It was around September of 2009. I was reading one of the daily devotional Bible study materials I used to receive via email. And I ran into an interesting article and I read it and at the end, it read, “if you want to sign up for a 40 weeks long daily Bible study note, give us your email”.
I signed up. “I mean, what do I lose? If I don’t like it, I will “unsubscribe”. That is all.” I thought to myself. Continue reading What is on your table?
If we understood “marriage vows” as a death sentence, we would have been better spouses to our husbands/wives.
“You pushed it too far!” You may say.
But look, the Word says, “Husbands love your wives as Jesus loved the church.” Continue reading Marriage Vows
Do you know who addressed the people of God like: “Adulterers and adulteresses!”?
It was James (James 4:4), who wrote a letter to the people of God who were going through tough times.
Why did he address them like that? Continue reading Love of God
Early on in our marriage, I used to pack my stuff to go back to Ethiopia for every little conflict I had with Berhan.
You see, we were the first ones to talk about getting married among our friends. We got married and we were all alone. No married people were around to guide or mentor us. Not only from our friends but we were the first ones to get married from our siblings, from his side and my side. Yeah, can you just imagine! Continue reading Having People Over Us
Sexual purity or sexual immorality won’t fall on people. People make it happen in their lives.
But there is a slight difference how those opposite lifestyles can happen in our lives. Continue reading We choose our lifestyle
Our older son was five, our daughter was three and our youngest son was one. I was rushing to prepare lunch. My hubby is at work. Talk about being busy and nervous, that was it.
I usually love setting up my hair, dressing up and looking good. But during this season, it was a struggle for me even to wash my face. Continue reading The LORD detests Lying Lips (Proverbs 12:22)
“The LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” Genesis 2:18
A suitable helper or “a helpmate” in the Hebrew word is Ezer Kenegdo and guess what that translates in to: A LIFESAVER.
No wonder divorced men die quicker than the men who stayed in their marriages. Remarriage doesn’t change the life expectancy of a divorced man. The only thing that is best for a man to do is, first to marry and second to find a way to live with his complicatedly created wife. Continue reading One Best Way to Live with a Wife
The most life threatening environment for a man to live in is a house where the presence of a mean-spirited wife is felt everywhere.
First he fights, and he finds out that he has little or zero chance to win, then he withdraws (tends to watch soccer or football a lot or becomes a politician and/or a philosopher). Then he checks himself out from his kids’ life and at last he desires only one thing; and that is to die. Continue reading Life with a Mean-Spirited Wife
A theatrical, one night movie called “Irreplaceable” coming up soon. It will be in all movie theaters on May 6th. It is one of the projects of Focus on the Family Ministry for this year.
It is the first in its making! It is all about family and marriage. This documentary movie is made for us who want to know the meaning, significance and importance of marriage and family. Continue reading Irreplaceable
Most of us have dreamed to have a perfect life when we were little kids. We loved those movies which ended with a scene where the groom kisses the beautiful bride and the end of the movie be announced with: “And they lived happily ever after” statement.
Well, we now know very well that there is no “lived happily ever after” kind of life or marriage. After we get married, we fight because we come very close to each other. Continue reading Do I need to fight or pray?