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Monthly Archives: July, 2014

Thursday Thought — Cause of Divorce

Gem of the Day… “It is not a writ of divorce that dissolves marriage before God, but bad actions.”  [Cyril of Alexandria, 5th century]

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How complementarianism can magnify the entitlement mentality of men, making them worse

This is a case study of how the promotion of Male Headship can exacerbate a not-so-good man’s attitude of entitlement, making him even worse in his marriage than he might otherwise have been. It also touches on the foolishness and harm that can be done in a botched deliverance ministry. The proponents of complementarianism claim that the teaching of male headship leads to …

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Stop judging divorced people. Just stop it.

Another guest post by Juliette: For me and my precious many friends going through the very same thing right now: (A Rant About Divorce, Feel Free To Ignore) We might get all kinds of blame and accusation for laying down the fight, walking away….and being done with getting beat down. To divorce feels like receiving …

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

I am mostly numb to Scriptures that talk about God’s protection. There, I said it. I wrestle with God on this every day, so I might as well say it out loud too. I don’t want to be numb to them and I do believe in and love God. I do believe there has to …

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Wising Up to the Abuser’s “Christian” Facade

2Th 3:1-2  Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may speed ahead and be honored, as happened among you, and that we may be delivered from wicked and evil men. For not all have faith. Wicked and evil men. We need to be delivered from them. But who are they? What …

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Thursday Thought — What is Forgiveness?

Another gem from the GEMS page… Forgiveness means turning over to God any supposed right for making the perpetrator pay for his crime or other wrongdoing, releasing us from anger and a vengeful spirit.  It does not require trust or the reestablishment of a relationship, which are separate issues.  Neither does it absolve a perpetrator …

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