Jesus wants us to be as wise as snakes, and harmless as doves, not as wise as doves, and harmful as poisonous snakes!.
I know that sometimes a divorce is a necessary evil, physical abuse, abandonment, all other ills that can make you fear for you or your kid’s safety. I am not judging, but we must as a culture quit acting like divorce is no big deal! We are hurting our kids! Please think long and hard before getting a divorce, especially if you have kids. We should also be more cautious about who we marry. It isn’t about who makes our heart race, it’s about raising a family in the best situation possible, and that is with a mother and father with a genetic connection to them. Sometimes we have to make due with what we have, but if you haven’t married yet, don’t settle, pick a partner that will stick around for their kids, even when times get tough!
DIVORCE IS HORRIBLY PAINFUL FOR BOYS
About a month ago, one of my friends ECM committed suicide. He used to send me a lot of stories for this blog. Whenever we talked about his background, he would always point to his parents’ divorce as something that really hurt him badly, and caused him to abandon the faith of his childhood for drinking and promiscuity in college. I found an editorial on Fox News that talks about some of the things that he told me he had experienced.Suzanne Venker writes:Broken homes, or homes without a physically and emotionally present mother and father, are the cause of most of society’s ills. “Unstable homes produce unstable children”
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I got a comment a while back from a skeptic who believes Jesus is not that unlike an abusive spouse who offers the world what amounts to little more than a “love me or die” ultimatum. This is a scripturally inaccurate assertion that misrepresents both the true nature of God and the love God showed for us.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
– Romans 5:8
Since the God of the Bible is all about love, I would reword “love me or die” to the more accurate “chose to love me as I love you, chose to honor me, worship me, and receive my free gift of salvation, or chose to live out your eternity forever separated from all that is good”.
Think about that for a second.
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The physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus is one of the mostly fervently assaulted doctrines and beliefs of Christian Faith. Only the Creation story is attacked as strongly. Why is this so? That answer is simple; if there is no resurrection, there is no true Christian faith. If we serve a dead Savior, then we serve nothing. The resurrection of Jesus was a history changing event and it is a life changing one as well.
Contrary to what the doubters try to tell you friends, the resurrection of Jesus is one of the most well documented events in the first century. Here Paul makes and astounding claim. Not only did more than 500 people see the resurrected Jesus, but most of them were still around at the time Paul wrote this letter to the church at Corinth! In effect, Paul was issuing a challenge to the scoffers here:…
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Source: Yep – Truth in Palmyra
“Tragedy is that our attention centers on what people are not, rather than on what they are and who they might become.” ~Brennan Manning
“Perhaps, if you weren’t so busy regarding my shortcomings, you’d find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be. I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own. And I say ‘I’m sorry’ when you don’t. I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.” ~Richelle E. Goodrich
“There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean.” ~Dave Barry
“To love a man enough to help him, you have to forfeit the warm, self-righteous glow that comes from judging.” ~Ron Hall
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At any time, one can turn on much of “Christian” television and see many messages being taught. We can learn how to save our marriages, how to save our teenagers, how to be successful in our jobs and can even learn how to become healthy and wealthy. Friends, there is nothing wrong with reading God’s Word and applying it to every aspect of our lives; there is no doubt that God inspired the writing of His Word so that we might use it to live positive and joyous lives. All of the above things are great, but they are NOT the central theme or the core of the Gospel message. That core remains the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ!
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