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  1. Very inspiring movies

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So deeply touching, edifying, thrilling, encouraging !!! A true story !! Plus, they were both virgins at their wedding! Awesome ! I really recommend this movie
  2. Very inspiring movies

    This is a science fiction movie, and I think it's a beautiful metaphor regarding life. I enjoyed it
  3. Favorite saint of purity

    @Thomist I partly agree with what you mentioned above : In the Bible it is said, that we, as christians we can pray for each other. Nevertheless, my concern is God never intended us to pray to dead saints. There is a huge difference. Praying To Dead Saints Should We Pray to Dead Saints? There are verses in the Bible that say that we are not to try and communicate with the dead. The “dead” are those humans who have already died and passed over to the other side – whether it be to heaven or to hell. I believe God is telling us with the word “communicate” that we are not to even try and pray to them. The reason is obvious. They are in heaven. They are not omnipresent like God is. And even if someone should try and pray to them – there is no way that person would even hear your prayers to begin with unless God would allow it or would transmit the prayer to them. The reason for this is because God the Father is a jealous God. He, and He alone, is our one and only true God and Father. He, and He alone, is the only One who has the full supernatural power to answer any of our specific prayer requests. Jesus’ death on the cross has now opened up the gates to heaven. The Bible tells us that we can now boldly approach the throne of God for prayer and intimate communication anytime we want. If you will notice, it says to approach the throne of God, not the thrones of dead saints! I personally believe that when some people start praying to dead saints instead of going direct to God the Father, I think they may actually be hurting God’s feelings.
  4. Favorite saint of purity

    @Gema Thank you very much for your answer But I still respectfully disagree...with some points. Yes, I understand that. And that's exactly what the Bible tells us not to do. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus 1 Timothy2verse5 The above verse states that there is only One intercessor for us : Jesus. I understand that. God also understands that, and that's why He gave us Jesus. Jesus is the only one who is worthy of interceding for us. The Bible tells us that Jesus is our Lawyer. And also that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 1 John 2 verse 1 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for usthrough wordless groans Roman 8verse 26 My reply to that is one verse : God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth. John 4 verse 24 The Bible says that people were bringing infants to Jesus and that he was laying His hands upon them. Infants were not baptised. In the Bible, people get baptised when they make the commitment themselves towards God. Baby don't have the ability to make the commitment yet. And in the Bible, the baptism is immersion in the water. In catholicism, the baptism of babies is a drop of water. this is not biblical. and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God 1 Peter 3 verse 21 Anyway, as I had said previously, only the Holy Spirit can convince you. I shared the biblical truth with you. Thank you for having developped your point of view, even if I still disagree. Blessings for you
  5. Favorite saint of purity

    Hi @Gema I hope you're fine. I have to confess that I'm really impressed by your faith in God, because you seem really committed. I think this is really amazing. I do love Jesus myself and I want to do my best to honor Him with all my life with His help. I thank God for His forgiveness because without Him I'm nothing at all. I do respect you, nevertheless, I want to say the truth. I believe that there are many catholics who are sincere like you in their faith, but they do things that are not in agreement with God. I mean those things are not in agreement with the Bible. For example, prayer to Mary and the saints...baptism of infants...kneeling before images and statues... It's clearly said in the Bible that God doesn't want those things. I'm not here to offend you and to make debates. Only the Holy Spirit can convince of sin, justice and of judgement. I don't have the power to convert you to any religion, this is not my role. And I don't even want to do that. I simply deeply want the truth. According to the Bible, which is God's word. I put in attachment a document that talks about catholicism. It is really may be you won't be able to read everything...I didn't read everything. I read some of its content. And I agree with what i read. I don't want to offend you, nor other catholics. I respect catholics as human beings. And there are many of them I respect and admire. But I still disagree with some dogmas, simply because it seems they are not biblical. What do you think? understandingromancatholicism.pdf
  6. The book"Sacred sex"

