When a man and a woman love each other, that thing between them, that bond that doesn’t let them walk away, that’s God. He’s the third part, uniting them, drawing them to one another even when they’d rather cut and run …
That’s why we can hurt one another so badly and then forgive and love again, because God’s changed all the rules and redefined the parameters - it’s His way of doing things.
That’s what marriage is - it’s showing the world how God loves. It’s public and accountable but it’s also passionate and private.
It’s that third thing that knits us all together, that makes sacrifice simple and heroism the new normal. It’s Him that makes a you and a me into an us.
That’s why nothing else in the world is like it. That’s why it feels so powerful and so beautiful and so terrifying, because it’s Him.
Hermes McCaffrey, Rapunzel Let Down by Regina Doman
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It’s okay to live a life others don’t understand.
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Falling in love with yourself first doesn’t make you vain or selfish, it makes you indestructible.
Things I’ll teach my children
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Your mental health comes before school baby, always. If its midnight, and you have an exam the next day but your hands have been shaking for the past hour and a half and you’re not so sure you want to be alive anymore, pull out that carton of Ben and Jerry’s and afterwards, go the fuck to bed. So what if you get a 68% on the exam the next day? You took care of yourself and at the end of the day that will always come before a high test score. To hell with anyone who tells you differently.
Abbie Nielsen, Dear Future Daughter
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If the church must be anything, She must be a safe place for the gender confused and the sexually broken, and if She is not safe for that then we do not believe our own message. We are all broken, all in need of salvation, all in need of grace, and to take a particular struggle and put it outside the bounds reveals that we don’t quite know what it is that we believe—that we will take other people’s sins more serious than we will take our own….. She must be a fortress for the weary struggler, or we do not know who Christ is.
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Chris [Pratt] never uses a spit bucket. When you do scenes where a character is eating, you eat and then spit it out into a ‘spit bucket.’ Chris just keeps eating. If you see Andy eating a cheeseburger in a scene, you should know Chris Pratt ate like 8 cheeseburgers. I love that guy.
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Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up, they will know the value of things, not the price.
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Unless you’re able to look at marriage through the lens of Scripture instead of through your own fears or romanticism, through your particular experience, or through your culture’s narrow perspectives, you won’t be able to make intelligent decisions about your own marital future.
Timothy Keller, The Meaning of Marriage
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But when the Bible speaks of love, it measures it primarily not by how much you want to receive but how much you are willing to give of yourself to someone.
The Meaning of Marriage by Tim Keller
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