Timothy Houston is an author, minister, and motivational speaker who is committed to guiding positive life changes in families and communities. To get copies of his books, or for questions, comments or more information, go to www.tlhouston.com.
What does it mean to be submissive
Monday, 20 May 2013 14:22
"Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord" (Ephesians 5:22). What does it mean to be submissive? Throughout my travels, the word "submit" or the concept of being submissive has always been a volatile topic. Just because the Bible says wives submit to your husband does not mean everyone believes it to be true. Some women view the word as reminder of an archaic time when it was believed that a woman's place was in the home bare-foot and pregnant.
We all have a purpose in life. We were all created to do something that is greater than the accumulation of wealth. Real success in life can only be measured by the accomplishment of your intended purpose. You are successful when you do what you were created to do. Until we truly understand why we are here, we can never put the energy needed to bring it to pass. We are greatest when we know our divine purpose.
Every man and young man should have a job. The Lord placed the first man in the garden to work because work develops responsibility. The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it (Genesis 2:15). A woman should know if a man is responsible before she enters a relationship with him. It is best to find this out before emotions are involved because emotions can get in the way of good judgment. Five of the most important words a woman can say to a man are "Do you have a job?" not because she wants to know how much he makes, but to determine whether or not he has had experience in shouldering responsibility.
Tragedy has once again struck our homeland, and once again we are tested in our resolve. The events at the Boston marathon are a clear indication that those who live in torment are seeking to use violence to torment others. Their evil intentions are to accomplish their depraved agenda through the sum of our fears. But we as a people are not so easily manipulated, because we are people of faith.
Men and women think and feel differently. This causes them to see the world from two different prospective. Man is often viewed as unfeeling because has within him the ability to suppress his emotions which makes it possible for him to deal unemotionally with the consequences of his actions. Unlike man, woman is an emotional being full of feelings. Her actions are centered on and influenced by her passions. The difference in the way men and women think and feel is a matter of heart and brain.
Conflict (and cooperation) between newly arrived African immigrants and the African American community. Co-hosted by Reverend Jerry McAfee, Pastor of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church. Abdirizak Bihi, Director of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center. Jackie Cherryhomes, former member of Minneapolis City Council and candidate for Minneapolis Mayor. Patwin Lawrence, Board Chair for the Council on Black Minnesotans.