"A woman is not written in braille, you don’t have to touch her to know her."

— Unknown (via worshipgifs)

(Source: quotethat, via worshipgifs)

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"The woman was convinced. The fruit looked so fresh and delicious, and it would make her so wise! So she ate some of the fruit. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her. Then he ate it, too."
(Gen. 3:1-6)

The woman was convinced. That’s it? Just like that? In a matter of moments? Convinced of what? Look in your own heart—you’ll see. Convinced that God was holding out on her. Convinced that she could not trust His heart toward her. Convinced that in order to have the best possible life, she must take matters into her own hands. And so she did. She is the first to fall. In disobeying God she also violated her very essence. Eve is supposed to be Adam’s ezer kenegdo, like one who comes to save. She is to bring him life, invite him to life. Instead, she invited him to his death.

Now, to be fair, Adam doesn’t exactly ride to her rescue.

Where is Adam, while the serpent is tempting Eve? He’s standing right there: ‘She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it’ (3:6). The Hebrew for ‘with her’ means right there, elbow to elbow. Adam isn’t away in another part of the forest; he has no alibi. He is standing right there, watching the whole thing unravel. What does he do? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He says not a word, doesn’t lift a finger. He won’t risk, he won’t fight, and he won’t rescue Eve. Our first father—the first real man—gave in to paralysis. He denied his very nature and went passive. And every man after him, every son of Adam, carries in his heart now the same failure. Every man repeats the sin of Adam, every day. We won’t risk, we won’t fight, and we won’t rescue Eve. We truly are a chip off the old block. (Wild at Heart)

You can see this play itself out every day. Men, just when we need them to come through for us… check out. They disappear, go silent and passive. “He won’t talk to me,” is many a woman’s lament. They won’t fight for us.

And women? We tend to be grasping, reaching, controlling. We are often enchanted, like Eve, so easily falling prey to the lies of our Enemy. Having forfeited our confidence in God, we believe that in order to have the life we want, we must take matters into our hands. And we ache with an emptiness nothing seems able to fill.

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— John & Stasi Eldredge (via hopefisch)

(Source: simplytonka, via fandomsandconservativelogic)

Anonymous said: Why is it that a baby belongs 100% to the mother when it comes to abortion, but 50% to the father when it comes to child support?

the-liberty-republican:

Because feminism sucks.

"Jesus Christ did not come into this world to make bad people good. He came into this world to make dead people live."

— Ravi Zacharias (via breanna-lynn)

(Source: angelo-writes, via herarbitrarymusings)

certainlittlething:

i heard a sermon once on selecting a spouse and the preacher told the men to look in a woman’s car before pursuing them. he said that a messy car was an indication of a person’s character. 
i just read a list of 23 qualities of a woman worth dating and I want you to know that according to that article, i am not a woman worth dating. at least not usually. i’ve proven to be irresponsible, immodest, impolite, and untrustworthy, but in 156 days, somebody is going to vow to always love me, always serve me, never leave me. 
i’m not by any means encouraging anybody to settle for anybody. i don’t mean that you should necessarily settle down with the first person who makes your heart all fluttery, but i’d just like to gently remind you, reader, that a relationship built on a list of qualities alone is a doomed relationship. what will you do when your kind partner isn’t kind? what will you do when they don’t laugh at your jokes anymore? what will you do when they no longer put God first?
now i’m not married yet or anything, and honestly, i’m just a kid -what do i know? but my theory is that a sturdy marriage must be built on each individual’s resolve to love and serve the other even when they aren’t meeting any of those 23 qualities. 
hey remember that time God told Hosea to marry and continue to pursue Gomer even though she kept selling sex to other people and running away from him? and how Jesus calls us his bride and how he lovingly pursues us and forgives us even though we run from him and spit in his face and nailed him to a tree? 
i don’t think that jarrid wilson meant for this post to be a rigid list of qualities that our significant others must exhibit to be worthy of a relationship, but i’d just like to gently encourage a shift. let’s bravely love each other no matter what.
and thank the lord i’m not accepted based on the state of my vehicle

certainlittlething:

i heard a sermon once on selecting a spouse and the preacher told the men to look in a woman’s car before pursuing them. he said that a messy car was an indication of a person’s character. 

i just read a list of 23 qualities of a woman worth dating and I want you to know that according to that article, i am not a woman worth dating. at least not usually. i’ve proven to be irresponsible, immodest, impolite, and untrustworthy, but in 156 days, somebody is going to vow to always love me, always serve me, never leave me. 

i’m not by any means encouraging anybody to settle for anybody. i don’t mean that you should necessarily settle down with the first person who makes your heart all fluttery, but i’d just like to gently remind you, reader, that a relationship built on a list of qualities alone is a doomed relationship. what will you do when your kind partner isn’t kind? what will you do when they don’t laugh at your jokes anymore? what will you do when they no longer put God first?

now i’m not married yet or anything, and honestly, i’m just a kid -what do i know? but my theory is that a sturdy marriage must be built on each individual’s resolve to love and serve the other even when they aren’t meeting any of those 23 qualities. 

hey remember that time God told Hosea to marry and continue to pursue Gomer even though she kept selling sex to other people and running away from him? and how Jesus calls us his bride and how he lovingly pursues us and forgives us even though we run from him and spit in his face and nailed him to a tree? 

i don’t think that jarrid wilson meant for this post to be a rigid list of qualities that our significant others must exhibit to be worthy of a relationship, but i’d just like to gently encourage a shift. let’s bravely love each other no matter what.

and thank the lord i’m not accepted based on the state of my vehicle

jspark3000:

image Anonymous asked:

I am doubting my faith more than ever, from the legitimacy of ancient texts, to the authenticity of the roots of stories found in the Old Testament (as well of those even found in the Gospels) … So, I guess, my big question is, how would you address…