Believe them. When someone confides they are being abused, believe them! It is incredibly rare for someone to alleged abuse unless they are truly being abused.
Abuse can be physical, verbal, mental, emotional, financial, sexual and even spiritual. The verbal power we have is monumental — it is truly life or death we are speaking over others.
Begin to ally yourself with people who you can rely on their strength, their wisdom, and learn from their Godly perspective. Not everyone you confide in will be there for you, but you will find the one who is ‘at the ready’ to listen and help.
They hold on as long as they can and try to live out the teachings of the church, adhere to the scriptural mandates and honor their commitments. But literally, their lives are in danger! But where do they turn? Can they run to you? Are you a safe space? Will you hear them, believe them, help them?
Killing a child is legal — our nation has accepted this. And though the Supreme Court has given us this one instance of free speech, we need not get too confident — we need to be asking what is next. What might we be required to advertise, promote or sell? What will we not be able to say, express, or do?
My friend Roland Warren, CEO of Care Net said it best—that the premarital sex was the sin, not the baby.
I love to share about Jesus — but that is a new thing for me. Years ago I would never open my mouth, or ever attempt to share Jesus. I do not have a good reason why, I just never saw the need.
The recent racial events have caused such pain in my heart and mind the last few days. What I greatly fear, is that this pain will go away and I will lull back into normal, and that you will as well.
It's not your problem. It's not my problem. It's our problem. And we do have a problem here in America. A racial problem.
It seems that sex is on display everywhere we go, but do we have to display all our loveliness all the time, and to everyone?