Hi Dear Readers,
I hope you enjoyed the three posts I shared with you last week! If you missed them, you can click on the category The Spotlight, to read them all.
This week’s posts deal with the critical issue of rape, the emotional roller-coaster of singleness and the destructive habit of emotional eating. They are quite diverse, but I learnt something from each of them, and I thought maybe you would get something from them too. I particularly liked how the last two posts addressed how these issues relate to or affect our walk with God. The lesson that God is enough came through loud and clear, and with the first post on rape, I took away the lesson of avoiding all appearances of evil, rather than seeing how close you can get to the line without crossing it.
Please read and be blessed, and be kind to share and drop a comment for the authours!
I am a habitually non-commenting reader on this platform, and this delectable attitude continued until Sunday, 4th September, 2016 when I read the article Rape Revisited: Is There A Defence For The Accused? Kindly read the article (in the very unlikely event you haven’t, seeing as it is supremely controversial) before reading mine….
Tags: #analysis, #consent, #court, #rape, #penetration, #legal, #defence
2. GENESIS: A LONG BEGINNING by Monisa
I think I was about 18 when it started, but it wasn’t painful.
My mom raised my sister and me to be workers, so I didn’t really have time to think about what I was “missing out” on. I was putting myself through college, double majoring in Education and English (Literature, Language Arts, and Linguistics) and minoring in Theatre (Playwriting and Directing); all just big words meaning I wanted to teach English and write and direct plays! I had a job at Macy’s in the Chicagoland area as a fashion specialist, my own car, my own stuff, and my own life; I was 18 and was smooth sailing. But, during college, the boat I thought I was moving through life on got a leak, and since about 21 it’s been filling with water. It wasn’t until this year, at 26, that I realized I was drowning…
Tags: #Christian, #Single, #Jesus, #God is enough, #Waiting
3. LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS by Ellie
“Mary,” a patient of mine, came to me simply to lose weight. Although she found herself craving food, the answer didn’t lie within a new menu. Mary’s cravings lay with family issues.
Her daughter had divorced multiple times and was now in another troubling relationship. She only seemed to call her mother when she needed money to run from another messy situation. Mary always felt pressured and manipulated into sending funds to rescue her…
Tags: #Christian encouragement, #Christian health, #Christian living, #diets, #faith, #Food, #health, #Lifestyle, #nutrition
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