Category Archives: Marriage

His Banner Over Me

Well, I missed the American Christmas and New Year; but above all, I missed my love, my Berhan and my lovely kids.

Of course, I also missed each and every one of you, my Facebook fans!

Yes, I’m in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I don’t want to talk about Addis’ gorgeous weather because I don’t want to hurt some people who are, as we speak, dealing with snow.

Ethiopia might be the poorest country in the world, there is Continue reading His Banner Over Me

Happy New 2015

To all of you, our Appeal for Purity friends and families, have a wonderful new 2015!!!

May the LORD Jesus Christ take 2015 for His glory!!!

May 2015 be His stage to show who He is!!!

We thank each of you for your prayers and supports throughout the past 2014! We believe that Appeal For Purity (A4P) ministry has been a blessing in your life. May every praise, honor and glory be to the LORD Jesus Christ!

May God bless you and yours! ///

 

Modesty Competition: Final Round – Stay Tuned!

We, at Appeal For Purity, are sure that you guys are aware of Modesty Competition of this year, right? If you came to this page recently and/or not aware of it yet, oh, yes we are doing Appeal For Purity’s very first time modesty competition called “The Esther’s Like Modesty.” And we are so excited about it!

We are now working on to let all of you take part in voting to the one girl to win the title, “Queen of Modesty.” She will receive cash prize of $500!

We also are so excited to announce this additional news:

Continue reading Modesty Competition: Final Round – Stay Tuned!

A New Sunday!

Today is a new “today”. It didn’t come before. It won’t come again. Today is a unique day.

God’s mercy is new today, everyday and certainly today, Sunday. Aren’t you excited about the fact that your LORD adds this unique day in your age? I’m!

So let’s go today to the house of worship to give thanks, praises and glories to our God together with brothers and sisters in Christ! ///

Marital Sexual Intimacy After Porn

A4P Guest: My husband and I are writing this to you together. After four years of marriage, our sexual intimacy got cold and we both began complaining about it. Then one day I came across a porn site and told my husband about it. So, we invited porn to our bedroom and after that for few months, we thought we got back our sexual pleasures we lost through the years. But as you already said it on most of your articles, the porn soon destroyed everything we had. We went for counseling because we couldn’t get along anymore. We didn’t tell to the counselor about the porn because we were very scared. The counselor tried Continue reading Marital Sexual Intimacy After Porn

Porn And A Man

A4P Guest: What is the one thing that pulls a man in porn addiction?

A4P: The woman in porn doesn’t demand and ask anything from the man. She is willing to give him anything he asks and more. She takes nothing from him but gives him everything. She doesn’t ask him to love and care for her. All she is asking him is to give her his soul. That is all!

A4P Guest: But why doesn’t the man then be happy with porn and live quietly? Why does he seek help to stop viewing porn? Continue reading Porn And A Man

“Breaking Free”

For those of you who are voracious readers, here is a book to devour: Breaking Free – Understanding Sexual Addiction & the Healing Power of Jesus!

Sure, it is written for men and I am not a man but I didn’t see on the cover that says, “Women are not allowed to read it!” So, I read it like nobody’s business and I love it!

If you want to get a glimpse of what sexual addiction is, this is the book. If you want to break free from that long standing masturbation and porn addiction, frequent visit to prostitutes or strip club, or anything similar, this is the book to read.  Continue reading “Breaking Free”

Whac-A-Mole

I love playing Whac-A-Mole game. Wikipdia defined Whac-A-Male game this way:

“A typical Whac-A-Mole machine consists of a large, waist-level cabinet with five holes in its top and a large, soft, black mallet. Each hole contains a single plastic mole and the machinery necessary to move it up and down. Once the game starts, the moles will begin to pop up from their holes at random. The object of the game is to force the individual moles back into their holes by hitting them directly on the head with the mallet, thereby adding to the player’s score. The quicker this is done the higher the final score will be.”

From all the kids’ games, I love playing Whac-A-Mole and I am sure you know the reason. I love it because it is easy. All you have to do is you hold on to your “hammer” and bung the head of every mole which tries to come out of its hole. No matter how much that mole tries, if you “bung” it, it will go back down to its hole. It doesn’t need your prayers, it doesn’t require your brain, it doesn’t need your hard work either. You just stand on a side and bung, bung, bung, bung! And if you bung lots of moles and able to keep them right back to their holes, the machine will declare that you are the winner. Continue reading Whac-A-Mole

An Imposter!

Do you know the meaning of the word: “imposter?”

It means: a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name.

The one word that is very close to the word impostor is masquerade. And the word masquerade is defined as: false outward show; disguise.

A masquerade or an imposter leads a double life. He may look from the outside as someone who is a serious servant of God who doesn’t compromise but in his/her private life, he/she leads a sinful life.

Do you know if a person chooses to be an “imposter” he/she can get to the point where nobody can help him/her?

If for example a husband who is an imposter has a marriage problem and goes to marriage counseling, he presents himself to the counselor as someone who is very spiritual. And the counselor looks at his wife with a suspicious look that says, “Why are you complaining about this kind and spiritual man?”

Wow! Do you know that nobody can help an imposter, not even God? Nobody! Until he/she comes to his/her senses and says to him/herself, “Enough of this life,” he/she lives in darkness. It doesn’t matter if he/she goes to the church and gets involved in a ministry; he/she lives in darkness.

Do you know a big imposter? You guessed it! It is the devil! Listen what the Bible says:

“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.” 2 Corinthians 11:13-15

Who are we lying to when we masquerade and impose? To no one but ourselves!

Abraham Lincoln once said, “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

That means God knows who we really are and other people will eventually come to know who we really are. So when we impose, we pretty much lying to nobody but to ourselves. Think about it!

Let’s be true to ourselves, others and God because that is where we find our healing. ///