Marriage & Dating
Hearts On Fire
(Marriage Is Honorable In All and The Bed Undefiled – Hebrews 13:4)
Two hearts meld and beat as oneSkin to skin, hot to the touch
Swaying hips wanting so much
Ruthless passion, righteous lust
A whispered caress, a gleeful thrust
The feel of authority, the need to submit
Milking a moment… every drop of it!
We two, ordained; not by chance
Pleasure each other in this erotic dance
Bodies swaying in sweet ecstasy
Minds merging in pure harmony
Lost… In a dream existence,
Swept… Without resistance,
Freely… We bond and share
Perfect love casts out fear
Hearts on fire, it started with a kiss
Two hearts merging in orgasmic bliss!
Copyright ©1995 Everest John Alexander
My Love, my Dove, my Undefiled
Precious Jewel of The Nile
My heart, it beats for you my dear
Priceless Treasure beyond compare
Joy erupted my heart did bow
When we exchanged our Covenant Vow
It’s a match that’s blessed for sure
No doubts, no fears, I am secure
Your words like dew drops of the night
Forms a blanket that wraps me tight
Lips like lilies drenched with wine
Your covenant love is mine oh mine
Lights like diamonds in your eyes
Only your touch, my nature rise
Gazing upon your face and form
Within my heart there brews a storm
From your breasts I feel your fire
And it explodes my own desire
I search for your lips, yours find mine
We feed the need and on the love-feast dine
Beneath your Venus-Mound a flame
When I enter I forget my name
I ride the wave till it breaks the shore
Surface for air then dive once more
Passion and fury is ignited
As we ride this storm united
Body and soul celebrates love
As our union sends praise above
Giving ourselves unselfishly
Strengthens our bond of fidelity
So come my love let’s prove tonight
True covenant loving is dynamite!
Everest John Alexander
Copyright ©1999 Everest John Alexander
If you believe Homosexuality is wrong… Does that make you a Bigot?
Have you seen the video with the older white gentleman waiting tables at a restaurant who refuses to serve a black man based on his own religious beliefs?
The disguised message here lies in replacing the Black Man with a Gay Person.
The creator of the video is trying to equate being Black with being Gay.
And so, supposedly demonstrate that being offended by homosexuality is somehow equal to being racist.
This type of mind manipulation and deception can easily confuse the uninitiated but for those who are grounded in the Word of God and have an accurate understanding of the principles of the Kingdom of God… not so much.
There is one fundamental truth that will expose this as a weak ineffectual argument designed to befuddle the ignorant and attempt to legitimize homosexuality…
You can read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and find nowhere that being black offends God.
But read the same Bible and you will find multiple places both in the Old and New Testaments where God categorically states that homosexuality is an offence to Him and must be NOT be practiced nor accepted under penalty of judgement!
This single truth makes that entire video a load of bilge, worthy of no consideration whatsoever!
Mature Christians who have actually read their Bibles and understand the principles of God’s kingdom recognize the errors and lies perpetrated by this video and categorically reject it and it’s deceptive message.
We will not be deceived nor bullied into accepting that which clearly offends God.
Homosexuality is wrong and will never be legitimized nor accepted by God and mature Bible-believing Christians.
Love the Sinner – Hate the Sin
Having said this I believe it is equally important to clearly state that being homosexual does NOT make someone a monster or worthy of hate.
On the contrary, this same God who states that homosexuality is a sin is the same God who became a Man and died for homosexuals and for the sin of homosexuality.
He did this so that those who are plagued by the spirit of homosexuality and deceived into accepting this philosophy and lifestyle as their own can be delivered and saved.
Saved first from a life devoid of true intimacy with God and second, from an eternity outside of His loving fellowship.
We mature bible-believing Christians say to you homosexuals – WE LOVE YOU – With all the love of God poured into our hearts by Jesus Christ.
We accept you as fellow Human Beings, worthy of LOVE and RESPECT!
We accept YOU… but we do not and never will accept an ideology and practice which we know is ultimately detrimental to you… because we truly love you.
We love you enough to tell you the truth, even if that truth offends you.
We prefer to risk offending you now and have you live in eternity with God than not offend you now but lose you forever!
