A decision is a deliberate choice and for us, marriage was a serious lifelong commitment that wasn't to be taken lightly. Sure, we were best friends, we were compatible and we were in love
Love does not insist on having its own way and winning all the time. If you are at fault never hesitate to say you're sorry. Avoid finger pointing. Marriage may provide you with a convenient scapegoat.
Agape love is not touch-feely or romantic in any way. Nor is it a good-old-boy slap on the back kind of love. Agape love which is the love of God would be best defined as “right behavior in the midst of difficult circumstances.”
Slavery has sown seeds of hatred, mistrust and discord which may be with us for generations to come. Today we witness so many sad scenarios. We see acts of injustice. There are those who still hold and practice white supremacy views and it is condoned, encouraged and supported by a minority. Then there are those who want revenge for ills perpetrated against black people and it is also condoned and encouraged by some.
Whenever we are truly, deeply in love with someone we shouldn't feel fear. There is no fear in love - only passion, understanding, and kindness.
By Ezekiel Olukolajo And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam […]
Infatuation deprives you of sound judgment. I knew that Dan was seeing my friend Amy, but it didn't stop me from wishing it was me he was dating instead of her. In fact, I felt angry with Amy for dating him. After all, she was supposed to be my friend.
I continue to believe that we are becoming a deeply “soulless” world. In a 24-hour world of endless news cycle and social media, there is a visceral sense of desensitization assaulted on our humanity. This experience, for me, was not a denial or minimization of tough experiences that I will ...
Everyone is looking for love. We look for love, think we have found it, and then find ourselves disillusioned when the feelings go away. Well what does real love look like anyway? What is the love we all need and want?
Are we just supposed to keep loving people even when their response back is hurtful and unkind, when they abuse, criticize and accuse? Do we stop? When is enough, enough?
By M. Marsh “The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling […]
I encourage you as you enter into this holiday season to change your perspective and manage your money wisely by giving something tremendously valuable to others - yourself. To help redirect our seasonal thinking I have included four examples of FREE gifts that keep on giving.
Many times I find myself wondering what the word “love” means. Does it really hold no record of wrongs even if you’re constantly afflicted by mental anguish and scorned with disrespect? Is it really unconditional selflessness that encourages you to forgive your offender 70 times seven even if they grieve your spirit beyond comprehension? Is there really love at first sight, or is love an emotion that develops with time and friendship? Last, is it true that love is blind and marriage is the eye opener?
After 12 hours of preparations, his dream was fulfilled. Unable to take him outside the hospital, his family and friends brought the church to him. It was like a heartbreaking fairy tale.
Christian marriages are to be different than the unbeliever’s marriage because a follower of Christ becomes sanctified (set apart) through the word for God’s purpose. (John 17:17) When a Christian obediently follows the principles of Christ it has a purifying affect on the heart and mind. Are you letting the word of God cleanse you and your marriage? This is how a Christian husband should love his wife?
When I landed in the United States on the morning of November 19, 2011, there is one thought that stuck in my mind: God is constant. I had arrived in a foreign country at 5 a.m. and found myself surrounded by so much unfamiliarity. I had nothing but a bag full of winter clothes, a piece of paper with an address, and some kind of nervous excitement.