Recently, someone—once again—did something that was just WRONG. And I got to that point, like many of us do, where I was like, “Oh. That’s oooookay. I got something for that,” then mentally added them to my “ish list.” THIS time, however, after decades of having an ish list, I right away thought, “Now THAT’S negative.” I considered how long my ish list had grown through the years and thought, “Now this is ridiculous.” I was immediately reminded of the scripture that said love doesn’t keep score of the wrongs of others (see 1 Corinthians 13:3-7 [MSG]) and knew I had to make a mental change. A shift in my thinking was beginning to happen.Continue Reading
Mostly all of us are familiar with the concept of Standard of Living, which generally refers to the level of comfort, goods, necessities, and wealth that are available to a particular class of people. But how many of us even consider our own Standard of Loving?
The Standard of Loving refers to your ability to give and receive love in a romantic relationship.
I know that marriage is designed by God. I know that it is His will for His people to be fulfilled in their marriages. I know that God does not like divorce, but it is permitted. But what I find interesting is that the Bible doesn’t really talk about separation. Knowing the little I know about the Bible, and from what I know about God, it’s safe to say that He doesn’t like separation either.
But, now that I am separated for the second time in my very troubled marriage, I have to say that I have a renewed mind regarding my perspective on many things, particularly the topic of love and God’s will for my life. I am learning to find answers and guidance from the Bible during this particular chapter in my life and I must say that it has been quite helpful. Continue Reading
I talk to so many women who have “dreams, goals, and aspirations,” however, are having a hard time moving forward in their lives. Or maybe they are moving forward, however, not as quickly as they would like. Perhaps it’s an issue of time or circumstance, but many times, it’s just plain, old fear.
Fear can be so incredibly paralyzing…and seemingly anonymous. You may say, “I don’t know why I can’t just get going,” or “I don’t know why I haven’t left this job,” or “I just can’t seem to lose this weight.” And because we many times don’t identify it, we don’t address it, and we live day in, day out, in “someday.”
Here are 3 of the most common fears women have that have us settling for less:Continue Reading