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Approval Is Confused with Accepting Behavior

Approval of Others Is Confused with Accepting Their Behavior

Approval of behavior is often confused with accepting a person. And, that often ends up controlling you, because you look only at their behavior and forget about what it means to accept them. Relationships suffer when you confuse acceptance with approval of the other person’s behavior. Those are two separate elements. God’s example that was stated […]

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Change Obligation to Choice

Change Obligation to Choice

You can change obligation to a choice. Any event in life can become tiresome or obligatory if you are not thinking clearly. Consider an athlete in training or a mother cleaning up after the kids. What about a family giving up an exciting vacation to care for a dying grandmother? How about just going to work […]

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Seeking Acceptance from Others?

Seeking Acceptance from Others

Where are you seeking acceptance and praise? Who do you hope will accept you? Who are you trying to please? A big obstacle to living in freedom is seeking the acceptance of others. An improper view or belief about acceptance hinders your freedom. – If you seek your praise, acceptance, and pleasure from man, you will […]

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Definition of a Great Relationship

Definition of a Great Relationship

Great relationships are probable when both parties have a similar, trustworthy, and valid definition of a great relationship. They must also consistently practice this definition.  This is what Robert Fritz states is the math of relationships – It takes two to say yes, and one to say no.  When both parties are saying “yes” there […]

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Satisfaction Is Fleeting Because of the Judgments

Satisfaction is fleeting

Your sin nature has a very short time frame for satisfaction – and, much of the problem comes from the judgments on men and women.  The primary desire of the sin nature is the same as Satan’s desire – all about ME! Your sin nature drives your energy to have a very narrow focus on what […]

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Lovers of Self Rather Than God

Lovers of Self

Paul starts a long list of bad behaviors in 2 Timothy 3 with this statement “… men will be lovers of self…” And, he concludes with this statement “…lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God…” The list is speaking about behaviors of people in the end times, which could be where we are now. The […]

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