When you are first in love, the boxers left on the floor are just adorable. But eventually, familiarity breeds, if not contempt, plenty of irritation. Add to that the stresses of children, finances, and career — along with the real differences in the way men and women perceive the world, and it's a wonder any of us make it through the first few years of a relationship.
Remember that different situations demand different types of questions.
So you've just met a guy and you'd like to know him better.
Our focus this morning is verse 7, “If you abide in me and my words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it shall be done for you.” The verse has two halves, a condition and a result. “ The result — the then clause — “then ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” Last week we talked about the condition — especially the meaning of Jesus’ words abiding in us.
The condition — the if clause — is, “If you abide in me, and my words abide in you . If we are to have consistent answers to prayer, the words of Jesus must abide in us.
Spoiler alert: it will start with a plan and a phone call.
When I was in high school and college, the easiest (read: least ballsy) way to ask a girl out was Instant Message.
We discussed why it’s not a good idea to text for a date and he admitted: “It doesn’t require much to ask a girl out since texting takes all the fear of rejection away.” So what? Your dating strategy is your decision, but may I suggest that there is a better way to find a woman worth committing to?
If you’re wanting more from your dating life and have desire to grow in character, integrity, and respect— I’m here to help.
Manchmal geht's um diese eine weise Person, die uns immer guten Rat gibt.