When you think of the phrase, “my pleasure” what comes to mind? I think of the restaurant chain, Chick-fil-a. They have made that phrase famous. Isn’t it time that we all showed a little kindness? When we hear phrases like, “my pleasure” or “thank you” it just makes us feel good. Continue reading →
People often say, “It’s easy for me to love this person, but it’s hard for me to love that person.”
But Jesus didn’t use the term love in that way. His notion was that we are to become loving persons. He meant this as a condition of being…kind of like being healthy. I am so rooted in God’s love for me and increasingly free of sin; therefore, I am ready to will the good for any person who comes into my life because I am a loving person regardless of who that person is or how they feel about me. God give us the ability to do this by establishing us in His love. Ephesians 3:17-18, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ…”.
Married and fighting about money? You are in good company. According to studies, couples fight more about finances than any other issue.
This past weekend we hosted Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott at First Baptist for Fight Night, an event to help couples work on conflict in their marriages. In their book “The Good Fight,” the Parrotts discuss fighting through money by tracing the conflict over finances to 4 Primary Fears. If we can shift the focus of our disagreement from the amount of money we spend on whatever we buy toward the fears that are fueling the fight then we are more likely to arrive at a resolution.
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