Relationships

Marriage Talk


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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?
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“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.
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Parenting

A Few Things About Boys –


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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

Dear ( ME )

Movie Overdose – LOL


The Best Man Holiday movie

I have already seen this many WAY too many times that I would like to actually admit ….. ESPECIALLY since it only came out last week on Thursday….but to me it was indeed just that good…… Okay here is my theory with this movie..

Movie was INSANELY good – they need to have at least 2 more at the least then CLOSE THE STORY. Ride the wave while it is high…make Part 3 RIGHT NOW while the momentum is high and we are all watering at the mouth! (summer 2014)  Then make the 4th one with everyone READY for the story to end but do it with a big bang! ( 2016 )

Ministry

Loved This –


Okay – a great deal of people do not like this show called Preachers of LA ..but I actually like the show – Each and every one of these pastors are VERY different in their own right –

Yes, there are some things that may have you scratch your head at times when watching the reality show – BUT do we ALL not do things that have folks scratching their heads as well? Truth be told – if someone offered you a chance to be on a reality television show and you had the control to display how the audience would perceive you – based upon YOUR OWN ACTIONS………………

I AM SURE at least 90 percent of folk would do it – whether it was for fame – money – opportunity or just plain fun! Honey- the video below, I hope you do enjoy because there is nothing like some good preachin…….

 

Relationships

This “YOUNG” – Woman is A Disgrace To Herself


Okay, you see I wrote that she was YOUNG but you can be young and still know manners, honor and respect! The way that she acted and talked to her husband’s family even BEFORE their nuptials was shocking!! I commend the husbands FATHER for taking a stand against BOTH of them.

It seemed like his father didn’t approve of the young lady but STILL wanted to support his son. However,  when the wife THOUGHT she could get away with disrespecting the dad too! He wasn’t having it and I’m sure he was hurt, disgusted and embarrassed that his son didn’t speak up in his behalf sooner. His son did say somethung finally, BUT. ……..

Helping Self...

E X P E C T


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Expect your child to mess up — all children do. And don’t get so upset when they mess up, when they don’t do what they’re “supposed” to do … because they’re supposed to mess up.

Expect your partner to be less than perfect.

Expect your friend to not show up sometimes or be irritating late.

Expect things to go not according to plan because most things do not.

Expect people to be rude sometimes because a great deal of them are.

Expect coworkers not to come through sometimes more than usual.

Expect teenagers  not to wash their dishes or pick up their clothes, sometimes because most teenagers do not.

Expect the glass to break.

And accept it.

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You won’t change these inevitable facts — they will happen, eventually. And if you expect it to happen — even see it as already happening, before it happens — you won’t get so upset.

You won’t overreact. You’ll respond appropriately, but not overreact. You can talk to the person about their behavior, and ask them kindly to consider your feelings when they do this … but you won’t get overly emotional and blow things out of proportion.

Politics

MY Sports Headache –


Okay I was just watching the news and I thought that my EARS were clogged because I heard on my television set that, a professional hockey player signed a contract TODAY in the amount of 76 MILLION DOLLARS to “””””” play””””””” a SPORT and if he promises to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins for 8 years he SHALL get 76 MILLION DOLLARS!!!!

Hate to say this but I see HOW AND WHY these women turn themselves into groupies “hoping to be” a girlfriend and eventually their wives – but hey making 10 million dollars A YEAR, I see why there are soooo many paternity cases within the professional sports industry! Geesh! The politics behind sports indeed involves, cash, sex, lies, talent, fans and business owners! Great Potlock!

Malkin613

 http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=673854

 The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $9.5 million.  He will earn $9.5 million for each of the eight seasons.

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Evgeni Malkin on an eight-year $76 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero. The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $9.5 million.  He will earn $9.5 million for each of the eight seasons.