Divorce

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I think the divorce rate has been high in the past and probably is still high now because people like to take the easy road instead of the hard now. They like to break their commitments instead of keeping them. I feel that when people decide to get married rather young or old they have their minds focused on how much the person makes and how good that person looks or how their sex game is if they have participated in premarital sex. These things should not be what causes us to marry somebody looks fade away, sex was made by God to be something special between a husband and wife. Not something that you do with any tom dick and harry. There are even people who feel before they get married to their spouse they have to make sure he doesn’t have a small genital area. Like really you guys this is not what God intended marriage for and i believe this is one of the reasons people get divorced. They walk into marriage without fully thinking about the commitment they are about to make and they also walk into with silly and ridiculous ideas. A lot of people once married realize their spouse has a lot of faults and seek to bash them about it attempt to change them. That is another problem that causes people to get a divorce. God our creator is the only one who can change somebody and a lot of times the person who actually needs the changing is you, you have many faults like your spouse whether you admit them or realize them or not. Instead of trying to change your spouse you should pray for them and yourself and work on changing you through the Lord. In the Lord’s timing he will definitely change you for the better and your spouse.

First and foremost let me say that you should wait to get married pray to God and wait patiently on him to give you the woman or man he has for you, then divorce shouldn’t even be considered. Keep God first in the marriage once you are married, God tells you in his word that those who do marry will face troubles (1 Corinthians 7:28 NIV) But if you keep God as your first priority and pray about every situation whether good or bad you will be able to move past the differences or troubles you face in marriage. But instead of doing that people tend to do the easy thing and leave. 1 Corinthians 7:10 NIV says that a wife must not divorce her husband and a husband must not divorce his wife. If a wife divorces her husband she must remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. God does not like divorce and his only excepts for divorce is if the husband or wife cheats (Matthew 5:32) or if an unbelieving spouse decides they want to leave the believing spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15)

I want to encourage all that once you decided to get married seek God first and follow his will for if he wants you to get married or not and also for him to send the spouse he has for you. Make sure through the troubles you are going to face you seek God for help and stick through and try to make things better. God never said anything would be easy and as I stated earlier in this post God even tells you that you will face troubles in marriage. Nobody is perfect except Christ so don’t into marriage thinking your spouse is perfect or for the wrong motives. Go into deep prayer and thought about it and listen and obey what God tells you.

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Love

First and foremost God is love period, he is the definition of love. Now God says to love everyone. How can we say we love people like our family members, friends, boyfriends etc if we secretly envy them or are jealous of then or you keep records of all the wrongs they have done. If you read the scripture I have stated in the title 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Then to love is not being jealous of them or keeping records of their wrongs. I am bringing this to everyone’s attention because I want you to meditate on this scripture and think about how you can change yourself for the better and start truly loving people including your family. God basically is saying forgive and forget and if you can’t forgive and forget then your not truly loving people. Incase you are wondering wherw it says to forgive and forget in the bible, well he says it all over the bible to forgive right everyone knows that. However, where he says to
forget is in 1 Corinthians 13:5 where he says love keeps no record of wrongs. That right there says to forgive and forget because if your not keeping any records of wrongs than that basically means that person has never wronged you hench love keeps NO RECORD OF WRONGS. Think about and meditate on it.

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Marriage

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I would like to talk about marriage and relationships. The first thing I would like to say is that you can’t have a good marriage or relationship without having God in it. You have to pray without ceasing, learning to not be selfish and to think about others. You have to have TRUST, LOVE and a really good friendship because without these your relationship or marriage will fail. I feel the main reason why people’s relationships or marriages do not work is because you are steadily comparing your relationship or marriage to someone else’s. This is the number 1 mistake that everyone makes. No marriage or relationship is the same, what works for someone else doesn’t mean it will work your relationship or marriage.

You and your significant other have to find what works for the two of you not what works for other people. Communication is the KEY to everything without it you will surely be miserable and your relationship or marriage will fail. To have a successful relationship in my opinion you have to listen and hear each other, don’t half listen and don’t let why your partner is saying go in one ear and out the other. You have to listen and learn to compromise. Once you learn how to do these things the two of you will be able to be truly happy. Also don’t argue or scream when you have a disagreement just talk about it calmly and listen because that’s how things get solved. You can’t possibly listen to Someone if you’re screaming and yelling while they are talking and they can’t listen to you if you’re yelling and screaming.

