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Month: April 2017

Called to Moderation in a Culture of Excess

Called to Moderation in a Culture of Excess

We are a culture that seeks pleasure of the eyes and of the flesh. We eat too much. We buy too much. We seek too much pleasure. We are not known for our moderation and yet, God calls us to moderation. “Let your moderation be known unto all men” (Philippians 4:5). Moderation should define us! What does moderation even look like since it’s hard to find this quality in a nation that is overweight, gluttons, seekers of pleasure rather than…

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The Precious Blood of Christ

The Precious Blood of Christ

Standing at the foot of the cross, we see hands, and feet, and side, all distilling crimson streams of precious blood. It is “precious” because of its redeeming and atoning efficacy. By it the sins of Christ’s people are atoned for; they are redeemed from under the law; they are reconciled to God, made one with him. Christ’s blood is also “precious” in its cleansing power; it “cleanseth from all sin.” “Though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be…

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Women Flagrantly Refusing to Submit

Women Flagrantly Refusing to Submit

From a comment on Are Wives in Submission to Their Husbands Inferior? I grew up seeing two generations of women flagrantly refusing to submit, and the effects on their marriages was disastrous. No unity, no sweet companionship, but a very them (men) vs. us (women) mentality. And both men were God-fearing, good men who could never do anything right in their wives’ eyes. That just made me all the more ready to respect and submit to my husband when the…

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What They Gave Up to Be Home Full Time

What They Gave Up to Be Home Full Time

Women who want to be home full time usually have to give up some things in order to do this. I asked the women in the chat room what they had to give up and I received many great comments. Here are a few of them: Kim: “Being a number at a job. Being someone that is replaceable. Being used and not paid for a job well done. Not being appreciated. Enlarging someone else’s wallet. Time spent with family so…

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Pursuing a Meek Spirit

Pursuing a Meek Spirit

Godly women are called to have a meek spirit. “But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price” (1 Peter 3:4). Yes, I have written about this before but I love to return to these important qualities over and over again since they aren’t modeled in our culture. We are called to exhort one…

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Women “Occasionally” Teaching Men

Women “Occasionally” Teaching Men

After my post about Nancy Wolgemuth watering down the topic of keepers at home, someone alerted me to the fact that she teaches men. I looked on Nancy’s site and this is what I found: “At the same time, Nancy does not believe that occasional teaching by women in mixed audiences is inappropriate, as long as two things are clear. First, that it is taking place under the headship of male spiritual authority. (The word translated have authority means ‘to…

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Fighting for Her Marriage and Learning to Please Him

Fighting for Her Marriage and Learning to Please Him

There are women who acknowledge their wrong past behavior in their marriage. Their husbands have left them for other women. These wives can see how they pushed their husbands away with their indifference, withholding sexual intimacy from them, and their lack of affection. They won’t give up on their marriage because they are not only fighting for their husband’s eternal soul but for their family to stay as one, especially for their children’s sake. There is one such woman who…

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The Disciple Must Follow His Master

The Disciple Must Follow His Master

Written By Charles Spurgeon Jesus, bearing his cross, went forth to suffer without the gate. The Christian’s reason for leaving the camp of the world’s sin and religion is not because he loves to be singular, but because Jesus did so; and the disciple must follow his Master. Christ was “not of the world:” his life and his testimony were a constant protest against conformity with the world. Never was such overflowing affection for men as you find in him;…

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Christian Wives’ Bad Thinking

Christian Wives’ Bad Thinking

Written By Ken The bad thinking of the world that many Christian wives have adopted: “My husband’s role is to meet my needs. I may not know exactly what those ‘needs’ are, and they certainly will change from time to time, but any loving husband will try to chase down my perceived needs and make me ‘feel’ better about myself and our relationship. After all, he is to love me like Christ loves the Church.” “Men need to understand that…

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Pornography in the Schools

Pornography in the Schools

Yet, another reason God wants mothers at home full time with their children and parents to be the ones to raise their children in the nurture and the admonition of the Lord – pornography. My children went to the public schools in Encinitas, CA during elementary school in the 90s. Years later in 2012, iPads were introduced to these schools. Now, they have found out that many of the children are being exposed to hard-core pornography. I am thankful there were…

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