Message to Christians
To you, Born Again Christians who say you believe the Bible but accept homosexuality as right.
Please consider this:
1) You are NOT doing anyone a favor by sugar-coating the truth or just plain denying it.
You are helping the enemy to keep your loved ones in bondage and damning their souls to a Christless grave.
On their Judgment Day they will spit in your face as a Hypocrite and a Liar who never truly cared about them and loved them with GOD’S love.
Yes, you may love them with Familial love – that of a parent to a child or Brotherly love – absolutely!
Nobody can deny that, but that kind of love will NOT see them delivered and saved!
That type of love can only go so far… and no more!
They need the kind of love that will risk offending them to see them set free and able to live a life that truly pleases God!
2) At the Judgement Seat of Christ, you will have to face the same God who died the most horrible death to rescue these people from the bondage of homosexuality.
You will have to answer to Him for your duplicity in saying you believed the truth but lived a lie.
Christian, it is really a selfish thing to be more concerned with maintaining the satus quo of your relationship than risking offence by telling your gay friend or family member the truth.
May God give us, Christians the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Christ and the courage to always speak the truth.
May God grant grace and repentance to those suffering under the burden of the sin of homosexuality and truly set them free!
What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?
Bible Verses that guide us on how to deal with Homosexuals and Homosexuality:
(Unless otherwise stated, all Scripture verses are taken from the New Living Translation of the Bible)
These verses below are for everyone but particularly for those who practice or accept homosexuality as right:
“Do not practice homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman. It is a detestable sin. Leviticus 18:22
If a man practices homosexuality, having sex with another man as with a woman, both men have committed a detestable act. They must both be put to death, for they are guilty of a capital offense. Leviticus 20:10
The law is for people who are sexually immoral, or who practice homosexuality, or are slave traders, liars, promise breakers, or who do anything else that contradicts the wholesome teaching. 1st Timothy 1:10
Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality. 1 Corinthians 6:9
That is why God abandoned them to their shameful desires. Even the women turned against the natural way to have sex and instead indulged in sex with each other. Romans 1:26
And the men, instead of having normal sexual relations with women, burned with lust for each other. Men did shameful things with other men, and as a result of this sin, they suffered within themselves the penalty they deserved. Romans 1:27
They know God’s justice requires that those who do these things deserve to die, yet they do them anyway. Worse yet, they encourage others to do them, too. Romans 1:32
No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. Luke 13:5
These verses below are for everyone but particularly for us Christians who already know that homosexuality wrong:
But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8
Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. Ephesians 5:2
But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Philippians 2:3-4 (New American Standard Bible )
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who is wise wins souls. Proverbs 11:30 (New American Standard Bible)
Remember this: Whoever turns a sinner from the error of their way will save them from death and cover over a multitude of sins. James 5:20 (NIV)
Rescue others by snatching them from the flames of judgment. Show mercy to still others, but do so with great caution, hating the sins that contaminate their lives. Jude 1:23
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever. Daniel 12:3
God bless you!
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What I Learned About Pursuing Purpose and Family Life From “The Incredibles” Movie
The Incredibles is on my short list of the top 10 best Superhero movies ever made!
Through the lives and experiences of each of the main characters I have learnt some very valuable life lessons which I will share with you.
Through the character, Mr. Incredible I learnt the importance of being true to your purpose and following through on your dream in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
He was a superhero. That is what he was.
He wasn’t a superhero simply because he had super strength. The enhanced strength just made him super but he was already a hero on the inside.
This is evident because even when the government outlawed superheroes he and Frozone still found a way to go out there night after night and help people at their own peril.
When they stuck him in a boring day job with an Insurance company bogged down by red tape designed to curtail the efforts of good citizens trying to make good on their rightful claims he still found a way to assist them in circumventing the “evil” bureaucracy and get justice done without having to use any super powers at all.
Mr. Incredible was a hero at heart and he was driven to fulfill his destiny.
Over the past 25 years as a Bible Teacher many people have asked me the question, “How can I find my purpose in life?”
The correct answer is multifaceted, of course but one clear indication to your purpose is to identify that one thing that you cannot help but think about constantly.
