Lord, you DESERVE all of my praise……. Over and Over and Over and Over and Over…….
I have a great deal of friends who are happily AND unhappily married!!! However, we indeed have LASTING CONVERSATIONS and just talk for hours at a time – NO – I am not married but I used to be…….and knowing God, hearing God, knowing what you want and how things should be is a good START for any conversational piece…..
We have to stop asking of marriage what God never designed it to give — perfect happiness, conflict-free living, and idolatrous obsession.
Instead, we should be able to appreciate what God designed marriage to provide: partnership, spiritual intimacy and the ability to pursue God — together. So, what do you think is the most common misconception Christians have about marriage?
“Finding a ‘soul mate’ — someone who will complete us,” he says. “The problem with looking to another human to complete us is that, spiritually speaking, it’s idolatry. We are to find our fulfillment and purpose in God . . . and if we expect our spouse to be ‘God’ to us, he or she will fail every day. No person can live up to such expectations.”
Everyone has bad days, yells at his or her spouse, or is downright selfish. Despite these imperfections, God created the husband and wife to steer each other in His direction.
When your wife or husband forgives you . . . and accepts you, you SHOULD learn to receive God’s forgiveness and acceptance as well. In that moment, THEY ARE MODELING God , revealing God’s mercy and helping YOU to see with your own eyes a very real spiritual reality. That AGAPE love that Christ himself wants us to exhibit!
While it’s easy to see why God designed an other-centered union for a me-centered world, living that way is a challenge. So when bills pile up, communication breaks down and you’re just plain irritated with your husband or wife, These reminders to help ease the tension:
- God created marriage as a loyal partnership between one man and one woman.
- Marriage is the firmest foundation for building a family.
- God designed sexual expression to help married couples build intimacy.
- Marriage mirrors God’s covenant relationship with His people.
For generations, mothers have gotten the same old message when it comes to raising sons: beware of keeping him “too close.” A mom who nurtures a deep emotional bond with her boy will prevent him from growing up to be a strong, independent man. By refusing to cut those apron strings, she is on track to create a wimpy, dependent, adjusted “mama’s boy.” There’s just one problem with this theory: it’s not true.
In fact, pushing boys to separate prematurely from their mothers and encouraging them to “man up” can be damaging to boys. What’s more, there are enormous benefits to a close mother-son bond, starting from the earliest days and continuing into a man’s adult years.
Baby boys who do not have secure attachments with their mothers go on to have behavioral problems later in life. Statistics reveal that boys who do not bond securely with their mothers in the infant years act much more hostile, destructive and aggressive later in life. A close bond with their moms when boys were young helped prevent delinquency when they were older.
Boys who are close to their mothers perform better in school. Mothers often nurture emotional intelligence in their sons, teaching them to recognize and express their own feelings and to be more attuned to the feelings of others. These boys not only become more articulate–which helps them with reading and writing skills, but also have better self-control in the classroom.
Few women still admire “the strong silent type,” let alone a man who expresses his anger by punching a wall. Men who can both listen and articulate their emotions are far more attractive. And of course, sons who grow up respecting and loving their mothers tend to respect and love other women. These same skills will also help them in the work place. In today’s economy, brute physical strength and a dominating style is no longer a ticket for success. Rather, men need the ability to work in teams and to have the very communication skills and social intelligence that their mothers have taught them all along.
Don’t hate, get upset, disgruntled or walk away from God because of the troubles you face everyday …..Leaving CHRIST should be the VERY last thing on your mind – Trouble don’t last always – even when it FEELS like it – I feel it too!
However, the Bible said that you will have troubles , but your Heavenly and lovely Father Jesus promised that He will never leave you lost in them . He is with you . Believe that God is faithful , and if you lost something , HE WILL GIVE YOU SOMETHING BETTER . I can say this with every part of me because I lost not many but dear things to me , and God didn’t betray me . I gained the double ..
Why are you too sad ?The Lord said ” I will repay you” in His Bible . He also said that whatever comes out from His mouth must be done . Believe in Him and put all your trust in Him because He is not like the people you meet , who say ”will do” but never do .
Life can get REALLY hard…things happen and you wonder why AND how long – trust me I know ….I get it… sometimes you want to throw your hands up and it is “okay”…..just don’t walk away from all the hard work that you ALREADY put in….. This is a time for your trials and tribulations NOT to become in vain..
God bless you!!!!
P.S. Know that this 5 minute random was for me too!
Funny title huh! Well, of course I love Noah and I surely love handsome Russell Crowe too! He is such a great actor – and his foreign ways are a bit interesting just as much! ……..LOL
I am SHOCKED that Hollywood has even produced a movie about “The Bible” first of all – Then I am shocked that they convinced Russell Crowe to accept the part..I mean not saying that he is not a religious man or anything but what BIG TIME Hollywood actors do you know have done any CHRISTIAN BASED roles?
The first thing that I thought of was how during Easter of this year, there was a blockbuster movie about The Bible and the life of Jesus Christ on The History Channel and it made tons of great reviews, ratings and money! So I guess that being CHRISTIAN is the new “it thing” for Hollywood to make money….I do not know for sure if that is the case but it is an EASY thing to speculate – Welp, I pray that God penetrates not only Russell Crowe’s spirit but everyone who is connected to this movie – I am sure that this movie will be a huge money maker – More so I pray that people’s lives will be changed too.
For ANYONE who has read a few of my posts know that besides the other RANTS that I may do from time to time – talking about being a parent – talking about politics – talking about relationships – talking about ministry – I SURELY do a great deal of blogs about who I affectionately call ym “Mommy Cakes” ……… She indeed is utterly amazing!
Blessed are the Mothers who love God, for their children shall not be ignorant of their Creator and His plans about them. Blessed are the Mothers who love the word of God, for their children shall know of the way, the truth and the life.
Blessed are the Mothers who love the house of God, for their children shall enter there and sit with them in the presence of God. Blessed are the Mothers who love to pray, for their children shall feel the power of prayer and many shall find salvation. Blessed are the Mothers who love to give to the cause of Christ, for their children shall become supporters of the Kingdom of God.
Blessed are the Mothers who love the family altar, for they shall have their reward in this world and in the world to come. Blessed are the Mothers who love to speak kind words to their neighbor’s children, for thereby they shall win other boys and girls besides their own to Jesus Christ. Blessed are the Mothers who love to be companions to their children, for they shall be called understanding Mothers.
Blessed are the Mothers who love to fight life’s battles bravely with a strong and steadfast faith in God, for their children shall know where to find strength in time of need. Blessed are the Mothers who, when they are old and gray, can look back upon memory’s wall with no regret and can say, “I brought my children up in the fear of the Lord.” Theirs are the mansions in glory.