Btw, I mentioned that because there may be some woman reading this article whose husband is different and has a different way of showing his love to her. LA doesn't say I love you but he tells me how pretty I look or mentions sometimes how happy he's been all these years of our marriage and he wouldn't have changed anything. I have a younger friend who is very unhappy and wants to divorce her husband because he doesn't speak her love language and she has this fantasy man that is the man of her dreams. I am mentoring her now as I feel God brought her into my life for that reason several months ago. He is a good Christian man, and hard worker but money pressures are causing problems as well as lack of communications. My husband also brings me a big box of chocolate candy and a sweet card every Valentines' Day and you can't get much better than this.
Hi Christropher, I agree with John, your thoughts are calming and edifying to me and kind even when you disagree with someone's comment. You have a gift of encouragement like Barnabus was to Paul and others ( maybe you should change your moniker to Barnabus) It's hard for my husband to say, "I love you" but he doesn't have to say it to me . His love language is different, it's through service and showing his love to me in other ways. The only problem that has ever cropped up for me is the way he allows his family to treat me and never said a word to them because he says he doesn't hear them, he lets it go in one ear and out the other. I need someone to be my knight in shinning armour and to rescue me from abuse of others. He won't so I have stopped expecting it and accept what he can give. We see God's love for us through the actions and words of other Christians and have heard it said," We may be the only Bible someone may ever read." So I think of that in my dealings with others including him and especially to him because he has not given his life to God.
I've always found writing out my thoughts to be most helpful Christopher. Thoughts can be quite damaging, and to transmit them via pen and ink onto a piece of paper is a great thing to do. Besides which, your thoughts make good reading which may edify others who read them. Good on yer.
...forced to carry his own cross, be nailed to it, hoisted up on it, and give up his own life in pain, agony, and loneliness because He loved, and loves each one of us at a very intimate, individual level. Paradise real and eternal, as are our spirits which will receive glorified bodys. We have much to look forward to but will never be worthy of any of it. The lake of Fire is also very real and eternal. A place of eternal suffering where even the slightest moment of relief or glimmer of hope will flee away, day and night, forever and ever. I can even begin to comprehend the eternal aspect or the horrors described that await the damned. For this reason, I try to never give up on anyone, no matter how frustrated I get, no matter what they may think of me, no matter what they may call me or tell others about me. The road is very narrow, few find it, and we need to make sure that we always have plenty of oil so that our lamps can help to light the way. These are things I consider often because I can get complacent very quickly. We only have one chance...one lifetime to get it right and there will be plenty of time to rest, but not while most of the world is lost and Satan is alive and thriving. just thinking out.loud...
Happy Sunday everyone! We get so caught up in the mundane, material world as finite beings able to see only compressed molecules and comprehend what we can touch, taste, smell, hear and see. I thinks it's easy to lose sight of the fact that all we know is temporary and our body's of flesh are temporary modes of transportation for our spirits to keep us bound to the material while God unfolds his plan. I think it's so easy to get caught up in the only existence we know that we tend to lose sight of the fact that this isn't our home and that the world of spirit, the world eternal is the real world, unseen and all around us. I wonder what we would see if our eyes could be opened just for a moment...Angels all around? Battles being fought? Demons possessing and latched onto people as they go about their daily business? Messengers whispering into ears? Chariots in the distance? I think it's awesome to know that Heaven is a very real place, that we are spirit beings who will receive glorified bodys, that God know how many hairs we have on our heads, and that the only reason I'm typing this and you're reading it is because He loved us enough, filthy as we are, to be humiliated, tortured, spit upon, have a crown of thorns pressed onto His head, forced to carry his own cross, be
I watched The Notebook Valentines night and that's what this couple brought to mind. I know others may have more to add to the story, but I'm just talking about simple human love right here, a love that is void in, dare I say, most, marriages.