What is that one thing you find yourself drawn to and find yourself doing naturally and unconsciously?
What do you day-dream about? What would you risk your life for?
If you can answer these questions you will have one clear indication as to your call in life.
Mr. Incredible found himself being a hero even when it was outlawed, and even when he couldn’t use his super strength to help someone he still found a way to lend a hand.
On the flip side there is a lesson Mr. Incredible had to learn and it is something everyone, especially us men need to learn as well.
Once you’re married, a meticulous balance must be struck between fulfilling your personal purpose and your duties and responsibilities to your home and family.
Mr. Incredible was so consumed with fulfilling his destiny as a superhero he began neglecting his marital and familial responsibilities which brought discord and the inevitable breakdown of discipline in his home.
His wife, Elastigirl felt personally neglected and abandoned with respect to parenting their kids and managing their home and her mounting resentment if left unchecked would have threatened to destroy everything they built together as a family.
Thank God because of the perils they faced together as a family, these issues were resolved by the end of the movie but not without Elastigirl going through her own metamorphosis and re-discovering her own purpose as well.
Here is where the ladies can take note and discover something of value.
God made Adam first for a reason and specifically took Eve out of Adam’s body for a purpose.
He could have gone back to the earth and fashioned a body for Eve… Why didn’t He?
I believe God did things the way He did to give a clear indication to women that they are indeed created equal to men in every respect yet in the context of the home and family there are distinctly different offices for male and female.
The woman was made a “Help Meet” for the man, these Hebrew words simply mean a “Suitable Partner.”
They DO NOT mean a woman is less than a man… Women are equal yet different!
God created the man first and has ordained it that the man is the head of the family, he determines where the family goes but the thing most men don’t realize is that the woman determines how they get there.
Someone said it like this… The man is the head but the woman is the neck which turns the head how it wants.
This was so clearly illustrated in the movie you have to wonder if the Holy Spirit had a hand in directing it.
When the Incredibles Family left syndrome’s Lair and headed for the city to stop the “Evil” Machine from wrecking havoc, Mr Incredible decided where they were going but when the van landed and they were trying to figure out the best way to get to the heart of the city it was Elastigirl, in defiance to her husband’s will who correctly identified the most expedient route and executed it safely.
Women are NOT made subservient to men. They are made equal, qualified Partners.
Elastigirl had to discover that her own destiny was hidden within her husband’s destiny as a superhero.
Is this the reason God specifically took something from inside the man to create the woman?
Is this why the woman was hidden inside the man when God first created him? To indicate that she will perfectly fulfill her own purpose as she comes into alignment with her husband’s?
Elastigirl certainly discovered a new sense of purpose as she united with her husband in the fulfilling of his own purpose and eventually each member of the family fell into place discovering and fulfilling their own individual purpose as well.
Elastigirl was spot on when Mr. Incredible uttered those iconic words, “I’m not strong enough” and she responded with, “You don’t have to be, if we
That’s almost the entire movie in one sentence!
Brilliantly done… Brad Bird!
Violet discovered a confidence she never knew existed within herself and embraced it along with the mastery of her own unique powers.
She learnt how to assert herself in the world and take what was rightfully hers without crushing others in the process.
Dash learnt the balance between power and humility.
He learnt how to explore and express his own unique gift without abusing it, using it to help rather than hurt others.
And Jack-Jack, the product of two super-powered beings began to discover his own nature and potential as a force for good and justice in the universe.
Of course, we have the negative example of Syndrome, the Villain who never discovered his own unique purpose in life but rather tried to hitch his wagon to another man’s dream and literally crash, burned and died in the process.
Tragically, Buddy originally saw himself as the hero but actually became Syndrome, the Villain of the movie instead.
A significant message here is that villainy is inevitable when one uses his gifts and talents for selfish gain rather than altruistically for the betterment of others.
The other significance is that Buddy never discovered his own personal purpose and became totally frustrated in trying to pursue his imagined role in Mr. Incredible’s life.
He then became resentful and bitter to the extent that hate filled his heart completely destroying his moral center.
He systematically murdered every superhero he could find all the while convincing himself that he was doing everyone a favor and that eventually he would be justified.
