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The SIN of Having to Know

1 Timothy 5:13 And besides they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house, and not only idle but also gossips and busybodies, saying things which they ought not. This passage refers to the temptation younger widows encounter when they have no husband at home to provide the ballast they need to be home-centered. But certainly, other women in the Christian community are tempted to be busybodies as well. It may sound harmless, but Scripture ranks this sin with some of the big ones. 1 Peter 4:15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men's matters. What is a busybody? In this passage, she is a woman who delights in other people's business. Instead of being focused on her own home, her own duties, her own family, the busybody is interested in everyone else's business. A busybody is "busy" gathering and passing on information. Of course, saying these things is sinful, but knowing th

Cherish Your Husband Carefully

Note: Around the year 1393, an elderly citizen of Paris married a girl of fifteen, who was an orphan from another region. An older gentleman marrying a young bride was not unusual during this time, but she was concerned that she had no experience running a home. So he wrote this treatise of moral and domestic instruction for her, so she could do him credit if she were to remarry after his death. This is one of the examples of his instruction. Dear sister, if you have another husband after me, be aware that you must take very good care of his person. For generally when a woman has lost her first husband and marriage, it is hard for her, depending on her social status, to find a second who is to her liking, and she remains forsaken and helpless for a long time, and even more so when she loses the second. Therefore, cherish your husband’s person carefully. I entreat you to keep his linen clean, for this is up to you. Because the care of outside affairs is menacing work, a husband

Marriage ABC's

Adaptability - Cultivate a taste for each other’s interests. Belief - Trust one another. Children - Be of one mind on the subject. Devotion - Don’t be sparing with love. Entertainment - Keep each other amused and interested. Finesse - Handle each other with tact. Generosity - Don’t be stingy with love or money or praise. Health - Keep it as well as you can and don’t talk about your symptoms. Interests - Enter into everything the other does. Jokes - Laugh at ‘em. Kindness - Never fail to show each other tenderness and sympathy. Love - Never let your supply run low. Money - Agree before marriage about the division of the family income. Need - Of each other. Make yourself a necessity to your mate. Observation - Notice when the wife has a new gown or the husband looks particularly spick and span. Politeness - Treat each other as courteously as you would strangers. Quiet - Keep a peaceful home. Respect - Show deference to each other’s opinions and intellige

A Mother's Prayer

A Mother's Prayer Dear Lord, it's such a hectic day, With little time to stop and pray, For Life's been anything but calm, Since You called me to be a mom - Running errands, matching socks, Building dreams with matching blocks, Cooking, cleaning and finding shoes And other stuff that children lose, Fitting lids on bottled bugs, Wiping tears and giving hugs, A stack of last week's mail to read - So where's the quiet time I need? Yet, when I steal a moment, Lord, Just at the sink or ironing board, To ask the blessings of Your grace, I see then, in my small one's face, That You have blessed me all the while- And I stoop to kiss... That precious smile. Source Unknown