This past week while listening to different sermons, I listened to three different preachers and they ALL preached on the Parable of the Three Servants. I thought, “Lord, are you trying to tell me something?” So as I meditated on it, I knew immediately that the message definitely applied to my contemplation of a new business venture, but later in the week as I meditated on it more, I realized that it can apply to ALL areas of life. [Read more…]
The ways of the world are very influential on women, even Christian women. We are constantly inundated with worldly notions of what’s glamorous, right, and stylish. We see it on tv, in the lives of our friends and family, read about it in books and magazines, and may even have some mentors, teachers, or counselors recommend cohabitation. We then rationalize these worldly ways and come to the conclusion that these ways make sense based on how we FEEL and these sinful decisions are reinforced by a sin-filled world. However, that’s fine for those who choose to follow the world. But, God is calling His people to live righteously, and cohabitating is NOT for His people. [Read more…]
While in a relationship, cheating is whatever you two agree that it is. Or, you may have your own personal views of cheating. But, most people would at least agree that cheating is when one or both people show attention or affection to anyone else on an emotional or sexual level who is not their significant other. [Read more…]
So, you’re a good woman. You’ve been a good woman to your man. But, now you THINK he’s cheating on you. It’s not uncommon for women, even good women to suspect that their man is cheating; although Christian, you’re human and he’s human. He may have even given you “signs” that make you
THINK he’s cheating.
Or, maybe you just “have a feeling.” Whatever the reason, you now THINK he’s cheating. Before you go all crazy with worry and go off the deep end, take a deep breath and let’s get your head together. Since you are a good Christian wife, and you are NOT going to lose any part of your virtue behind this or anything else, let’s look at a few things that you are NOT going to do. [Read more…]
Many times we put sooooo much into our relationship, marriage and don’t feel that we are getting the same thing back. Many times we endow them men with certain privileges, that they don’t even really demonstrate that they want or deserve. So, what does the Bible say? Well, married folks are to love, honor, and care for each other. Married folks are not to withhold sex unless agreed upon for a time. Married folks are supposed to be faithful to each other in every way. So, if you are a Christian wife and are unevenly yoked with a husband who treats you like you are only a friend (for example, he doesn’t consistently wear his wedding band, most of his phone calls are private, quality time is sporadic, there’s little to no affection, “I love you”s are few and far between, etc.), then you decide for yourself how far you want to downgrade your treatment of him. I’m not going to tell you that it’s your duty as a wife to still have sex with him and he’s cheating. I’m not going to tell you that you should still cook for him when he habitually comes home at 3 o’clock in the morning with no explanation. What I AM saying is honor God and yourself and it’s okay to back off and back it up a bit. God’s intention is NOT for us to be used or abused. Let’s get it together. [Read more…]