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I Believe Promises Must Be Kept

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    Don't promise something

    if you don't plan on keeping it.. And don't say something that u don't mean.. Simple as that.
    mydarkangel mydarkangel 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    Yeah....

    If it is at all possible, I will try and keep my promises........
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2010

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    Promises Of A Cheater.

    Hi everyone,I have been with my boyfriend a little over a year now.  He is also my first boyfriend.  I met him during our last few months in high school, I had a lot of first time experiences with him.  He took me to my first prom, we spent the whole summer together, and we...
    his4ever his4ever 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    Words To Stand By:

    If you can't keep a promise, don't make it. It makes people feel as if they can't trust anyone when one person lies or breaks a promise.  Even if they don't realize it, it will slowly bring their faith in people down.  Don't be one of those people.
    BamaBabe87 BamaBabe87 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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    If you manage through continued

    pestering(happens often) to extract a promise from me then I keep it because I hate myself for giving in to the person in the first place. I feel it gives the person power over me. For instance when I was 12 and self harmed for the 1st time my father kept pestering me(wanted to...
    sagate sagate 22-25, F Jun 16

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    piSAYERSmp piSAYERSmp 26-30, M Jan 28

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    Treat It Like Your Life Depended On Keeping It.

    I do not make a promise unless I know I can keep it. On the other hand if you make me promise to not tell anyone that you are going to commit suicide or murder someone then I will have no choice but to keep your promise. But I will talk extensively with you about why you are...
    LightYagami LightYagami 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    Obviously it depends on what promises you have

    made. Not making a "promise" is often better than reneging on a causal promise later. Don't assume that all promises are a good choice or healthy...
    Kmkrew Kmkrew 41-45 Jan 28

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    I Think We Have All Been There

    If I had a buck for every liar, or flake, or hot/cold person that I have encountered in my life, I think I would be rich. People need to be real. I am not holding my breath.
    caliguy4u caliguy4u 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 15, 2012

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    Kept

    I agree, promises must be kept unless, there's things which surfaces the picture / story.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Sep 6, 2011

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    My Promises

    Promises are said not to be my thing. In my experience people generally are full of them and it seems very rare that a person is genuinely able to follow thru with the promises they make. This doesn’t mean that I don’t make promises it just means that I am a person of my word...
    CopperBlaze CopperBlaze 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Promises

    A promise is a promise. It is not meant to be taken lightly. Throughout my life i have told 'I promise, I promise, I promise,' and they have never followed through. When I make a promise, i keep it. I follow through. I dont know about you, but i sure like people following through...
    countrycutie101 countrycutie101 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Dont Like Promises..

    I have a lot of friends, and they all know that I wear my heart on my sleeve, and I'll love them forever..but I do not like promises. I'll promise someone something, and I know in myself that I honestly mean this promise..but I dont feel like I can always trust them..well, I can...
    Thumpur Thumpur 22-25, F Oct 21, 2010

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    Never Make A Promise,

    unless you know that you're not only going to keep it, but you WANT to keep it. A friend of mine told me that it was best to just never make promises, that if you were going to do something for someone then you either do it when the time comes or you don't do it but then you can...
    Lonestarr Lonestarr 70+, F 2 Responses May 10, 2011

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    Promises Should Not Be Broken.

    If someone promises me something, I expect them to live up to their promise and not go back on it... If you can't make it happen don't promise it to begin with! The only time I can forgive a broken promise is when there where circumstances that resulted in the promise being...
    KawaiiDoll KawaiiDoll 18-21, F Dec 29, 2011

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    True Intentions

    You should never promise something you've no intention of keeping. It devalues everything else you might agree to.
    AtomicWater AtomicWater 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 31, 2010

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    Promises

    i get sick when i dont keep a promise
    beekero beekero 26-30, M Jul 30, 2011

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    Powerful Promises

    So much hope and expectation is built around a promise.  That promise keeps you holding on ~ waiting.  A promise is powerful.  Promise gives you reason to believe and smile. I believe promises must be kept for a broken promise equally breaks a heart. 
    2wiceasnice 2wiceasnice 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 10, 2011

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    Please Don't Break Me

    You say you love me and that you want to be with me.  You say you want me to let you in.  The promises you have made me have given me hope.  I hope that you meant them because my love for you runs deeper than the current and broken promises do more than simply...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 33 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    Who Broke Thier Promise To You?

