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Differing with Dignity

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All married couples have differences, and all of us "fight". This does not necessarily make us bad. The idea is to Differ with Dignity and not to behave asif your spouse is the enemy.  

The idea is also not to think the same, but to think together, so that you can come up with the best solution. 

We should also not fight to prove "who is right" but rather "what is right", and please, love your spouse more than your own opinion.

Being the right person also implies doing the right thing at the right time, so,

         Learn when to Fight, when to Flee and when to Flow. 

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Choices are made, consequences are imposed

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Isn't it sobering to know that we only have the privilege of choosing an option but never the consequences.

so when we chose to buy a new car, we can chose the make, model, colour even the bank. But once we have signed the purchase document we dont have the luxury of chosing as to wether  we want to pay the installment or not. These conditions are imposed on us.

It is imperative to consider the consequences whenever we make any choice.

Makes you think doesn't it?

 

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What you don't address, will follow you

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The issues that we struggle with during marriage, are often the same things we did not address while we were single. In short, marriage wil not sort out your issues. 

People who are ready to get married are those who are complete and bring to the marriage a measure of completeness of personhood to share with another person of the same calibre.

 

 

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The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

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For God                                The Greatest Lover

so Loved.                              The Greatest Degree

the  World.                            The Greatest nnumber

that He Gave                        The Greatest Act

His only begotten Son.        The Greatest Gift

that whosoever.                  The Greatest iinvitation

should not perish.               The Greatest Promise

But.                                      The Greatest Difference

Shall have.                          The Greatest Assurance

Everlasting Life.                 the Greatest Destiny

 

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A Few Good Men?????

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on Thursday, 28 March 2013
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A Few Good Men??????  No Ways!!!!!!!! I believe that there are millions of Good Men and a few bad ones that give the Good Men a bad name.. Because unfortunately only these bad men enjoy good media coverage.

I am extremely proud of being a man and I refuse to apologize or to be embarrassed by the behavior of a few males who pose as Men. 

Not all men are rapists and abusers, we don't all neglect our families or abandon our children.

There are many faithful, honorable and noble men who love and protect their wives and provide for and care for their children.

To these men I want to say, we'll done! And fly the flag of Men high.  And even if we don't get it right the first time, keep trying. 

I salute you!!!!!!

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The greatest evidence of love, is sacrifice.

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The greatest evidence of love, is sacrifice.

This is proven in John 3:16. "For God so loved ... That He gave"

You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving.

Consider your ways.

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Choice

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Choice, our most powerful. Weapon. It determines life and death to you.

The choice of a spouse is the most important decision you will ever make after receiving Jesus Christ as your Savior.

That choice will determine where you live, what you eat, what you wear, everything!!!!

Here are some of the considerations.

Does the partner that you choose qualify:

... To be the head of your family, can they trusted implicitly?

To lead you

To father your children

Or raise your defendants?

Or to wear your ring?

Or carry your Name?

Choose wisely, choose prayerfully, choose Godly.

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You are a male by birth

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You are a male by birth, but a man by choice similarly you are a female by birth but a woman by choice

Male and female are purely gender identifications, but Man and Woman is a character classification.

You can be a Man of Integrity or a Woman of Substance. The choice is yours.

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"Father"', the only title we share with God.

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"Father"', the only title we share with God.

Fatherhood is not a job, career or a function. It is an "Office".

It is what you do, how you think, it is what you say and who you are.

You cannot put it on, take it off or even take a break.

The best manual for fatherhood is the Bible, because it portraits the best example and gives a blow by blow account of a loving father's relationship with wayward children.

Remember, a wise father inspire and motivates, rather than intimidate and manipulate.

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Don't condemn, Love

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You win the heart of the parent by taking care or showing interest in their children.

You cannot say you love God and you don't love people.

The one way to serve God is to serve people.

The bottom line is that God loves people so much, that He gave Himself to save them.

Don't condemn, Love

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Who says that the Grace of God is a license to sin?????

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It is encouraging to know that the Grace of God "teaches" us to say "no" to ungodliness and worldly passions and to live self-controlled upright and godly lives. Tit 2:12

Who says that the Grace of God is a license to sin?????

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Live expectant daily

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The Story of the lame man at the temple talks about a man begging for alms. It also says that he looked at Paul expecting "something.

Firstly, are you "expectant" (not talking about a baby). Does God know that you are expectant?

Secondly, what is your "something". Don't be surprised if you get nothing, simply because you we're expecting nothing.

Live expectant daily

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Did you know that your children are your messengers into the future.

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Did you know that your children are your messengers into the future.

They will live in a time and space where you will not be there personally but your principles and values will represent you.

Watch carefully how you live; present Christ to them well, so that they will represent you well.

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An Inhertiance Is what you leave TO your descendants ie Material things

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An Inhertiance Is what you leave TO your descendants ie Material things
Legacy is what you leave IN your descendants ie Spiritual values and principles. The two should not be mutually exclusive- we must leave both,
Inheritance without legacy will be short-lived...

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Often your past wants to impose itself on your present to contaminate your future

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Often your past wants to impose itself on your present to contaminate your future

But you don’t have to be held captive by your inheritance
You can break loose
And if it is your desire to leave a good legacy and to improve the circumstances of our descendants
That will motivate us to work harder for the sake of our children.

Take charge of your future
Your children and future generations are depending on you.

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Did you know

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Did you know that, any man can withstand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.

The unfortunate fact is that we we know how to survive, but we have not been taught how to handle prosperity. Hence the high level of corruption in our society.

How many couples enjoy fairly peaceful lives during the month, but come month end, when we both have money, then a new monster raises it head.

Money is a good servant, but a bad master.

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It is hard to imagine that family is the Crown of God's creation

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It is hard to imagine that family is the Crown of God's creation. Not the beautiful flowers, mountains or scenery, but us. All this was given to us to rule over and have dominion. Not for the husband to rule over the wife, but for both of us to rule over everything. This is our world, God gave it to us after he had established the first family.

We were the first thing on God's mind,that is why H...e created us last.
He prepared the earth for us as our home. We're in charge with God's permission

Don't allow anything to rule over you again, not addiction or a bad habit, and worst of all, circumstances.
Go ahead, go and take dominion, we are the Crown of God's creation. God made it all for us. Enjoy your life

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The choice of a marriage partner

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The choice of a marriage partner is the most important decision you will ever make after receiving Christ as your personal Savior. This choice will impact where you stay, what you drive, even what you eat. So choose well. You will have to live with that decision for the rest of your life.

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What is the difference between a Heritage and a Legacy

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What is the difference between a Heritage and a Legacy

Heritage Is what you leave to your descendent
Material things

Legacy Is what you leave in your descendants
Spiritual values and principles

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Love is an act of endless forgiveness

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Love is an act of endless forgiveness a look of tenderness which becomes second nature. Dynamic Couples meet this evening from 7pm. Call 083 425 6287 should you wish to join.

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Is your love ...

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s your love for each other greater than your need for each other?

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Passion is the quickest to develop

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Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.
What is the difference between love and intimacy? We'd like to hear your views...

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Godly Legacy:

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Godly Legacy:
Doing and saying things in YOUR lifetime that will impact others
during THEIR lifetime.

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BLB Family Ministries

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BLB Family Ministries is an interactive and virtual community whereby we aim to serve families on a social network basis. This ministry is from our family to yours...wherever you are in the world. Weekly we will promote family values within the Godly framework and is Holy Spirit inspired. We believe the Word that says " He sets the lonely in families...". Join this page weekly for a broadcast called " The Dynamics of Life" hosted by Pastor Bernie LE Battie. A resource centre for family matters. Stay tuned...

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