I think by every definition this would certainly qualify as a degree of insanity.
My final thoughts are… how many people right now are living fruitless, frustrated lives consciously or unconsciously abusing others around them all because they have never discovered and pursued their true purpose in life?
How many have allowed their failed attempts at being and doing something they were never designed for to make them bitter and resentful?
I believe when you are actively fulfilling your purpose in life the natural result is a sense of well-being and confidence.
You are naturally loving and kind to others and look for ways to bless others. You become a giver instead of a taker.
There is no tragedy greater than to die without really living.
I believe that never discovering and fulfilling your purpose in life is never to have lived at all.
These are the things I’ve learnt from watching the movie… The Incredibles!
Love One Another as I Have Loved You
Jesus said, “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.” John 13:34-35
Living a successful life as a Christian is based entirely on learning to love others with the love of God.
However, loving each other does not mean compromising with people’s sin.
None of us can love more unconditionally than Jesus and He never compromised with people’s sin.
Loving unconditionally means seeing each other as God sees us and interacting with each other based on the knowledge of God.
On the cross of Calvary Jesus substituted Himself for each human being.
He died in their place so He can live His life through them.
Every Christian has Jesus Christ literally living in them through His Spirit.
He lives in us so He can experience life through us.
That means He experiences everything that we experience.
So, what do you think happens when we mistreat and abuse each other?
Because Jesus lives in us and experiences what we experience He feels everything we feel.
Every insult we hurl at each other… He feels!
Every lie we tell on each other, every betrayal of trust… He knows exactly what that feels like.
When we do it to each other we are doing it to Him!
When you look at another Christian with scorn, Jesus looks back at you through that person’s eyes and feels the hate you’re projecting at Him!
Exactly what we think of another Christian – In that moment – That’s exactly what we think of Jesus!
Jesus said, “I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home.
I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“Then these righteous ones will reply, ‘Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you? Or thirsty and give you something to drink?
Or a stranger and show you hospitality? Or naked and give you clothing? When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’
“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!’ Matthew 25:35-40
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Re-Thinking Homosexuality in Light of God’s Original Intent For Humanity
For the rest of the world there is much to debate.
Apart from the question of Morality there are also Political, Legal, Social and Health issues to consider when discussing the rights and wrongs of Homosexuality.
But for the Bible-Believing Christian, there is no such conflict.
This matter is forever settled in Genesis Chapter One of your Bible.
Homosexuality is WRONG!
God created the Human Race with a very clear purpose in mind, “Be Fruitful, Multiply and Have Dominion!” Gen. 1:28
This is God’s Prime Directive to the Human Race… The very reason we were created in the first place!
Two members of the same sex CANNOT fulfill this mandate… They cannot be fruitful and multiply.
The Ideology and Practice of Homosexuality is contrary to God’s original intent for Humanity and therefore wrong.
As a Born Again Christian this must be your ideological starting point, then you go from there and consider other aspects of the issue under discussion.
This is what having a Biblical Worldview means and having a Biblical Worldview is what must characterize you as a Kingdom Citizen.
As Christians, we must see things from the Bible’s perspective first, then consider every other aspect in light of what God has already said about the matter.
This is what protects us from ideological error and bad judgement.
So, is Homosexuality a sin… Most definitely it is!
It transgresses the most vital principle God laid down for the Human Race… Which is to reproduce other beings in His image.
In the beginning God made them Male and Female and instituted the Marriage of one man to one woman with the resulting family as the foundation and building block of Human Civilization.
To violate this intrinsic principle is to strike at the very heart of God’s Dominion of us.
This is why Homosexuality is not just another sinful practice… at it’s heart, it is the most fundamental rejection of God.
It is rejecting His image in us. If we are Homosexual or merely agreeing with it we are assenting to the rejection of God.
If the Human Society embraces the Homosexual ideology we will have universally rejected God.
This will create an open invitation for our children to be inhabited by every description of demonic spirit imaginable.
No wonder the entire society of Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed.
This was actually an act of God’s mercy in not allowing the devil to perpetuate the cycle of possession and destruction into the next generation.
