Apr 16, 2014

The Best Marriage I Never Wanted | True Woman

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I married a humble, godly, romantic man at twenty years old. Did I mention he just happens to have a phenomenal voice and is a gifted songwriter? He writes me songs, loves Jesus like crazy, and because of his music career, we've traveled the world together. Every girls' dream, right? Yet, exactly two weeks into marriage, I wrote this in my journal:
"Why am I so unhappy? So scared and confused?”
Surprised? I was too. Let me explain.


Read the rest of this awesome entry by Kelly Needham at:
  The Best Marriage I Never Wanted | True Woman

Apr 7, 2014

Your Husband Doesn’t Have to Earn Your Respect

"I can’t tell you where I was or who was there or when it happened. I don’t want to add to this guy’s humiliation, so I am keeping this vague and generic. I can simply tell you that, some time ago, I found myself in the same vicinity as another married couple.
I certainly can’t read their minds, and I don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, all I know is that the husband couldn’t seem to utter a single phrase that wouldn’t provoke exaggerated eye-rolling from his wife.
She disagreed with everything he said.
She contradicted nearly every statement.
She even nagged him.
She brought up a “funny” story that made him out to be incompetent and foolish. He laughed, but he was embarrassed.
She was gutting him right in front of us. Emasculating him. Neutering him. Damaging him.
It was excruciating.
It was tragic.
It also was, or is becoming, pretty par-for-the-course.
The respect deficiency in our culture has reached crisis levels.
I’ve discussed at length how men should treat women. I’ve written about the lessons I plan to teach my son; lessons about how he should love, honor, respect, serve, and protect the women in his life. Indeed, men need to respect women, and we, as men, are far from perfect in that regard.
Those posts — the ones where I call on us men to improve the way we treat women — tend to be very popular. They’re popular when I write them or when anyone writes them. Proclaim that women, mothers, and wives should be respected, and a chorus will shout ‘amen.’ Every day on Facebook brings us another viral post excoriating men and supporting women. I’ve written a few of them myself.
But I’ve noticed that the corollary – a message about the respect women must give men, a message challenging wives and encouraging husbands – isn’t quite so palatable for many people. Disrespect for men has become standard practice. That scene I witnessed was sad but unremarkable; we’ve all watched that kind of thing play out a thousand times over. Men are disrespected by their wives – they’re disrespected publicly, they’re disrespected privately, they’re disrespected and then told that they have no right to be upset about it because they aren’t worthy of respect in the first place."
You can read the rest of the article by Matt Walsh here

I've always said that it quickly becomes a dangerous situation when a woman loses and/or never had respect for a man in a relationship.

What are your thoughts?

Mar 24, 2014

I'm a creative mind, and creative minds do not like to feel like someone is attempting to put them in cage. Telling me what to do, how to do it, and when to do it iasn't always a bad thing. We all need direction after all.
It's just so oppressive feeling. And maybe it isn't meant to come off this way, but it makes me feel as if I'm not doing things good enough. As if the reason someone feels they have to tell me what to do down to the tee is because they feel I'm incompetent. That really gets to me. It comes off like they're talking to a child, and of course people tell children what to do all the time because children NEED to be led. They NEED to be told what to do because they DON'T know...so what's the cause for someone to treat an adult as such?
It really isn't a bad thing (with what I'm personally dealing with) and I know it, but at the same time I could do without it lol Some folks are just control freaks, and I am a complete "bucker" of the system.

Mar 10, 2014

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Mar 9, 2014

I Am For Life

Posted this banner on my other pages but never got around to posting it here. It's only a few days late :)
I'll post the link where you can learn more about it on here once I get home to my computer.

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Mar 3, 2014

The Heart by NeedtoBreathe



Ain't no gift like the present tense
Ain't no love like an old romance
Got'sta make hay when the sun is shinin'
Can't waste time when it comes time to dance

Slammin' this door with a heavy hand
signin' this line like a deed to land
keeping in touch with the windows down
Dreading this night since the rain hit the ground

[Chorus]
Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

Always tryin to be the one outlaw
Goes where he wants never does get caught
Pushing this line like the Lord ain't comin'
Building this house like they're scared of something else

[Pre Chorus]
Be my winter in this living hell
Be my one last dying wishing well
oh well

[Chorus]
Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

[Bridge]
Got'sta make hay when the sun is shinin
Can't waste time when it comes time to dance
keeping in touch with the windows down
Dreading this night since the rain hit the ground

[Chorus]
Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
That piece you can find
That part is the whole
It never lets go

[Chorus]
Long live the heart
Long live the soul
That knows what it wants
No matter how far
How heavy this load
It never lets go


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