Category Archives: Truth

Issue of In-Laws

A4P Guest: I’m married and have a one-year old son. I used to consider myself blessed to have the most peaceful marriage ever until my husband’s mother came from Ethiopia a year ago to help us with our first child.
 
A4P: What happened?
 
A4P Guest: My mother-in-law is a Christian, she loves God, prays a lot and all. But she pretty much wants to be the woman of the house. She criticizes my cooking, the way I handle my son and more. Her intention might be good but her action irritates me so much that I sometimes lock myself up in my bedroom for the whole day. I feel like leaving or ask her to leave the house.

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Terry Crews Says:

“For years, years and years I was addicted to pornography”
 
“It was my secret that nobody knew and that allowed to grow and it got bad”
 
“My wife literally said, “I don’t know you anymore. I’m outta here.” And that changed me”
 
“I literally had to go to rehab for it”
 
“I did not get help so I could get my wife back. . . I got help because I needed it . . . my wife decided to stay with me because she knew I was repentant; she knew I was going to get help; she knew I was sorry. Let me tell you, IT IS NOT ENOUGH TO JUST ASK FORGIVENESS. It is always necessary to make amends; fix the problem, do whatever you can to fix the problem.” – and Terry said more.

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A Crime Called “Being a Christian”

I used to take three of our kids to school in the morning since three of them were in the same school. Now two of them are in high school and my little one is the only one I take to school in the morning.

You have no idea how much I enjoy my morning ride with my son. On our way to school, my little one and I have our morning tradition where we listen to the Family Life Radio program. Before we turn on the radio, we always start our commute with a prayer. We pray turn by turn. If I pray today, he prays tomorrow. I enjoy listening to my kids’ prayer because it somehow tells me the depth of their spiritual understanding.

Yesterday morning was his turn to pray. He prayed and at the end of his prayer, he paused for a good 5 seconds or so and he closed his prayer in the name of Jesus.

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Yesterday’s Post

I see that some people didn’t feel comfortable with the message of “We Accidentally Had Sex” post yesterday.

The only thing I can do is to refer you back to my earliest posts which may help you see what I tried to portray on yesterday’s post. So, here are some articles to read:

http://appealforpurity.org/2014/10/30/sex-before-marriage/

http://appealforpurity.org/2015/04/30/dating-and-marriage/

http://appealforpurity.org/2014/05/13/both-old-and-new-testament-say-sex-outside-marriage-brings-death/

http://appealforpurity.org/2015/05/09/the-opposite-of-love/

I hope and pray these articles help you see yesterday’s post message clearly. ///

“We Accidentally Had Sex”

A4P Guest: My boyfriend and I grew up in church and we both had decided never to have sex before marriage; but yesterday we accidentally had sex. What should we do now?
 
A4P: What does “accidentally” mean?
 
A4P Guest: You know accident that happens before you know it.
 
A4P: Well, I ask this question because sex is not a rock you stumble over when you walk on a street. Sex requires many things to be set in place for it to happen; for example, you have to find a place where you guys can be all alone. But let me ask you. So, why did you guys decide to keep sex for marriage in the first place?
 
A4P Guest: Because Jesus said so.
 
A4P: Did Jesus say “Save sex for marriage?” Where?

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The Snare Has Been Broken!

If you are in Christ, you are free from the power of sin?

Listen to this:

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2)

We are free from the bondage of sin. Sin can’t master us anymore because of the power of God that works in us. We escaped the power of sin as a bird escapes the fowler’s snare.

“We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.” (Psalm 124:7)

What can we say to this revealed truth of God expect to say, Glory to God in the highest, forever and ever, Amen! ///

A bird escaped the fowlers trap

A Bully Needs a Man to Stand on His Way

Stop Bullying

It was around this season that my husband and I began looking for a good school for our first son (Abel). After we visited a number of schools in our area, we found one school that was close to my husband’s work. I was home with our daughter (who was two) and our little one was four or five months old.

Just like many married couples, my husband and I didn’t have any clue what it meant to be parents. So, we bought Dr. James Dobson’s books on parenting. Oh, how I bless Dr. Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family! I wonder if Dr. Dobson knows how many families, children and marriages God rescued, salvaged, and saved through his books and radio messages! May the LORD bless him and all who belong to him!

So, I always read Dr. Dobson’s book and I learned that I needed to pay close attention to my little ones when they begin to go to school. Why? Some little kids can be victims of bullies.

After Abel went to kindergarten for two and three months, all of a sudden he began to be quiet. I always studied his face in the rear-view mirror when I picked him up from school and I asked him different questions, such as, “What did Ms. Matthews say today?”

On this particular day, my son gave me very quick answers to all my questions turning his head to the outside. Imagine, my daughter was sitting on the left side, my little one was in the center and Abel was sitting on the right side. I couldn’t get him speak that much. Continue reading A Bully Needs a Man to Stand on His Way

We Both Are Equally Important

The highlight of my life this past week has been my son driving the car all by himself. If you didn’t read my post yesterday, read it so that you’ll have some idea what I am talking about here.
 
I was working on one project the whole day yesterday but my mind and heart was with my son, Abel.
 
When it was round 6:15pm, my son came home and I ran to the door and hugged and kissed him. My first question for him was: “How was it? Did the car slip or slide?”
 
And guess what his dad asked him? “How far did you guys go with the project?”
 
Why did my Berhan and I ask our son different questions? Well, because we are two different people, and one of our differences is this: he is a father and I am a mother. What concerns me doesn’t usually concern him and vice versa. My last worry yesterday was about my son’s school project. Even if I knew that the project was one of those AP courses which will help determine my son’s next undertaking, I couldn’t care less about it. In the middle of the day, the snow turned into ice which made the road very slippery, so do you expect me to worry about his school project? Oh, no, not a chance.

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