God understands our human tendency of self-centeredness. He knows that the inclination of our heart is often to think of our self first and to take care of our self-first. That’s why He says to “do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” He also says to “prefer one another” because He knows our sinful hearts tend to prefer our self. God also says that the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves – so how do we do that? … More The Beauty of Other-Centeredness
Defensiveness can quickly damage a relationship and lead to disconnect, sabotaging True Intimacy that God has designed for marriage. Defensiveness can escalate conflicts, build walls, and separate hearts. Defensiveness is so damaging Dr. John Gottman has named it as one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” when it comes to predicting divorce. … More Defensiveness is a Destroyer of Marriage
In the Garden, after creating Adam, God acknowledged a significant inadequacy: Adam was alone and did not have a suitable helper! God rectifies this inadequacy by creating Eve and identifies her as HELPER. Some have taken this purpose and trivialized it, relegating it to some secondary or subservient role. That couldn’t be further from the truth if we take the time to understand God’s perfect design for Eve and every woman. … More The Feminine Soul
Accepting the fact that at least half of Christian men (pastors, missionaries, and children’s ministry workers included) have an issue with porn is a big pill to swallow. We don’t want the problem to be this big because the church is in serious trouble if it is.
“Keep your servant also from willful sins; may they not rule over me. Then will I be blameless, innocent of great transgression.” Psalm 19:13(NIV)
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Are there underlying issues in your life and/or relationships that need attention and intervention before they become dangerous to your health and destroy your relationships? … More Is It Time For A Checkup?
Sacred = that which is “made or declared holy; considered worthy of spiritual respect or devotion; inspiring awe or reverence”
Today I am meditating on the “sacred” in my life…
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Because we live in a day without absolutes, or should I say a day in which many refuse to believe in absolutes, it is necessary to reiterate basic truths.
Socially, marriage and family serves as a microcosmic indicator of whether a society will succeed or fail. Spiritually, marriage also serves as a similar gauge. The miraculous oneness between a husband and wife is a type of the unity found in the Godhead as well as the relationship between God and the Church. … More Three Marriage Truths You Need Reminded Of