Staff Preface: The article below uses 3,000 years of historical data to enumerate six various stages in the rise and fall of empires. Rather than adopt the author’s political solutions, we only included the stages. We prefer that the readers examine the stages that apply to their countries and then perhaps as individuals, remove themselves as participants in the causes that bring about the demise of nations: A cursory examination of history reveals that the United States is mired in the … [Read more...] about The Decline and Fall of the American Empire
Devotion to fulfilling marital roles begins with a devoted relationship with the God who created the marriage unit. He gives success to those who are devoted to His pathway to unity. There is just one path: Godly love and respect. Besides being devoted to incorporating love and respect into our marriages through prayer, we need more specific concepts to pray for. Below are five specific points to pray about which can help restore a damaged marriage to a peaceful unity of mind and … [Read more...] about Five Attributes that Strengthen Marriages
God instituted marriage and the family for procreation to teach us about how He lives. He wants mankind to know what motivates Him, what His purpose is for mankind, and how His nature and character developed in human beings would give families peaceful relationships. If mankind functioned in marriage the way God intended, this world would be a vastly different place. The dysfunctional families that are increasingly the norm would seldom exist. However today we see the removal of any … [Read more...] about Marriage, a Safe Haven
Personally, I always thought I was a fairly good listener. That was until I attended a class on listening. It was only then that I realized I had been a very poor listener for most of my life. The Presenter spoke about the different levels of listening. He represented listening as a team building experience because we often get into trouble since we don’t want to hear the other person before we speak. Scriptures has several comments about our human proclivity to prefer speaking … [Read more...] about Three Levels of Listening
The subject of authority is a difficult one because of the many negative applications we see around us. It’s primary association with power, clashes with the natural human desire for autonomy. In our present day, the subject of authority is often confused with authoritarianism and the abuse of power, which creates a negative perception. Authority is a vital ingredient for godly living, and it is therefore important for us to be clear minded about what it is and what it is not. … [Read more...] about Misunderstood Authority?
The Proverbs 31 woman is powerful, dynamic, wise, enterprising, hardworking, hospitable, gracious, affectionate and capable. She is a magnetic character. She is in every way her husband’s equal, with the same potential to be a member of the God family. She will have glory, power and capacity. She obeys God in the role in which He placed her. She deploys all her creative power, all her capability as a help suitable for her husband and children (Proverbs 31:10-31). That’s what Christ does for God … [Read more...] about The Proverb 31 Woman
We live in an environment of rapidly changing standards. One such standard is the mental conditioning that has changed what is considered “good”. In our vocabulary, good is a positive quality having positive or desirable qualities, in excellent condition, superior to average, satisfactory. All these things qualify “good” as we understand it. The Pew Research Center, a very noted research center, released some information on Facts About Love and Marriage in America: The … [Read more...] about The Knowledge of “Good”