Beware the Grudge

A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.
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Ruth Bell Graham

 

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The Best, Not the Most

Cher in "Moonstruck"

“So maybe my nature does draw me to you. That doesn’t mean I have to go with it. I can say yes to some things, and no to some things that are gonna ruin everything. I can do that. Otherwise, you know, what good is this life God gave us?” -from the film “Moonstruck”  

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What About Bruce Jenner?

Bruce Jenner

I’m a logician. No matter how wrong I am, I can always convince myself I am right. -Jarod Kintz  

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Reparative Therapy: What it Is, What it Isn’t, Why it Matters (Part One of a Five Part Series)

Then said Evangelist, ‘If this by thy condition, why standest thou still?’ He answered, ‘Because I know not where to go.’ -Pilgrim’s Progress Been There, Done That, Thank God Thirty one years ago I asked for help, and I got it.

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Wrath

Wrath

“For the wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God.” – James 1:20 Some stories put me in touch with my inner murderer. This one’s a pretty good example.

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Unmasked in Marriage

the phantom gl

Damn you! You little prying Pandora! You little demon – is this what you wanted to see? Curse you, you little lying Delilah! You little viper Now you cannot ever be free! -The Phantom once he’s unmasked, from Lloyd-Webber’s ‘Phantom of the Opera’

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The Default Principle

frustrated

When you discover an intense experience, it becomes yours. You adopt it, mentally and permanently. And once it’s adopted, it stays in your memory as a part of your experiential history.

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When Truth Isn’t Enough

Grief

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. – Romans 12:15  

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Digested But Untested

Glasses on Bible 2

“Believers think of themselves as individuals first, Americans second, and Christians third. Until that prioritization is rearranged, the Church will continue to lose influence, and biblical principles will represent simply one more option among the numerous worldviews that Americans may choose from.” – George Barna “Prove all things; hold fast what is good.” – I Thessalonians 5: […]

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Staying Power

Armed

“By our Heavenly Father and only because of God, only because of God. We’re like other couples. We do not get along perfectly; we do not go without arguments and, as I call them, fights, and heartache and pain and hurting each other.  But a marriage is three of us.” -Christian entertainer Barbara Mandrell, answering the […]

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