When modern day Pharisees demand submission of half the human race rather than lifting up Christ’s Way of living in submission to one another, they continue the humanistic culture of power-over. It’s easy to do. Rules that control part of the human race make things simple. Walking by faith in the living, breathing Spirit of Christ and respecting the boundaries of other human lives is more complex and requires maturity, discernment, and a vibrant walk with Jesus. It’s not so black and white.
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We believe a lie if we think that a married woman’s husband is the equivalent of God to her. Worshiping a man is not spiritual or healthy. It’s sick and stupid. So is worshiping a woman. Or worshiping yourself, for that matter.
What solves the problem? What keeps us in the saddle on this one?
I have a 6-year-old daughter who is compliant to the extreme. She never argues. She rarely disobeys. If an older sibling asks for a toy she is playing with – she gives it to them, no questions asked. If they put up a stink about something, she tries to appease them and make peace. She’ll give them anything they want just to make sure they are happy. And this isn’t “spiritual” or healthy. Come find out why.
A friend of mine stumbled on a blog post series entitled Marriage with a Chronically Self-Centered Spouse, and after reading it, I was absolutely floored. While I’ve read many books about destructive relationships, I have never seen a blog post series that so concisely explains the problem, the reasons, and the solutions from a Biblical …
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“To the bravest women I know. Your faith, strength, and courage inspire me.“ This is Leslie Vernick’s dedication in her brand new book, The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope, written for women or anyone who wants to help women dealing with a silent, insidious abuse that often infects …
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In our journey with God, sometimes it takes years for something to go from being merely head knowledge, to being heart change. And consequently, life change. A few weeks ago I agreed to do a book review, not knowing how God was going to use that book to turn on a light bulb. Five years …
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