What a perfect reminder for all of us in this digital age of Twitter and Instagram.
Relationships don’t suddenly grow out of poking each other on Facebook.
1) Use Blocks of Time.
2) Guard Yourself Against Time Suckers
3) Pause Before You Commit to New Things
4) Guard Your Free Time
5) Put People Before Projects
Read the article for more.
This will never make the news. But it’s the most news-worthy article I’ve read all week.
“The greatest negative outcomes were found among children of lesbian mothers. This contradicts defective studies popularized by the media claiming children fare as well, or better, with lesbian mothers. Regnerus’ study showed negative outcomes for these adult children in 25 of 40 categories including far higher rates of sexual assault (23% of children with lesbian mothers were touched sexually by a parent or adult, in contrast to 2% raised by married parents), poorer physical health, increased depression, increased marijuana use and higher unemployment (69% of children from lesbian households were on welfare, compared to 17% of those with married parents).”
Beautiful, well thought-out article. It doesn’t even apply to only romantic relationships, but to all relationships we have in every aspect of our lives.
1) We will remember that every person and relationship is different.
2) We will listen to each other openly, without judgment.
3) We will say what we mean and mean what we say.
4) We will support each other through good times and bad.
5) We will be loyal.
6) We will live by the truth.
7) We will spend quality time with each other (OK, I guess this one lends itself more towards romantic relationships than workplace relationships, but perhaps not.)
8) We will appreciate each other and help each other grow.
9) We will settle disputes peacefully.
10) We will love and respect ourselves as individuals too.
Definitely some good advice for our lives. Thank you, Jabelah.
“Porn creates a world in which men are insulated from hurt and the possibility of rejection. In the storyline of porn, men are cast in the role of “the most important person on the planet.” We are the center of the universe, and everything revolves around us.
Absolutely nothing is allowed into our experience that would challenge our will, play with our emotions or wound our ego. All the perfectly air-brushed and HD-quality citizens of our world are smiling, desiring and accepting, and there is certainly no chance for hurt, pain or rejection. We are given the illusion of intimacy without the risk of vulnerability.
The more a man grows accustomed to this, the more he will prefer safety to sanctity. Having lodged his heart many nights in the all-inclusive resort of the fantasy woman, he will cringe at the idea of an adventurous but dangerous expedition into real love. And when God calls that man to initiate authentic intimacy with a flesh-and-blood woman, the lustful coward will cower in fear, terrified of the sanctifying vulnerability that such a task requires.”
If you are in need of help in ending a pornography addiction, the resources are plentiful.
Please, if you need it, get help. Save yourself, save your relationships, save your marriage. Have courage.
You can do it. BE STRONG.