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I’M MARRIED AND NEED HELP!!!

Have you as a wife found yourself battling many issues you wished you could get help with?  Maybe you need help with understanding how to keep up with your house work when you have a regular 9 to 5 job too.  Maybe you need to learn how to sew or need advice on natural birth control alternatives.  Maybe you need to learn how not to talk back to your husband even when you know he is wrong and you are right.  Maybe you need to know how not to resent your husband for not helping you around the house as much as you would like him to.  Or maybe you are just frustrated with the amount of time he has to devote to the church instead of with you. All these are important issues that you FIRST should pray about and then, of course, speak...

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C O M M U N I C A T E

What to say? When to say it? How to say it? Was it understood? Did I make you a friend or did I create an enemy? Should I just stay silent and let the spirits, both good and bad, run rapid? I don’t know about most, but these are the questions that run through my mind after a communication session with brethren. So that leaves me torn between two thoughts; should I stay quiet or should I communicate. But why would any question be running through my mind if communication goes two ways – someone is not communicating. The scriptures say study to be quiet and do your own business. (1Thessalonians 4:11). The scriptures also say to do good and communicate.(Hebrew 13:6) BUT… How do we translate both scriptures? Or, how do we live by them both?  I can either use the scriptures as my excuse...

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I Will Beat Her

i will beat her “16 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;”  II Corinthians 4:16-17. My outward mind and body is dying.  It needs to, it has to.  It’s just not right.  Mental and emotional baggage weighs heavy on my soul (Ecclesiasticus 30:21 [Apocrypha]).  My thoughts confuse me and blind me of the sanctity of the commandments (Proverbs 14:12).  I was told speaking my mind was power; it’s not (Ecclesiasticus 28:18 [Apocrypha]).  I was taught that I needed no man…all lies. (Ecclesiasticus 36:25 [Apocrypha]).  I couldn’t see the good in the midst of tribulation because I lost faith and did not believe (John 14:1). I am beating the old me down.  She cannot come back...

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