I wonder how many other tumblr blogs are run by married couples who stay up until 2AM answering questions from 15-55 year olds?
Very thankful for this community here.
God bless you all,
Hey, thanks for taking the time to write. I really appreciate it.
"Deserving" is a hard word. To put the conversation into perspective, we’re all deserving of a traitor’s death, not the love of God. But He gives it to us anyways. We’re the wretch that got saved by the Amazing Grace.
That’s a little bit besides the point though. The real issue is that a Christian should never bind their soul to someone who is on the wrong path. Bad company corrupts good morals. It’s going to be really difficult to live a life sold out for Christ with someone who is constantly discouraging it.
And the kids! The mom is telling the kids that daddy’s lost and on the way to eternal destruction, and daddy’s telling the kids that mommy believes in a fake God?
It doesn’t have anything to do with people deserving romantic love or not. It has everything to do with what sort of marriage these people really think they are going to have if they disagree on the most important things in life?
Disagreements about religion is one of the top causes of divorce. It’s such a bad idea…
PS: Also, dangling yourself as “Jesus bait” is a bad idea too. Saying “if you convert, I’ll date you” is almost guaranteed to result in a fake conversion.
Witness to unbelievers.
Preach to the lost.
Show love to the unloved.
Spread the gospel to the hurting.
Proclaim liberty to the captives.
Don’t date them.
Hey, just a thought: I’m not suggesting that you stay in a relationship that’s purely physical, that wouldn’t be honoring to God. But relationships shouldn’t be based solely on feelings.
One day you might be married and start to lose some of the feelings you had for your husband. Either way you need to decide to be faithful.
Not crushing the other person is a bad reason to stay in a relationship. That literally makes the whole relationship about making the other person feel better, and that won’t last.
What if you break up with the first guy and not enter into a relationship with the second guy until you’re ready to be someone’s wife?
I believe that it’s ok to pray about whatever is on your heart. When you pray honestly, it gives God a chance to change your heart to match His.
And He definitely wants to heal your broken heart.
Hey, sorry to hear about that. Keep pushing through, it’s worth it. You don’t want to be raising kids and have them not know Jesus because their parents weren’t teaching them the truth. God is the foundation on which you build your life. How can you have a life with someone who has built his life on sand?
I don’t have too many thoughts, as I haven’t had many conversations with folks with them. The few conversations I’ve had have been from people who took them on because they believed they weren’t good enough, and decided they needed to throw up to be thinner.
To those dealing with the struggle above, I would say that God created you as His masterpiece and that your physical appearance does not reflect your worth.
You are priceless. And God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die and rise again so that you don’t have to feel unloved anymore. God wants to build a relationship with You and give you life to the full.
There is healing and joy and peace with God. Spend time with Him and you’ll experience it. I guarantee it.
Hey! What a situation! I’m sorry to hear about your depression. I’ll be praying for you.
The verse you’re talking about makes it seem like situations should always be enough for us to handle on our own. The truth is that sometimes life is harder than we can handle. That’s why there are things like self-harm, eating disorders and suicide.
It’s more than we can handle. But thankfully God is faithful, and He provides a way of escape. With God ALL things are possible. He is our salvation, and when we turn to Him, we are more than conquerors. It might not be instant victory, but as you seek after His peace and His presence, you will overcome every obstacle. Trust God and let Him come to the rescue with whatever His timing and method is.
Get a Bible and start reading and memorizing it. Pray all the time. Don’t stop talking to God.
It might seem like there are moments of darkness, but joy is coming. Hold on to hope. Take courage. Our God loves you so much, and He’s coming to your rescue.
Hey, feelings aren’t a good measure of whether God is there or not. Some people have amazing, physical experiences with God. Others don’t. I don’t know why. Either way, I know for a fact that when you ask for faith, God will give you faith. When you pray for wisdom, He’ll give it to you. When you call out for rescue, He’s faithful to come and save.
Read scripture for people who are in similar situations to you. What were their experiences with God? What did they do in worship and devotion towards Him? What does God ask of us?
The answers are all in there.
Hey, that’s one of those topics that I’m not sure if I’ve got right. I am of the opinion that it’s fine to get a tattoo, but I could be wrong. (I’ve read what the Bible has to say about it, but I’m still not confident.)
Either way, it’s awfully permanent… And while it might be in style now, who’s to say if you’ll like it the same amount next year. Or the following year. Or in 40 years.
The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world … The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as fellowship.