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Let’s Stop Destroying Each Another and Live in Christ’s Love and Freedom!

But what happens when we live God's way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely.

By |2021-01-14T15:07:01-07:00January 14th, 2021|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Let’s Stop Destroying Each Another and Live in Christ’s Love and Freedom!

Why Choosing to Love Like Jesus Changes How You Handle Life’s Challenges

2020 has taught us that we can only control our mindset, attitudes, beliefs, words, and personal actions. We have also realized that some natural destructive realities of living in a broken world can affect every aspect of our lives. However, as disciples of Christ, we must know and learn how to let Jesus use the challenges we face to show us his love, teach us, and strengthen our faith.

By |2021-01-12T12:49:41-07:00January 12th, 2021|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Challenges of Mortality, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Why Choosing to Love Like Jesus Changes How You Handle Life’s Challenges

Christians! Are Your Relationships Healthy and Following the Love of Jesus?

Some proclaiming “Christians” don’t realize they are instructed and responsible for learning to love others like Jesus. They don’t know where to begin because of their broken love design formed from their life experiences. Some proclaiming “Christians” believe they can treat people they don’t like or value or people they want to control with devilish attitudes, words, and actions. Any person proclaiming to be a Christian or Christ-follower must commit to following Jesus in every way. There is no middle ground.

By |2021-01-05T13:54:15-07:00December 31st, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Christians! Are Your Relationships Healthy and Following the Love of Jesus?

How to Stop Fighting in Your Marriage Through Christ’s Love Design

Unfortunately, most Christians don’t realize they are operating from their broken love design or that Jesus has a pure love design for their marriage. Even if they want their marriage to be happy and healthy and try to achieve this goal, they often find themselves in a tug of wills, revealed by a cycle of continual fighting. As long as the couple uses their broken love designs, they will continue to struggle, hurt one another, have an unhealthy marriage, or fall into the destructive cycle of abuse, which can end in divorce or death.

By |2021-01-05T14:04:00-07:00December 18th, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on How to Stop Fighting in Your Marriage Through Christ’s Love Design

Dangerous Love Assumptions Christians Make Without Knowing It

People are just like computers. We can only do what we know how to do. The only way to change what we do is by learning something new and implementing it in our life every day. In a marriage, each spouse uses their imperfect, unhealthy, or abusive love design to make their marriage conform to their broken definition and understanding of love. Unless we learn and practice loving like Jesus, we will use our broken love design by default. Without Christ’s pure path to love others as he loves us, our relationships will continually struggle in a tug of wills.

By |2021-01-05T14:06:44-07:00December 16th, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Dangerous Love Assumptions Christians Make Without Knowing It

Abuse is Not Christ’s Love

So how come Christians struggle to love and live like Jesus? The answer is we all start with our broken definition and design of love. Until we learn and implement Christ’s love design, we will continue to do what we know. It’s not that there is something wrong with us as believers. We are just missing God’s truth and a clear path to learn about Christ’s love design.

By |2021-01-05T14:09:24-07:00November 5th, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Abuse is Not Christ’s Love

Healthy Friendships: Christ’s Guidelines

If you keep going through friendships, stop, and consider what these past friends have said. Do you demand continual contact or an immediate response to your calls, texts, or emails? Do you get hurt, mad, or any other negative emotion when the person is not responding according to your expectations. Do you think “if only she would _____ then our friendship would be great.” If any of these statements are true for you, it’s vital for you to recognize that you have an unhealthy definition of friendship with unattainable expectations.

By |2020-09-24T17:33:25-06:00September 22nd, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Love, Relationships|Comments Off on Healthy Friendships: Christ’s Guidelines