HAPPY SUNDAY FRIENDS. "To stand firm in the battle for our marriages, we must be prepared. We can never assume that having a good marriage shelters us from temptation. In this age of 'anything goes,' the wise woman will purposefully build walls around her marriage ahead of time to close the door on opportunities for temptation." That goes for the wise man as well.
My friend! Don’t use your past as an excuse. Your past should not be your future. Maybe you lived so badly in the past and messed up here and there. You made some mistakes and blown some chances and the enemy has
A man who can cry is a man who has learned some secrets about intimacy. But sadly, for many men it takes something tragic or life-changing before they understand this truth. Here are a few ways you can tell if the man you love has trouble with intimacy or struggles to open up:
- He’s unable to discuss his feelings.
- He’s determined to avoid his feelings.
- He’s unable to express love, sorrow, or pain.
- He’s unable or unwilling to cry.
- He’s determined to make all situations into a joke.
- He’s determined to lighten the mood or change the topic when emotional issues are discussed.
- He physically leaves the room when emotional issues are discussed.
- He’s insensitive to the emotions of those around him.
How God found me during my years of infertility By Sara Hagerty Part 1 Shut Down . . . or Open Up? I climbed into bed that night and revisited a conversation I’d only recently been having with God. It felt like a stream of consciousness—a dissertation of thought—one that got interrupted occasionally by life but was always there. Instead of bitterness, though, I felt sadness. Somewhere underneath that bitter sheen I knew that vulnerability was my ticket out of a hard heart. My heart slowly shifted, reading the words of Psalm 18 as if I was the writer. I spoke what I hadn’t felt, hours earlier, until my heart warmed to feel. “But in my distress I cried out to the LORD; yes, I prayed to my God for help. He heard me from his sanctuary; my cry to him reached his ears” (Psalm 18:6).