Sin is progressive, with each successive generation it gets worst and would have eventually spread throughout the entire region!
Before you know it, another worldwide catastrophe would have been needed to eradicate the pandemic of demonic possession.
Bottom line, there is no greater rejection of God than to reject His image in you.
And this is what being Gay is… A fundamental rejection of God’s image in you and consequently His dominion over your life.
The Bible says, “Women no longer wanted to have sex in a natural way, and they did things with each other that were not natural. Men behaved in the same way. They stopped wanting to have sex with women and had strong desires for sex with other men.
Since these people refused even to think about God, he let their useless minds rule over them. That’s why they do all sorts of indecent things.” Rom 1:27-28
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“Hey, Pops!” Jennie came bounding down the stairs all excited.
“What’s up?” Her father looked up from the newspaper his glasses perched on the tip of his nose so he could read the fine print without them.
“Can you do me a solid? I need to borrow your car tonight”
“Sure. What’s the occasion?”
“Oh, just going to the movies.” Her voice sounded a little too casual and her body language was a little off. After 19 years Jen’s father could read her like the Newspaper he held in his hand.
“Going alone?” He countered with equal casualness.
The pause was pregnant.
“Look, it’s no big deal alright, I’m going with John but Suzanne and Rick will be there too.”
“Sweetheart, you’re 19 years old and your mother and I expect you to make your own decisions but remember; decisions have consequences. You know how I feel about you and John. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I think you’re getting too close too soon, you should…”
“But Dad, it’s not like we plan on having sex or anything we’re just having fun being together!”
“I understand that, Jennifer but when you spend so much time with one person you’re bound to develop feelings for them and pretty soon you’ll find that your emotions could be making the decisions for you, and then things may get out of control very quickly.”
“It’s my life and I need to make my own decisions, right? Anyway, what’s the big deal about sex before marriage anyway, I mean if two people truly love each other what’s wrong with that. Isn’t marriage just a formality, anyway?”
James looked at his daughter silently for a while. And like most fathers, even though he was looking at a young woman he was still seeing his little baby girl.
“Come sweetheart, have a seat.” His words drew her in as only a father’s can.
She obliged, pulling a chair and sitting at the table adjacent from her dad.
“Jennifer,” he started slowly, “what we see on the TV and the Movies is not what marriage is supposed to be, it’s…”
“I know that Dad, I’m not stupid you know, I can see…”
“Wait, Babes, let me finish.” He pleaded gently. Jennifer rolled her eyes, sighed and slumped like all the air was let out of her but she remained silent.
“Here’s what you need to know about marriage.” Her father continued.
“Marriage is more than just, I love you and you love me so let’s get together and have a family.”
“Marriage is a Blood Covenant.”
“A what??!!” Jennifer blurted, staring at her father like if his mental hard-drive had just crashed.
“On the wedding night, “ he explained, “when the newlywed virgin couple consummates their marriage the blood that flows is the sign of the covenant that they’ve entered into earlier that day in the presence of God and the witness gathered at their wedding.”
She continued staring at him in silence.
“You see, Jen, marriage between a man and a woman represents the mystical union of Christ to His Church. That’s why the Church is called the Bride of Christ and in many of His parables Jesus likens Himself to a Bridegroom”
“So, that virginal blood that was shed on the wedding night will always be a sign of their marital covenant. Just like when Jesus died on the cross and He was pierced in the side with the spear, the blood that flowed over the spear is the sign of the New Covenant of salvation that Christians enjoy.”
“That’s why we can use Jesus’ Blood as a spiritual weapon and “Plead the Blood” against the Devil’s works of darkness. When we plead the Blood of Jesus we remind the Enemy of the power of the Covenant we are protected by so He has no choice but to bow to the authority of that Blood and the Covenant it represents.”
“In the same way, when you obey God and wait until you get married to have sex, the blood that’s shed on your wedding night enforces the Marriage Covenant and acts as a form of spiritual protection against the attacks of the Devil on your marriage.”
“But when you practice pre-marital sex and no blood flows when you consummate your marriage, the sign of your covenant is missing.”
