why you let him on your TV in the first place, on what he does good. (3) Does he provide a home for you to live in, does he provide food for you to eat, does he provide clothes for you to wear, is he nice to the children, does he make your family happy, does he take your kids to sporting events, does he go out and watch their Little League games, does he share with you the true dope on stuff that’s going on (4)…is he handsome? (5) Start focusing on those things and essentially fall in love with him all over again. (6)

I recommend you reach out and touch him, touch his face—touch his face—hold his hand, look into his eyes, talk to him, (7) you’re praying oh God, teach me to not hate him when he was blaming gays for 9/11 and, well, everything (8) and I’ll never forgive him kind of thing please –so what are you focusing on? You’re focusing on the thing that makes you mad. (9) Stop that. (10) Start focusing on the good stuff. He must have something good or you wouldn’t have let him on your cable provider. (11)

So give him honor instead of worrying about it. (12) But recognize also, like it or not, Christian fundamentalists have a tendency to be bigoted assholes a lot (13) and what you want to do is make a world so wonderful that he doesn’t want to hate almost everything in it. (14) Think of the temptations that are out there, the Bible is FILLED with atrocities,(15) the magazines are filled with judgements and lies (16) Anywhere you turn around there’s some solicitation to the spleen to entice a Christian. (17)

What you have to do is say, ‘Pat was captured and I want to get him free.'(18 )But reach out and think of the good stuff. Begin to thank God that you have a coincidentally shared national identity (19) and that you live in America (20) and good things are happening. (21)

.... wait, what, you mean it wasn't your choice to let him onto your cablebox or share a nationality in the first place, it was just some sort of prearranged marriage you had no say in? (22) Well that SUCKS. (23)

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16-05-2013, 03:39 PM
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my advice woulda been "Forgive him and shut the hell up or walk way and shut the hell up"

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16-05-2013, 03:43 PM
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(16-05-2013 02:45 PM)Reltzik Wrote:  I recommend you reach out and touch him, touch his face—touch his face—
Yeah, Pat might benefit from having his face touched, touched really hard.

I just ignore his existence or think of him as a great Poe, though.
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