The Eden Garden Won’t Edify You

When I recently talked to a young married man who was struggling with porn and extramarital relationships, I struggled hard to help him see the root cause of his problem.

He keeps saying, “No, Missy, you don’t understand. You see, here in Europe, it is not like America. I know, in America, you guys at least hear the word of God in your local radio and TV stations. We don’t! They throw on our face all kinds of sexual stuff all day long. Young and beautiful women throw themselves on you, begging you – – -. You know what I mean? You don’t understand! And on top of that, my wife demands a lot from me. She nags me all day long so I spend time with her and our son. I have two jobs. I have no time to do that.” Continue reading The Eden Garden Won’t Edify You

Sweet and Colorful Marshmallow

I read about “Marshmallow Test” study today done at Stanford University in 1960. The subjects were children of ages four to six year olds.

These little kids will be given one marshmallow (can be cookies or pretzel sticks). They are told that they would be rewarded with the second marshmallow if they wait for 15 minutes “without giving in to the temptation.” Continue reading Sweet and Colorful Marshmallow

Love Has Burned Away!

“Love is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake and then subsides. And when it subsides you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation (declaration) of promises of eternal passion. That is just being “in love” which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.” ~ St. Augustine

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