“God still honors your vows but there’s no sign of the covenant for you to hold up against the Enemy, nothing for him to submit to and nothing you can use to remind him of the binding power of your covenant.”
“When the sign of your covenant is missing that’s just another chink in the armor that protects your marriage.”
“This doesn’t mean that once you’re a virgin when you get married you won’t have any problems, it just means that engaging in pre-marital sex puts you at a greater disadvantage when it comes to winning the spiritual warfare for your marriage relationship.”
“Wow, Pops, that’s some heavy sh… stuff!” Jen stammered.
“What do you think about it?” He asked, sliding the car keys across the table at her.
“I’ll get back to you on that. I need some time to process.” Jen pushed back the chair, palmed the keys and stood up to leave.
Her father gave her that particular look that said, “You’ve been warned, the ball is now in your court!” He opened the Newspaper and resumed reading.
Jen slowly started up the stairs as she muttered to herself, “A Blood Covenant… Wow!”
Everest John Alexander is a Bible Teacher, Author and Professional Network Marketer.
He’s been in Christian Ministry since 1992 serving as a Pastor for 4 years.
He’s been married to his High-School sweetheart, Loraine since 1988 and together they have two grown children, Ishmael and Jade.
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THE WIFE EVERY MAN WANTS
Last Sunday, just after my marriage of 16 years ended in divorce, I was up at 1:00am capturing advice I would have given myself if I could go back in time… things I wish I would have known as a husband earlier.
I shared my thoughts with my friends on Facebook hoping that maybe out there somewhere, there was one person like me that could benefit from my hard-earned lessons and recommit to being the man their wife deserves, before it was too late…
To my surprise, in one week over 71,200 people had ‘shared’ those lessons, and I received countless private messages thanking me for how it had already transformed their marriage.
… and then I also got messages from women who were feeling stuck, not sure what they could do to bring life back into their marriage, and how they could inspire their man to step up.
One woman sent me this message: “A lot of my friends wanted to know after reading your post, Coming from a man’s point of view what would a man want in a marriage?”
Not An Expert But…
I still don’t pretend to be an expert on relationships. I have no intention of being known as one.
I am just a normal guy. A guy that screws up sometimes, and is trying to learn as I go, to be a little wiser next time… and a guy who is just trying to listen to the lessons that life provides.
What I share is just my opinion and my perspective in being a man, nothing more. My only intention is to serve.
I share my thoughts here only because I feel it needs to be shared, and because I hope that it may bring light to some woman out there who is looking for hope and direction in her relationship right now.
Here’s the deal…
Marriage is a 2-way covenant. A partnership where both husband AND wife hold EQUAL accountability in making it work, and who both need to commit fully to make it THRIVE…. YOU ARE A TEAM. That team works best when both are whole and strong, and share a vision of what you want to create.
The problem is men are often ignorant as to the real needs of their wife, and MOST WOMEN DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR MAN WANTS, and how to be that WOMAN that will INSPIRE THEIR MAN TO RISE and be that KING that she deserves.
This is what the TRUE MAN wants from his lady…
1) He wants you to LOVE YOURSELF FULLY FIRST…
Fall in love with who you are and treat yourself with kindness and respect. Stop being so hard on yourself.
You are amazing, just the way you are. When you realize this you are more confident, and NOTHING is SEXIER to a man than a woman who owns her worth, her brilliance, her beauty.
The more you love yourself, the more love you will have to give.
2) FILL YOURSELF UP…
Stop looking to your man to be the one to ‘make’ you happy. That’s your job, not his.
When you are expecting that from him, it drains him, but when you take accountability and FILL YOURSELF with love and joy, you are like a POWER PLANT with ENERGY and LOVE and PASSION that pours into his life.
HE WANTS you to be happy, he just doesn’t want to be blamed when you’re not. Find what makes you happy.
Look in the mirror and see how amazing and gorgeous you really are. What a gift that body is. Love every inch… just as it is right now!
A woman who loves her body takes care of it. She loves to eat well, and she loves to exercise, not to impress anyone else, but because SHE DESERVES TO BE HEALTHY. You take care of that which you love.
Stop being so critical about your body. You aren’t supposed to look like that model on the cover of the magazine… SHE’S FAKE. She’s a photo-shopped illusion created by a marketing firm with the purpose of making you feel inadequate about yourself.
