So, we are having 2 ring bearers... one will carry the pillow, and the other will carry a bible
8 years ago
Men are left brained: practical/resonable/straight forward/one-track mindIf we were both right/or left brained... humanity would have ceased to exist...
Women are right brained: emotional/creative/artistic/multi-tasker
Men = 15,000He said... men are straight forward and they think of talking as not talking, but sending a recieving messages. Women are much more relational... they want to know how their husband's day went... but D - you're probably going to fill your quota of words at your job... and when you come home you're thinking - "I don't want to talk, I am spent..." but Brittney may have been stuck at home and didn't get ANY of her quota filled... she wants to know how your day went... what you ate for lunch... who you are friends with at your office... etc... and it's going to drive you nuts. And it will drive you nuts, Brittney, that D doesn't want to talk about it...
Women - 25,000
THAT'S A BIG DIFFERENCE
or 4 weeks
or 4 Saturdays (hearing that is fun!) :)
I want to remember it ALL!!!
This is so fun! :)
"Genesis 2:24 - For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh."Our pastor says "what is missing in God's design for marriage, what does it NOT call for?" D guessed it, but I was a little slow. What is missing is the word LOVE. God does not mention the word LOVE in his formula for marriage. God does not require LOVE for marriage... it may seem strange, but listen here... God knows that LOVE is not constant, you may fall in and out of love... you may want to strangle your husband one day and feel like you want to go to a movie with him the next... LOVE is a beautiful thing, but God does not base marriage on LOVE being constant. That's why it's not in the formula. Our pastor said, "I don't doubt that you love one another, but Brittney you're going to get mad and want to hit him over the head with a frying pan someday (haha) and D, Brittney's going to drive you crazy one way or another... if I asked you then, do you love her/him... it'd be hard to say yes." But, that's the reason God does not require LOVE. He requires a commitment. Where it says united.... it means together/commit... not LOVE. We are committed regardless of if we are in LOVE or not at any given moment.
Eros - this is where we get the work "Erotic" for sensual/sexual love... passionateAwesome to ponder on I think... Our society falls in and out of love and goes through divorces because they base their view of marriage on "are we in love or not?". Our pastor gave us an example of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. He said, they took the Eros kind of love and the Phileo kind of love... it was emotional and sensual... but they didn't have the Agape kind of love that marriages need to be based on... not selfishness, but SELFLESS-NESS! (I love me some Jennifer Aniston, this is only an example) :)
Phileo - think of Philadelphia - the city of Brotherly Love... it's an emotional kind of love... best friends have this kind of love
Agape - this is God's kind of love... no one can love like God can. But, he lends this type of love to husbands and wives... we are to show an Agape kind of love to our husbands/wives. But, we can only do it through HIM.
A man died and was brought to the gates of heaven. St. Peter said "well, do you want to go to Heaven or Hell" the man said, "I'd like to visit each and then decide." So St. Peter took him to Hell first. Hell was described as a long warehouse of a place, long wooden tables all throughout. On each table was a BIG pot of stew. Delicious Stew. It smelled good to the man. Then the man noticed the people. They were all anorexic looking, skinny, mal-nourished, and starving. He noticed that their left hand was tied to their side and their right hand was tied to a 3-foot long spoon. They could dip their spoon in the pot, but the spoon was too long to turn around and eat out of. They kept spilling it on themselves. The man said, this is too sadistic... this is terrible... can we go see Heaven now. So, St. Peter took him to Heaven. Heaven was described very similar to hell. There was long tables and the same big pot of stew. It smelled good to the man. He noticed the people... they were big, fat, happy, and laughing a lot. They too had their left hand tied down to their side, their right hand tied to the same 3-foot long spoon. But, these people weren't feeding themselves, instead, they would reach the spoon across the table to feed the others.