Take turns when talking and if you don’t like something your partner is saying try to come to a compromise. Too many people let a really good thing go because they want to be stupid and not work your problems out. Well guess what a marriage and/or relationship is a full time JOB. You have to work on it everyday and put your all into. This is where people get messed up because they think once they are in a relationship or marriage it’s supposed to be easy and you can do what you want. It’s not easy but it’s doable and you can’t per say do what you want. You have to compromise and put in the work. There are verses in the bible that helps with relationship and marriages. Go to God with your problems not other people because once you start letting outsiders in they will make the problem worse. All advice is not good advice!

Please leave comments I would enjoy to hear other people’s point of views.

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Secret Sins Series: “Okay, This Is The LAST Time”

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SSS Post PhotoYou tell yourself that this is the last time while mentally crossing your fingers behind your back. You hate that empty feeling after you’re done but you just can’t seem to stop. You know it’s wrong, but you have to give your flesh what it wants because if you don’t, you won’t be fulfilled. A few minutes later, the disgust settles in. You feel dirty, sick, and mad at yourself, but a large part of you feels satisfied. You want to please God, you know deep down that it’s wrong, but there’s something that won’t allow you to stop.

You rationalize with yourself thinking it’s kind of okay because you’re not having premarital sex, fornicating with some random person. But if only you knew the sin you were committing against your own body, it doesn’t take the penetration of a living, breathing being made in the image of God…

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Black Lives: Can We Save Ourselves?

I agree with a lot that was said. I think we (blacks) do cause this on our selves not all but some. How many black on black crimes happen? How many blacks actually live up to the stereostypes? The black community need to do better of we want people to treat us better. We don’t treat ouraelves wi th respect so why so we expect others to treat us with respect. Now i know not every black person does wrong or kill another but the majority do and i feel that’s what people look at.

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For a while, after Ferguson, I had a difficult time taking a stance regarding the “Black Lives Matter” movement. I chose to remain silent on the issue until I could at least wrap my head around my own thoughts. There is no doubt that black lives matter; but when pondering on the solution I struggled with where to begin. Our judicial system has been corrupt and oppressive since the beginning of time so it makes sense that we think judicial reformation is the solution. Maybe. There is absolutely no excuse for innocent lives to be lost due to ignorance and fear. Period. Black. White. Or others. What is most disturbing to me and many others is that no one has been held accountable for these careless and ignorant acts.  I’m biased because I am black and I have four younger brothers who currently reside in predominately white communities. My body temperature increases at…

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Teach Them While They Are Young

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“Start Children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”-Proverbs 22:6

I personally try to follow this and i admit i’m not the perfect example all the time for my 2 year old daughter yet thank God I’m not where i use to be.  I was blessed the other day while i was studying for my last final exam for the semester. I played the Walls group latest album and the song on there called High ft. Lecrae came on and my daughter started to along. I know you are probably wondering how is that a blessing but it really is one. Think about it a lot of children nowadays their first words are cuss words and the types of words they are singing along with are these secular songs these young parents and older parents listen to.

I am about to be 23 years old and yes i use to  listen to secular music which i recently gave up. Even when i was listening to songs like beyonce and Tamar Braxton, Toni Braxton etc i still listened and played lots of Gospel music. Anyway the walls group latest album i played constantly  when it first came out because it is just a great album. However, by me praising the Lord and having my daughter around music that praises God is starting her on her way.

Now, just listening to gospel music is not all you need to do to raise your child in the way that they should go but it is a start. I am working on doing more listen to gospel music around her. There is a Christian curriculum that focuses on teaching young  children about God with the Lord’s  help i plan to raise her like he says in Proverbs 22:6.

I wrote this to give some encouragement  to those who may be doing lots of sinful things i while their children are young and think they don’t  pick up on it. But, my sister or brother they do even if they are 2 years old or 1. You will always be the example that they are not just listening to but watching. Be the example of who you want them to grow up to be. Those who are raising them in the way they should go but are unsure sometimes if it’s taking affect don’t fret keep being the best example you can be God will lead you.

God bless you.

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Why I Dropped Out Of College

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WIDOOCOn November 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM, I withdrew from the University of Florida.It wasn’t a sporadic choice or an action done out of the “heat of the moment”. It was a decision to obey the voice of God telling me that it was time to leave.

Halfway into September, The Lord had been pressing on my heart that He wanted me to leave UF because my purpose had been fulfilled and the time had come in which He wanted me to fully devote my time, heart and talents to edify, uplift and build upon my lot of land in His Kingdom. I questioned whether or not I had heard God right, whether or not I was making the right choice and everything else you could think to ask or ponder upon.

Shortly after my twenty-first birthday on October 6th, God used one of my sweet…

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