We all have problems in our life. This is why friendship, true friendship, is the most important relationship we have in my opinion. If your true friend is of the opposite sex and you are worried about becoming intimate because it may make it too complicated then you are giving up on a lot of what we all want. I have become very close to some women in my past and did not want to make it complicated. Now we have moved on in life and we do not see each other anymore. I regret and wish I had taken that extra step to our friendship. The divorce rate is so high these days. I would be grateful to God if He would give me a woman that had a 80% chance of staying with me than an 80% chance of leaving me.
Galatians 5:22 – 5:23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
I was watching Dr. Charles Stanley this mourning. I decided not to go to church today cause I have a lot to do. While listening I was well into his sermon because I have had shortcomings in my life. How do you know it is God’s will now or later? When do you wait and when do you go for it? I wish I could understand God. He can be complicated.
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I have had issues in my childhood and growing up into adulthood with my step-father. I read this article and I fully agree. I wanted to share it because I did not have a great childhood.
The main issue I had according to my source is I did not have enough play time, interactions, with my step-father. I agree with this because when I reached my teen years getting into sports he did not want to do anything with me. He set what he wanted to do higher than being a father to a “son”. Today I try to avoid him and not talk to him.
I am telling you this because there are so many divorces today. Children have step-parents, step-siblings, and half-siblings. When the children are growing up and when they become adults you, the parents, need to make them feel like part of they family. If they want to get involved in a social activity like football, boy scouts, girl scouts, band, or anything else that would help them in life, support them. Always listen to your children no matter what. When they are trying to tell you about their problems for the day or just something that is bothering them, listen. If you don’t then you are dwindling their respect, trust, and honor for you. They will always love you, but when they grow up into adulthood and have a big problem sometimes going to talk to mom is the best choice. If mom or dad loses trust then they will not go to the parents. If the parents lose respect no matter what the parents advise them they are more than likely to do the opposite. I was always taught as a child to respect my parents, but growing into adulthood I learned respect is earned. I also learned respect can be lost. I do agree one must always respect the ones higher than them, like parents or a boss, but that can be loss and then it is just tolerating the person. One of my favorite verses in the Holy Bible I am going share in closing. The last thing I want to say is always respect each other and show kindness to everyone. Maybe one day everyone will be happy.
Living for acceptance leads to rejection. Living from acceptance is knowing your Heavenly Father already accepts you and will never reject you. Rejection stinks but know God won’t reject you. Stop trying to impress others. Just love others like Jesus would.