Truth as Punishment

“But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”-Matthew 12:36-37, NIV When reconstructing one’s narrative, truth can be both freeing and punishing. It is punishing … Continue reading “Truth as Punishment”

Did Jesus “Nice” the Pharisees Back?

“In the same way, on the outside you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness…. You snakes! You brood of vipers! How will you escape being condemned to hell?” – Matthew 23:28,33, NIV These are Jesus’ own words to the Pharisees and other religious Jewish leaders in … Continue reading “Did Jesus “Nice” the Pharisees Back?”

A Metaphor Regarding Forgiveness

“And the second [greatest commandment] is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” -Jesus in Matthew 22:39, NIV Even with the betrayal being fresh, religious people are apt to tell a faithful spouse of their obligation to forgive their adulterous spouse. The charge of “unforgiving” or “bitter” are always close at hand for religious people … Continue reading “A Metaphor Regarding Forgiveness”

No Honor Among Thieves

To the faithful you show yourself faithful,     to the blameless you show yourself blameless, to the pure you show yourself pure,     but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.  -Psalm 18:25-26, NIV During the last ditch effort to save my first marriage, my (now ex) wife was constantly talking about how I needed to rebuild her trust and … Continue reading “No Honor Among Thieves”

Dealing With Self-Righteous Religious Pricks

“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own? … Hypocrite! First get rid of the log in your own eye… – Matthew 7:3, 5a, NLT When I was going through my trials, I had no shortage of religious people willing to “help” me see my “sin” or … Continue reading “Dealing With Self-Righteous Religious Pricks”

One Day At A Time.

Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today. – Matthew 6:34, CEV When the darkness and madness is most intense, it is sometimes all one can do to make it through one day at a time. Sometimes it is so intense that it takes effort just … Continue reading “One Day At A Time.”

Loves At All Times

A friend loves at all times… -Proverbs 17:17a, ESV The question of reconciliation is not limited to the relationship between the husband and wife when adultery has taken place. If you are at all like me, you opened you life to others who played instrumental roles either for the good or ill of the marriage. … Continue reading “Loves At All Times”