The exchange between the Oracle and Neo in the movie The Matrix is an elegant exploration of free will and fate, two themes we also find in Scripture.
Imagine you receive a letter in the mail that says, “You have just won a million dollars!” Would you believe it? Probably not.
But now imagine you receive a letter in the mail from your dear uncle saying that out of kindness and his abundance of wealth he has decided to send you a million dollars as an early inheritance. Would you believe it then? Unless you have reason to doubt the trustworthiness of your uncle, the answer is most likely yes. Continue reading “The Letter”
The following is a great article by a fellow blogger on the topic of traditional roles in marriage. You may recall not long ago I wrote a piece titled The Day I Put My Wife in Her Place, providing a husband’s perspective. This article serves as a great complement to the discussion.
Matt wrote a great post called, “SAFETY AND TRUST IN RELATIONSHIPS: THOSE WORDS DON’T MEAN WHAT YOU THINK THEY MEAN” He’s speaking to mostly men here, men who may not have realized how important emotional safety is to women, men who may have focused on physical safety, with little or no awareness of women’s needs for emotional safety and trust.
I am forever trying to verbalize that same idea, safety, safety, safety, and more safety. It’s a bit tongue in cheek, but nearly every time I talk to a wife who is unhappy, at the root of that is oh yeah, you don’t trust him, you don’t feel safe. Seems simple and logical to me, cut and dry. Can a woman survive in a relationship without trust and safety? No, not for long. A lack of safety is fight or flight, so that’s what tends to happen.
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The following is part 2 of A Social Justice Warrior Meets Jesus and is based on recent events on America’s college campuses. Please leave a comment! Continue reading “A Social Justice Warrior Meets Jesus, Part 2”