Monday, February 13, 2012

Do you still find your marriage exciting?

Do you still find your marriage exciting? 

As a Christian, you may not ask yourself this question until you find out one day that you are constantly having long drawn arguments with your spouse over silly little things, going through a whole day without calling each other, treating sex as a boring duty or worse, still find out that (s)he is having an affair. You now come face to face with the reality that you have grown apart and seem to tolerate one another just because of the kids. You didn’t think it would end up like this; after all, you are Christians.

As lovebirds in a new marriage, you always had time for each other. You laughed at his jokes even though sometimes, they weren’t funny. You just wanted to be with him. You loved her smile and always loved to hold her in your arms, thanking God that her curvaceous body was made just perfect for your arms. You two had open minds and were eager to love and learn about one another.

Like most couples, you probably gave your relationship more time and attention when it was new – and now, maybe you’ve been married several years or months and that newness has worn off – and so has your excitement. And that can become a vicious cycle.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Facebook Parenting: For the troubled teen

Just came across this on YouTube about a father's response to his 15 year-old daughter's rantings about her "treatment" at home by her family. The girl posted some unsavoury comments on her Facebook wall and thought that since she had blocked her parents from seeing her Facebook page. But the Father found a way to the page and resorted to reply her daughter by posting a video on YouTube. Interestingly this video has garnered 3.7 million views within 3 days (it was posted on the 8th of February

Now, I do think that things like this should be kept in the home but unfortunately Facebook has made private things public. The teenager misbehaved by ranting about her family on Facebook but I do think that the Father went too far by swearing, smoking and shooting.

The New Testament binds a great responsibility on children when it says in Ephesians 6, verses 1-3, "Children obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honor thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth".

And verse 4 talks about the Parent's responsibility too - "Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord"

Take a look at the clip below. What do you think?

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