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The other day I discovered that I can actually post to my blog via email (this is my first time using it). I know this seems like a simple thing, but I’m excited about it because it means that I don’t have to be in front of my Mac to share something with you. Now I can get my “Rev. Run” on and blog from the bathtub if it so strikes me… Even though I can’t think of the last… ok, I can think of the last time I took a bath, but before that I can’t. Suffice it to say, I don’t do baths like that.
Anyway… I’m also going to be more intentional about blogging little random things. They may not be long, drawn out 1500 word posts — I rarely do those anyway — but perhaps just brief observations or snippets of something I had happen to me. Why? Because I want you to get to know me a little more. The good, the bad, and the ugly. I promise there’s plenty of each.
Having said all that, let me get to what I really wanted to say tonight… (more…)
Filed under: Ministry, Relationships, Think About It | Tags: Affairs, Da TRUTH, marriage, Pastors, Relationships, sex, Tye Tribbett
I had planned to blog about the new Disney movie, “The Princess and The Frog,” this week, yet I feel something more pressing right now. (Please believe that I’ll come back to that topic though).
It seems that 2009 is becoming the year of the affair. I don’t know that a month goes by without someone admitting (or being exposed for) an extramarital affair. And honestly, it break my heart.
Now, I have been silent about the whole Tiger Woods incident because I really had nothing new, appropriate, or beneficial to add to the gossip and speculation currently in circulation. However, after reading a tweet (and subsequently doing a bit of research) I found something that I was equally shocked and disappointed about (which I won’t go into the details of because you can find them for yourself). Allegedly, Gospel artists Da T.R.U.T.H. and Tye Tribbett have both recently had extramarital affairs. I guess we can chalk them up beside the dozens of other Christian artists and pastors who haven’t been completely appropriate in their sexual relations — whether with the opposite or the same sex. (I know they’re only allegations, but many times, the allegations are equally as damaging as the confirmation of the affair. Do we need examples? I think not) (more…)
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: education, parenting, pregnancy, sex, STDs
It’s one of the things that parents dread the most, and kids look forward too just as much — the sex talk. It’s awkward for everyone involved. But apparently this awkwardness has cause many parents to delay having the conversation until after their children have had sex for the first time. This isn’t an intentional strategy, however, but rather laziness on the parent’s part.
A recent article in the Baltimore Sun said, “according to a new study appearing in the journal Pediatrics, ‘more than 40 percent of adolescents have already had sex by the time their parent had talked to them about sexually transmitted diseases and birth control.’”
Way to go parents! Good job! That’s how you inform you kids about condoms and birth control so you don’t wonder why they just pop up pregnant. Oh, wait… we must have been reading two different articles. I apologize. (more…)
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I’m sure you’ve been out and about before, perhaps even this week, and seen this couple: they’re obviously in love because they’re all over each other. They’re probably kissing or touching or hugging or holding hands or, the most hilarious to me, they’re walking with the hands in each other’s back pocket. You see these couples and yeah, it’s great that they’re in love and enjoying one another’s company, but you can’t help but think to yourself, “Oh, get a room!”
Now, there’s nothing wrong with a little PDA (public display of affection) every now and then. After all, you do enjoy spending time around each other, and what better way to show it than with some gentle affection? That’s fine, but when is enough enough? How much is too much when it comes to PDA? I say that based on the assumption that there is such a thing as too much because, well, legally, there is — there’s a reason we have laws for indecent exposure and lewd and lascivious acts. (more…)
Filed under: Relationships, Think About It | Tags: expectations, men, past, Relationships, women
Why do we assume that the next one, the new one, will be like the last one? Why do we think that the way the last person did things will be the way the next person will do things? I think, more often than not, we don’t even know we do hold these expectations, but instead they just tend to develop naturally. We think that if the last girl (or guy) treated me like this, or said these things went she (or he) wanted this, the next relationship will have the same “rules” and “protocols.”
Let’s be honest — we all make assumptions, even judgments, about how we expect or assume a relationship will go. It’s human nature. But to assume the new person will act, speak, and talk like the last person you had a relationship with, isn’t fair to the new person and your relationship with them. It says, in essence, they’re just like everyone else, when in reality, nothing may be further from the truth. They may be nothing like the people you’ve been with in the past. If that’s true, why would you treat them as if they are? It’s simple: It’s hard to break habits. Perhaps even harder to break history. (more…)