I feel like maybe I should change the name of the blog to ‘submission central’ or ‘the art of submission’ and then just gather all the thoughts into a book. Maybe someday that will happen. The conversation in my head has been crazy, all those voices explaining new thoughts on submission and the relationship of [...]
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I’ve been thinking about the previous post a little over the weekend and felt I should add some more thoughts to it. So without causing too little a scene, here’s the dose of confrontation for today.
Ever read a verse and thought “I know exactly what that means!” In this case we may have all been wrong the first time we read it, not looking to the surrounding context of the verse. Submission from a wife to her husband has been taught biblically but then abused by some for centuries. Here [...]
Am I sappy? No not really. Romantic? Maybe once in 10 years. Do I love my wife? With all there is within me. Do I value her? More than the breathe I have. So while this does not make up for 10 years of anti-romance, it is my honest opinion. Heidi, this post is [...]
Yesterday I discussed the reason I am cautious with the words I speak to others, not in a negative tone, but the positive. That it is possible to start problems by paying compliments. Today I want to look at the importance of sharing every possible compliment to your spouse. I am focusing on marriage here [...]
Do you love getting compliments? Of course you do, we all enjoy hearing things like; ‘you look nice today’, ‘you did a terrific job on that presentation’, and ‘that is so thoughtful of you’. And many of us are very quick to offer a compliment to a friend and even a stranger. But did you [...]
If you are in any form of leadership, you most likely have been to a few staff meetings. They may be weekly or monthly and in some bizarre cases annually. But they take place. The function of these meetings takes many forms and far too often they never take the correct form.
Too often I hear people use the phrase “why can’t the older generation just let me do it my way?” They want freedom from the tradition of the preceding generations. It may not appear to be that dangerous, but often when we get that freedom we bring suffering into our own lives, and any following [...]
I was reading a post on Jon Acuff’s blog this morning about anger and it got me thinking about some of the advice we received at our wedding and how it applies to so much more of our lives. Don’t let the sun go down on your anger.
I worked in a factory a few years ago. Every morning or evening when we arrived we would take our time card walk to the electronic stamp and swipe the card. At the end of the shift we would do the same thing. We were putting in our time.