That’s the only way you’ll buy their stuff. Don’t buy into their lie. Stop comparing yourself with others, your only job is to be the most BEAUTIFUL YOU. Take good care of yourself, and your man will be irresistibly attracted to you.
4) GIVE 100% and EXPECT NOTHING in return.
If you want a happy marriage you must be willing to PLAY FULL OUT to create it, regardless of where he is at. Take full accountability for your part. UNMET EXPECTATIONS are the biggest source of unhappiness in marriage, so stop expecting him to be anything but him. When you give without expectation, just watch and see how much is returned.
5) BE GRATEFUL FOR WHO HE IS RIGHT NOW…
Focus on what you love about him as he is, and try to overlook the rest. When you do this not only does it make you happier, but you will begin to notice more and more of what you love.
You will always find what you are looking for. When you see and acknowledge the greatness in him, it will call forth that part of him who wants to be your king and knight in shining armor.
6) FORGIVE HIM…
Over and over again. Face it, he’s made some stupid mistakes. A lot of them. You know that and he does too. Carrying the weight of those mistakes into the future though, not only will keep you from trusting him, but it will keep him from feeling safe to be fully open with you.
So wherever you have that secret closet inside your mind where you are storing all those mistakes from all those years, you know, the one you go to whenever he messes up again and keep all the evidence and validation of why you should leave… yeah, that one. Destroy it! Burn the evidence and be free once and for all.
Learn from the past and LET IT GO. He deserves to be free from the past and so do you. It’s God’s job to judge him, not yours. The faster you forgive the more fully love will flow.
7) NEVER CRITICIZE HIM…
Compliment him on what he does right, rather than tear him down for what he does wrong. He WANTS TO PLEASE you, when he does something you appreciate let him know. Stroke him on the back of his neck, and tell him how much you appreciate his efforts and he will be eager to do more.
If you criticize him, it will only shut him down and make him hide from you and stop trying. (Seriously, men are so easy to train. Positive Reinforcement.
Us guys, we’re kinda’ like seals at sea world… give em’ a treat after they do something you want and they’ll keep doing it…. Don’t tell your husband I told you this.)
8 ) YOU DON’T OWN HIM.
He is free and was meant to be. If you try to control him, put a leash on him, or cage him, it will take away the very thing that makes him a man – that raw masculine sense of control and independence.
The more you try to force him or restrict him, the more he will yearn to escape. The more inviting you make yourself, the more you let him be free, the more he will want to stay.
Just like you, he needs time for himself to fill himself up. The man hungers for adventure, and for challenge and for time to brood in his Man cave.
You may not understand why he loves to watch sports or violent movies about war, and superheroes, and spies. You don’t have to understand, just let him have that space to be.
10) GET CLEAR ON WHAT YOU WANT and choose to CREATE IT…
Stop waiting for him to give you what you want, take responsibility for creating it yourself. – i.e. If you want to date more, create it… make it easy for him.
Give him a list of 10 ideas of what you like to do together on dates, and schedule a night each week for him to take you out, and then gently remind him if needed…
11) SPEAK CLEARLY and OPENLY… He’s NOT a mind-reader. No matter how long you’ve lived together, he still won’t always know what you want. When you are upset, he probably has no idea why.
You could be furious with him and he’ll have NO IDEA what he did or said to make you upset. The more clearly you communicate what you want, the more he can give it to you.
12) DON’T ASSUME ANYTHING…
Don’t jump to conclusions. As intuitive as you are, you don’t always know what he is thinking or feeling. Your judgments are often filtered through your own limiting beliefs. Give him the benefit of the doubt, and choose to believe the best. Seek first to understand, and then to be understood.’
13) RESPECT HIM…
While a woman yearns to be deeply understood and cherished, the man’s primary need is to be respected. When you have a problem, his first impulse is to FIX IT. This is how he feels important.
While criticism and control are his “anti-love” languages and will cause him to feel dis-respected and to shut down, meaningful acknowledgement will make him feel respected and bring him to life and cause him to stand a little taller and be a little better.
