I was 27 years old before I learned that the skills that make a good relationship are not the same skills that start a new relationship. Everywhere I went people would tell me I’d be a good husband and father, except I wasn’t getting through the first few dates very smoothly. I saw people all around me doing the same thing - giving too much too soon.
I once read “Dating: either you get married or you break up. No pressure.” When it comes to rejection and heartbreak, I’m not a rookie. I've went for it and wish I had and here's some tips from the trenches of how to move on.
FOMO (The Fear of Missing Out) is the question that seeps in to make you question if this is as good as it could be, or do you need to wait longer for a possible something that could be one day. The devil is still playing the same game...
Yes, there are those people who don't stop to listen to what God's saying, but what about those of us who are leaning in so far we've fallen out of our chair and .... nothing. Perhaps, God works a bit like Siri.
It's fascinating to see the differences in men and women and how the tension actually compliments each other when celebrated correctly. Men are visual and are made to admire beauty. Women are beautiful and have an inner desire to be seen as beautiful.
Wait, MY good? That's not true. Romans 8:28 says that He works all things together for good, not MY good. God is more concerned about the greater good than just me. It's not about me. As I debated the theological accuracy of the bridge, everyone else kept singing it...
What do you do when after all the time of waiting and working towards something, God says "Okay, we're here. It's time to have what you've always wanted"? I know what my response should have been: celebration. But if I'm honest, I had a lot more to walk through before I'd reach, celebration.
People often use "wisdom" or rules to help keep us away from the things that could make us sin: stay away from all alcohol, from sex, from bars, from all non-G-rated movies. "Don't look, don't taste, don't touch." What's sad is they seem...
The man in the picture is a Muslim refugee from Syria. He got shot by a sniper and has been suffering from pain for a long time despite visiting the doctor 3 times. After praying for him twice, he is free of pain and look... Happy.
Over a year ago, a freak accident left me with 40% hearing loss in my left ear. The malleus bone broke, and surgery twas too risky to attempt in this case. The bottom line was there was nothing they could do.