Our critical hearts and minds must first be renewed to think like Christ, so our tongues don’t spew forth venom. If you’re like me and fear that you come across as critical at times, but don’t want to, here are seven ways to tame a critical spirit.
Reading the Bible is a struggle for many. They read the words but are left without meaning. To experience relationship with God, we must engage with the text, which requires the implementation of some creative strategies.
We love our adult children, but sometimes take it for granted that they know we still love and support them. They still want us to express our love and show it because it encourages them. We don’t always need to use words, as our actions speak loudly too.
When my daughter, Anna, was a senior in college, I asked her to make me a list of things a mother needs to know about her adult daughter. She and her friends crowded around a lunch table, and with notebook pad in hand, Anna scribbled down their replies. Here is what they had to say.
It’s easy to quickly judge generations and choices, but it’s not our duty. The one thing we can be certain about time is that it’s fleeting, and our time to love on people in the name of Jesus is limited.
Any relationship can include emotional abuse. At the core of all abuse is the need to have power and control. Any one of us can feel the need to control things or someone else. It becomes a real problem when someone is being emotionally or physically hurt because of that need for power and control. This is when a relationship has reached a toxic level and needs an intervention. Toxic relationships left to escalate could lead to dangerous situations where no one is safe.
The next time we are confronted with a potentially hurtful conversation, we can take a step back, breathe, and think before repeating. Those few minutes of listening to God can douse a possible wildfire of words better than any water ever could.
While nobody sets out to sabotage their marriage, it’s not that hard to do. And often, we may not realize that we’re doing any damage at all—until it’s too late. Here are ten ways to sabotage your marriage that I’ve learned to avoid.
Those in the final stages can certainly commit sinful acts. But, it matters little whether or not they ask for forgiveness. According to the Bible, the blood Jesus shed on the cross covers all of our sin