How quickly solitude can flip, can convert to loneliness! No one else you know has just delivered a baby, at your age, right? Where can you find support? No one else you know lives with quite such a quarrelsome husband, right? To whom would you dare confess? You are not all alone, though, if you … Continue reading Tired and All, All Alone.
This week’s posts answer several questions from a dear woman in a wrenching situation. I answered her immediately and privately, awhile back. Recently postpartum with her first child, she wonders about the effects of her wounded and out-lashing husband. She wonders if it would be better for the baby to live without a dad. Here … Continue reading Tired. Dog tired.
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and … Continue reading Sunday Scriptures – Inside
Dearest Angela, So, what do we make of it? Jesus forgave when He was crucified. So did Stephen, when he was stoned. So did Corrie ten Boom regarding the murder of her sister. In each case, if you study it, you will see the act of forgiveness connected to the imparting of Spiritual life and … Continue reading CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 2
Dearest Angela, I just love your questions! Let’s see—do we women have to make all the concessions? Oh, no, not at all! Please understand that I’m writing to you only what you, Angela, can do. You can’t do one thing about the things God requires of Dan. You must understand that I am not writing … Continue reading CONCESSIONS – Sent on Saturday Letter #3, part 1
" . . . I believe that each work of art, whether it is a work of great genius, or something very small, comes to the artist and says, “Here I am. Enflesh me. Give birth to me.” And the artist either says, “Be it unto me according to Thy word,” and willingly becomes the … Continue reading The Woman as Artist
Love. It's time we realize the love a man feels for a woman differs from what we experience in return. Before we go further, let's define love. I will not use a dictionary here, because I want us to work from a Biblical definition of love, which includes the following qualities: patience kindness not envying … Continue reading When a Man Loves a Woman
It happens. Twice in history it has happened. Sort of. I mean, twice in history, a man looked around, could find no suitable partner for life, and his side was opened, and gave rise to the existence of another “one” who was like him, suitable for him. Okay, we know the Bible, in the book … Continue reading When a Man Gives Birth
Dearest Angela, Do you want to know what is easy? It is so easy, as a wife watching her husband, to want to change the channel. Some women, in reference to "husband watching" are real channel surfers. It's not funny, though. And some of us are just as tempted to hit the "escape" button, aren't we. … Continue reading Sent on Saturday – Letter #2, part 3
Dearest Angela, I’ve been wondering something: how is it that we can see God wanting us to bear with the weaknesses of our parents, our neighbors, and our children, but we cannot see God’s will that way, regarding our husbands’ imperfections? I think it is because we think we’ve picked out our husbands all by … Continue reading Sent On Saturday – Letter #2, part 2