    I haven't read the book "Sacred sex" written by Tim Alan Gardner. It's a christian book I've heard about and someone shared a very short extract of it. I found it very deep and impactful and simply want to share with you all... Don't hesitate if you want to share your opinion " He says: “…great marriages and great sex lives don’t just happen. They are created by faith in God and by consistent, hard work…To have a great, God-honoring, soul-touching sexual relationship, we must seek our mate’s needs above our own. We must seek oneness above pleasure… We must ruthlessly battle against any outside force (pornography, abuse, other relationships) that would seek to destroy our intimacy. We must accept our mates just as they are, as God’s perfect gift. We must see sex as a celebration of God’s presence. We must enter into utmost intimacy with our mates with a perspective of sacredness, holiness, and grace.” (pg. 204) Gardner reminds us all that love is more than just a feeling…it involves actions. When you love someone you should want to show it. You should want to “fill their love tank” by speaking to them in their primary love language. And if there are hurts or things in your past that hinder you moving forward, he reminds us that: “God is bigger than any hurt and greater than any cold relationship. He can bring you out of the wilderness and into the Promised Land.” Here is the link of the book : Official Summary of the book : For years, Christians have been told that sex is God's creation, designed by him as a gift to husbands and wives. Yet few couples actually experience sex as a spiritual, God-ordained experience. Rather than admit their lack of fulfillment, many couples hide their disappointment and confusion, while others attempt to solve the problem through better sexual technique. Unfortunately, all the advice on improved technique fails to explain the one thing that makes sense of it all. Despite the proliferation of resources to enhance sexual satisfaction, couples continue to struggle in their sexual relationship. In fact, author and licensed counselor Tim Gardner estimates that as few as 2 percent of married couples ever experience a truly exciting, energizing, and soul-touching physical bond. But now, that can change. A couple's sexual relationship has a far higher purpose than pleasure or procreation. Scripture makes it clear that sex is the one thing on earth that joins two people into one. Now readers can learn how to approach marital sex in a way that brings the fulfillment of true oneness. Sacred Sex shows how they can experience a beautiful, God-ordained life of intimacy that blesses them far beyond the bedroom walls, serves as an act of worship to God, and touches their hearts and souls in ways they never could have imagined.
  7. Would you date a guy who's still living at home?

    I wanted to add that I recently came across the short testimony of Aishwarya Rai , a famous indian actress who got married at 34. She was still living at home. Whereas she was independent and able to provide for her own life, it wasn't something odd for her. I'm not sure, but it seems she was also a virgin before getting married to her now husband. Anyway, I think she's beautiful and is talented in acting.
  8. Very inspiring movies

    This movie is science fiction, but it's quite realistic... And even if the message isn't purposedfully spiritual, there are interesting lessons we can learn regarding life, values and principles. And it has also the love story behind... So, I enjoyed this movie and I would recommend it to relax Edit Warning: I simply wanted to warn for those of you who are like me...there is a part in the movie that is a little "too sexual" for me. I mean...I don't even know how graphic it it, because I skipped this part as soon as "they"(Tarzan and his wife) started to act hot. To tell the truth, I believe sex is a very beautiful sacred thing...and it was created by God anyway. But it's intimate and private, between a man and his has nothing to be exposed on screens with mere acquaintances...for me all those actors who kiss plenty of people and who are married in real's like betray their spouses...For me it equals adultery. That's something I like in indian movies...they never kiss each other even in romantic scenes.
  9. WOW!!!! @Adam, @Faeries @PG1@Invincible thank you all for your comments ! I didn't expect so many enthusiastic reactions ! I'm really glad that this video was helpful and blissful to you all. That was the goal ! Invincible, you made me laugh really
  10. Expectations in marriage

    Thank you very much @Invincible Actually, I discovered her recently, this year, and like you I really enjoyed her mindset and I'm greatly blessed with her posts. I've never watched her videos, so thank you for sharing. I will take time to discover this. And I agree with everything that you said regarding marriage @BlackRose : Unbelievable, but true ! For once I agree 100% with what you said See...miracles happen Thank you for having shared your opinion I definitively agree when you say that you seek to strenghten your relationship with Him before entering a romantic relationship. that's wise to do so. and that's what all christians are supposed to do : to find their contentment in Jesus, first and foremost...and then, when God decides, enter a romantic relationship. That's true that's not a natural and easy thing to do... but it's truly awesome and beautiful once we manage to do that with His help... We can then truly enjoy live to the fullest, no matter what happens
  11. Expectations in marriage

    @PG1 and @K.T. Thank you very much for your comments I'm glad this article has been beneficial for you ^^ To tell the truth, the author of this article is a christian married woman talking to christian single ladies. In order to give them christian advices regarding relationships. Your observations are accurate, because I agree some men have also unrealistic expectations regarding marriage. And they need good advices in this area also... but I'm not sure there are articles regrding men on her blog... If I find any, I will be glad to share with you
  12. Expectations in marriage

