Faith Struggles and Stregthening

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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

Yes, You Can Be A Christian and Still Not Know God’s Love Design

I have known Christ since age seven. I have gone to church most of my life, and I grew up in a Christian home. But I still ended up in three abusive marriages with men proclaiming to be Christians. Halfway through my third abusive marriage, I realized that I did not know how to recognize or live in God’s definition of love.

By |2021-01-05T14:07:49-07:00December 3rd, 2020|Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Yes, You Can Be A Christian and Still Not Know God’s Love Design

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

Guidelines for a Healthy Christ-Centered Relationship

As we walk with Jesus and become more like him, we will recognize when we are unhealthy or others around us. We will know how to draw and live in healthy boundaries. We will be able to limit or end the unhealthy relationships that are destructive and toxic in Christ’s love. As we walk with Jesus in our healthy relationships, he will bless us. Disciples of Christ, it’s time to love and live like Jesus Christ in healthy relationships!

By |2020-09-16T18:07:54-06:00September 16th, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Guidelines for a Healthy Christ-Centered Relationship

Radiate Kindness in Healthy Christ-Centered Relationships

All people are not created or considered to be equal in the world’s values. Just look at the amount of discrimination, prejudice, segregation, fighting, and hate in the news and in our communities. The world influences us from an early age that we must fight for what we want or prove that we are good enough to deserve it. The world often teaches us to take an offensive or aggressive stance in life to get ahead and achieve our goals and dreams. Although there are times we must push through, and we must prove our credibility, we always have a choice to be kind or cruel. Only we can choose our hearts and motives and how we will speak and act.

By |2020-09-09T17:43:04-06:00September 9th, 2020|Abuse/Domestic Violence, Faith Struggles and Stregthening, Love|Comments Off on Radiate Kindness in Healthy Christ-Centered Relationships