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...I hope, so it can be called upon again when the strayness takes its toll and we throw ourselves into a "where-do-we-go-from-here" panic.
We need to turn back.
As we stand on the brink of a blinding enlightenment that wipes out truth in its warm glow -- embracing same-sex marriage, preparing toddlers for transgendering, celebrating gayness as if it were the true intent now just revealed -- look to the left and the right and see who is holding our hands and taking note.
An emerging generation which will not have to confront confusion and seek answers to the... (more)
...and appreciate each others positive and negative qualities is more about our personality rather than the individuals inside our target zone.
I’ve always enjoyed the answers long-married couples give for their relationships standing the test of time-- you know, those 50-60 year marriages which have become so rare, and so far-in-between among today’s divorce-filled society. For most of them, their answers always seem to come around to communication, respect, flexibility over disagreements, patience, keeping the chemistry flowing through small gifts and gestures,... (more)
So, traditional marriage is now dead. Because the President said he is personally in support of the rights of gay people to get married. So, I wonder who he will be forced into a gay marriage with? And what about poor Michelle? Who will she be forced to marry, do you think? The real shocker will be what will Billy Graham, and Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum, and Chet Ubetcha be forced to do on their Gay Wedding Nights? Now that traditional marriage has been blown assunder, all those bridal shops are going to have to start supersizing their gown collections, that's for sure! I shudder to think... (more)
Sometimes the distances between what people know of you . . . and what they think of you . . . and what you know of yourself . . . and what you think of yourself . . . and what is true of all of this knowledge and all of these thoughts when sifted out seems as vast as the entire universe. I wonder if God didn't just create all the stars and solar systems for a practice run, knowing that the humans-to-come would be much more difficult to put into motion and save from colliding.
We don't orbit well.
We want to be the center of our own universe; we choose carefully who gets into... (more)
What do the gay people in your church look like? Do you spot them by their flamboyant clothing . . . their mannerisms . . . their declarations?
When a brother or sister in your church came to you to ask you for your help and support in their personal struggle against homosexuality . . . what did you do to walk with them? How did you respond the last time this happened to you?
“Oh . . . we don’t have that problem in our church,” you say?
If you are a typical church, you do.
Statistics show that one out of every five church members has a family member or close friend... (more)
“Where is God? ...Go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double-bolting on the inside. After that, silence.”– C.S. Lewis, after the death of his wife.
God is omni-present; but it seems every now and then He is omni-absent. The sign on the door says "Gone Fishing," the lights are out, the doorbell dings in an empty room, the No Vacancy sign is on . . . drive on down the road . . . alone. Yes, I know that is not true; He never leaves me; He never leaves you. He’s right there.... (more)
...but Wikipedia states that the overall numbers in the 21st century have decreased compared to the 1990’s. In 2010, it was 48 % under the age of 18, 29% between 18-19, 29% between 20-24, and 24% over the age of 25. This draws opposition to the well-used statement that “over half of all marriages end in divorce.” Clearly, the numbers decline and improve with time, but why is it some simply choose to never marry at all?
While doing some research for this article, I wanted to know what the top reasons were for staying single, forever. Of course, forever can mean certain things... (more)
Lord, I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking for any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better, I'd have come running with a bucket. -- Nancy Spielberg
I doubt if there is anyone who does not on occasion doubt. At least himself. I know the illustration: we don’t think about whether a chair is going to hold us up; we just sit. But I also know that sometimes we just miss the chair altogether and we’re on the floor in pain and it is just there: a chair. A mocking chair.
Rather than admit to doubt, some of us parade in false... (more)
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” -- Matthew 22:36-40
Christians do few things worse than share the love of Christ and the reality of healing and forgiveness with the sexually-disses among us. That would be the disoriented, the disappointed, the disturbed and the roundly discussed and often... (more)
... something missing within themselves. They're broken.
Men and women who are addicted to pornography and lose touch with all reality, hide their shame and their addiction behind smiles and shrugs. They're broken.
Men and women who are seeking sex with other men and women outside of marriage, whether as curious and uncontrolled singles and teenagers, or as adulterous and wandering marrieds? They’re broken.
Men and women who give in to rampant self-satisfaction -- masturbation -- are losing touch with real relationships and can't explain why they find themselves more... (more)