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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)
There was a time when divorce was taboo. It brought shame upon the family, it was inconceivable. Now, it's so common that people are not only no longer shocked by the news, they aren't even really surprised.
In a sense, this may be a good thing. How many women stayed in horrible marriages where they were beaten and mistreated because getting a divorce was unseen, and they would have had no means to survive. At least today, no woman (or man) is trapped in such an awful situation. Well, in North America, anyway. The conditions in which women of Iran and other such countries live... (more)
(Note: Once again, little ones have gone unprotected, with small boys victimized by both the twisted and broken and the blind and indifferent. I was sexually- abused decades ago, at the age of 8. No victim ever forgets. For the hope of the Penn State small boys and other children being abused, often despite the awareness of others who look the other way, I'm sharing my story here. If you are aware of a child predator, please speak up. Silence truly like a cancer grows.)
The little one who smiles and hides the pain
Lets tears fall when he plays out in the rain.
The innocence... (more)
One of the most discouraging aspects of battling a deeply-internalized sexual issue is that, even after you face it, fight it, and deprive it, something in that deep-internal goes right back to work to revive it. You choke it, pound it, bury it, surrender it and then, before you know it, you're back under it. You toss it out the window on your journey to freedom and about the time you peek in the rear-view mirror, it's splatting on the windshield.
I've heard of . . . and would like to shake the hand of -- some people who faced-down the addictive nature of sexual brokenness and, in that... (more)
...does it happen, oftentimes so quickly? How is it that you just know when you know that he/she could be the one? Rather, sometimes they're actually not the one, but our bodies are telling us they are. Chemistry isn't always enough to make you run down that red-carpeted aisle taking weepy-eyed marriage vows, but, it provides plenty of ammunition to begin marching toward a deeper, conscious level with another. It makes you learn about your ability to feel something, to actually connect. That's it, to connect. Hmm, I knew I'd heard that one somewhere before. For some, this special feeling... (more)
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” The profundity of this thought reflects upon the significance of knowledge and self-expression. For centuries, education has been an uplifting attribute of self-awareness. Education leverages one’s personality, character, and moral consciousness. As a spearhead to extricate the self from dogmas and nuances of fear, education has been the handbook of insight that edifies positive behavior, indoctrinates intellectual expression, and stimulates self-exploration. But what happens when education... (more)
After God had created everything, he found that there was Adam only who had no partner, so he moulded Eve and he gave her to him. Today, the world is turning opposite to this God’s prescription of marriage by saying people have the right to marry people of their sex. This is called homosexuality. Homosexual marriage is the marriage that is concluded between individuals of the same biological sex. It is also called same-sex marriage and other people consider it as gay marriage. This kind of marriage that is officially and legally recognized between two persons of the same biological sex or social... (more)
Americans tend to think of the here and now when it comes to what should and should not be legalized. Ask the average person, and many will agree that 'crimes' such as smoking pot, prostitution, gambling, and even polygamy are not activities that warrant the intervention of the government. The laws outlawing these practices are legitimate targets for review and reversal, but if we really want to reform the justice system, we'd better get a team together that will review some of the stupidest laws on the books that you can be imprisoned for even today.
Taking into account that a full... (more)
In a comment on my article about blaming someone else other than yourself when something goes wrong in a relationship, words were pointed out to be one of the more hurtful things that can occur in a relationship. No, they don't leave marks on the body, but they leave marks on the soul and the heart, on the spirit and the mind.
In relationships, especially in times of argument or disagreement, words tend to become heated and keeping control of one's tongue can become a monumental task. For some people, they deliberately use words to hurt others. For some, it is just something that... (more)
..."empty nest" syndrome, may also experience a rebirth of love feelings in the newness of being alone once again after children are gone from the house. It may be that, people can fall madly in love again, after time and these people were caught at that specific time (unlikely to catch all these people falling in love again at the same time). Or it may be true that there are those who can still be madly, wildly in love after many years of marriage and that it's just not talk or all for show.
One thing is certain, the people in this study definitely had love on the brain.(more)