[Vision2020] Not that anyone except Doug Farris cares
deco at moscow.com
Mon Oct 31 10:27:00 PST 2005
Re: Interests of Doug Farris and his male co-congregants (again):
A psychological defense mechanism by which an objectionable impulse is expressed in an opposite or contrasting behavior.
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Source: The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
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A defense mechanism by which an objectionable impulse is expressed in an opposite or contrasting attitude or behavior.
Source: The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Main Entry: reaction formation
: a psychological defense mechanism in which one form of behavior substitutes for or conceals a diametrically opposed repressed impulse in order to protect against it
Source: Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2002 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
n : (psychiatry) a defense mechanism in which a person unconsciously develops attitudes and behavior that are the opposite of unacceptable repressed desires and impulses and serve to conceal them; "his strict morality is just a reaction formation to hide his sexual drive"
Source: WordNet ® 2.0, © 2003 Princeton University
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From: "Melynda Huskey" <melyndahuskey at earthlink.net>
To: <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: [Vision2020] Not that anyone except Doug Farris cares
> But, in fact, the living arrangements in my home are not at all as he imagines.
> I am the legal owner of our home. My parents have kindly consented to live with me, Joan, and their grandchildren, a fact for which I daily give thanks. No one who lives in our home pays rent, for obvious reasons.
> Joan and I are not legally married. Nevertheless, my parents refer to Joan as their daughter-in-law, reflecting their profound affection for her and their recognition of the permanence of her relationship to them, to me, and to our children. No lawbreaking is involved in this usage.
> None of this is very complicated. Nor yet is it very interesting, except to the kind of prissy, vindictive busybody who would refer to me as Joan's "concubine," speculate on our right to have children at all, or accuse me of breaking the law for persisting in loving and honoring a woman with whom I have shared 13 blissfully happy years, and with whom I hope to spend the rest of my life.
> Can we move on to some topic of actual local interest now, Doug Farris?
> Melynda Huskey
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