    What was it and how did it change your life ? I want to know.
    TheNavyWife TheNavyWife 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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    They Have To Be Kept

    A promise shoukd never be made lightly as you are giving your word on a action god bad or in in betweenif you honor your word you must follow thought or lose face
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Nov 17, 2012

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    I Am A Promise Keeper~

    I am a promise keeper! I believe if I promise you something, no matter what it is, it is my obligation to fulfill it. I have ALWAYS felt this way. You should never promise someone if you have no intention of keeping the promise, I mean why devalue your word? Isn't your word...
    snowbunny1002 snowbunny1002 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Promises Can Either Make Or Break You

    I remember being young and me and my friends always giving each other our pinky's because we always pinky swore on the weirdest but the most curious things ever, like one time i pinky promised to never eat apples again to my friend in kindergarten...but i eat apples still. but i...
    lizziebobizzielovesyou lizziebobizzielovesyou 16-17, F Jun 2, 2013

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    Don't make promises that you can't keep.

    Some people take promises to heart. You break your promise, you break someone's heart, and hopes.
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Contracts, Prenuptials, Leases, And Lawyers

    What ever happened to a simple promise and a handshake? Promises mean nothing. Society places no value to promises without legal documents that you only need a good lawyer to find a way out of it.
    jerrywest jerrywest 36-40, M 6 Responses Jan 28, 2011

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    It is important to honour our word.

    ..perhaps there is one kind of promise we can break and that is the one we make to ourselves.Somehow those never worked good for me and I ended breaking them...for good sake. There was one I kept for long and put me far away of my path...far away of being myself.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I Make Them, But Am Always Cautious

    If I ever make someone a promise, I view it as something I will do no matter what. I always keep my promises, and people who make them but don't follow through are jerks, unless there's an extremely good reason for why they didn't. Like they we're being held against their will or...
    SethSigni SethSigni 18-21, M 10 Responses Jan 13, 2011

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    I Don't Break Unless I Have To

    i don't like to break promises unless i have to. I have had to break promises to family and friends due to health reasons. but i try and not break any promises. i work my hardest not to.
    witheverstepifail witheverstepifail 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2010

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    We Need To Remain Honorable

    If we can't keep a simple promise, then what do we have? Nothing really...I hated my dad a little more for every broken promise he ever made.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 8, 2011

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    Yesterday at the suggestion of an EP user, I read Psalm 11 and I did. I read the Notes too. I was so blessed that I would like to share it w/you all. This Psalm is about King...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I am learning a lot at the moment so here it goes again. This one is short though. "You must trust and believe in people or life becomes impossible." - Anton Chekhov I have trust...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    "THE MUD HOLE - The Story of a Premonition" Thursday evening to Friday morning, 1st November 2013 (after Halloween) I woke up, after a disturbing dream. In my dream, there was...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 1 day ago

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    I believe in God, yes the God from the Bible. Yup, it's true. Even when Atheism became the cool thing to do, I never denied God. Anyway, my belief wasn't always as firm as it is...
    evobulgarevo evobulgarevo 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Even before I became a Christian, it was painfully clear to me that there is a Creator. While belief in creation must be by faith, it is certainly not a foolish and blind faith...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F Sep 5

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    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I read this today, twas needed. Sharing with you, pass it on to all who need to remember this: "If God made everything happen right away, or whenever we wanted it to happen, it...
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    Exposition must have application. Exposition Must Have Application by A. W. Tozer Chapter 7 from Of God and Men (Harrisburg, Penn: Christian Publications, 1960) A.W. Tozer...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    Don't make ******* promises that you can't keep. It's that simple, and still some people just don't get it. What means nothing to you, means the world to someone else.
    Neshaxo Neshaxo 16-17, F Aug 28

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    someone asked me to describe home and I also said your name but I stayed quiet instead, people expect you to say a damn place but I felt more home in your two arms than I ever in...
    neckd33p neckd33p 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    Uh really hate them. Love him but hate the broken promises. "I'm gonna call the doctor, I'm gonna clean the room, I'm going to fix the door I promise" still none of it is done. I...
    msmendiola122 msmendiola122 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I don't care how big or small it is. If you promised it, keep it. The fact that you break it makes me feel like I'm not worth it. Atleast if you can't fulfill it, tell me so that I...
    nicoleACA nicoleACA 22-25, F Sep 6

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    Love Peace Marriage Relationship Will all be victorious in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I will not tell you my name But I will tell you my age I am 23 years old If you and...
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    I try to live my life with integrity and conviction. I like people who have solid characters. Life should always be about substance, not style and flash. People should be able to...
    johnny048 johnny048 46-50, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I have seen a growing number of internet posts that are focussing upon the second coming of Jesus Christ, we are living in a time when many people of faith now believe that we are...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M Aug 25

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    People come into your life for a reason,a season or a lifetime. When u know which one it is,you will know what to do for that person...
    teachocolate teachocolate 41-45, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you will know what to do for each person When someone is in your life for a...
    BlueNeptune BlueNeptune 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 29

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