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Intimate Partner Abuse

October was intimate partner abuse month.  I did not get a chance to write about it. So, I will now.

It is not OK.  It is not OK to be abuse by anyone.  There is never a justifiable reason to abuse someone.  Abuse can be mental, physical, financial, emotional just to name a few types.  

Many may feel like they have no choice but to stay in an abusive relationship.  That is not true.  Yes, it will or can be a little unsettling or scary.  But, you have to keep in mind that you do not deserve to be abused.

Children and Electronics

A subject that is very dear to me is how and when children begin to use electronics.  I am a firm believer that a child should not have access to a cell phone, lap top, tablet or television during the first 5 years of their lives.  I know, it sound like a long time, but it is worth the wait for the child.  The first five years of a child's life are the informative years.  It is during this time that time should be spent helping the child learn to live without electronics.

Children Have to Be Taught!!

I had a conversation with a lady the other day.  During the conversation she spoke about how unruly children are today; yelling at parents, making demands, being disrespectful, being disobedient, how you can not tell them anything, and if you do the parents get offended.

i thought about what she said.  And, she is right.  Not all children, but too many than it should be.

I believe in training or teaching children right from wrong.  According to the word of God, He said to train them up in the way they should go.

Developing a Healthy Relationship with Your Spouse

Part of having a good marriage is to continue to work on your relationship with you spouse.

Respect for one another is very important.  It sort of serves as a foundation for communication in the marriage.  From the foundation of respect, lets add honesty.
Being hones with each other can sometimes be hard.  Being honest means having to tell the truth about how you feel. For some, this is not easy.

But, work on it.  Work on being respectful to your mate.  Work on being honest with one another.

Do Not Give Up

Man that is born of a woman is but a few days and those days are full of trouble.  You do not have to go looking for trouble.  Trouble will find you.  But do not give up.

Husbands, wives, children, family.....do not give up.  Relationships go through changes.  Why?  Because the people involved change and grow.  As one matures likes and dislikes change, habits change.  Change is part of relationships.  Do not give up.

Sometimes you need a safe place to talk, discover the root cause of your feelings or what you are going through.

No Shouting

If there is a break down in communication one must be willing to talk.  Not shout, but talk.  If the silence between parties is allowed to continue, the relationship will suffer.  When there is shouting, there is no listening.  And, listening is part of the communication process.

So, don't shout.  Talk

Family Time Together

Another way to help build your family relationships is to spend time together during dinner.  I know, as a nation with all the hustle and bustle of life the family has gotten away from spending time together on a daily basis.  But, with the more activities the family is involved with it is beginning to become a necessity  again to spend time together.

So be encouraged today to take time daily to talk with your family.  Having dinner together is a great way to  bond as a family after a long day.

A Study of Marriage

Praise the Lord.

On February 14, 2015 at 1 pm, we will be having a study dedicated to marriage.  We will be studying the role of the husband, the role of the wife, how to build a strong relationship with each other, other to deal with conflict and disagreements, how to 'fight right'.  There is not cost and the study is open to all .

The location: 2379 N.E. Loop 410, STE 14  San Antonio,Texas  78217  Steadfast Apostolic Church.

The family is important.

The Love of God For the Family

Having a family and loving your family is not something to be taken lightly.  One must be willing to give up selfishness in order for the family to have the love needed to be strong.

The father has to be willing to learn how to be a father.  The mother has to be willing to learn how to be a mother.  For it is the responsibility of the father and mother to nurture the children.  Selfishness will kill out love.  Stubbornness will kill out love.  What kind of children will a stubborn selfish environment bring forth?

Marriage

Forthe past few weeks I have been teaching lessons on marriage.

When the family is not together, there is room for hurt.  When the father and mother are not getting along, this affects the children.  The family is God's way of providing for the emotional needs and cares  for all who make up the family.  The father plays such an important role in the family.  It is no wonder the adversary works so hard to remove him from from the home.  

The people of God are admonished to work on your marriages.
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