14) ENCOURAGE HIM TO LIVE HIS PURPOSE…
The man is most alive when he is on a quest for something he feels meaningful. It may take him time to discover what that purpose is, but encourage him along the way, and when he finds it, be his greatest cheerleader.
15) Ok! Here we go… You knew this was coming… ABOUT SEX…
For men in a relationship this is not just a desire, it is a core need. It is one of the keys that anchors his soul to yours. Frequent, meaningful Sex is what connects his heart to you and makes him feel at one.
Open yourself fully to experience that passionate and connected love, and he will give himself to you.
Shut him off, withhold from him, or reject him and it will emasculate him and sever the most important connection to you in his world.
Men and Women seem to be wired opposite with sex. While the woman wants emotional connection first to fully open herself up in physical intimacy, the man wants physical connection first to open up emotionally. This is a good recipe for sexual frustration. I call this, God’s little birth control plan.
This doesn’t mean you give up your needs or sacrifice your desires. Just the opposite. Let him know what turns you on (even if it’s little things like when he does the dishes for you, or when he sits down and just rubs your feet as he listens to you share about your day.) Talk openly about what both of you want with intimacy and work together to create it.
16) In SEX, FOCUS ON YOUR FULFILLMENT first.
Guys are pretty simple. Their mechanism is easy to operate and can always be turned on. You on the other hand, have a complex and intricate instrument. Focus on how you are fulfilled and your man will be turned on when he feels he is pleasing you.
Create that space where it is safe in your marriage to be fully open and vulnerable, and even to let the dark side of your passion out.
Keep it interesting and exciting, and most of all fun. Through that, the deep sacred space that connects you will continue to grow deeper and stronger.
17) LEARN THE UNIQUE COMBINATION to you Man’s heart.
Figure out the love languages that he uses to receive and give love. And then, commit daily fill him with that love. The more you give, the more you will receive.
18) FOCUS ON THE LONG-TERM VISION and then TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME.
Love is like a garden that requires constant watering and constant weeding. You may have let a lot of weeds grow in your garden over time, but stay focused on daily working towards what you want, and inevitably, before long you will have the sweet fruit you have been wanting. You deserve that love, and so does he.
And renew that commitment to love daily. Keep your Roheart open to him, and let him own it.
20) And don’t forget to SMILE.
It looks good on you.
… and of course continue to build your connection with God. He’ll strengthen you on the journey, fill you with love, and help you with the rest.
Royalty and Nobility
You are the QUEEN and your husband is YOUR KING. The more you see and treat each other as the nobility you truly are, the richer your relationship will become and the happier your castle will be.
As a woman, you are amazing. Us men, stand in awe of your capacity to give yourself to your family and to the world. You are so intuitive, sensitive, brilliant, strong and kind. Without you, the man’s world is not complete. Thanks for being patient with us.
My heart hurts, knowing how much pain so many experience in their marriage. I know how it feels. So many of us live unconscious to these simple principles. I don’t understand why we were never taught them in school, and why we don’t live them more fully as we learn them. It’s sad that many of us don’t take the time to discover and live them until the pain is too great…
As long as you are still married though, it’s not too late. It may take time, and it may take patience, and it WILL take you making a decision to try a little harder. But there is always hope for you.
And if you have already found yourself in divorce, take these lessons and learn them for next time, and hold tight to the hope that your Prince is out there searching for you. Be the type of person you want to attract, and in time, he will find you.
In Beauty and Glory
I know that out there, are young brides wondering what they got into, and women who have been married a long time wondering how they can get out.
All of them, deep down, want the same thing. They want a marriage that is whole and fulfilling where they feel cherished by someone who they can share their life with… many of them, though don’t know how to create that.
If you find lessons here that can serve those other women you know who deserve a beautiful and fulfilling marriage, then PLEASE SHARE this with them. Hopefully for some it will give them new insights, clearer direction, and wake them up to new possibilities and hope that they may have lost.
WOMEN – THIS IS YOUR INVITATION to rise up in your beauty and glory. To be the goddess of your home and the queen of your man’s heart.
You are RADIANT. Keep on shining… the future is more beautiful than you can imagine…
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