Gods Panoply: The Armour of God and the Kiss of Heaven by Anne HamiltonThe sequel to the multi-award winning Gods Poetry: The Identity and Destiny Encoded in Your Name.
The Hebrew word for to kiss also means to put on armour. This uplifting exploration into Ephesians 5-6 shines a light on the hidden Aramaic thought behind Paulís command to submit and his description of Godís armour.
A devotional kaleidoscope on the nature of marriage and spiritual warfare.
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While we can choose our friends, we can't choose our family. Nasty, rude family members can be difficult to deal with; however, it is important to learn how to cope with them rather than letting your anger cause a rift. Whether you only see him once a year or every other day, take steps to salvage your mental health and familial bonds. To create this article, 17 people, some anonymous, worked to edit and improve it over time. Together, they cited 6 references.
Everybody has a difficult family member. It could be a toxic mother-in-law , a domineering father, a manipulative cousin, or even your own bratty child. But no matter who they are, they know how to push your buttons and just drive you crazy. The good news is, learning to deal with difficult people is a considerable advantage in life, and can be valuable in any number of situations. So here are a few things to keep in mind.
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There is no legitimate excuse for rudeness, but when that behavior is exhibited by relatives, it may be difficult to avoid. It can also be uncomfortable to confront a family member, despite their apparent lack of concern for the feelings of other people. In some cases, you might feel trapped because you have familial obligations that force you to interact or be in the same room with a relative who is rude or insulting. You can't choose your family, but you can choose how you deal with those members who seem to thrive on being rude and hurtling insults. Avoid conversation with the family member who tends to be rude or insulting. While you may attend the same family functions, you aren't obligated to have a discussion with someone who is disrespectful. A simple greeting and handshake may be sufficient, and staying out of earshot can help diffuse your anger if the individual inflicts his or her bad behavior on someone else.
Family is supposed to be our safe haven. So what do we do when a family member is literally spoiling our lives with their toxicity? How do we deal with our feelings of obligation, confusion, betrayal and heartache? Not every family tie is built on the premise of mutual respect, love and support. Some family members build us up and some break us down.