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“These things—the beauty, the memory of our own past—are good images of what we really desire; but if they are mistaken for  the thing itself they turn into dumb idols, breaking the hearts of their worshipers. For they are not the thing itself; they are only the scent of a flower (more…)

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Maybe it's time to get outside?

Don’t wacko’s hear God’s voice? Don’t TV preachers say they hear God and sometimes rip people off?

Is God powerful enough to truly “speak” to sincere, authentic humble person? Why doesn’t He speak to you? I propose that He wants to, but it is difficult to hear Him.

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From Part I:  “It is your integrity that has the best chance of saving or strengthening your marriage.  Fight for your integrity, but separate it out from the other things you think you need to fight for.” 

Fighting is not a bad thing.  It is important to fight for your marriage/relationships. 

The question we have to ask ourselves is “what is it going to take” before we do our part and how far does God say our part should be “willing to go”.

 The video clip is about 9 minutes.  But you only really need to watch the first 30 seconds and then  from 5:40 until the end. 

In this clip, (more…)

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Frustration
Originally uploaded by garethmooney

We were told a lie:  “Get married and live happily ever after.”  Even if you knew that was at best- an exageration, most of us still believed that we needed someone to “complete us”.  We believed that once we had Mr. or Mrs. Right, we woudl have the life we always dreamed of. 

Do you (at least secretly) consider your marriage majorly dysfunctional?  I think that most marriages that look happy are a) faking it; b) havn’t hit the external stressors that are out there waiting for us all; c) living as little more than room mates or d) happy because they have “worked through” what I will be explaining over the next few months in this series. 

Dysfunctional marriages work- so have hope.  (more…)

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