Thoughts & Intents
To console those who mourn in Zion, To give them beauty for ashes, The oil of joy for mourning, The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified." Isaiah 61:3
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The First Dysfunctional Family – Genesis 4
Families are increasingly broken today, and the fallout is terrible. But dysfunctional families have been around since juice dripped down Eve's chin. God loved and used people with broken homes and relationships then, and He still does today. Read more about this at: http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60224.asp
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A plethora of helpful resources abide at Crosswalk.com . They have Marriage and Parenting sections, free newsletters on these topics, and lots of other helps for all of us trying really hard not to be dysfunctional.
Read this Book
For women struggling in a difficult marriage, you might read a short book by Nancy Missler called Why Should I Be the First to Change? It reminded me that my personal relationship with Jesus must be the center of my life. He must be the primary One I depend on for love and support, because my merely mortal husband, wonderful as he is, is sure to let me down occasionally, just as I let him down. Lots of hope for transformation in these 124 pages.
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Serving our sweet Savior,
LeeAnn Bonds, Bible Basics Editor
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September 11, 2009