    Original article : Earlier this week, we looked at some common expectations that women often carry into marriage and how they can create resentment in us (here are Part 1 and Part 2). We also looked at reality vs. these expectations. that if I am married, my husband will spend all his free time after work doting on me that I am always right and leave no room for my husband’s perspective at all I should always get MY way if I am married, I will always feel loved by my husband if I am unhappy, my husband is to blame and he must change I am not a big time sinner – I won’t cause my husband any pain/wounds/grief/distress I am better than my husband (spiritually/mentally/morally/emotionally) This is not remotely an exhaustive list! REALITY VS. THE ABOVE EXPECTATIONS Husbands have a lot of things they want and need to do. Not all of it will always involve us. That does not mean they don’t love us! It just means sometimes they need time with their guy friends. Sometimes they need time to chill out. Sometimes they need time to cut the grass. Sometimes they need time to work on their hobbies and passions. Sometimes they need time with just the children without us. It is easy for wives to interpret, “If my husband doesn’t do things with me every possible minute that he is home from work, he doesn’t love me or want me.” This is usually NOT at all true! Allow your man the time he needs to recharge and do things he enjoys – even without you sometimes. That will give him a much greater appreciation for you and he will enjoy the time he spends with you infinitely more than if you are clinging to him and resentful of him spending any time away. A wife who is a bottomless pit of need REPELS her husband far, far away. A wife who is understanding and supportive of her husband’s hobbies and recreation will tend to have a much more loving husband. Be open to your husband’s ideas. They will be different from your own. That does not mean he is wrong. God may well be speaking to you through your husband at times (if he is not asking you to sin or condone sin). Be willing to hear your husband and accept that your husband has a masculine brand of wisdom and a masculine perspective that is very different from yours, but that he has a lot to offer. Expecting to always get your way is one of the fastest ways to misery I know. And trust me – I have been down that road MANY MILES. It does not go anywhere good! Be gracious and selfless and allow your husband to do things the way he likes to as a gift to him. Lay down your own desires at the feet of Jesus and seek His will, His glory and His way, not your own! You will ABSOLUTELY NOT always feel loved by your husband. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t love you, necessarily. But you will not always be able to FEEL/hear/see his love. Our feelings LIE to us at times – when we have PMS, when we are pregnant, when we are exhausted, when we are misinterpreting our husbands’ actions because we think they feel/think/act just like we do… And then, there may be times when your husband truly doesn’t love you. That is entirely possible. He is human, and not perfect. You will hurt him. He will mess up. But that doesn’t mean there is no hope. When your heart is set fully on Jesus, you can ride out those times because you have your identity completely in Christ, and you have your security in Jesus, not a man. You keep obeying God for your part, don’t react in sin, stay close to Jesus. And see what God will do. I am responsible for my own happiness. My husband is not responsible for my emotional and spiritual well-being. He wants to see me happy. He will probably try to do things that make me feel happy. But every time I am unhappy it is not his job to make me be happy. I am an adult. I am responsible for my emotions and my spiritual condition. I look to Christ to find my fulfillment and joy and strength. My husband will add extra things to my life that do make me happy – but my primary source for my wellbeing is Jesus. We are all big time sinners. All of us tend to commit idolatry, be prideful, selfish… the list goes on and on. I WILL sin against my husband. I will hurt him. Probably many times. I have to be able to accept that I am human and understand that I need the blood of Jesus to cover my sin. I need grace to give to myself. And I will need grace from my husband. We are all on level ground at the foot of the cross. We are all equally wretched sinners. None of us are good. Only God is good. My husband may fall for temptations that don’t tempt me. But I have other sin-tendencies that are just as heinous to God’s holiness. My husband is my fellow-traveler on this road of faith in Christ. We are equal in sinfulness and equal in the amount of the grace of Jesus that we desperately need.
  13. Is Virginity Really Attractive?

    Wow @NotTheOne This is really heartbreaking to hear this... Thank you for sharing. First of all, kuddos for having decided to wait till marriage from now on. That's a very courageous and very admirable decision after all the things you went through... Actually, I can understand why you had those experiences with those guys : you were simply looking for everyone upon earth. Unfortunately, you were looking for a valuable thing in the wrong places... But you weren't able to realise it in this season of your life. From the testimony you gave, I can understand that you grew up in a very toxic environment, and you were conditioned in such a way, that you are led to think to be abused by someone is totally acceptable and normal, whereas it is not. That's why you have low self esteem and you accept to be in unhealthy relationship. That's hard to get out of this mindset...but that's not impossible. I'm so grateful to God that you're still alive and you have faith in Him after all the tragic events you went through. The very good thing in your life is that there are plenty of healings available for you in the Word of God. Jesus has the power to heal you totally from all your wounds. The process may not be easy, but results are at the end of it. As @Adam said in another post, you should get out from this absolutely unhealthy and toxic current relationship. This guy doesn't love you and abuses you. Deep down inside you know it, but I guess it's not easy for you to do so. You are in my prayers. You are a precious child of God. You are worthy and valuable. You really deserve so much better. I had shared on this forum some articles regarding abuse. May be those can help you a little. I pray for you. You're not alone in your struggles. Jesus loves you. I put the links of the articles I mentioned, below :