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?
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. [Read more…]
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: [Read more…]
We’ve all heard of “quiet desperation,” which is when someone is suffering in silence, maybe feeling desperate to have a particular need met. Many times we only learn of their desperation after their suffering is over. At this point we usually hear someone say things like, “I didn’t know she was going through all THAT!” Or, “I had no idea. She never said a word.”
Loud desperation, on the other hand, is apparent to those “on the outside looking in.” If you look at a person’s life, the things they do, you can tell if they are desperate because they are living their desperation OUT LOUD. Here are some examples of loud desperation: [Read more…]
Assuming you’re not a people pleaser, what’s the first thing you want to say when someone asks you to do something that you don’t want to do? NO! A big, fat, resounding NO! If it’s not in your nature to take any B.S., disrespect, or anything else that would generally or specifically waste your time, the answer would be NO, right?
But let me ask you this: How does NO really serve you? Of course say NO to drugs, abuse, and all of the obvious scenarios, but, I challenge you to say YES to everything else.
Why? [Read more…]